They finally came! After much impatience and hand wringing, they came and did not disappoint. I’ve seen these reviewed on several YouTube channels, Laura Lee just did one a week or so ago. They definitely caught my eye because 65$ for an 18 pan palette is A LOT. So why not, right? It’s the colors I’m after, not the label.
I purchased them thru the Hush app which was simple and painless, they were 12$ with free shipping-anything purchased thru the app is free shipping. On the the palettes.
Athena is a dupe for Huda Beauty Desert Dusk-
The shadows are in a different order than the Huda obviously. The palette itself is heavy-it’s not light and cheaply made, it’s got some weight to it and feels expensive. It does have a mirror as well (both do). Now, on to the swatches!
They’ll go from the bottom of my arm up:
Fierce, Triumph, Valour, Purity, Truth, Heroic.
Gleam, Epic, Medusa, Justice, Lore, Power
Divine, Cunning, Wisdom, Prize, Daring, Clever.
The mattes aren’t chalky, the shimmers aren’t chunky, and the pigmentation is surprisingly intense. I mean-this was 12$. Note about the shade Daring-it’s more of a glitter in a petroleum base, it’s mushy. I’m sure that’s not exactly what it is, but that’s the best way I can think to describe it. Also, some of the shimmer shades are soft, so when you go in with your brush, be careful.
Gleam, Epic, and Medusa are the duochromes, they lack the intensity of the Huda shades, but they’re still good on their own merit.
Next, the Aphrodite palette, which is a dupe for the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette.
She also has a mirror, and the same heavy, expensive feel as the Athena palette.
Again, they’re in a different order from the Huda palette-swatch time!
As before, the colors go left to right, bottom to top.
Sparks, Tease, Admire, Flirt, Lust, Romance.
Adore, Crush, Passion, Seduction, Jealousy, Blushing
Infatuation, Beauty, Euphoria, Love, Coy, Heartbreak
These are all buildable, blendable, and really wearable. I’m seriously impressed with these palettes and Hush-they are also carrying dupes of the Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes-the mini ones? 10$. I think I’ll be shopping with Hush again-it’s worth it.
So there you have it!
Talk soon, Lovelies