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Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

We have been bombarded with warm toned eyeshadow palettes for the last few years. I love warm toned neutrals, but even I was starting to get sick of them. Even if the Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette isn’t quite your jam, I think we can all appreciate the fact that it brings us something a little different. Their are similar palettes out there, but Huda Beauty has given us some different textures and a beautiful range of shades. This palette is pretty pricey, so I know ya’ll are wondering if it is actually any good. Well, you are just going to have to keep reading to see my Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review.

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette: The Shades

The Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette has 18 shades: 10 mattes, 2 glitters, a pressed pearl, a concealer base, and 4 multi-reflective pearls. We have never seen the multi-reflective pearl shades in any previous palette by Huda Beauty. They are the stars of the palette, along with the pressed pearl. Here are the shade names and descriptions done by rows:

  • Row 1
    • Bare: matte cream
    • Crave: multi-reflective pinky champagne
    • Play: matte pale peach
    • Fantasy: multi-reflective rose
    • Love Bite: matte purple
    • Spanked: matte medium tone rose

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

  • Row 2
    • Lace: matte lilac
    • Daydream: multi-reflective pale pink
    • Tickle: matte light rose
    • Excite: deep red glitter
    • Infatuated: pinky copper glitter
    • Kinky: metallic cranberry

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

  • Row 3
    • Concealed: cream base
    • Secret: matte dusty pink
    • Tease: matte plummy taupe
    • Raw: matte warm rose
    • Charmed: multi-reflective rose gold
    • Teddy: matte tan

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Swatches


Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette: Pigment and Formula

I have two other eyeshadow palettes by Huda Beauty: the original Rose Gold and the Mauve Obsessions. I thought the Rose Gold palette was just okay, and I do really like the Mauve Obsessions Palette. By the way, if you like the shade selection in the New Nude Palette but want something smaller and/or don’t want to spend $65, Mauve Obsessions is a good alternative. However, I feel like the formula and quality of this palette far surpasses the other two. I find the mattes in the other palettes to be a little drier and more challenging to work with.

The mattes in the Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette are lot smoother, softer, and a dream to work with. Each of the mattes are so easy to apply and blend. They have great color payoff, they are easy to build up and layer, and they play nice with each other. That just means they blend into each other nicely without looking patchy or muddy. I can think of very few matte shadows in my collection that blend as nicely as these do.

Now on to the multi-reflective pearls. These 4 you will absolutely want to apply with your fingers. They look nice enough when applied with a brush, but when you use your fingers, you can really see the different color shimmers in each of the shades. Plus it just helps them look more intense. Each one is stunning and unique in its own way. You can’t tell in pictures how dynamic and stunning they truly are. Texture wise, they are smooth and buttery. They have a stunning marbled appearance and I almost didn’t want to mess them up because they look like geodes. I’ll insert a picture of Crave below so you can see what it looked like before I messed it up.

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review

Next I’ll talk about the two pressed glitters, Excite and Infatuated. These are my least two favorite shades in the palette. They are stunning, but you will want to use a glitter glue with them. Again, your fingers will be the best bet in terms of application.   flatter, firm brush will also work well. There is a little bit of fallout with these, but that is to be expected. I just prefer my Dear Katie Brown pressed glitters. They have a creamier feel and don’t require a glitter glue to stay on all day. The one pressed pearl shade in this palette is Kinky, and it is metallic perfection. This shade is a beautiful, intense cranberry that will really make your eyes pop.

Last but not least is Concealed. Concealed is a creamy base that is pretty sheer. It is very lightweight and the shadows blend beautifully over it. However, if you are going to be wearing this palette for more than a few hours, you will want to use a different primer. The shadows always crease and fade when I use this as my sole primer. It isn’t quite tacky enough to really grab onto the shadows.

Another important point is that these shadows are quite soft, so there is kickup in the pan. I am not bothered by this a lot, but I know some people are. As long as you use light pressure to dip your brush into the pan, you won’t have much of an issue. These shadows are so pigmented so you don’t need a ton of product anyway. Despite the shadows being so soft, Love Bite is the only shade I have had a little bit of fallout from, aside from the glitters. If you use Love Bite as an eyeliner, I recommend pushing it into your lashline versus using any kind of swiping motion.

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette Pricing and Availability

The Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette is $65, but I think it is worth the money. I love these pinky shades and I can tell that I will get a lot of use out of this palette. If you are into these tones like I am, I think this palette is worth the investment. Plus you can always put in on your Christmas list. For that $65, you get 18 shades in a variety of finishes. You will be able to easily create simple, daytime looks or more something more fun and bold. You can find it at Sephora and on the Shop Huda Beauty site.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I am working hard to get more posts up this week, so be on the lookout! See you soon!


  • Marina Rosie

    Wonderful post! I love your close up shots – I can really see those textured shadows! I’m obsessed with the colour Fantasy, it’s gorgeous! I also love the overall spectrum – these are the types of shades I fall HARD in love with every time haha! It’s a shame, it’s a beautiful palette but I don’t support Huda as a person therefore don’t give money to her brand – I hope a lovely dupe comes out soon! x

    Marina Rosie x

    • Kristen

      Thank you so much, Marina! I have been working really hard on improving my photography, so that means a lot to me. Me, too! I am such a sap for these kinds of tones. And I completley understand! As beautiful and popular as this palette is, I am sure some brands will be coming out with similar palettes. I have a feeling that we will be seeing a dupe from Bad Habit Beauty in the future. Lol.

  • Lisa @ Midwest Glam

    Your swatches are gorgeous! It’s such a pretty palette and I admit that I am very tempted to buy it. But the glittery shades are a little intimidating. They look so sparkly and pretty in the palette, but I just know I’d never use them. The other shadows on the other hand… those are definitely my kind of shades.

    • Kristen

      Thank you so much! I love glitter and even I was a little intimidated by these. But with a little glitter glue, they are fine. =) I still don’t think I will get a ton of use out of them, though. The other shades are gorgeous enough to make up for those two.