Huda Beauty Rose Pastel Obsessions Palette ($29.00 for 0.21 oz.) is the kind of palette that makes you hopeful but a part of you knows that it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better… and while not every shade is dismal, it reaches a threshold of having enough individual disappointments that it’s hard to feel good about the whole.
The four shimmery shades ranged from sub-par to decent, but only one shade closed in good (B+ range). They were still best applied with a dampened brush, which ensured better, smoother adhesion and decent coverage, and as long as one wasn’t overly concerned about coverage, they had their expected shine and sparkle with minimal fallout (or none) over time.
The mattes were everything one fears when it comes to pastel hues: incredibly powdery and dusty with the joy of endless fallout during application but a visible cloud of powder…