18 August 2021


Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - reviews and photos

Reviews for the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette are the most controversial. Some were delighted with the palette, while others lacked the colors. What I liked and not very much in the “Retrograde Mercury” palette – I tell you.

Appearance

Packaging on a completely different level. Instead of the usual cardboard, we see high-quality plastic, which gives weight to the palette. On the cover are the “signature” eyes of Huda Kattan with the mesmerizing “Buy me!” Look.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - reviews and photos

Palette

Inside 18 colors, where each shade is signed. It never mattered to me and I still don’t understand why colors are named. Do you know each shade by name? Me not.

Shadow quality

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - reviews and photos

Since the palette is inspired by space, it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of shimmery shades in it. You need to be prepared for them, as some of them are ultra-shiny and far from the concept of daytime makeup. The situation is saved by 9 matte shades, with which you can make shading.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - reviews and photos

One disappointing feature is the lack of matte blacks and blues. They would have made the palette multifunctional, replacing a couple of about pink shades.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - reviews and photos

The darkest color – burgundy turned out to be the worst. Bald, very uneven application, dry. Therefore, the shade can be canceled and not taken into account. As a result, light matte colors remain.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - makeup with palette

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - makeup with palette

The rest of the matte textures are highly pigmented, as are the metallics.

A base underneath is a must if you want to tame shimmery shadows. Without waiting for it to dry, apply glitter. With your finger or applicator you will achieve a dense color.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - makeup with palette

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette - makeup with palette

So what we have: 9 matte, 6 creamy metallics, 1 glitter and 2 shiny multi-iridescent shades.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette

Interesting fact

On the day the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde palette was released (31.10.2019), Mercury actually turned into retrograde motion. Here is such a serious marketing ploy.

Conclusion

I can’t call the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde palette easy to use.

Controversial colors and textures will be difficult for a beginner. If you don’t know what is shade mat and accustomed to makeup in 10 minutes, then this palette is not for you. It requires a careful approach, study of textures and a balanced decision on how best to use it.

What do you think Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde: did it live up to your expectations?