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