Huda Beauty Light Nude Obsessions | Review + 5 Eye Looks

Hey everyone! Happy November! I’m starting things off with a bang. Over the next while I am going to be reviewing all three Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions palettes! I went in to Sephora only intending to purchase the Medium Nude, and I left with all three! That’s what you get for going in store. But I will tell you, I am not regretting my decision! So let’s start off with my review of the Light Nude Obsessions. I will also give you the heads up that I will be posting a comparison post to Huda New Nude tomorrow. Do you need both?

In the meantime, let’s get into this review!

Packaging and First Impressions

These Nude Obsessions palettes come in a plastic compact, similar to the Neon obsessions released earlier this year. Overall, they feel a lot more luxury and expensive. The front of the Nude Light palette is a pale pink with pink writing and a faux alligator texture. Inside you have a mirror the size of the lid and nine shades ranging from pale pinks, mauves and warm browns. These shadows have no scent.

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Claims

A beautiful balance of light and creamy praline hues in both warm and cool tones.

Featuring peachy shades with unexpected pops of lavender and mauve. The champagne and brown shimmers will add unbelievable dimension to each and every look.

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Shades

Unfortunately the shades in the obsessions palettes never have names or shade descriptions, so I will do my best to describe them!

Top Left: Medium mauve purple matte
Top Center: Bright lavender metallic
Top Right: Pale pink matte
Middle Left: Medium mauve pink metallic
Middle Center: Cream matte
Middle Right: Pink-gold duochrome metallic
Bottom Left: Rose metallic
Bottom Center: Peachy brown matte
Bottom Right: Warm medium-deep brown matte

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light swatches

Price and Quantity

This eyeshadow palette is priced at $37 CAD ($29 USD) and has 0.34 oz of product. Strangely, the different waves of obsessions palettes released all have different prices. The oldest obsessions palettes are $35, whereas the gemstone obsessions are $36, and the more recent neons and nudes are $37. Perhaps formulation and packaging has increased in cost, especially since we have now made the move to plastic compacts. Could also simply be due to inflation, although I’m surprised the older palettes haven’t increased in price since release.

Below I have compared the value of this palette to other palettes that have a similar colour scheme that are also high end. I also included the price of the original Obsessions palettes since I suppose Mauve Obsessions could produce some similar looks, maybe. This list is obviously not exhaustive, since a nude pink range of shades isn’t so unique. Although, while I was browsing I didn’t see any obvious duplicates.

Here are the comparisons listed from best value to worst value:

Rank Product Cost
($ CAD)
Quantity (oz) Number of Shades Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product
1 Violet Voss Mini HG $24 0.4 10 $60/oz
2 Huda Beauty Original Obsessions $35 0.34 9 $103/oz
3 Bobbi Brown Love in the Afternoon $51 0.48 8 $106/oz
4 Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions $37 0.34 9 $109/oz
5 Too Faced Natural Eyes $50 0.45 9 $111/oz
6 Natasha Denona Mini Nude $33 0.14 5 $236/oz
7 NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Mini $33 0.12 6 $275/oz

Overall, I would say the value of this palette is pretty good. The Huda Obsessions palettes have always ranked very well, usually first place. Even though they have gone up a few dollars, I don’t think that makes a huge difference in the long run.

Pigmentation and Performance

Let’s get right to the point: I think that this is the best eyeshadow formula Huda has released yet. Ever since the release of the New Nude palette last year, I have been a pretty big fan. Her older obsessions palettes are good, but for whatever reason I never really fell in love with them (I do quite like Topaz though). New Nude, however, was a real eye opener for me. I have really enjoyed the mattes from New Nude. They are fairly pigmented and very blendable. The only strange thing about those mattes is that even the brown shades seem to appear slightly pink or berry on the eye, but overall that’s the main theme of that palette so I wasn’t mad at it. However, I have ended up not loving the shimmers in New Nude, mainly because they are a bit on the thin side and take more building than I prefer.

Light Nude Obsessions? A shimmer breakthrough, I tell you! The shimmers/metallics have more body to them, therefore there’s probably more oil in the formula (I would say a good-perfect amount; some formulas I think are too oily are Melt and Suva), and most of them have an extra sparkle in them! All of the shades are super reflective. I’m impressed, to say the least. I think the swatches say it all too.

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As for the mattes, I think they may be even better than New Nude! These mattes seem to have even better pigmentation, and feel even more creamy. Where Huda’s matte formula is slightly imperfect is that deeper shades don’t build the best on top of other shades if you haven’t laid them down first. They just don’t “cling” to each other. I would say that that is still true with this formula, but it is improved.

Because all of the mattes in this palette are fairly light, I believe this palette performs the best on a tacky base. For all of the looks that you will see below, except the first, I used unset concealer as my base. This really helped the pigmentation along, especially since I don’t love super light looks. I wanted to get the most colour possible from this natural palette. Additionally, I used the method of applying the darkest shades first by placing/packing them on, and then blended out that shade with another lighter shade or a small amount of the same shade. These shadows blended so well on unset concealer. Also, in an attempt to get the best performance out of the shimmers, I either used unset concealer or glitter glue as a base. Glitter glue had a huge impact on the amount of sparkle and shine. I personally use the more inexpensive Glitter Glue from NYX.

Look #1

Created on a set base, with the crease cut with concealer prior to shimmers. All other looks were created on an unset base and glitter glue was applied prior to the shimmers.

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Shades Used
Top left:
Crease. I started out this look with the purple mauve matte, but it didn’t have a to of pigmentation on an unset base so I decided to try adding the peachy brown.
Bottom center: Crease and lower lash line. The peachy brown definitely added a bit more depth, but still I wasn’t able to achieve much.
Bottom right: Outer corner. The darker brown really didn’t adhere to the other shadows I had already placed, but it did perhaps slightly darken things.
Middle right: Inner lid. This pink-gold duochrome is so reflective and shiny! I love it!
Top center: Middle lid. This light purple lilac is such a pretty shade. Lots of sparkle in there too.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shades “Psychedelic Sister” and “Heartless” is on the waterline.

Look #2

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Shades Used
Top left:
Crease and lower lash line. What a difference an unset base makes! I only used this shade in the crease, and while it still comes off as fairly light (for me at least), the purple mauve was quite pigmented!
Middle left: Lid and center of lower lash line. This is a really pretty cool pink metallic.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Heartless” is on the waterline.

Look #3

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Shades Used
Bottom right:
Crease. I decided to see how intense I could make a look with this palette, and it turns out this brown really does pack a punch on an unset base!
Middle right: Lid. This duochrome is STUNNING! I know we have seen plenty of pink-gold duochromes over the years, but this might be the best one I’ve ever used. It just seems extra reflective.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Heartless” is on the waterline.

Look #4

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Shades Used
Bottom right:
Crease and outer corner.
Bottom center: Crease. I used this peachy shade to blend out the deeper brown and it provided a nice gradient.
Bottom left: Lid. This is a pretty rose gold, which is always my favourite kind of shade!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Heartless” is on the waterline.

Look #5

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Shades Used:
Top left: Crease.
Top center: Lid. I included this look because this lighter purple shimmer really shines when applied on top of a glitter glue. Yum!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Psychedelic Sister” is on the waterline.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am seriously enjoying this and all the other Nude Obsessions palettes! This palette really made me embrace lighter, more natural looks and I loved all of them. If you know me, I’m always wearing winged eyeliner. This palette instead inspired me to let the eyeshadow shine instead, and it really did!

Have you tried any of these new Nude Obsessions palettes? If you have New Nude, I will be posting a comparison post tomorrow, so stay tuned!

sign off 2019

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