Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you a flash review of the Huda Beauty Rich Nude Obsessions. I bought all three of the Huda Nude Obsessions just after they first released. I just couldn’t help myself! And what I found is that the formula in these palettes is the best Huda has released yet! I have already done a thorough review of the Huda Light Nude Obsessions, and I have to say that everything mentioned in that post goes for the “Rich” version as well. I also compared the Huda New Nude and the Huda Light Nude Obsessions palettes in another post which you can check out here.
These Nude Obsessions palettes come in a plastic compact. Overall, they look and feel a lot more luxurious and expensive compared to her earlier cardboard palettes. The front of the Rich Nude palette is a chocolate brown with pink writing and a faux alligator texture. Inside you have a mirror the size of the lid and nine shades ranging from pinks to berries and browns. These shadows have no scent.
These eyeshadow palettes are priced at $37 CAD ($29 USD) and has 0.34 oz of product. For a while now I have been really loving the value of all of Huda’s mini palettes. They are typically better priced, or include more product than other similar palettes on the high end market. To see a price comparison to other products check out my original review of Huda Light Nude Obsessions.
Let’s get right to the point: I think that this is the best eyeshadow formula Huda has released yet. These Nude Obsessions palettes have been a breakthrough for Huda’s shimmer formula. The shimmers/metallics have more body to them, and most of them have an extra sparkle in them! All of the shades are super reflective, which the swatches show very clearly!
As for the mattes, I also think they are the best Huda has done yet! These mattes seem to have even better pigmentation, and feel even more creamy than those in her larger New Nude palette. The only point 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. It is also easier to build depth with shades like those in the Rich palette since they are so deep.
Below are two looks I created with this palette. Since the shadows in these palettes are not named, I will refer to them by location in the palette.
Middle center: Crease and lower lash line. I started out this look with the medium pinky-red matte that has good pigmentation to it. Huda’s mattes always blend very nicely as well.
Bottom center: Crease and lower lash line. This deeper red is very vibrant on the lid and again blends very well.
Bottom right: Outer corner. Because this very dark brown is so deep and pigmented, it did actually help deepen the other shades I had down. As previously mentioned, Huda’s mattes don’t usually build super well on top of each other, but I did find this one did add depth when used on top.
Top center: Inner lid. This is a gold metallic that also has pink microshimmers in it. These metallics are so beautiful and reflective! I prefer to apply these metallics on a tacky concealer base or on top of a glitter glue (I use NYX)
Top right: Middle lid. This is a brilliant crimson metallic!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shades “Perversion” and “Alkaline” are on the waterline.
Middle center: Crease and lower lash line.
Bottom center: Crease.
Bottom right: Outer corner.
Middle left: Inner lid. This pink metallic has an interesting orange/copper shift to it.
Middle right: Middle to outer lid. This is a darker pink metallic that has some brown or black to it. I could see this being really beautiful in a smoky eye!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Alkaline” is on the waterline.
I love these Huda Nude Obsessions palettes. I honestly don’t think you can go wrong, regardless of which colour you choose. I really love the light and airy looks you can create with the Light nude, but I might even say that Medium and Rich are even slightly better since they do have some deeper shades that allow you to create some depth (and you can actually build on the shadows a bit). But overall, I love them all and I am so happy I bit the bullet and purchased them all!
Have you tried these palettes? Which colour is your favourite?