Finally getting around to using the Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Palette again after a busy week. I started out with zero idea of what I wanted to do. By the time I got to the end, I didn’t realize how many shades I used.
What I Used
- Alter Ego Eyeshadow Primer
- Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Palette
- Radiate – Transition
- Aura – All over lid, blended into crease
- Gratitude – Applied over Radiate in pretty much the same area
- Self Love – Inner corner, blended upward toward the brow
- Blissful – Center of lid
- Empowered – Outer lower lashline
- Precious – Inner lower lashline
- Love Stone – Applied over Precious
- Happiness – Outer corner
- ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Joy Ride
- Viseart Brow Palette (deepest powder shade)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Mascara
- Covergirl Lash Exact Mascara
Radiate and Gratitude didn’t both need to be used in this look. Radiate is a little more purple and gives more of a cool toned effect. Gratitude is more red and warmed up the look after I applied it. Both were easy to blend and I didn’t have to spend much time at all to get them to show up.
Aura was also quick and easy to use. The color applied evenly and blended with not much effort.
I used a brush to apply Self Love and it came out pretty subtle. I wonder if I used my finger with this shade if I could get a bit more impact from it.
Blissful had a lot of sparkle fallout. I applied it with a dry brush so I am not surprised. This is one to try with a wet brush or sticky base. Maybe even the gloss topper could be used as a base for the few shades in this palette that have this texture.
Empowered has a thicker texture and I have to apply it a little differently than the other shimmers. It adheres well but that means that once I get it to stick to the skin, it is hard to blend it and move it outward from where I placed it. It’s easier to just pick up more on the brush and over a bit.
I already used Precious in a previous look and enjoyed the quality. I only used it here to try applying Love Stone (the gloss) over it. I wasn’t blown away by the result lol. I finally got some of the shimmers in Love Stone to mix with the clear portion of the shade. It just adds a faint amount of rosy shimmer to the glaze that isn’t all that visible. Will have to keep trying it different ways.
Adding Happiness to the outer corner was a last minute decision because this look just felt kind of boring to me.
- Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation in 30 Neutral Ivory
- Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque (used for dark circles)
- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1 (lighter shade used as spot concealer)
- Essence Contouring Duo in 10 Lighter Skin (used the lighter shade as setting powder)
- Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder
The Essence foundation is new to me and this was my first time trying it out. It seemed like the type that eventually sets and becomes difficult to move/blend. After applying it, I wished that I had used a primer because it wasn’t really helping the texture on my skin to look any better. I didn’t want to mess up what I already applied so I just kept going.
The lighter side of the Essence Contouring Duo seemed to work fine as a setting powder. Unlike a translucent powder, it adds some color and even a slight amount of coverage. I went over top with the Too Faced powder which I really like for smoothing. The Essence one isn’t as fine as the Too Faced one but it didn’t look “powdery” once on the skin.
- Essence Contouring Duo in 10 Lighter Skin
- ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush in Coast To Coast
- Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme in Spiced Berry