The Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette launched back in October 2019 as a more ‘colourful’ eighteen palette compared to their The New Nude Palette and the Rose Gold Remastered Palette; both of which I own and love.
I own a lot of the Huda Beauty eyeshadow palettes; I love them. The New Nude Palette is my all time favourite neutral palette, but the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette was a palette which I never got round to purchasing.
I don’t even know why, as it’s clearly a stunning palette, but I think I thought it was a little *too* colourful for my liking, but after seeing some real life swatches, I realised there was only two colourful shades, and the rest were relatively wearable and neutral.
Take your look to infinity and beyond with 18 cosmic shades and 4 innovative textures. With both bold and neutral shades, this palette delivers infinite possibilities.“
It’s a really beautiful palette design, and I love the plastic packaging compared to the cardboard packaging on The New Nude and Rose Gold Remastered palettes. It’s a lot more durable, and helps to protect the shadows too.
Let’s take a look at the swatches….
Cosmic / Utopia / Ultraviolet / Nebula / Mercury / Haze
Off Balance / Galaxy / Libra / Crash / Momentum / Supermoon
Vortex / Hot Mess / Supernova / Karma / Gold Glitch / Frazzled
How pretty are all of these swatches? I have to admit, the bright teal shade in the top row was what as putting me off the entire palette as I’m very much a neutral palette girl. However, if you cover that teal shade up, the rest of the palette is a lot more wearable.
I prefer to wear neutral looks with maybe a pop of colour, rather than an over colourful palette, and I think this palette is perfect for that. It does contain ‘some’ colour, but they are more muted if you were to ignore Haze. Although I can imagine Haze looking really pretty buffed into the lash line for a simple summer makeup look.
My favourite shades within the palette would have to be Gold Glitch as I just love the Huda Beauty marbled eyeshadow formula, Galaxy as it looks like liquid metal on the eyes, and Crash is the perfect cool toned transition shade.
I’m so glad I finally added the Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette to my collection, and I really hope we saw more 18 pan palettes from the brand in the near future as I love them.