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I'm not really one that buys YouTuber's products / merch and if I'm honest, I don't religiously watch Huda, just the odd video here and there (I've got too many other subscriptions to be keeping up with). But when i was researching Christmas gift ideas, the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette was suggested and I immediately wanted to get it. I know a lot of her products are raved about (especially the eyeshadows) and not just from the YouTube community. I also thought it was pretty reasonably priced and after reading a few very positive reviews, added it to my Christmas list. 

The palette contains 9 eyeshadows, with a mixture of matte and shimmer finishes and cool and warm toned shades. It's definitely travel friendly, some may say too small for the price however the eyeshadow pans are actually the same size as her standard palettes. It has a pretty good sized mirror, especially for the size of the palette and I like the magnetic close. 

I used it for the first time on New Years Eve and I loved it! The shadows are by far the best in terms of blend-ability I've ever used. They were very pigmented, so easy to use and even though I used the black (which normally means eyeshadow everywhere) there was no fall out! I used every shadow bar one and they worked so well together. On first glance, it looks like a palette that is more suited to night-out or glam makeup, however I now definitely think everyday looks can be created too. My only gripe is that a couple of the matte shades have a few cracks in them, so i'm hoping they won't smash completely. However this probably happened in transit, so maybe I shouldn't blame the palette. 

I'm thinking I may have to try out the Warm Brown Obsessions Palette next! 

Have you tried this palette? What do you think?

Catherine x