Huda Beauty Empowered Eyeshadow Palette

Empowered

The Huda Beauty Empowered Eyeshadow Palette is the brand’s newest 18-pan palette, which includes two cream-based colours as well as the remaining powders. The shimmers were thicker and more emollient. Huda’s matte eyeshadow formula is ideal for someone who desires more buildable coverage and always applies an eyeshadow primer.

Purpose

Purpose is a semi-matte black with a velvety feel. It was a cream-based eyeshadow in a palette largely made up of powder eyeshadows. It didn’t completely dry down, so while it served as a sticky base for the powder eyeshadows in the palette, it creased more quickly.

Semi-opaque color coverage
Lightly tacky, moderately emollient
Did not fully dry down
Prone to creasing (5-6 hours on its own, 6-7 hours with powder on top)

Courageous

Courageous is a deep, rich reddish-plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

Opaque pigmentation
More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Limitless

Limitless is a light-medium copper with a metallic sheen and warm, golden, and copper glitter. It had a chunkiness about it that made it difficult to apply evenly, even with fingertips, albeit the slide helped lessen the potential repercussions.

Semi-oaque pigmentation
More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient, thicker
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours with some fallout)

Confident

Confident has a matte texture and is a rich, plummy brown with subtle, warm red overtones.

Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, slightly thin and moderately powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Charisma

Charisma is a brilliant, medium-dark gold with warm yellow overtones and a gleaming metallic sheen.

Opaque pigmentation
More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Keep Going

Keep Going is a light-medium brown with a matte texture and mild, warm undertones.

Opaque pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, slightly thin and moderately powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Big Dreams

Big Dreams is a matte medium-dark taupe-brown with mild, warm undertones.

Sheer pigmentation, hard to build up
Finely-milled, silky, very powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Shorter-wearing (6 hours)

Manifest It

Manifest It’s a deep, medium-dark copper with warmer undertones and a gleaming metallic shine.

Opaque pigmentation
Smooth, lightly creamy and lightly emollient
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Bold Moves

Bold Moves is a medium golden pewter with warmer undertones and a metallic, high-shine finish.

Opaque pigmentation
More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Do It

Do It is a rich, darker copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish.

Opaque pigmentation
More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Power

Power is a pale yellowy peach with warm undertones and a matte texture.

Semi-opaque, somewhat buildable pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, moderately powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Get It

Get It has a matte texture and is a light-medium orange with somewhat warm undertones.

Mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, slightly thin and powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Worthy

Worthy is a purpled-taupe with cool undertones and a semi-matte texture. This was one of the palette’s two cream eyeshadows. It didn’t completely dry down, so while it served as a sticky base for the powder eyeshadows in the palette, it creased more quickly.

Semi-opaque color coverage
Lightly tacky, moderately emollient
Did not fully dry down
Prone to creasing (5-6 hours on its own, 6-7 hours with powder on top)

Rebel

Rebel is a light to medium dusty pink with warm undertones and a matte texture.

Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, slightly thin and somewhat powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Winner

Winner is a matte medium-dark purpled-taupe with faint, cold undertones.

Semi-sheer pigmentation, hard to build up
Finely-milled, silky, moderately powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Visionary

Visionary is a rich, rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a softer, copper shimmer for a beautiful, metallic shine.

Opaque pigmentation
More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient
Applied best with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Best Self

Best Self is a bright orange with warm undertones that are balanced between red and yellow and have a matte feel.

Mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, slightly thin and powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Legacy

Legacy is a deeper copper-brown with warm red undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque pigmentation
Finely-milled, silky, slightly powdery
Applied evenly, blended out well
Long-wearing (8 hours)