Huda Beauty Nude Medium Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is a new, neutral palette designed to be particularly flattering on medium skin tones. It includes five matte eyeshadows and four shimmery eyeshadows, and they’re housed in a slim, travel-friendly compact.
Most of the shades performed well, but a couple of the mattes were a little powdery and had to be built up (or used over an eyeshadow primer) to retain their pigmentation and intensity. One shimmer (#9) felt a bit too firmly packed into the pan, so it needed more effort to transfer onto my lid.
Huda Beauty Nude Medium #1 Eyeshadow
Nude Medium #1
Nude Medium #1 is a rich, orange-brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was lightly powdery and had a touch of fallout during application. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, but it had a tendency to sheer out to more semi-opaque as soon as I worked with it, so I had to build it back up to get full coverage out of it. The color wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.
Nude Medium #2
Nude Medium #2 is a rich, light-medium copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was soft, lightly creamy and yielding, so it picked up well with a dry brush and deposited color evenly and smoothly across my lid. It had rich color payoff that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly.
Huda Beauty Nude Medium #3 Eyeshadow
Nude Medium #3
Nude Medium #3 is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly dusty consistency, which was present in the pan but not in application; it applied evenly and blended out well without the opaque coverage sheering out too readily. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.
Huda Beauty Nude Medium #4 Eyeshadow
Nude Medium #4
Nude Medium #4 is a medium, orange-leaning coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, velvety consistency that was slightly powdery in the pan, but the color applied well to bare skin without fallout or sheering out too easily. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single pass and could be built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before fading visibly on me.
Nude Medium #5
Nude Medium #5 is a bright, medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. I had no trouble applying the eyeshadow to bare skin and blending out the edges. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.
Huda Beauty Nude Medium #6 Eyeshadow
Nude Medium #6
Nude Medium #6 is a deeper, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.
Nude Medium #7
Nude Medium #7 is a brighter, light-medium reddish-copper with soft, warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle. It had excellent pigmentation that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without the color losing its intensity. The consistency was a bit more firmly-pressed in the pan compared to the other shimmers, but it softened and became more yielding after one use. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.
Huda Beauty Nude Medium #8 Eyeshadow
Nude Medium #8
Nude Medium #8 is a dusty, darker coral with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was moderately powdery and had some fallout during application if I wasn’t careful to use less and tap off the excess. The pigmentation was closer to opaque, so long as one didn’t touch it after initial placement, but it had a tendency to sheer out so it worked better applied in more gradual layers. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
Nude Medium #9
Nude Medium #9 is a medium, plummy bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient to the touch but was a bit firmly-pressed into the pan so I had to use a heavier hand with this shade. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.