I honestly had zero intentions of buying this palette at all until I walked into a brand new Sephora in my neighborhood that has the best lighting situation I’ve ever seen in a Sephora. Seriously, this location not only offers a huge amount of brands, but it’s not dimly lit at all! A wonderment, considering how many Sephora brick and mortar stores I’ve entered that embrace the hidden cave lighting aesthetic.
This palette is full of shimmery and matte pastel tones and honestly, a stunner through and through. I had to have it because of the lighter and cooler color scheme, which is definitely a breath of fresh air from the warm toned shadows I’m typically drawn to.
Here’s a look at swatches of the shadows. The quality of the shadows is on point – super creamy and pigment rich. The only two that make me say “hmm” are the two on the bottom right side corner. They have that silicone-y texture that I typically only experience in the Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes.
The Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette costs $67, is cruely-free and available at Sephora.