Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadows

Huda Beauty have launched their own version of liquid eyeshadows and it’s got a lot of people talking In the beauty industry. We have become accustomed to many companies releasing glitter eyeshadows, so Huda Beauty took it one step further and introduced a dual ended glitter and matte liquid eyeshadow called Matte & Metal Melted Shadows.

Huda has stated that she was inspired by the ‘It-girls and Instaglam squad’ when creating these melted shadows. She wanted them to be ‘playful, sexy and decadent all at the same time’. To highlight this, they named the shadows after exotic scenes, cool beverages and glamorous clothes, e.g. Private Jet & Shimmering Sunset (a blush pink matte paired with a shimmering amber glitter).

The Matte and Metal Melted Shadows are, as mentioned above, dual ended liquid eyeshadows. On one end there is a metallic liquid eyeshadow and on the other end a matte liquid eyeshadow that compliments it in colour. The concept of each type of eyeshadow is not a new one. Matte and metallic liquid shadows have been done before. I do however like the design concept, as in a way it helps guide your application.

I was excited to receive and test out the melted shadows for BBT. Huda Beauty released five pairs of the melted shadows. The colours range from pale peachy nude tones to warm fuschia and red tones. I’d say there is definitely a colour in the range that will compliment deeper skin tones. You can see the colour swatches below:

Although I was excited to try these shadows, I was a bit hesitant as I’ve not been too successful with liquid glitter shadows in the past. The liquid matte shadow I tried before was difficult to blend and felt drying on my lids. However, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised about these shadows. The matte shadow surprised me the most!

I typically placed the matte shadow first onto my lid using the doe foot applicator it comes with (I did prime my eyelids first) and then I used a fluffy blending brush to blend it into my crease area and over my lid. I noticed that as I blended I needed to add more shadow as it reduced its opaqueness. It was very easy to blend as it didn’t dry down too fast and it also felt comfortable on the lid when it had dried down. I could easily wear the matte shadows on their own.

I then applied the metallic shadow over the top (about ¾ of the way across my lids). It gave a beautiful effect, that wasn’t glittery. I also found it applied quite easily as it comes with a tiny paintbrush like applicator (great for precise application and even lining the eyes), although I did need to go over some places where the metallic shadow didn’t cover.

I wore the shadows all day and didn’t feel irritated (Huda Beauty claim these can be worn for up to 12 hours on the lids without creasing). My lids didn’t feel heavy like they have done in the past with liquid eyeshadows. The shadows were also quite easy to remove at the end of the day.

You can use the shadows for the simplest of looks (just by placing a little on the lids and dabbing them with your fingers) or for more intricate eye looks. You can also use them with your regular eyeshadow powders.

If I were to recommend the colours that would work for deeper skin tones best I’d say Private Jet & Shimmering Sunset, Silk Bomber & Bubble Gum (a fushia matte and duo chrome purple glitter) and Hot Sauce & Cherry Soda (a saffron-inspired red matte with a silvery-red glitter). My favourite has to be Silk Bomber & Bubble Gum as I found that I could easily wear the matte shade alone and it looked effortlessly beautiful on the lids.

Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadows are priced at £22.00 each and can be purchased at Selfridges or Cult Beauty.

For more information, please visit their website.