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Brown Thomas Makeup HaulNo I definitely do not have money in January to be throwing around  in Brown Thomas!

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Every Christmas my brother gives me a voucher for BT and I am never mad at it. It means I can still makeup shop whilst poor after the festive period 🙂Brown Thomas

I went into Brown Thomas initially to spend it. I’m not too far from Grafton Street. If you follow me on Snapchat (username: Beautynook), you would have seen the scenario. Initially, I was going to blow all €75 on Huda Beauty.zoeva cosmetics

The Mauve Obsessions palette is already in my possession. (Blogpost on it here). I knew they were out of the Warms Palette, but had the Smoky from checking online. The plan was to take the plunge on that and maybe get some other bits to try from the brand.Huda Beauty

I found out on that day, that just because something is in stock on the Brown Thomas website does not mean they have it in store. They have separate warehouses apparently. So, I walked away with nothing and had to do my shopping online. A bit frustrating, but sure I’m a little more calmer shopping online, less distraction and I’m less likely to overspend 🙂

I decided to do click and collect in store just because they will charge you a delivery rate regardless of your spend. But, it’s free to get it delivered in to your local branch.

So what did I buy?

I did end up getting the Huda Beauty Smoky Obsessions Palette.

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I know there’s mixed feelings about these little palettes. The Mauves Obsessions is in major rotation in my makeup routine, so I wanted to extend my collection and try another shade range.

Everything else I picked up is from Zoeva. Yes, Brown Thomas stock it now! You can get it in store now too in their Beauty Lounge which is adjacent to the main store on Clarendon street.

I decided to get another eyeshadow palette to try. Zoeva are such a lovely brand in my opinion. I got their Plaisir Box (review here), a couple of years back for Christmas and the palettes are beautiful.

This time I went with the Aristo Palette. For not particular reason really. It’s new and it had a couple of more interesting shades along with more wearable colours. I just thought it would be fun to play with.irish beauty bloggerbeauty blog ireland

Their Graphic Brow pencil in the shade Cinereous made it into my basket.

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Another more practical purchase was their Eyeshadow Fix.top irish beauty bloggertop beauty blog ireland

I got the matte one to give a go. It comes in pearl too. Eyeshadows mean nothing to me without a decent primer. I have super oily lids.

The last thing I got was a bit of a random buy. This is the Zoeva Strobe Gel in Halo. It comes in three shades.

beauty blog Curiosity made me click on this. It’s a gel highlighter. It is literally a goo highlighter, I can’t wait to dig in!

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The packaging is really nice. It comes in a 15ml glass pot. Hopefully the gel itself is nice too!

And that’s it for my Brown Thomas haul! Keep an eye out here on Beautynook if you’re curious about any of the products. I am sure there’ll be reviews and demos galore in the coming weeks 🙂
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This is my first venture into the Huda Beauty makeup world. When I saw the Obsessions Palettes being released, I thought it was a good time to pop my cherry as the price point is so good. There are four colour ways to choose from, Smoky, Electric, Warm Browns. And the one I chose, the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions.

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I toyed with the Warm Browns one, but I thought I would try something a little bit different and went with the mauve shades. The quantity is different for all four palettes, but they all come with a mixture of mattes and shimmers.

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The Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Palette comes with three foiled shades and six matte shades totally nine colours altogether. The majority of the shades lean more on the warm side, but there is a couple of cooler tones in there too, which for me is great. I like to have options. It’s a dinky little palette. The outside of it is made of cardboard and then the actually palette inlay is plastic. It also has a decent sized mirror considering how small it is. And to be fair, the pan size is pretty decent too also.Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette

Obviously, the palettes have just been released, so I’m not here to give you an in depth review. I  just wanted to get swatches and pictures up as soon as possible so if you’ve been curious, you have a point of reference. For the mauve offering at least 🙂

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Here are all the shades swatched with fingers from left to right in threes:

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My first impressions of the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Palette is pretty bloody good. The matte shades are nicely pigmented and creamy. And the foiled shades are almost wet to the touch. They apply best with your finger or a damp brush, as most foiled shadows do. They remind me of the Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadows which is high praise. You can see some of them swatched here. They pack a really pretty punch. I am very happy to own it. It’s not something I often get to say with owning as much makeup as I do. I don’t think I have anything like it in my collection. Now I need more Huda Beauty products in my life 🙂 You can find the Obsessions Palettes in store and online from Brown Thomas now. I got mine from Cult Beauty here.

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Palette

Did you give in and get any or all of them? What do you think? Keep an eye on my social media, I will definitely be creating some looks with it in the coming weeks.
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