Following my previous post-review of the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsession palette, today I’m going to show you the £3.50 palette which may or may not be considered its dupe. They both have similar packaging and shade range, but their difference is well.. £22!
I’m talking about the MUA palette, which I actually got first in one of my recent hauls, just because I was interested in one of its shades. I really wanted to have a good pink, and I saw that this palette has a good pink, so I decided to try it. A few weeks after that, I’ve got the Huda palette and comparing the two, they actually looked pretty much alike next to each another!
I personally find them very similar looking, especially on the last photo – if you didn’t know there are two palettes, you could easily mistake them for one and its reflection in the mirror.
Packaging wise, the Huda Beauty looks way more expensive, it’s magnetic and has a mirror, the MUA one is cheap and plastic but oh well, what can you do about it. Curious about some swatches? Here we go:
Those photos are uploaded unedited, so I could show you how those shades swatch next to each other. Obviously there is a slight difference in the shades, but I think that overall they are really similar. The Huda Beauty shadows are softer, while those from the MUA are a bit more dry, but both are very pigmented and long-wearing. Another big difference is that the MUA has only 6 shades, and all of them are mattes, while Huda has 9, 3 of which shimmers.
- Packaging: both palettes are small and black, however Huda has a mirror and looks more expensive than MUA.
- Shades: 9 Huda shades, compared to only 6 in the MUA palette; different textures, similar swatches;
- Price: Huda £25, MUA £3.50
I think for £3.50 the MUA palette has performed pretty well, however at the moment Make Up Revolution sell some stunning palettes for £4 and I’m tempted to try those out.
Now what do you think, is the MUA palette is a dupe of the Huda Beauty Mauve obsessions palette?