So I recently decided to buy a fake HudaBeauty palette from eBay to test whether it was just as good as the real thing.
I bought the palette for £3.75 from eBay about a week ago.
The real palette is £25 on Cult Beauty, so there is a huge difference in price.
The packaging is almost the same, the fonts are slightly odd, but the ruby’s on the front are completely different. The real palette has metallic reflexes in the ruby and the colours are bright red, whereas the eBay palette is more of a plum red.
The first thing that I noticed was that the glitter pigments were completely different.
The Top middle ‘glitter’ pigment is more of a coral as opposed to fuchsia pink.
Also, the middle glitter on the right looks more bronze than deep purple.
The colours in the eBay palette are more bright than the original and don’t look exactly alike.
As you can see from the glitter swatches the colours are completely different.
The real palette (which is the first of every swatch) is much more pigmented, with real glitter reflexes running through the colour.
The fake palette has failed to mimic the glitters in the Ruby obsessions palette, especially the last colour, they look like they are two different palettes.
Again, we can see that the colours aren’t a close match, however, the colours do compliment each other. But I did notice that there was quite a lot of fall out from the fake palette and you needed to go over the colour about 2-3 times to get good pigmentation.
I have used the fake eBay palette on the left eye and the real HudaBeauty palette on my right eye.
At first glance, the eyes don’t look dramatically different, but if you look closely the right eye is more bright than the left. The colours stand out much more than the left eye. The left is much darker and the right was easier to blend the colours.
I decided to use the matte shades in the palette as the glitters didn’t look anything alike and I wanted the eyes to look as similar as possible, so I wanted to create a pink cut crease and use all of the matte colours to see what look I could create.
Overall, I was surprised with how the look turned out, I’m not in any way shocked that the palette isn’t exactly the same, there’s an old saying that I completely agree with ‘you pay peanuts you get monkeys.’
The glitter pigments especially would be difficult to replicate as the HudaBeauty brand are known for their chunky glitters so I’m not surprised that they look nothing alike.
I do think that you could use this palette again for a pink look and as it’s a small palette it can fit in your handbag or makeup bag and you could even take it on holiday.
This is what the overall look turned out like.
I’m pretty happy with the end result.
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