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Mercury Retrograde has lift off…

The event of the century, Huda Beauty’s new {Mercury Retrograde Palette} has lift off! The launch you’ve been waiting for, this wardrobe of 18 phenomenal shades will upgrade the ‘just fine’ to sublime with its dizzying spectrum of pinks, blues and teals that facilitate breath-taking make up effects. 

Starring Huda’s soft, buttery mattes, high-shine metallics, foil-effect glitters and shade-shifting shimmers, this swathe of incredible, pigment-packed shadows is the perfect excuse to experiment. Take your artistry to infinity and beyond with this hypnotic edit of hues that are set to transfix those who gaze on its glory (soooooo pretty). 

With more variety than ever, this lust-worthy palette has launched just in time to thrill eyeshadow addicts this Christmas… that’s if you can convince yourself to part with it (we challenge you). 

Get set to fall for the following formulas:

Nine buttery mattes: phenomenally pigment-rich, these suede-effect shadows apply and diffuse seamlessly for a long-wearing wash of bold, buildable colour that won’t crease or crumble. Easy to blend with intense pigment payoff, their velvety texture is utterly stunning.

Shades: ‘Utopia’, ‘Off Balance’, ‘Vortex’, ‘Hot Mess’, ‘Libra, ‘Crash’, ‘Karma’, ‘Momentum’ and ‘Haze’. 

Six high-shine creamy metallics: saturated with light-scattering pearls, these otherworldly metallics have a gel-like texture – gliding over eyelids to ensure the most intense effect.

Shades: ‘Cosmic’, ‘Galaxy’, ‘Supernova’, ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Mercury’ and ‘Frazzled’ 

One glitter powder: a lustrous powder charged with galactic silver glitter for maximum brightness and ultimate light- reflection, the unique gel-like formula helps to reinforce adhesion and prevent fall-out! 

Shade: ‘Nebula’ 

Two sheer multi-relfective shadows: these heavenly clusters of chromatic pearls cloak the skin with a shade-shifting gleam that is certain to captivate. The ultimate ‘finishing touch’, consider these cool ‘holo’ hues the fine jewels of your eyeshadow wardrobe. 

Shades: ‘Supermoon’ and ‘Gold Glitch’ 

It’s no coincidence that this galactic beauty of a palette launched at the dawn of Mercury’s latest phase in retrograde: October 31, 2019.


Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.