A few weeks back I compared the CP It’s My Pleasure palette to Huda Amethyst Obsessions (click here) and they were really similar so I thought that I was sensing a pattern when CP released a 9 pan green palette. Well I was wrong. These two palettes have very little in common.
The huda palette is more sparkly. It has 3 mattes and 6 shimmers and 3 of those shimmers are super glittery. CP, in comparison, has 5 mattes and 4 shimmers and only 1 shade (Mary Jane) that I’d consider to be heavy on the glitter. Cp has a slightly more warm toned color story whereas Huda is a bit cooler with more blue based greens.
Since the mini Huda palettes don’t have shadow names, I numbered the fingertip swatches for your reference, with 1 being in the upper left corner, 5 being in the middle, 9 being in the lower right corner etc. There’s only one shade that I’d consider to be a dupe, the mint green matte (Chances Are… and 2). But I did finger swatches for any thing even remotely similar.
Act Natural vs 2- Act Natural is darker and more green. 2 is more blue
Charmed vs 7- Charmed is a dark olive tinged brown. 7 is taupe
Mary Jane vs 9- Mary Jane is a bright acid green. 9 is a soft ivory with strong yellow gold reflects
Olive U vs 8- these two are in the same olive color family but 8 is much darker and more brown.
Big Banks vs 5- Big Banks is a bright seafoam green. 5 is a sparkly turquoise. Not even remotely similar
Here’s Big Banks again next to 3 which is a cool mint green with glitter
And here’s 3 next 50-50…
I haven’t used either palette yet so I can’t say if one is better than the other. I only bought the Huda palette so that I could compare it to CP and I’ve only had both palettes for a few days. I prefer CP as a brand overall and obviously $12 is a more appealing price than $27 but they’re two very different palettes. If you’re a green/ blue green lover you could easily justify owning both. Otherwise I think it depends on which color story you prefer.
What do you guys think?? Do you prefer one over the other or do you like both?