I cannot tell you guys how EXCITED I am to show you this palette! This has to be our most amazing eyeshadow palette to date and my all-time fave! Our new, out of this world Mercury Retrograde palette was inspired by the stunning teal, purple and pink colors in Crystal AB, which I’ve literally been obsessed with since I was a kid. The colors are so beautiful and fuse perfectly with four amazing textures, from the most buttery mattes and a popping glitter to high shine metallics and our super unique multi-reflective shadows.
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I love that you can create endless makeup looks with this palette, whether you want to be bold and playful or pretty and low key. I’m SO happy that this vision is finally ready to share with you guys.
My team and I worked SO hard on perfecting these formulas! We reformulated the rare pigments and textures over and over again until we managed to get max creaminess and even color payoff to make sure they were easy to apply and really popped on the eyes.
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9 Buttery Mattes:
Shades: Utopia, Off Balance, Vortex, Hot Mess, Libra, Crash, Karma, Momentum, Haze
These butter-like matte formulas feel intensely smooth while giving extreme color payoff with super-rich pigments. The ultra-thin, smooth formula glides on evenly and adheres effortlessly to the skin thanks to a water-repellent combination of unique ingredients.
6 High-Shine Creamy Metallics:
Shades: Cosmic, Galaxy, Supernova, Ultraviolet, Mercury, Frazzled
These high impact metallics are saturated with pearls to give insane, other-worldly reflection while the creamy texture allows the formula to adhere easily to the skin.
1 Glitter Powder:
This stunning glass powder is infused with galactic silver glitter for galactic light reflection! The gel-like texture helps it cling to the skin with no fallout.
2 Sheer Multi-Reflective Shadows:
Shades: Supermoon, Gold Glitch
A sparkling mosaic of chromatic pearls that blend on application to create a stunning multidimensional glow.
I really wanted the colors and the textures of this palette to feel as out of this world and as ethereal as the inspiration for the palette. Crystal AB actually stands for Aurora Borealis, which is another name for the insane Northern Lights display and the reason the crystals were given their name, as the prismatic colors of Crystal AB look just like the famous colorful night sky display. Everything from the glistening pinks and purples and unique teal colors that Crystal AB and the Aurora Borealis are synonymous with are reflected in our multi-dimensional palette.
Check out my fave look using Mercury Retrograde:
Making Mercury Retrograde
True story: It turned out we were making our palette during Mercury retrograde (typically a chaotic time) and as soon as we realized, we knew there was no better name for this space-inspired palette. So, although the period during Mercury retrograde can feel crazy (find out why here), this palette is the perfect way to express yourself and let your creativity and self-expression run riot.
The Mercury Retrograde Limited-Edition Brush Set
I’m also super excited to be launching the most divine brush set alongside our Mercury Retrograde palette. We really wanted you guys to have everything you needed to be able to create the most amazing looks with this palette, so we designed three dual-ended acrylic eyeshadow brushes that come with a holographic makeup bag.
Pack & Blend Brush: Perfect for intense color application! The fuffy end is ideal for softening and blending colors.
Fender Blender Brush: Ideal for shimmer, metallic, glitter and cream shadow application, the foam-tipped end makes shimmers really pop.
Contour & Blend Brush: Contour your eyes for added intensity with this diverse brush.
The brushes are made with super-soft synthetic fibers that easily pick up pigments and blend and diffuse color flawlessly. The collection also includes our amazing Fender Blender, which is the dream for applying shimmers and metallics that really pop on the eye while the defined tip makes getting into the corner and precision application extra easy.
How To Apply Mercury Retrograde:
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1. Start by building up your base with matte shadows.
2. Pick-up the metallic shades using a dense fluffy brush, and in small circular motions, apply on your lids for a metallic finish.
3. Build an extra layer using your fingers or a sponge brush for an extreme foil effect.
4. Add some pop using the glitter powder or top-up your look with the multi-reflective shadows for a pearlescent glow.
I can’t wait for you all to get your hands on this palette and see all the amazing looks you create.
Mercury Retrograde, $67 (USD) and the Limited-Edition Mercury Retrograde Brush Set, $44 (USD) will be launching exclusively on ShopHudaBeauty.com on October 24 (12 am GST) and in-store and online with Retailers on October 31st.
Shop Mercury Retrograde (£58 /€67 /278 AED/$108 AUD /5,525 INR/21.90 KWD) online and in-store from October 31 at Sephora, Sephora at JC Penney, Harrods, Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Cultbeauty.co.uk, Naimie’s Beauty Center, Harvey Nichols, FeelUnique, The Beauty Editor, Net-A-Porter, Boutiqatt, Alshaya, Harvey Nichols (KSA), Debenhams (KSA), Yan & One and NYKAA. The Limited-Edition Mercury Retrograde Brush Set (£34 / €40.9/ 175 AED/ $65 AUD/ 3,149 INR/ 13.90 KWD) will launch online only with retailers from October 31.