Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette
Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette

Bronze Sands

Huda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter PaletteHuda Beauty Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette ($45.00 for 1.10 oz.) contains one cream highlighter and three powder highlighters in warmer, richer hues (the palette is designed for deeper skin tones, but it could certainly be used by a variety in skin tones depending on one’s preferences!). I enjoyed the three powder highlighters but found the cream highlighter to be too tacky to be ideal–it had a tendency to lift base products and was harder to spread out evenly due to the tackiness in texture.

Bronze Sands

PPermanent. $45.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight
Huda Beauty Barbados Cream Highlight

Barbados

Barbados is a rich, molten gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a creamy, tackier consistency that was a little thicker and harder to spread across my skin evenly. The formula worked better over bare skin as it had a tendency to pick up any base products underneath due to the sticky quality of the texture. On my skin, it wore well for six and a half hours as it did not seem to fully dry down.

Ingredients

Phenoxyethanol, Silica, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polybutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, CI 75470 (Carmine), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cream Highlight (Barbados): Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalene. Powder Highlight (Aruba, Maldives): Talc, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides). Powder Highlight (Bora Bora): Talc, Aluminum Hydroxide, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Citric Acid

Barbados

PiPPermanent in Palette.
D+
D+
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
2.5
Application
67%
Total
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Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Maldives Powder Highlight

Maldives

Maldives is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The color payoff was fantastic and opaque in a single layer. It had a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was denser but not stiff, so it was still easy to apply and to blend out on my skin. The finish was luminous and could be intensified to more metallic with a second layer. It did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture and stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours.

Ingredients

Phenoxyethanol, Silica, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polybutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, CI 75470 (Carmine), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cream Highlight (Barbados): Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalene. Powder Highlight (Aruba, Maldives): Talc, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides). Powder Highlight (Bora Bora): Talc, Aluminum Hydroxide, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Citric Acid

Maldives

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Aruba Powder Highlight

Aruba

Aruba is a rich bronze with warm, red undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was creamy, moderately dense, but shy of being stiff or difficult to work with, though I’d recommend denser or firmer brushes over really feathery ones. The powder applied evenly to my cheekbones and blended out without difficulty. It did not seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Phenoxyethanol, Silica, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polybutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, CI 75470 (Carmine), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cream Highlight (Barbados): Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalene. Powder Highlight (Aruba, Maldives): Talc, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides). Powder Highlight (Bora Bora): Talc, Aluminum Hydroxide, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Citric Acid

Aruba

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight
Huda Beauty Bora Bora Powder Highlight

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The highlighter was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense texture that was easy to blend out on my skin. I did find that a denser brush worked better with the firmness of the powder (I wouldn’t describe it as stiff!, though!) than something like a fan brush. The texture seemed to accentuate my skin’s natural texture just a touch. On me, the highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Phenoxyethanol, Silica, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polybutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, CI 75470 (Carmine), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cream Highlight (Barbados): Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalene. Powder Highlight (Aruba, Maldives): Talc, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides). Powder Highlight (Bora Bora): Talc, Aluminum Hydroxide, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Citric Acid

Bora Bora

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Glad to see a review on this palette as I was considering getting it. I don’t wear base/foundation makeup but probably wouldn’t like working with a thick cream highlighter. Looks like since I have the Cover Fx dark highlighting palette I wouldn’t need this one anyway.

Surprisingly, I like this palette far more than I had expected to. I actually thought it would be too deep of shades for me. But no, in fact I have dupes for 2 of the shades already! Because of that, I won’t be buying it. I will be looking into the dupes for Bora Bora, though, as I have no dupes for it and that’s my favorite shade of the 4.

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