• Jess Lowe

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Highlighter Palette Review + Swatches


I am a huge fan of the Huda Beauty 3D highlighter palettes so when I saw that she was releasing a Winter Solstice Edition I knew I needed to have it. I have the Pink Sands Edition and Summer Solstice Edition in my collection so I am able to compare whether it lives up to the same high standard.

Like its predecessors the Winter Solstice Highlighter Palette contains 4 shades - 1 cream and 3 powder. The shades are:

  • Frosted Kiss - signature melted strobe formula with shea butter has been refreshed for winter in an icy, iridescent pink.

  • Arctic Glow - multi-tonal opalescent shade with flecks of blue and lavender pearls.

  • Northern Lights - holographic highlighter with duochrome tones of soft gold and bronze.

  • Winter Rose - rosy-pink powder highlighter that has a shot of silver.

The first thing that really hits you about this palette is the packaging. If you are one who is all about the packaging then you will absolutely adore this. The packaging is made from a heavy cardboard and has a magnetic close. Huda as a winter goddess graces the front of the palette and has holographic detailing to the high points of her face and in the background. This makes it looks magnificent and so very instragrammable!

I have felt that Huda tends to create palettes more suited to medium to deeper skin tones in the past. I was glad to see that with this palette she had created some cooler tones more wearable on my fair skin.

Frosted kiss has a real duo chrome shift to it. It appears almost white in the pan, but has a bright, hot pink shift to it. It looks a lot more subtle when swatched or once applied to the face. It is a cream highlighter but is thin which makes it buildable. This shade can be used as a base layer with one of the powder highlighters on top. They best way to apply this product would be to use the fingers and then perhaps a beauty sponge to blend out. As it is a cream it reacts to warmth so applying it with the fingers helps.

Arctic Glow is a medium cool toned blue-lavender powder. Northern Lights is a cool, light gold highlighter which almost looks yellow on my skin tone. Winter Rose is a medium pink tone which shifts pink to coral. The powders are so dense, it's almost like a cream. It is the ultimate soft, silky powder and feels like butter in the hands. As these powders are so dense you do need a denser brush or heavy hand to be able to pick them up.

Winter Rose makes the most beautiful blush topper and the other shades also look great on the eyes. This is definitely a useage you can consider if your not into stronger shades.

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Palette: Close Up

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Palette: Swatches with flash.

Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Palette: Swatches without flash.

Overall, if you are a collector of Huda Beauty this is a must have for your collection. Equally, if you are new to Huda Beauty then I think this is the perfect product to introduce you to the line. You will be blown away by the packaging and the quality of the powders. My favourite shades from the palette are Arctic Glow and Winter Rose.

The Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Palette is available in the UK HERE for £40.

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