Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Pink Sands Review and Swatches

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Pink Sands Review and Swatches

I was just eyeing the Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter palette for a very long time and thankfully my friend gifted the Pink Sands palette to me. Huda created 2 Huda Beauty 3D highlighter palettes with 4 shades each to create that perfect 3D glow and to suit everyone. The 2 palettes are Pink Sands for fair to medium skin tones and Golden Sands for medium to dark skin tones. In today’s post, I will share my reviews and swatches of Huda Beauty Pink Sands 3D Highlighter Palette.

I have been a huge fan of Huda Kattan since a very long time and love how she inspires others with her success stories. I am very excited to now try Huda Beauty 3D highlighter palette.
Packaging :
Both the palettes feature different photo of Huda Beauty complementing the tones within. The palette is square in shape and comes with a clear plastic cover. The Pink Sands palette has a gorgeous picture of Huda with Blonde hair and 3D glow on the logo and highlighted points of her face.

The Pink Sands 3D Highlighter Palette comes in a beautiful matte quad with 4 large pans with different textures, 3 powder and 1 cream. Instructions on how the palette is to be used is mentioned in the inside magnetic cover. I quite like the packaging.

Texture / Formula / Shades :

The Pink Sands has more of Rose gold and Pinkish tones and good for Fair to Medium skin tones. The palette has 3 powder highlighters and 1 creamy melted strobe.

1. Prep – Capri – Creamy Melted Strobe – ‘Dainty Pale Pink’ as Huda calls it. It is a beautiful Rose Gold highlighter according to me.
2. Set – Santorini – ‘Soft White sand with a Golden glow’, Just a little application is enough.
3. Sculpt – Azores – ‘Light Gold with opalescent sheer’, a beautiful gold shade.
4. Flush – Ibiza – ‘Party starter Pink with light gold shimmer’ .

The shade ‘Capri‘  has a mousse or creamy texture. It is made with Shea Butter, that explains why it blends so well and pearls that gives that shimmer and shine. It melts like a dream. Only a little product is enough to create that magic.

The shades, ‘Santorini‘, ‘Azores‘ and ‘Ibiza‘ are powder highlighters are all smooth and extremely pigmented. They blend well too.

You can use each shade individually or blend in all the shades according to how Huda would use it and explained on the palette inside cover. You can even mix and match and create your own unique combination.

So far I love Capri on its own or with combination with any of these 3 powder highlighters.

These highlighters can be easily applied by any highlighter brush, fan brush or your fingers even. It is a controlled amount if you use your fingers. By brush you might end up picking up way too much.

Swatches :

Here are the swatches of Huda Beauty Pink Sands 3D Highlighter Palette. 

Overall Review :
I am extremely happy to have this Huda Beauty Pink Sands 3D Highlighter palette with me and looks wonderful on my skin. I love the way how all the 4 shades can be used together to create the most amazing and flawless 3D highlight. Not tried Golden Sands edition as yet but would definitely like to give it a go too.

Price :
The Huda Beauty 3D highlighter palettes are priced at AED 210 each and available at Sephora stores and at The Dollhouse Salon Dubai and also online at and .

Have you tried this palette or intend to purchase it soon? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

GOSH Liquid Matte Lips and CCC Stick Review

What’s New at GOSH ? Recently GOSH cosmetics released couple of new products like the Liquid Matte Lipstick & the Highlight and Contouring Pencils. I have tried these products and totally in love with them. In today’s post, I shall share my views about these new products.

You all know by now, that GOSH is one of my favourite drugstore brand. They are paraben free, natural and cruelty free ! Their quality is amazing and can be compared to high end brands like MAC. The prices of the products are very reasonable comparatively.
Without further ado, let’s go ahead with the review.
1. Liquid Matte Lips :
It is GOSH first ever Liquid Lipstick and comes in 8 different shades. The shades that were sent to me by the GOSH Team for review are 001 Candyfloss, 003 Nougat Fudge and 008 Arabian Night. The packaging is sleek and simple and it is a transparent tube, which makes it easy to identify the colour. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips are free from any artificial scents. 
GOSH Liquid Matte Lips are really very long lasting matte lipstick and very pigmented. They glide on smoothly and give you wonderful color in just one application. It lasted for good 6 to 8 hours without any touch ups. The color just faded gradually though. 
The Formula in the product is designed to make the product stay put, once applied. They do not smudge once the temperature rises. I love the applicator as well which is very easy and is of the perfect length and width. Also it is easy to access the corners with this easy sponge applicator. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips contain plant oils that keeps the lips hydrated throughout. So a Thumbs up for that.
This lipsticks are not ultra matte ones. I suggest you to allow the lipstick settle for at least 10 minutes or so after application. They are not transfer proof as well. Also, I recommend to exfoliate your lips before wearing any liquid matte lipsticks and also wear lip balm if your lips are super dry.
Benefits :
– Easy applicator with flat sponge brush
– Long lasting
– Intense Colour Pay-off / Highly pigmented
– Hydrating
– Soft and Creamy texture
– Contains LiPerfection  which increases the microcirculation in the lips.
– With Dandelion
– Paraben Free 
Swatches :

Candyfloss is a mute pink with neutral undertone. 
Nougat Fudge is one of my personal favourite and of many other bloggers as well. It is a pinkish peach with neutral undertone. 
Arabian Night is a dark purple shade and good for those who want to go for bold lips.

2. CCC Sticks :
CCC sticks are a must have product to Contour, Cover, Conceal, Strobe and define. The CCC stick is designed to create flawless complexion. They come with clear caps and are retractable. I have received the shades 001 Vanilla Highlighter, 004 Medium and 006 Very Dark from the GOSH team generously.

The CCC stick texture is quite creamy, easily blendable and have a matte finish. They are very pigmented too.

Benefits :
– High Coverage
– Contains White Clay which has excellent absorbing qualities thereby remove the excess oil, dirt and pollution of the skin.
– Crease Proof
– Soft Focus effect
– Eliminates small imperfections
– Encapsulated Lactic Acid, delivers a gentle cleansing action, reducing oil in the skin.
– Protects, hydrates & soothes the skin
– Perfume & Paraben free

Swatches and Review :

001 Vanilla Highlighter and 004 Medium are great multi-taskers. You can use them to highlight the inner corner of eyes, temple area above or the tip of the nose, bridge of the nose, underneath the brow bone, above the lips, highlight the cheek bones, etc. They are great eyeshadow base too but definitely prime the eyelids before using or apply a powder on the top, to avoid creasing on the eyelids and set them properly.

006 Dark is great for contouring and blends very well. You can apply a small amount gently using a ring finger or a brush and gently dab with a beauty blender or a Contour brush.

The CCC stick can be layered with a powder for better coverage. They last throughout the day and don’t get patchy or greasy. If your skin is oily, you can apply powder on the top to set it.

Overall Opinion :
I am very pleased with both the new launches. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips are moussy and don’t dry your lips. 004 is excellent for my brow bone and a great asset to make my brows on fleek. Also it is matte and pigmented and make my brows look super neat. As usual Thank You and Congratulations GOSH for making such brilliant products.

Price :
Liquid Matte Lips – AED 75 each
CCC stick – AED 80 each
They are available at various Lifestyle stores and Boots pharmacies across UAE.
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New at GOSH cosmetics : Seaweed Makeup Collection

Hola ! The weather is changing a bit now and I am enjoying it and of course with loads of long weekends. I loved playing with GOSH Cosmetics new range during these many holidays that we had here. If you really follow me on Instagram, you already know that it is my favourite obsession currently and one of the most loved brand too. I have spoken about this brand in my earlier post too. You can also check my earlier article GOSH Eyeshadow – ‘To Enjoy in New York’ Review over here . 
GOSH products are of high quality, cruelty free, paraben-free, vegan and very innovative too. This Danish brand has recently launched amazing Seaweed range of products including the fabulous Kit for Contouring and Strobing, Giant Pro Liner, Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel and much more… and today will talk about the same.

About GOSH :
GOSH is my favourite drugstore brand because not are they cruelty-free, Paraben-free and Perfume-free, but they are also natural. There are no harmful ingredients and it suits my sensitive skin as well. The new Sea Weed collection is absolutely gorgeous. The ingredients in the GOSH products nourish the skin , does away the dryness and gives back the moisture that are lost due to sun exposure . The ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid (which locks in lot of moisture), Argan Oil, Botanic Oils, Vitamin E, Seaweed , Sea Minerals, etc. Seaweed is known for banishing Cellulite, smoothing out wrinkles, and also known for anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Now you know why I love their products 🙂 
Let’s talk about the New GOSH Seaweed Collection one by one :-
Contour N’ Strobe Kit :

Gosh released 2 Contour N’ Strobe Kit (in Light and Medium). Light is good enough for light to medium skin done and Medium for Dark skin tone. It is a beautiful round palette and the size of almost the palm of the hand. It is a must have quattro (4 parts) featuring a highlighter, semi matte blush and two matte essential bronzers to contour, strobe and define perfectly. Basically everything that you need for a flawless sculpting and highlight the facial features.
I am using the Light one 001. All four shades have an ultra-light, soft and creamy texture, is easy to apply and blends easily together and above all highly pigmented, hands down!! It compliments all skin tones and is Perfume and Paraben Free. 

The Light 001, has a Blush : Light Peach, Highlight : Light Beige, both have a soft shimmer with a hint of sparkle. So, this quad is ideal for day time with a little less shimmer of both highlight and blush. The contour shade is perfect, not too warm or too cool. Just perfect, neutral and fabulous. all the shades complement each other very well. After blending they are not chalky or patchy, they blend so well.

How to use it :-
Contour – It used to define your facial features or used for sculpting to make your face proportional . It can be applied on the cheekbones, on both sides of the nose and along the hair line (if you have a high forehead), the temples and the jaw line. 
Blush – Add the blush on the apple of the cheeks for a youthful and fresh look. 
Highlight – Apply the highlighter above the blush to give that glowing fresh look. Basically put it where the sun would naturally hit the skin, On the bridge of the nose, chin, center of the forehead, cupids bow, on the brow bone and cheek bones. The Strobing technique (layers of highlight) is a craft itself, where the art of mastering “less is more” is essential. For additional strobing one can club and use GOSH Lumi Drops together with GOSH Contour N’ Strobe Kit .

Price : AED 125

Foundation Plus+ :

Foundation Plus+ is a foundation and concealer in one. I was amazed at the results. It gives a beautiful natural and flawless look and lasts all day. To make it stay even more longer, I set it with Gosh Prime’ N Set loose white setting powder, which is optional or can be opted out when your skin is absolutely dry. Foundation Plus has a satin finish, but not matte or dewy, with ingredients like Liquid Sea Minerals, Seaweed and Hyaluronic Acid. The result, it leaves the skin moisturised, nourished and it has regenerating factor too. The texture is similar to MAC’s Studio Sculpt Foundation. It comes with SPF 15. It gives a nice medium coverage which can be buildable.

It is available in 5 shades as of now and the shade I tried was 008 Golden. I have used this foundation several times and all I can say that is just amazing. Leaves my skin looking flawless with absolutely nothing on. I use a beauty blender or sponge to apply Foundation Plus+ to give the flawless look. It covered even my dark circles and it is not at all cakey. It is so pigmented. I have combination with more dry on my cheeks area, so Foundation Plus+ really made my skin moisturised and beautiful. It is perfect for people with normal or combination skin. You girls must grab it, it is a must have and try.

Price ; AED 120

Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel :

Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel tints, tames, fills-in, shapes, gives volume to the brows and holds brows in place all day. It comes in 2 shades – Nutmeg and Chestnut. The shade I am using is 001 Nutmeg. The eyebrow tint is gorgeous and matches with my current hair colour. It is designed with micro-tapered brush that allows precise application and blends fibers into brow hair. It has got a very fine brush applicator.

I hardly use anything for my brows, but ever since I have tried it, it has become my favourite. It has the antioxidant-rich Nordic super ingredient Seaweed, which nourishes the brows hair. It is very easy to apply. The best part is that again it is Paraben-free and Perfume-free.  It is similar to Bene tint that I have used earlier.

How to Apply
Build product on the eyebrows with light upward movements. Repeat until the eyebrow has the desired volume and shape.

Price – AED 70

Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara :

Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara builds visible and measurable longer and fuller lashes in a few strokes only. With GOSH Lash Sculpting Mascara, volume and length gets a whole new meaning. The formula contains flower shaped fibers up 2 mm in length sealing to lashes and builds up the lashes, one by one, layer upon layer and sculpt each individual lash.

It has Tynex Fiber brush for maximum volume. I love all GOSH mascaras, Boombastic and Rebel Eyes, being my favourite, but if you want more drama then go for Rebel Eyes. Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara is a good mascara for everyday use too and you can wear it all day long. It does not flake. The mascara contains Seaweed and it is perfume-free and paraben-free too, so it doesn’t irritates the eye even. It gives superb length and definition.

I would suggest you to grab this one if you are looking for a good fibre mascara and looking for something natural or safe for your eyes. It nourishes and protects the lashes.

Price – AED 70

Giant Pro Liner :

Gosh Giant Pro Liner is an intense, long lasting, extremely black graphic eyeliner (Suitable for making thick Cat winged eyeliner). It has got the most intense black colour. The pointed tip gives optimal control and precision in application. It is perfect for creating thin and bold lines and for defining and contouring eyes.

It feels like you are holding a marker, so it gives you stunning accuracy. It is water based, so it is quite easy to remove. So whether a ‘wing’ or a ‘wedge’ is desired, Giant Pro Liner is the perfect tool in your makeup kit.

Life couldn’t be better than this, as it makes the eyeliner application, super quick. The results are amazing and gives a crisp finish to the eyeliner. It dries pretty fast, so no smudging or staining the eyes even. But if you have oily skin then do prime. It is really long lasting and gives a good matte finish. They are Perfume and paraben free too, so no irritation to the eyes even.

Price – AED 80

Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick :

The creamy texture of GOSH Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick ensures an easy outlined application and delivers an even long lasting result with an intense, pure matt colour pay-off. Amazing pigmentation and glides on easily on the lips. I tried the Shade 014 Cranberry and let me tell you, ever since that I have gone crazy after this shade and it has become my hot favourite. Cranberry is a deep berry shade. You can compare these lipsticks with Mac lipsticks too. I received several compliments and many of my friends asked about it and have become crazy about this particular shade.

Natural Waxes keep lips moist and soothe them and Hyaluronic Acid keeps lips hydrated and smooth. But I suggest that you to use a lip balm underneath, which I always do because of my dry lips. They are Dermatologically tested and again Perfume and Paraben Free.

Price – Somewhere around AED 50-60, I don’t remember the exact price now.

Velvet Touch Lip Liner :

GOSH Velvet Touch Lip Liner is soft and flexible and provides a super edge to the lips preventing the lipstick from bleeding in to the small lines around the lips.

They are extremely waterproof and durable and has got high pigmentation. They are seriously a bomb, you guys. They can be used as a liner or by itself all over the lips as a matte lipstick. Their lip liners are good dupes of MAC Pro-Longwear Lip Liner or Huda Beauty Lip Contour. 

I have tried the shade 010 Smoothie which is nice dark pink shade. The lip liners contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil and they are also Perfume and Paraben-Free.

I will attach a picture of mine of the look that I have created using all these products.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this New Gosh Seaweed Collection as much as I did writing about it. All GOSH products are available at Lifestyle stores and Boots Pharmacies. Until next time, See you !