First, do you think it was a coincidence that Huda Kattan launched the Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection on October 24, 2019? Umm. I really don’t think there are any coincidences. In fact,, the actual Mercury Retrograde Event, which began on October 31st, continues through November 20 In other words, Mercury, appears to be spinning backwards. However, , the key word here is appears. In other words, Mercury really isn’t spinning backwards. Mercury only looks like it is. Therefore, on Earth, what we are seeing is an optical illusion. Even more, theMercury Retrograde Collection includes an 18 shade eyeshadow palette. Also included is a holographic makeup bag . Furthermore, three double-ended eyeshadow brushes come inside the makeup bag.
Mercury Retrograde on November 11, 2019
Above all, today, at 7:30 in the morning Eastern Standard Time, we will have the opportunity to view a rare Celestial Event. Mercury will transit the sun. In other words, Mercury will cross in front of the sun! Although, Mercury transits the sun 3 or 4 times a year, our view from earth doesn’t see the actual transit. The reason is, Mercury’s orbital plane between Earth and the Sun doesn’t line up with Earth’s. Mostly, the way most Mercury Transits appear to us is Mercury looks like it drops above or below the sun! Now, today Mercury crosses Earth’s plane, as it appears to be,
in line with the Sun. And, only in this way is a transit visible. Therefore, the next time Mercury will appear to transit the Sun will not be until 20491 . Pretty Cool- Right?
So, Mercury Retrograde? What’s All The Fuss About?
Many people believe that Mercury Retrograde triggers a cycle of misfortune. In fact, Mercury, considered a mischievous planet, is thought to be the trickster of the zodiac! As a result, when Mercury is in Retrograde, earthlings believe that anything that goes wrong , is because Mercury is in Retrograde! As a result, When Mercury is in Retrograde, we may feel more paranoid than usual. In addition, Astrologers believe , during this perceived period, the backwards motion of Mercury, affects our technology and communication on earth.. Moreover, many other things can go wrong, such as we can experience misunderstandings in our relationships. Also , when we travel, glitches can occur. For example, delayed planes, canceled planes, and losing our luggage is because Mercury is in Retrograde. Above all, technology, and communication disruptions, even Emails getting lost, are because Mercury is in Retrograde.
Finally, Mercury Retrograde has a challenging reputation. Namely, Mishaps happen when Mercury is in Retrograde. As a result, the names of Huda’s Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadows reflect the feelings we feel during this time.
As a result, the names of Huda’s Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow shades reflect our feelings when Mercury is in Retrograde.
Mercury Retrograde Can Be a True Transformation
Huda wants us to express ourselves, and empower our inner Diva during Mercury Retrograde. Therefore, she created this “ultra cool” eyeshadow palette. Above all, the Collection is supposed to help you express your creativity and SLAY during Retrograde!
And, you can find the Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection at Sephora, and on shophudabeauty.com. And, the cost of the 18 shade eyeshadow palette is $67. Also, the Mercury Retrograde Brush Set costs $44.
The Packaging For the Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection
Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection Eyeshadow Palette
First, the plastic palette is well-built and weighty. Furthermore, it has a holographic, multi-reflective shine. Moreover, it has a snap closure.
Also important to me, the palette has a very large mirror. And, the palette has eighteen shades.
Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection Eyeshadow Brushes
First, the three, double-ended brushes come in a holographic cosmetics bag. The bag is super shiny. Also, the bag can hold a lot of makeup! For one thing, the bag easily holds the Mercury Retrograde Palette, along with the three double-ended brushes. Moreover, the brushes, made with synthetic fibers, bristles are dense. In addition, the matte pink handles, on each side, connect with a lucite tube. And, the brush names are on each tube.
Last of all, the collection is travel worthy. The palette fits into the makeup bag, along with the brushes. And, “three” dual – ended brushes, are really six different eyeshadow brushes.. Therefore, you have all you need to create unlimited looks.
Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection Eyeshadow Palette Shades
There are 18 cosmic shades in the Mercury Retrograde Palette. First, there are nine buttery matte eyeshadows. Next, the palette has six high shine, creamy metallic shades. Then, the palette has 1 glitter shade, charged with silver sparkles. Finally, there are two sheer, multi-reflective shades.
Row 1 Left to Right
First, Cosmic, a lavender shade, has a high shine, creamy metallic finish. Use Cosmic on your eyelids. Furthermore, you can apply Cosmic with your fingers, or an eyeshadow brush. Finally, you can use Cosmic wet, or spray water on your brush, and use the lavender shade damp. In this way, you will get a wow, metallic look.
Next, Utopia, a peachy shade, has a matte finish . Use this peachy matte shade as a base, all over your eyelids.
Third, Ultraviolet, an ultra-violet shade, has a high shine, creamy metallic finish. I love Ultraviolet all over the lids. And, you can use this ultra-violet metallic wet, or dry.
Fourth, Nebula, a silver shade , has silver and purple large glitter particles in it. Furthermore, Nebula is a creamy powder. I love to add a pop of glitter in the center of the eyelids. In this way, your eyes will pop!
Next, Mercury, a green-blue peacock shade, has a high shine, creamy metallic finish. I’m in love with this shade! I can’t wait to wear Mercury all over my eyelids. Also, you can wear this shade wet or dry.
Finally, Haze, a minty green-blue shade, has a matte finish. This is another gorgeous shade. Use Haze as a base, on the eyelids. Then, put Mercury in the outer corners.
Row 2 Left to Right
First, Off Balance , a warm dusty rose shade, has a matte finish. To start with, use Off Balance at your base shade, all over your eyelids. Also, top of this dusty rose shade with one of the multi-reflective shadows for a pearlescent glow.
Next, Galaxy is a purple/brown shade, with a high shine creamy metallic finish. I love Galaxy all over your eyelids. Also, wear Galaxy wet or dry to give it a real wow.
Third, Libra , a dark-edit lavender shade, has a matte finish. Use Libra all over your eyelids, as your base shade.
Next, Crash, a dustry, cool-toned pink shade, has a matte finish. Use this dusty deep pink shade all over your eyelids as a base shade. then, layer with one of the creamy metallic shades.
Then, Momentum, a light. pale , cool pink shade, has a matte finish. Use Momentum as an all over base shade.
Last, Supermoon, a light pink shade, has a sheer, multi – reflective finish. Use this shade as a topper for any of the shades. As a result, it will give your eyes a pearlescent finish.
Row 3 Left To Right
To begin with, Vortex, a deep purple shade, has a matte finish. Use Vortex as a crease shade. Or, use this deep purple shade on the outer corners of your eyes. Also, line your lower lash lines with Vortex.
Second, Hot Mess, a a deep berry shade, has a matte finish. I would wear Hot Mess in my crease, on the outer corners of my eyes. and use it as a liner, to line my upper or lower lash lines.
Next, Supernova, a rose gold shade with golden sparkles, has a high-shine, creamy finish. Wear Supernova all over your eyelids. Also, wear this shade wet or dry.
Next, Karma, a deep , dusty pink shade, has a matte finish. Use Karma as an eye base. Then layer it with a reflective shade, to make your eyes pearlescent. Also, this shade is deep enough to wear in your crease, outer corners, and line your lower lash lines.
Then, Gold Glitch, a golden shade, has a multi-reflective finish. I would use Gold Glitch as an eyeshadow topper.
Last of all, Frazzled, a reddish bronze shade, has a high shine, creamy metallic finish. Use Frazzled all over your eyelids.
Mercury Retrograde Collection Eyeshadow Brush Descriptions
Eyes Sparkle and Shine
This dual-ended brush has a triangular sponge applicator, which is good to apply the shimmer, metallic and glitter shades. On the other side, the soft and firm brush is perfect to apply the cream eyeshadows.
Pack and Puff
The Pack and Buff brush can be used to apply, soften, and blend colors.
Contour and Blend
The smoke and smudge brush can be used to contour eyes, and to add intensity.
Huda Mercury Retrograde Collection Last But Not Least………
To begin with, the Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette is so different from any palette I’ve seen. And, that’s a good thing. I think Huda hit the ball out of the park with this Mercury Retrograde Collection! For one thing, I love that she combined dusty coppers, rosy pinks, golden taupe, with pops of purple and blue. Also, I love the mixture of warm and cool shades. Furthermore, pastel shades are mixed with dusty, deep shades. This palette has a lot of possibilities. I’ve always been a huge fan of Huda’s cosmetics!
Moreover, Huda’s inspiration came from her current obsession, rhinestones! Therefore, the pinks, blues and purples are a nod to the way rhinestones shift color, depending on how the light hits them. Furthermore, there are a lot of multi-reflective, and glass-like glitter powders in this palette. As a result, they bring the crystal shine, sparkle and glow of the shadows, to life!
Finally, I love the creaminess of her shadows. For one thing, the mattes have good color, that goes on smoothly. Although, the Shimmers are a mixed bag. Therefore, the way you apply them, brush, finger, damp or dry, makes all the difference on how the shimmers perform.
Finally, don’t let the Mercury Retrograde make you feel paranoid. Stay rooted in reality! Don’t have important conversations until after November 20th! This is also a period when we get a chance to correct mistakes. And, it is the best time of the year for a makeover!
Let me now what you think about Mercury in Retrograde? Has anything weird happened to you since Halloween? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. Personally, I was in a bad car accident, while waiting at a stop sign. Someone hit my brand new car! Mercury in Retrograde? Then, my husband’s heart went into A Fib and he had to have a cardio-version last week! Mercury in Retrograde? Then, my daughter in law, who is expecting a baby in December, was tested for pregnancy diabetes, and was told she had it. And, she has to prick herself 4 X a day. But, good news is, her levels are normal!?! Is it Mercury in Retrograde? You tell me!