When I first saw this palette on the Hush app (www.hush.com), I was very excited because it looked like a near exact dupe for the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette, which is $65 and which I don’t have, and this I purchased for only $14 on the app. Also, if you use the Hush app, you’ll get free shipping on your purchase.
From what I can see from shade comparisons, the only shade differs greatly from the original palette is the shade Epic versus the shade Twilight in the Huda Beauty palette. While I don’t the Desert Dusk palette, I will give you my honest review on the Bad Habit Athena palette.
Now the shades in the Athena palette are extremely pigmented, however, there is an intense amount of kick-back in the pan even when I just first swatched them. They are extremely flaky due to the high amount of pigment in the shadows, and they have quite a lot of fall-out in application.
This was the first look I created with the palette. I applied the shade Purity all over my lid to set my lid primer (the Milani eyeshadow primer, which I highly recommend.) I applied Truth in my crease as a transition shade Epic, Medusa, and Divine on the lid. I applied Gleam on the inner third, and then Clever and Wisdom in my outer corner. I then applied Fierce on my brow bone as a highlight and my inner corner. I applied a lot of loose powder on my under-eyes to catch fallout, which I suspected without even having applied to my lid that there would a lot of. I applied Power, Prize, and Clever to my lower lash line, then swept away the fall-out at the end of the look.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the end look that I achieved from the palette, but not thrilled about the fallout I had to clean up afterwards and the messiness in the pan on my palette that I just bought.
For another look, I wanted ro play with the glitter shade Daring in the palette. I used Truth in my crease, then Avalous on my lid. Then I placed Gleam and Epic on my inner third, Divine in my inner third in the upper area as well. I used a glitter glue (by NYX) and then patted on Daring in the center of my lid and up almost into the crease. Then I went in with Clever in the outer corner and blended it out. I made sure to tap off my brush very well between each color to avoid fall-out.
So as you can see, you can get some different looks from this palette. Overall, I actually love the looks I get from this palette and am getting very addicted to it, but it is a little bit messy to work with.
That was my review of the Bad Habit Athena palette with swatches and some tutorials. What did you think? Will you be picking up this palette or not? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Xo Whatever Lydia Does – xo