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If you aren’t familiar with All Tingz Kay on YouTube, I’m happy to introduce you to her channel. I had seen a few people using the Huda Beauty Power Bullet Cream Glow Lipsticks**, but it wasn’t until I saw Kay feature the shade habibi that I decided to check them out for myself.
I went to Sephora expecting to just get the shade habibi, but after seeing it in person, it was slightly too cool in tone for my preference. The shade money maker** is just a little warmer than habibi, so it works better for me. I did really like the range of shades and I may purchase sweet cheeks at some point as well.
I think the shade range has a lot of nuance that will help a lot of skin tones find a shade that works. On the downside, I do think that it is easier to make sense of those nuances in person. If you are interested in this line of lipstick and you can safely visit a Sephora, I’d recommend doing that. The Sephora I went to is allowing testing with some restrictions. You can swatch things on your hand, but you have to use a disposable applicator to take the product from the tube.
If you can’t get to a Sephora or don’t feel safe doing so, the brand has taken some of the guesswork out of making a choice. They have them broken into two color categories: sweet nudes and bossy browns. Then within those categories, the colors are labeled as being light, medium, or rich. The shade I picked, money maker, is medium and falls in the bossy browns. Update March 27, 2022: I recently purchased a new shade, sweet cheeks, and have added some new information below. Sweet cheeks is a medium shade and is part of the sweet nudes.
Keep reading for swatches and my thoughts.
Huda Beauty Money Maker Cream Lipstick, $25.00**
Sephora describes Money Maker as a medium rose brown.
The Huda Beauty cream lipstick** has a thin texture but manages to still be pigmented. The brand claims that it has medium coverage and I would agree. The formula is moisturizing and very comfortable to wear. While it is a cream and does have shine to it, it does not feather outside of my lip lines and manages to stay put. This formula does have a fragrance, but to me, it is very faint. I didn’t even realize it had fragrance until writing this review and noticed fragrance in the ingredient list.
The most comparable formula that comes to mind is from Propa Beauty. The Huda Beauty lipstick has that same nourishing feeling as the Propa Beauty lipsticks. That feeling of using a lip balm or treatment instead of a lipstick. I do think the Huda Beauty is thinner, but not in a bad way. It is not so thin that I think you’d forget you were wearing it, but I can feel the “weight” of the Propa Beauty lipstick a bit more.
Update March 27, 2022 + A New Shade (Sweet Cheeks)
I have heard some people describe this as a thick formula and I think I get where they are coming from. Its nourishing feeling can certainly feel thick when compared to thinner less moisturizing formulas. In my experience some thinner formulas than this are Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel, MAC Love Me, and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks.
The only complaint I have with the formula is that I like to apply lip liner after lipstick, and these don’t blend into the liner very well with that method. If I apply lip liner first, I don’t have an issue. MAC lip liners work better than other formulas when applied on top, but it still isn’t the best.
Sephora describes Sweet Cheeks as a medium nude mauve.
Shade Comparison (Bite Beauty Calvados** vs Huda Beauty Money Maker**)
For color reference, this is the closest shade I have to compare to the Huda Beauty Money Maker lipstick. These formulas are not dupes, I just like to give a shade comparison if possible. Seeing another color that is similar can put the shades into perspective, especially considering how things can vary on different skin tones.
Bite Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon (Calvados) ⬅️ If you click that link, you can visit my review post and also see Calvados compared to the now discontinued MAC Persistence Lipstick.
I think this is a really nice lipstick and I’m a big fan. Like I mentioned, I also want to get a nude shade in sweet cheeks, but I’m trying to resist. I don’t know why we get that urge, to like something so much, that we buy something different instead of just enjoying the thing we like. 😂 If you know why, please explain it to me lol.
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5 thoughts on “Huda Beauty Cream Lipstick in Money Maker”
That is a beautiful shade! The comparison to Propa makes me even more interested, but my lipstick no-buy/low-buy is keeping me in check. I’m going to break it in a few days though to try a Mented lipstick during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. lol.
As for the question you posed at the end, I can only speak for myself, but I think it’s tied to FOMO. The surprise and joy of finding something nice in a line (especially if it’s something I didn’t expect to be interested in) makes me wonder if I’m missing out by not getting additional shades. I wonder if I can replicate that same feeling of excitement again when I find another gem or if perhaps another shade in the line will be even better suited for me or I will somehow love it even more. Being pleasantly surprised once instantly makes me wonder if I might be surprised again if I take another chance. Of course, that rarely turns out to be the case. The first one I initially get and think will suit me is usually the best one that I like the most. That fact is how I sometimes talk myself out of getting more.
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21 days of beauty is basically impossible to resist lol. It definitely makes sense that I’m just excited and want to experience that again. Now that you mention it, I also end up still liking the original color the best. Pat Mcgrath blushes come to mind as a recent example. I bought two more, but still love and prefer paradise venus. Thanks for your thoughts.
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No problem! I enjoy our makeup discussions 😀 which other shades did you end up buying from PML? I should have stopped at Paradise Venus and Nude Venus but I bought Electric Bloom a month or so after my review. lol.
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🙂 I bought Divine Rose and Nude Venus. Both of them are beautiful but just not as flattering as Paradise Venus in me. I’m trying to worry less about how things compare to each other though. I have a habit of getting caught up in comparison instead of just enjoying something for what it is on its own. Likely a side effect of blogging lol.
Yeah, that’s understandable. 😀
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