Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Taupe Revisited: Julie Hewett Hue in Mystere

I first showed you the Julie Hewett Hue in Mystere in this post. It's taken quite a few uses for me to feel confident about writing a review as there are definitely pluses and minuses to this cream eyeshadow.


I'll get the negatives out of the way first. The cream has quite a dry formula so it takes a bit of effort to pick up the colour from the pot. I have tried both finger and brush to apply and I prefer to use my fingertip as the warmth helps to pick it up. Although it looks opaque in the swatch, on my lids it is always quite sheer and requires a bit of layering. This can be a little tricky if you're using a fingertip. Finally, despite being quite dry in texture, I find it is prone to creasing. I get a couple of hours wear with an eye primer before I see light creasing.

All of this aside, I do like using Mystere and pick it out often as it is a lovely colour and I like the convenience of a cream eyeshadow when I'm in a rush. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives for me but whether or not this is true for you will depend on your stance on creasing etc.




I really like the silvery, slightly metallic touch to this taupe. The sheer effect on the lids is nice if you're after just a wash of colour and I like this best with a slick of eyeliner (I've used navy as well as the dark brown I used above). You could of course use this as a base for eyeshadow too. 

The Julie Hewett Hue eyeshadows are available in both pot and pan form. I bought this from Cocktail Cosmetics but unfortunately Mystere is no longer in stock. Julie Hewett products are also available from Mise Beauty where the Hue pots cost £13.


  1. That's a really nice colour and a brand I'd not heard of before. Thanks for the tip!

  2. It looks GORGEOUS on you! Such a lovely shade of taupe. Too bad it's a little tricky to use.

  3. This is a lovely colour. Low key and understated, but I can imagined it goes towards a very groomed look. I like how you've paired with eyeliner. Not sure how well I'll get on with it though. I've got oily lids so if I use a cream eyeshadow, I always have to put a powder on top to hold it in place.

  4. This has been on my wishlist for a while but I don't need anything else from Julie Hewett. I tried another color of these and it did crease but I was hoping maybe this one didn't.

  5. It certainly is a beautiful color on you. I have been disappointed with Julie Hewett eyeshadows after they were reformulated, but I have never tried one of the creams. Mystere looks like the perfect don't-have-to-think color, and it really suits you. Which means it would probably suit me. ;)


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