This is one highly requested review! And that isn’t surprising, considering that the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette has been one of the most popular eyeshadow palettes these past few months. When I saw it online, I knew I just had to have it, and also review it for you guys!
First off, Huda Beauty did NOT disappoint with this gorgeous packaging. The palette comes in a pretty, royal purple box, and the lid of the palette has Huda’s eyes printed on them, with gorgeous holographic details in the headpiece. It feels super sleek, and the best thing is the HUGE mirror on the inside, which is so convenient!
The Desert Dusk palette comes with 18 eyeshadows, and retails for $65. Even though that price tag feels pretty big, I believe that it’s totally justified. Read on to find out why.
You get 18 eyeshadows, which is a pretty good amount. Most high-end palettes which retail from $40-60 usually contain 12-14 eyeshadows, so considering that the Huda Beauty palette is pretty on par in terms of pricing.
Of the 18 colours, eight are mattes, six are pressed pearls (shimmery colours), three are duo-chrome toppers and one is a pressed glitter. The eyeshadows in this palette feel buttery and slightly soft the touch, and are SUPER pigmented. The mattes apply and blend seamlessly, while the shimmery colours pack a crazy amount of pigment onto your eyelids when applied with your finger or a flat brush. The pressed glitter works best when applied with your finger, especially if you apply some sort of tacky base on your eyelid first, such as a glitter glue or eyeshadow primer.
I love the colour scheme of this palette! All the eyeshadows compliment each other, and you can create endless soft or dramatic looks. There’s a good mix of warm and neutral colours, with one or two cool-toned colours thrown into the mix. I personally prefer warmer or more neutral toned colours anyway, so this is the perfect palette for me. I also loved the gorgeous warm browns, orangey, red and purple tones that run throughout the palette. All in all, I’d say it’s a very versatile palette that can be used for soft, everyday looks or bold and dramatic nighttime ones too. Save a matte black eyeshadow, it has pretty much all you’d need to create tons of stunning eye looks. That’s why I also prefer to travel with it- it’s my all-in-one, go-to palette these days, and definitely in my top favourite palettes!
If you’re unsure whether or not to get the Desert Dusk palette, I’d recommend you go for it if you want something versatile, mostly warm toned, and great for travelling too. I’m in love with the Desert Dusk palette, and I totally understand the hype around it.
So, if you’re convinced that you just HAVE to have this palette, I say treat yourself! It’s definitely worth it.