The Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette featured in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links that benefit this site are included.
There’s one thing and only one thing an eyeshadow lover can say when opening the new Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette for the very first time – “Wow!”
Yes, I was amazed and then some when I first encountered this palette, which is the second eyeshadow palette in the Huda Beauty line which also includes false lashes, lip products, highlighter palettes and soon a line of foundation. From the outer packaging, the actual packaging, and the set of 18 eyeshadows (1 glitter, 8 creamy mattes, 6 pearls, and 3 duochromes), it’s stunning. Stunning! The general feeling I get with Desert Dusk is an overall upgrade.
The outer box – I mean, who can throw this out?
The actual packaging – duochrome and with raised gold print!
A plastic divider to keep the mirror clean as the shadows are used.
And a closer look at the shadows starting with the first half. Angelic was also in the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette.
And the second half.
Row by row, here are swatches of those gorgeous, warm colors. These colors are pigmented, easy to work with, and overall a huge win. They’re easy to blend and layer, even the mattes which are buttery smooth.
You bet I’m having fun playing with these shadows! To create this eye look I used Eden in the crease, Saffron in the outer corner, Oud on top of Saffron, Blood Moon on the lid, Retrograde on the inner lid, Celestial on the lower lid and Desert Sand on the browbone. On my lips are Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte 207.
When the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette was released last year, I was also very impressed with the quality of the shadows. Both palettes include mattes, shimmers and glitter eyeshadows. The Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette is excellent and I was and am impressed by the high quality of the shadows. That palette has been discontinued, but don’t be sad because the Desert Dusk palette is even greater.
When the Rose Gold palette first came out, I read reviews of those who were a bit disappointed with the bare bones, mirror-less packaging. For reference, let’s take a peek at the packaging for the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette.
You can still find this palette in stores and I do recommend it. While some reviews thought the mattes were a bit challenging, I love the quality and think they’re excellent. The deep glitters might seem a bit difficult to work with, but the trick is to apply them with the pads of your ring finger and tap them into your eyelid.
My Final Thoughts: Okay eyeshadow lovers – you do need the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, especially if you’re fond of warm eyeshadow tones. At $65 it’s a bit on the pricey side, but entirely worthwhile.
Availability: On Sephora.com now, in select Sephora stores on 10/13