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28 June 2019

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review - First Impressions & Swatches

 Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review |

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review |

This is my first ever Huda Beauty palette!! I've seen this all over Instagram and I feel like it's such a hyped up palette so I decided to finally try it out. SO please feel free to continue to read on for my honest opinion of the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette.

Side note : I can't help myself + I keep calling this palette 'Desert DUST' instead of 'Desert DUSK'...

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette : RRP £56 @ Selfridges - LINK

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review |

My initial thoughts when purchasing were, this is a bloody expensive palette, it better make my eyes glow like the freaking moon. Jokes aside, over all there is a very glam aesthetic from the packaging, colour scheme and selection of shades.

I love how pretty the packaging is. Like most eye palettes, this comes with a plastic protector over the pans, but this one is a lot sturdier and has a really pretty image of Huda's eyes. The palette itself feels very sturdy and weighted, a good sized mirror too and magnetic closure. I fell in love with the PR packaging for this palette, the sand effect thing was so cute. Deep down I really wish Huda chose the PR packaging as the retail packing because it was actually beautiful - I'm not precious when it comes to packaging but I would've actually kept the PR version like forever... and hung it on my bedroom wall.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review |
I'm the worst at swatches.. sorry 🙈
So there is a total of 18 shades; on the back of the box it says there is 8 buttery mattes, 6 pressed pearl/shimmers, 3 duo chromes and 1 glitter. I think the description on the box is a bit mis-leading as there's actually less than 8 matte shades - within the 8 it has included the shimmery matte shades like saffron and amethyst which to me aren't really mattes but we'll roll with it.

The shades that I'm not really big on are desert sand, musk and eden. They're pretty shades but the formula isn't great compared to the other shades within the palette. I find those particular shades are less pigmented and chalky.

My favourite shades have to be twilight and cashmere. Twilight is one of the duo chrome shades, I love the pink/blue undertones depending on the angle of light. Cashmere is a metallic, champagne shade that I can see myself getting a lot of use out of, especially as a highlighter shade.

Cosmo is such a weird shade, I don't know if I love it or hate it. It looks SO pretty in the pan, and when I swatched it I figured it's literally a pan of copper toned glitter AND on it's own it's not that buildable either. To get an opaque glitter finish using cosmo you would need to use something like the NYX glitter primer which is about a fiver from Superdrug.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review |

If you're big fan of shimmery shades, I would 100% recommend this palette. However, if you prefer mattes and neutrals then this palette isn't for you purely because there is not very many matte shades to play with and the colours aren't neutral but still very glam.

I love the variety of shades and shimmery finishes, the duo chromes are my absolute favourites. There's also very little fall out and the majority of the shades are buttery bar the true matte shades and the glitter pan. I definitely see my self getting a lot of use out of the majority of the shades, also 10 out of 10 in love with the overall aesthetic.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review |
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