Sunday, 10 December 2017

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette | Review with Swatches

I hadn't fallen for the Huda Beauty hype until my friend leant me her Desert Dusk palette to play with and now I can't get enough. If there's ever a palette you need to add to your wish-list it's this one and although it's on the pricier range of the palette spectrum it's safe to say it's well worth it! 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review


The Palette 

The Desert Dusk palette consists of eighteen stunning shades that you didn't know you needed. What I loved the most about this palette is the mixture of types of shades that you wouldn't expect to find at all together in such a variety; with eight matte shades, six pressed pearls, three duo-chromes and the pièce de résistance of a pure glitter shade (mhmm a pure glitter shade) you won't struggle to be adventurous with your look. There's something about this mixture of Arabian inspired tones that make you want to reach out of your comfort zone and become a smokey eyed desert princess. 

I found myself untraditionally drawn to the burnt orange tones of Oud, Blood Moon and Amber and couldn't wait to put my blending skills to the challenge with a look I definitely hadn't gone for before. As a complete newbie to such warm tones I was relieved to find each shade perfectly blend-able making carving out my crease with a somewhat alien shade seem like a breeze. 

Mattes: Desert Sand, Musk, Eden, Amethyst, Amber, Blazing, Saffrom, Oud

Pressed Pearls: Nefertiti, Royal, Turkish Delight, Angelic, Cashmere, Blood Moon

Duo-Chrome (toppers): Celestial, Retrograde, Twilight 

Glitter: Cosmo 
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review

Swatches 

From left to right: Retrograde, Royal, Amethyst, Twilight, Nefertiti, Celestial, Oud, Blood Moon, Amber, Eden, Musk, Desert Sand

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review

From left to right: Blazing, Saffron, Turkish Delight, Cosmo, Angelic, Cashmere 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review

Final Thoughts 

As I said in the intro, this palette is the one to add to your wish-list I've found it very hard to find any negatives that would put me off parting with fifty six quid but I'll give it a go; although the pigmentation of the matte shades is banging, I did notice that they have the slightest shimmer of pearl in them but it's nothing to write home about and isn't noticeable once shades start to be layered and blended but it does mean that they're not one hundred percent matte. Secondly, I noticed that the Duo-Chrome and Pure Glitter shades aren't as 'ready to go' as described, whilst they do pick up on a brush and apply to skin, for a proper chrome / glitter finish I would definitely recommend sightly dampening the brush to really get the product packed on there. Other than that. I'd say the Desert Dusk Palette is pretty much perfect. 
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10 comments

  1. I'm just not drawn to the brand at all but there's no denying this is a gorgeous looking palette. I don't think I could part with quite so much for a palette but those matte shades look dreamy, despite that sheen you mention. Beautiful swatches xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  2. I'm so glad you reviewed this because I've been so on the shelf about it for ages. But now I'm deffo going to buy it with my Christmas money! x

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  3. This palette looks gorgeous! I love the shades!

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  4. You are meant to tell me I don't need it haha! It looks fab and your nails look amazing as a side note x

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  5. I reallt want this, like really really want this palette xx

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  6. I do so want to try this. The price doesn’t put me off a little but the shades are so gorgeous I may have to treat myself xx

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  7. MEEEEEEEEEEH I WANT IT. *cries* why does it have to be so beautiful?? :'(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. Oh my gosh I think I'm in love with Cosmo and Turkish Delight!!

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  9. I’ve been so back and fourth on this. I really want to go order it now.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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