The new Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette takes us on an exotic Arabian journey into the Desert that surrounds her home. Interestingly, Huda Kattan moved from the United States to Dubai. To illustrate her surroundings, Huda created the 18 shades that create the Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65). Significantly, Desert Dusk is Huda’s second eyeshadow palette. First, Huda became known for her false eyelashes. Next, she created Huda’s Rose Gold Edition Palette which caused quite a stir in the cosmetic world. Soon after, it became everybody’s favorite Rose Gold Palette. Simultaneously there are many warm toned eyeshadow palettes on the market today. What makes Huda’s stand apart from the others is her three new shadow formulations.
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Packaging
To illustrate her Brand, Huda is the face of Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette. Clearly, her beauty makes her a great cover for her compact because she is absolutely gorgeous.
In contrast to Rose Gold Edition, Huda’s first eyeshadow palette, her new Desert Dusk packaging is sleeker and much sturdier. As Huda herself says, ” after the first palette, she learned from her customers what they wanted to see in future eyeshadow palettes.
Desert Dusk Palette Formula
In short, there are eighteen shades and four textures in the new Desert Dusk Palette. First, there are 8 shades that have a creamy matte finish. Furthermore, the creaminess of the formula makes the matte shades easy to work with. Next, are six shades with a shimmering pearl finish. Furthermore, the shimmers work well dry or dampened. Equally important, and my favorites, are 3 duo-chrome shades. are toppers, meaning they The duo-chromes were created to go on top of a base shadow. Therefore, the duo-chromes are toppers for a base shadow. Also, the duo-chrome toppers look unique on the lid. Furthermore, when used alone, without an underlying shadow, the duo-chromes create a gorgeous sparkle-effect on the lid. Finally, the only glitter shade in the palette, is a fun favorite. Above all, the glitter is a dazzling metallic shade with a glitter finish.
Desert Dusk Palette Shades
Row 1 Desert Dusk – across, left to right
- First -Desert Sand is a beige-peach shade with a matte finish
- Second – Musk is a muddy grey shade with a matte finish
- Third – Eden is an apricot orange shade with a matte finish
- Fourth – Amber is a reddish brown brick shade with a matte finish
- Fifth-Blood Moon is a pressed pearl eyeshadow
- Sixth -Oud is a rich reddish dark brown with a matte finish
Desert Sand Palette Row 2 – across, left to right
- First – Celestial is a deep golden shade with a a rose gold slant duo-chrome
- Second- Nefertiti is a peachy-golden pressed pearl shadow
- Third – Twilight is a Fuchsia duo-chrome with a blue slant
- Fourth – Amethyst is a Fuchsia-purple with a matte finish
- Fifth – Royal is a wine pressed pearl shadow
- Sixth -Retrograde is a deep plum duo-chrome with a silver slant
Desert Dust Palette Row 3 – across , left to rightpress
- First, Cashmere is a bronze pressed pearl shadow.
- Second, Angelic is a peachy-orange pressed pearl shadow.
- Third, Cosmo is a reddish copper glitter.
- Fourth, Turkish Delight is a brick-red pressed pearl shadow.
- Fifth, Saffron is a wine shade with a matte finish.
- Sixth, Blazing is a burnt orange shade with a matte finish.
Above all, the Desert Dusk Palette has gorgeous shades that will create super looks. First, you can create a subtle daytime look with many of the matte shades. Also, you can create subtle to dramatic looks, as well as bold glittering looks.
However, out of the four textures, the mattes seem harder to work with. In short, they are not as creamy as other mattes in other palettes. For example, Natasha Denona’s matte shades are so creamy and buttery they slip right on. Yet, Huda’s mattes are not quite as pigmented as they look in the pan, and do not glide on at all. Instead, they are patchy and powdery. Therefore, the matte shadow formula needs work. Sorry Huda! I’m still a huge fan. Because the other three formulas are superb, especially the duo-chromes, and the pressed pearl shadows, the palette is still a hit. These formulas glide on, with little fallout.
What sets the Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette apart from other warm palettes on the market are the shimmer shades and the duo-chromes. Again, these shadows are easier to work with than many other shimmers and duo-chromes on the market. On the other hand, the mattes are not as pigmented as they look in the pan. However, you can build them up so that they do look like the shade in the pan. Only, it may take some effort on your part. I suggest you use a light base, or lid primer before you put the matte shades on.
On the whole, the colors in this palette are great for fall. Most of them blend well together for a seamless application. There is some fallout in some of the shades. For the glitter shade to stick, I suggest using glitter glue on your lid before you apply the glitter.
The Desert Dusk Palette does capture the vibe of the Arabian Desert. It is an easy palette to use, as well as being beginner friendly. I recommend purchasing for the duo-chromes, pressed pearl shadows, and the glitter. The shades are gorgeous, including the mattes.
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