Huda Beauty came out with a new eyeshadow palette, that created a lot of hype. I never cared for her Rose Gold palette, it got mixed reviews and I didn’t like the shades (plus I the ones I did like, I already have in a million other palettes). When I first saw the new Desert Dusk that is replacing her old one, I wasn’t too excited. I honestly though I would be skipping it, but after seeing reviews, learning more about the shades, I decided to go for it. There’s so many shades that I don’t already have, they’re really unique and I love all the different finishes.First thoughts when I got it: I was truly surprised by the size. This palette is super expensive ($65.00) .. and extremely small. It looks so much bigger in videos and pictures. That’s one thing that disappointed me. I was blown away by the packaging though! She did such a good job (again way better than the rose gold), everything is on point. Even the damn plastic sheet that protects the shadows blew me away – I am definitely keeping it, which is a first. Such a nice touch.
The palette comes with 18 shades in four unique textures: one dazzling glitter, eight creamy mattes, six shimmering pearl shades, and three duo-chrome toppers. Layer different textures to create unique combinations, or add intrigue to smooth matte shades with a duo-chrome topper. You can do everything from subtle, natural looks to dramatic statements and bold glittering looks, which is a huge plus for me. It also has a nice mirror!
I honestly love it. The formula is amazing, the shadows are buttery, easy to blend and I had no problems with them. They do have some fall out, because they’re really pigmented and soft, but it’s not anything that bothers me. The shimmers, glitter, and duo chromes can be applied dry, but I always prefer to wet them to get the full effect.The amount of looks you can create with this, is just mind blowing. I didn’t even know where to begin, when I first got it. So many choices! It is worth the high price tag and I would definitely buy it again. It’s not just another warm neutral palette, it has a ton of unique shades to spice it up.I’m honest when I say this: I’ve never tried shadows this pigmented before. I have a million palettes, a lot that I love from the biggest and best brands, but Huda impressed me so much. The mattes are incredible, I’ve never tried anything like this before. All I can say is that you guys need to feel them yourselves. I can’t even find the words to describe them!
I didn’t do any swatches and it kills me, but there’s a reason. You know I hate it when I can’t include them, but the non mattes were so special that I couldn’t catch them in the right light and the camera didn’t do them justice. This is something you need to see in real life, they’re that pretty. I used the swatches from Sephora, but I personally still think they’re 1000 times prettier in person. Just trust me on this. I didn’t want to ruin them by showing crappy pictures.You can buy it here (DK): https://www.sephora.dk/makeup/huda-beauty-desert-dusk-palette-M0005501.html#q=huda%2Bbeauty&start=1