Huda Beauty Desert Dusk – Worth the Hype?

Up until recently, I seriously thought I was the only person remotely bothered by the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette. It’s colours are so eye catching and beautiful, with a selection of dazzling mattes, shimmers, metallics and a glitter shade, all set in an array of purples, pinks, golds and oranges, to create the most incredible and dramatic eye looks. From the moment I saw it, I wanted it. But at £56 it had to wait until Christmas, where my wonderful mother-in-law delivered!

This was one of the first presents I actually opened, and I was so excited. I hadn’t heard really anything about the palette except from Huda Kattan herself, and on Cult Beauty, so I really thought my want for this palette was unique. Until I posted about it on Twitter and Instagram and had a flurry of friends, bloggers or not, demanding to see swatches and know if it was any good. Reading blogs after Christmas, this palette has popped up in a lot of wishlists. And I realised quite how hyped up this palette was!

So, straight to the point; is it worth all the hype? Like all hyped products I’ve used before it, hell yeah it is!!!!!

Each shade is so pigmented that even the slightest dip of a brush into a pan delivers an amazing amount of colour to your eyes. If you want eye looks that make an impact then this is definitely for you! The mattes are so pigmented and the shimmers so glamorous. And everything is so blendable! I’ve only used this properly once, and then swatched it. But I’m full of swoons for this palette. It wins the award, hands down, for my best beauty product of 2017. And that’s with one use, and only getting it five days before the year was up.

(Full swatches – please note in the first picture only a single layer of product is shown, whereas two layers of product are shown in the second, hence why these seem brighter and more pigmented)

As for packaging, the protective outer box it comes in has a gorgeous metallic pink cover, embossed logo, and minimal detail on the front. The rest of the box is black, and the whole thing can be described as simple, with just the right amount of extra (does that make sense?). The palette is study black card, with a gorgeous photo on the front that compliments the whole palette, and the plastic cover over the eyeshadows features the same picture. The whole thing is study, with a generously sized mirror built in, and is exactly what you’d want with such a high price point. It doesn’t feel flimsy or overdone, and you know it would travel well without breaking any of the shadows.

So overall, do I like this palette? Yes, and I couldn’t recommend it more. I’ve never had such a breeze creating high colour, perfectly blended, dramatic eye looks – I’ll get some posted when the dissertation is finished and I have more time to actually put makeup on again!

Have you tried the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette? Or is it on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. January 23, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Your photos are so stunning, they make the palette look even prettier x

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