Huda Beauty – Desert Dusk Palette Review

Hello my dear pumpkins and welcome back!

So today I am to do a review on Huda’s newest eyeshadow palette: Desert Dusk [FINALLY!]. I actually did a poll on Instagram asking you if you wanted me to do a review on this palette and most of you answered ‘Yes’ so here it is!!!!



I honestly love the packaging so freaking much, it’s very simple, chic, unique and has this middle-eastern vibe which I love. I am in love with Huda’s face on the front cover [her eyes are omg], I love how the eyeshadow and diamonds [in the photo] are sort of luminous according to the light and I love the fact that the name is in 3D, it feels so nice to the touch and in general the palette feels so soft. On top of that, the packaging is neat and when you open the palette, there’s a sort of transparent bronzed plastic paper that protects the eyeshadow and which has the eyes of Huda as well. In general, the packaging IS ON POINT and is amazing to keep in your makeup collection.

The palette is made out of cardboard and the closure is magnetic, it also feels very heavy hence luxurious. There’s nothing special in the back of the palette, it’s pretty basic: black [as if it is a continuous of Huda’s black hair] with the information written in white.


I love the shades of this palette; I love the warm-toned colors, the matte shades are stunning and the shimmers/metallic/glitter are to die for. As a matter of fact, I mainly wanted this palette for those amazing shimmer/glitter/duo-chrome toppers and I must say, I am not disappointed! 

With this palette, you can create a full look and you can go for different styles: you have transition shades, you have dark and light colors to create beautiful contrasts and you have shimmers to give life to your eye makeup look.

Concerning the forumla, the eyeshadows are very pigmented and blend very easily and nicely however they are very powdery so there’s a lot of fall outs.


On a side note, the duo-chrome toppers [I think] are meant to be worn on top of another eyeshadow and they look just gorgeous.

The only downside is that this palette is very messy, so you really gotta take care when you apply the glitter or the chrome shades, they just go all over the place.


This palette consists of 18 eyeshadows: 8 matte, 6 pressed pearls, 3 duo-chrome toppers and 1 glitter. Each has 1.4g of product and the palette contains a big mirror. In total, this palette retails for 65$.


I definitely think this palette is worth those 65$ because the formula is amazing, the shades are exceptional and the packaging is just breath-taking. Moreover, I think you get a considerable amount of product for the price.

Additionally, I think this palette is perfect for travelling because of its size and shape, because there’s a mirror and because you can create diverse looks. This palette combines practicality and aesthetic.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this review and if you did, don’t forget to give it a ‘like’ and to follow my blog


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  1. October 9, 2017 / 8:33 am

    your photography is absolutely gorgeous! Love the look of this palette!xx

  2. October 9, 2017 / 9:07 am

    These shades, OMG so pretty. This is definitely a lovely palette for all warm toned lovers and pop of glitter. xx

    • October 9, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Yessss, perfect for fall!! Thanks for passing by xx

  3. Coyote from Orion
    October 9, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Only a few weeks til the pumpkins is happening 🎃🎃🎃

      • Coyote from Orion
        October 10, 2017 / 3:45 am

        Jupiter in Scorpio in just over 8 hours. Jupiter takes a year to transit a sign. The planet of greater fortunes

  4. October 9, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Ohhhh what a beautiful palette, those swatches are stunning. Great photos sweet x

    • October 9, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you dear xx this palette is amazing!

  5. October 9, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I definitely love the combination of shades you get in this and the packaging is just amazing – definitely does look like it is worth the price! xx

  6. October 9, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Oh it’s so gorgeous! I’m glad you’re loving it! I agree that Huda has such beautiful eyes!

    • October 9, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Yes it is gorgeous! Thanks for reading dear xx

  7. October 9, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I don’t wear makeup but my sister does so I am always on the look out for her 🙂 I can see how the “toppers” would wear nicely on top of another colour. Looks like since they seem shear(if that’s the right word) and you can see the skin through them, then the base colour would pop out from underneath the topper. Thanks for sharing all the details 🙂

    • October 9, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Hahahaha that’s totally right, you know your makeup!!! Thanks for reading xx

  8. October 10, 2017 / 12:51 am

    Ugh it’s so pretty! I’m so tempted to snag it up! 🙊

  9. October 10, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    These shades are absolutely gorgeous! 🙂