Monday, January 29, 2018

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette - Review

Hi Beauties!

Here is a very honest review of the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

The packaging is absolutely gorgeous!  The outer box is a gorgeous purple and you can see the beauty of the palette itself below.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

This palette has a strong magnetic closure and a good quality mirror.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

Inside are 18 shadows.  One glitter, 8 mattes, 6 shimmery pearls, and 3 duo-chrome toppers.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette


Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
L-R: Desert Sand, Musk, Eden, Amber, Blood Moon, Oud

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
L-R: Celestial, Nefertiti, Twilight, Amethyst, Royal, Retrograde

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
L-R: Cashmere, Angelic, Cosmo, Turkish Delight, Saffron, Blazing

As far as swatching goes, I've felt softer and "butter-y-er" shadows such as Makeup Geek and those in the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette.  The mattes do swatch, apply, and blend beautifully and are very pigmented so I have no complaints about those.

The shimmers mostly apply quite sheer, even when applied with my finger which is strange (in my opinion, most shimmers apply best with my finger, but not these).  If I want good payoff, I have to wet my brush (I used Mac Fix +).  When applied wet the shimmers are opaque, shimmery, and gorgeous.  Turkish Delight is an absolutely gorgeous copper, I love Blood Moon as well.

It's important to note that the three duo-chromes, Celestial, Twilight, and Retrograde are considered "toppers".  The reason it's important to note that is because they are not pigmented so they look best with another shadow underneath.  When I first played with them, I didn't realize they were considered toppers so I was disappointed in their quality.  However, with another shadow underneath they are quite pretty.  These also look better when applied wet.  Another important thing you should know is that when you are apply these dry, there is a TON of fallout and even if I do my eye makeup first, I then have to wipe my face off because there's tons of glitter on my cheeks.  So then I have to reapply my moisturizer and primer

The glitter shadow, Cosmo, is just pointless in my opinion.  I don't own a glitter glue so this shadow just hasn't been working for me at all, even when I try to apply it wet.  The glitter chunks just won't stay on my eyes and it falls all over my face.  It also looks really messy in the palette.

Overall, I'm not super excited about this palette.  The color combination of the shadows is absolutely gorgeous and that's what drew me to this palette but the quality is just lacking.  As I stated above, there are much better quality and cheaper shadows.  If you're looking for foils and duo-chromes, Makeup Geek is where it's at.  The Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette has outstanding shimmers.

Considering that it's $65, I'd say that the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette is a pass for me.  In fact, I actually returned it.  If you love Huda Kattan, I highly highly recommend her liquid lipsticksHere's my review of a bunch of them.

Have you tried this palette?

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