The first sight of the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette I was in love! Warm toned shades and purples and duo-chromes, what more could you ask for? So, after using this palette non stop for a couple of months now I have gathered my thoughts on it…
First off the packaging is stunning! it comes with a large mirror and in the palette there are 18 eyeshadows, 8 mattes that are very blendable and smooth, 6 pressed pearls which are supposed to be layered on top of the matte shades to add depth, 3 duo-chrome toppers to add shift and layer with the other shadows and 1 glitter which is easy to use and pigmented.
The eyeshadows are extremely rich in pigment, buttery smooth and easy to blend.
(Top row, left-right)
Desert sand is a soft, warm yellow with a matte finish, perfect for a transition shade, Musk is a matte, medium taupe with warm undertones. Eden, a matte, medium orange with a warm undertone, this is my favourite transition shade. Amber is a matte, warm dark brown with red undertones, Blood Moon, a rich copper with warm red undertones, this is amazingly pigmented with a pressed pearl finish. Oud is plum/brown with warm undertones.
(Second row, left-right)
Celestial is a warm golden peach with pink and gold duo-chrome, Nefertiti is a warm gold with golden sparkle and a pressed pearl finish, Twilight, is a stunning duo-chrome lavender with a warm pink shift (my favourite shade in the palette) Amethyst is a matte vibrant purple with warm pink undertones, Royal is a plum brown with pink undertones and a pressed pearl finish, Retrograde, brown with a blue-green duo-chrome shift.
(Third row, left-right)
Cashmere is a warm taupe with a metallic, pressed pearl finish, Angelic is a medium pink with a gold shimmer with a pressed pearl finish, Cosmo is a copper glitter with gold and pink glitter. Turkish Delight is a warm cranberry with a copper undertone and a pressed pearl finish, Saffron is a matte deep red with warm undertones, Blazing is a bright, rich orange with red undertones and a matte finish.