The Huda Desert Dusk Palette

With all the reviews I do (which is A LOT – cause you guys know I like to review everything I try) but not all leave me excited to share with you. That’s not to say I hate the reviews/posts I write because I don’t but certain products just get me giddy and extra in a hurry to share with you. Today is one of those reviews – and I’m sure the title of the post clues you in as to why I am so excited!

So enough chit chat, let’s get into the post!

Shade selection: As you can tell by the shade selection, this palette is a warm-toned lover’s dream! There are copper/orange/rose gold shades and a stunning purple shade as well as some cranberry. The shade range of this palette literally had me drooling which is why it was the palette to bring me into the world of high-end eyeshadow palette.

Pigmentation: Its surprise that the shades are pigmented beyond belief. This brand isn’t for the faint of heart. As you can see by the swatches just how pigmented these shadows are!

Is there any fall out? There is little to no fall out for me. Nothing that sticks out to me. I am perfectly happy doing my eye makeup with this palette after I apply my base. We all know those palettes that have crazy fall out and leave us with the only option of doing our eye makeup first. BUT this palette didn’t cause any mess or dramas for me – so hooray for that!

Do they blend well?: Oh yes they do! For those who are just starting out with makeup and/or eyeshadow – it may not seem super easy to blend – but that’s because they are crazy pigmented. So this isn’t the palette to practice with. But if you are well acquainted with eye makeup – then you won’t have any trouble with blending.

Finish of the shades: There are 8 matte shades in this palette, 6 satin/shimmery ish shades. 3 extra shimmer/more frosted shades and 1 loosely pressed glitter.

Availability: You can purchase this palette off Sephora

Price: $95 AUD

Wearability: I’m not going to pretend this is an ever day palette because its definitely not. It’s the perfect palette for glamming up. BUT it is possible to get a few more simple eye looks out of this palette (stay tuned for that as I’ll snap a few looks on Instagram). Overall, you definitely get more glam looks than you get simple looks but who says you can’t be glam during the day?!

Packaging: It has a cardboard like packaging on the outer case with Hudas eyes (and her eye makeup on the cover). When you open the palette you a mirror and of course the gorgeous eyeshadows. It feels sturdy and of good quality.

Pros: Pigmented, blendable, a STUNNING shade range, the last well on the eyes and you get a lovely balance of matte to non-matte shadows.

Cons: Not exactly an affordable option, the pan size is kind of small and I wish there were 3 additional transition shades included in this palette. But all in all I don’t have any major pickles with it.

Rating: 9/10

Would I repurchase this? This is definitely a unique palette in the potential repurchase pile – though it will take me ages to use it all up.

Would I recommend this? I 100% recommend this palette, of course, if the shade range isn’t appealing to you then you might not end up liking it – I feel like the success of a palette largely depends on its shade range as much as it does on its formula. But as you have probably gathered I’m absolutely obsessed with the shade range of the palette.

Overall thoughts: It’s pigmented, it has the most magical shade range ever and all in all its just a legend of a palette. I mean if you haven’t seen this palette in person then you definitely should because it literally speaks to my soul! I’m obsessed with this palette and I definitely plan to play around with it to see just how many eye look combinations I can create! All in all this is an absolutely brilliant palette and I can’t recommend it enough.


And that wraps up this post! Have you guys tried the infamous Huda desert dusk palette or any other Huda beauty products? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat about it! I hope you all have a fabulous day and I’ll see you in the next post!

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  1. Sabiha

    April 6, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I have always wondered whether i should invest in anything Huda – particularly the eyeshadow palettes. It looks like the perfect night time palette and the pigments are amazing x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 6, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      This particular palette is 100% the investment. I love the obsession palettes too but they are so tiny, like the size of a blush. SO keep that in mind with them.

  2. Sam

    April 7, 2018 at 1:39 am

    I love the shades in this palette and would love to get my hands on it, shame they don’t sell where I’m at though &#128542

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty & Lifestyle Bits

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 7, 2018 at 8:33 am

      That is quite a shame because it’s a killer of a palette. I feel you girl I’m at the point where my eyeshadow palette collection is uncountable & I’ve given up at trying to control myself.

  3. Kelly Anne

    April 7, 2018 at 2:58 am

    These colours are absolutely gorgeous! I think I need to try this palette!

    Kelly Anne xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 7, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Definitely! The shade range is the most stunning thing I’ve ever seen, it’s definitely worth it!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 7, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      I know right. x

  4. Shireen L. Platt

    April 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve always wanted to give this a try or at least one of her palettes so thank you for the review!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 7, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      If you want to try one of her palettes, this is the one to try! I haven’t tried her original palette but I’ve also tried the obsession palettes.

  5. Danielle Alexa

    April 7, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I have wanted to try out this Huda Beauty palette for such a long time, it might finally be time for me to try it out for myself!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 7, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      You definitely do, I mean just looking at the shade range you can tell its the most beautiful palette on the planet!

  6. Sneha

    April 8, 2018 at 9:53 am

    I haven’t tried anything from Huda Beauty yet but this palette looks fab! Especially because I’ve promised myself that the next eyeshadow palette I buy is NOT going to be a neutral one, lol!

    Sneha |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 8, 2018 at 9:59 am

      I’m all about the warm toned life, warm tone and netural palettes but warm tones are so addictive, once you go there you can’t go back. x

  7. Elegant Duchess

    April 8, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I love that cosmo shade!! this is so me. Fabulous palette xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      It’s so beautiful and strangely formulated when I swatched it, the particles were chunky, so its like a loosely pressed glitter.

  8. Anna

    April 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    This palette looks amazing! Love the design and tones, haven’t tried this brand yet !


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      I know right – the shade range is absolute heaven.

  9. wendee

    April 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I love the packaging and the colours are so pretty too
    The Glossychic

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Definitely! Everything about this palette is perfect!

  10. Velvet Blush

    April 8, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve seen so much on her palettes! I do love the look of the shades, especially the foil shades, but I just know I wouldn’t use it enough to justify buying it, the pigmentation does look amazing though! x

    Velvet Blush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 8, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      I knew I’d use this palette a lot because of the shade range and I’ve been absolutely loving it but the shade range isn’t for everyone.

  11. Kirsten Wendlandt

    April 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    This palette looks absolutely stunning! I’m loving all the colors in it. Especially those pinks <3

    xox Kirsten //

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      I know right! There isn’t one single shade I don’t like.

  12. Face to Curls

    April 9, 2018 at 12:28 am

    This is a great palette. I actually used it today for a baby shower. Love it! x

    Ann-Marie |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 9, 2018 at 4:06 am

      It’s just such an incredible product, it can be used for any event!

  13. Caterina

    April 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Nice palette! <3 <3

    Caterina |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 9, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks. x

  14. Charline Steuckers

    April 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I haven’t tried any of her palettes yet! We can’t get them in-store here in Belgium, and I believe I can only see them IRL in the London Selfridges, if there’s not too much of a crowd, that is. I’d love to be able to swatch them properly myself. This palette looks amazing, although I never really wear purples…

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog  

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 9, 2018 at 11:43 pm

      That’s a shame that they aren’t easily available. I got mine online off the Australian Sephora, I feel like all I do is online order these days – even stores I can physically visit. I’m personally so addicted to online shopping its crazy.

  15. Jordan

    April 9, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    This is such a beautiful palette. I love the shades Blood Moon & Twilight! x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 9, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      I’m in love with every shade in this palette

  16. Samantha

    April 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I love this palette but haven’t reached for it in a while. I might have to bring it out!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 10, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      I definitely don’t dip into it too often because its just so beautiful.

  17. Jasmine Stewart

    April 10, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This is definitely an investment but I personally found it was worth it for me – it definitely is unique! 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 10, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Oh it’s 100% worth the investment. I mean that shade range had me right at the start! It’s the Chris Hemsworth of eyeshadow palettes.

  18. Jelena Parson

    July 19, 2018 at 12:25 am

    I love a Eye Palette that doesn’t fall out! I haven’t tried this yet but am looking to get it 😊💛

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 19, 2018 at 5:32 am

      I highly recommend it, that shade range speaks for itself!

  19. Katie Harding

    August 26, 2018 at 11:17 am

    This palette looks so gorgeous! It’s been on my wishlist for AGES!

    Katie |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 26, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      It’s the first high end palette I purchased and let’s just say since then the flood gates have opened. It’s absolutely gorgeous! There isn’t a single shade I wouldn’t use.

  20. Rochelle

    January 24, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Never tried Huda Beauty products before but they looks so stunning.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      It never seemed like a brand I’d be into (before I tried out their products). I was literally hooked from desert dusk! I love her eye shadows (in my top 3 formula wise)

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