Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

Huda Beauty is a brand that seemed to appear from nowhere. One day I was going about my usual life using my usual products and the next I’m scrolling down my feed watching high class beauty gurus smoothering their faces in gold and diamond infused dusts. All the while I’m over here getting FOMO induced headaches, longing to also cover my eyelids in bright shimmery powders.  Huda is out there living that UAE high life that us mere mortals could only dream of. Okay so as my introduction failed to do what it says on the tin and actually introduce the post I’m just going to come right out and tell you we’re talking about the HUDA Beauty Desert Dusk Palette.

Huda products make you look like a million dollars and the price isn’t far from that either. So unfortunatly you’re going to have to bite the bullet and splash the cash for a little taste of the life of luxury. Or just get hella lucky like I did. I found this palette in TK Maxx. Yes you heard that right TK Maxx, marked up at £40 and as if it wasn’t already my lucky day, I had a £20 voucher to use leaving me with a total price to pay of £20. I was one lucky gal! It’s hard to believe I got all this just for £20. So what I’m saying is, if you keep your eyes peeled you don’t necessarily have to remortgage your house to have a snippet of luxury.

So into the actual review, the product comes in the classic cardboard box typical of many eyeshadow palettes. I tend to prefer metal casings but it does give this palette a sleek and more travel friendly look. The quality of the shadows does vary across the palette but on the whole they are very good. The metallic and glitter eyeshadows are such high quality, better than I’ve seen in any other palette. In particular I love Angelic and Turkish Delight as a highlight shade in the middle of the lid. They are both very finely milled and can be packed on the lid as densely as required.

As for the matte shades they are generally very creamy and blend nicely. I have to say that Amber and Saffron as beautiful colours but not as pigmented as the other shades so will require dipping into more than the others. As for cosmo this shade is incredibly difficult to manoeuvre as the glitter is so chunky. It looks beautiful, it’s just hard to work with. The black and red glitters look perfect together however it may be easier applying with a damp brush or finger.

The theme of the palette is more warm and deep tones but a more neutral look is possible. You can be as dramatic or a subtle as you want with this colour range. If you were to only buy one eyeshadow palette this one really could be it. With a good range of mattes and metallics you have a palette suited for any occasion. With a set of good brushes you would have yourself set up for a variety of makeup looks.

Huda appears to have gained this cult following of ride or die beauty fanatics and her products so far have not disappointed. Although I’m not as fond of the price tag as I am of the products, they do really provide! It even has a mirror so commonly skipped over by today’s manufacturers. Huda products have been for me so far a win and I’m desperate to try more products most importantly the foundation.

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  1. I love your writing! Have subscribed, I now too have serious fomo and I think this will be my next makeup purchase! x

  2. This palette looks INCREDIBLE! I only have a basics palette so I’d love to get one of these for a few more colours to play with! <3

  3. May I just say, this post is so well written! I really enjoyed the language and vocabulary you used which is something I really do not say a lot! I have not yet tried anything from Huda Beauty, mainly because of the price tag but I would really love to in the near future as their releases are always on my wishlist. Maybe for Christmas this year!
    Alice Xx

  4. Really informative article …very impressed you can find it in Tk Maxx !! Thanks for that snippet too!!
    The colours looked gorgeous!!
    Will keep an eye out for my daughters birthday pressie !

  5. Omg this palette is gorgeee Been obsessing over it for ages & couldn’t find a good review! Love this! X

  6. You write so well and your photographs are fab too! Loved this post x

  7. This palette is more pretty than other one. Secondly it comes with mirror. Thats really great that metallic shades are of good quality. Overall it is a good product to spend. Enjoy your looks with it

  8. I seriously want to try Huda Beauty products, especially as those shades look so stunning! You got so lucky finding that palette in TKMaxx, all I ever seem to find there is already open Maybelline products, always a disappointment! Lovely post x

  9. Ellie says:

    AWW thank you SO much!! This really means the world to me !! It’s definitely worth keeping your eyes out for because it is so good!! Hope you have a great week xx

  10. Ellie says:

    It’s so worth having a look!! I also need to check out the basics palette I’ve heard good things x

  11. Ellie says:

    Aww Alice this has made my day!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment it truly means the world to me!! Yess Christmas would be the perfect opportunity to het your hands on some of the products! Have a wonderful week xx

  12. Ellie says:

    Thank you for your comment!! Yes it would be a perfect present! I hope your daughter has a brilliant birthday xx

  13. Ellie says:

    Ahh so glad you enjoyed!! Thank you for the lovely comment!! Yes if you can get your hands on it definitely do you won’t regret it xxx

  14. Ellie says:

    Awww thank you so much for your lovely comment!! Have a great week x

  15. Ellie says:

    Yesss you summed it up perfectly overall a great product!! Thank you for your comment have a wonderful week x

  16. Ellie says:

    Yes I know what you mean it can be really hit and miss and I definitely struck lucky!! Thank you for your comment have a great week xx

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