Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Review

Hey Everyone,

After falling in love with the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition, I thought I’d love the Desert Dusk Palette -and in part I was right. You can watch my review on my YouTube Channel.

I feel like this palette is simultaneously one of my favourite, and my least favourite. The pressed peals and duo-chrome toppers are all so buttery soft and really pigmented, they make the eye pop and I can honestly see myself using all of them (very regularly) in thee future. The matte shades however, were so disappointing! Especially the dark brown shade, I actively avoid that shade when I use the palette. It’s disappointing how chalky most of the mattes are, especially compared to the mattes in her previous palettes!


These are all single finger swatches, you can see how beautiful this shade selection is and they all swatch beautifully – most of the matte shades just don’t blend as well. Swatches are without/with flash.

FIRST ROW (L-R) Desert Sand, Musk, Eden, Amber, Blood Moon and Oud

Eden and Oud were two of the shades I struggled with the most, they’re both chalky and lack pigmentation when blended.

SECOND ROW (L-R) Celestial, Nefertiti, Twilight, Amethyst, Royal and Retrograde

Nefertiti is very loosely packed so it crumbles and goes everywhere wen used and Amethyst was difficult to blend, it often removed the shades underneath and went patchy!

THIRD ROW (L-R) Cashmere, Angelic, Cosmo, Turkish Delight, Saffron and Blazing

Cosmo is a pressed glitter, so it works best when patted on the lid with a glitter base underneath. I used Too Faced Glitter Base on the left side.


I really feel that this palette is missing a light brow bone/inner corner highlight (Desert Sand isn’t light enough for my skin tone) and a dark brown/black shade. Oud is too light for the darkest shade and without darker matte colours you can’t make a complete look!

This palette has eight matte shades, six pressed pearls, three duo-chrome toppers and one glitter. They’re in a range of sandy nudes through to vibrant ochres. I’ve created a few looks with this palette, these are my favourites.

Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?


Charlotte xx

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