Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review + Swatches

STH Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Review + Swatches

I’ve had my eyes on this palette for quite some time but wasn’t too sure I really wanted to spend $65 on it. I finally purchased it during the last Sephora VIB sale because who doesn’t love a good discount!? The palette has some beautiful shades ranging from reds, oranges and shimmers, which fits perfectly seeing it’s an Arabian inspired palette. It contains 18 shades consisting of mattes, pressed pearls, duo-chromes and glitter. Let’s get to the swatches!

1st row L to R: Desert Sand, Musk, Eden, Amber, Blood Moon & OUD.

STH Desert Dusk Swatches

2nd row L to R: Celestial, Nefertiti, Twilight, Amethyst, Royal & Retrograde.

STH Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Swatches

3rd row L to R: Cashmere, Angelic, Cosmo, Turkish Delight, Saffron & Blazing.

Sweet Tea & Hydrangeas Huda Beauty Swatches

After purchasing this palette I have mixed feelings about it. It’s a beautiful palette when it comes to the range of shades it contains. However, I did find that when swatching some of the shadows, they were very dry and did not transfer well. This was a little bit of a bummer because I’ve seen so many beautiful looks from this palette. Even though some of the shades didn’t swatch that great, I did l fall in love how buttery and pigmented the others were. I’m hoping that once I create a look with the shadows the pay off will be much better than the swatches.

STH Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

My favorite shades from the palette are Eden, Blood Moon, Twilight, Angelic & Turkish Delight. I think Eden would be a great all over the lid shade for Spring or even used as a crease shade with Angelic all over the lid. Seeing there are 18 shades in the palette, I know that so many different looks can be created with it.

I do love the packaging of the palette as it is very sturdy and has a mirror in it. Overall, I don’t feel like this is a must-have palette because there are probably much more affordable dupes. I know that goes against what most others say about the palette being amazing but my first impression is that it’s not the best palette I’ve owned. I’ll be creating a look with this to share soon and my opinion might change. I’ll keep y‘all posted!

Have you tried this palette? If so what are your thoughts? What’s one of your favorite palettes?

STH Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Review + Swatches
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21 Comments

  1. Annaliese wrote:

    Huda beauty shadows look gorgeous! I almost bought one of their other palettes on Black Friday last year!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 4.9.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Annaliese she has some really great shades for her palettes! After using the palette, I liked it better than when I had swatched it.

      Posted 8.19.19 Reply
  2. Pretty site and love this palette. Thanks for sharing your feedback — want to try one of these. –Paige Bainbridge (paigebainbridge.com)

    Posted 4.9.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Paige! I hope you try out the palette and enjoy it as much as I do.

      Posted 8.19.19 Reply
  3. I adore all the colors in this palette! Huda Beauty products are the best!

    Posted 4.9.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lecy she really does have some really pretty shades in her palettes! I’ve slowly been purchasing more of her products.

      Posted 8.19.19 Reply
  4. Stephanie wrote:

    Those colors are to DIE FOR. I literally love the options so much. It’s like a combination of the Modern Renaissance palette plus the NAKED Cherry palette! I wanna try it!

    Posted 4.9.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Stephanie the shades are really pretty! I have the Modern Renaissance palette and have only used it once. I had a hard time getting some of the shades to blend out. I need to give it another try! Also I had my eye on the UD palette for some time. I seriously don’t need anymore palettes though.

      Posted 8.19.19 Reply
  5. MarciaF wrote:

    I have several of the 9 shadow palettes and feel the same way you do. Some of the shades are terrific but some are dry and look patchy on. Considering the price it’s hard to justify buying any more of her palettes which is a shame.

    Posted 4.10.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Marcia once I actually used some of the shades on my eye lids, they worked much better. I am hoping that if I continue to use the palette to create looks that I’ll like it even better. There are def palettes out there that could be great dupes for half the price.

      Posted 4.29.19 Reply
  6. These colors are so lovely, Mistle! Thanks for taking the time to swatch them all. I think Amber and Blood Moon would be my favorite shades in this palette.

    Posted 4.10.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Sarah the shades are very pretty! I am hoping to put together some more looks with the palette.

      Posted 8.8.19 Reply
  7. Amy wrote:

    What a beautiful palette!

    Posted 4.10.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Amy it is a very pretty palette!

      Posted 4.29.19 Reply
  8. The colors are so freaking beautiful. I love it.

    Posted 4.10.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      They are very pretty shades Jasmine! Different from a lot of other palettes out there currently.

      Posted 4.29.19 Reply
  9. Henrietta wrote:

    Haven’t tried the palete because I really dont know how to apply eye make up. Guess a quick hop onto YTube would solve that because I love the shades!

    Posted 4.10.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Henrietta applying eyeshadow is super easy once you get the hang of it. Def watch some YT videos to help you out. 🙂

      Posted 4.29.19 Reply
  10. Cindy wrote:

    The colors are gorgeous! I hope as you play with the colors and different looks you will enjoy it. I look forward to your next post about this palette.

    Posted 4.10.19 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Cindy they are very pretty shades! I created a Cranberry look recently and the shades I did use performed better once on the eye lids. Hopefully I will create more looks to see if I love the palette as a whole.

      Posted 4.29.19 Reply