The founder and CEO of this big beauty empire is Huda Kattan, the now 34-year-old entrepreneur became tired of working in finance so decided to become a makeup artist and soon, through her blog, YouTube channel and various social media platforms (most notably Instagram), rose to fame. Kattanthen went onto launching her sensational beauty brand, Huda Beauty, with the help of her two sisters Mona and Alya. The first ever products launched by Huda Beauty were their range of eyelashes, which are still to this day some of the most popular eyelashes in the beauty industry, particularly in the Middle East.
Because of my love for the Rose Gold palette, from the colours to its formula, I had high expectations for the Desert Dusk palette. The palette launched on 18th September 2017, on the official Huda Beauty website, as well as in the UK at Harrods and Selfridges online and instore, online at Cult Beauty and multiple places internationally including Sephora in the US, Canada and Australia. Unlike the Rose Gold palette, the Desert Dusk palette did not sell out immediately due to the high volume of stock provided by the brand, which meant there was enough palettes to go around and no stressing at the early hours of the morning trying to compete for the product or disappointment when discovering that it sold out.
Now onto the palette itself. The Desert Dusk palette has 18 shades including, ‘4 ready-to-layer textures, 8 buttery mattes, 6 sublime pressed pearls, 3 duo-chrome toppers and 1 darling glitter’, as claimed on the palette’s packaging. Kattan revealed on her blog that she was inspired by the ‘desert landscapes’ and the ‘colors of the desert at dusk’ so she decided to incorporate ‘the multi-hued tones of the sand and shimmering dunes’ into her palette. I must admit the colours in the Desert Dusk palette are all so beautiful and are colours I personally prefer, such as the warm toned browns, burnt sienna and vibrant purple hues.
An aspect I particularly loved in the original Rose Gold palette was the foil-effect textured shadows, which have also made an appearance in the Desert Dusk palette. The textured shadows have a creamy formula that allows them to effortlessly glide onto the lid. The same can also be said for the pigmented mattes in the palette, the rich, buttery formula blends seamlessly, something every makeup lover appreciates in an eyeshadow.
The Desert Dusk palette has arrived at the perfect time as the colours are ideal for Autumn, to create that famous ‘fall’ makeup look you’ve probably seen all over YouTube and Instagram. One of the great things about the Desert Dusk palette is that you have a wide range of options to choose from when creating makeup looks, you can go for a brown smoky eye, golden goddess looks or bright purple glittery eye makeup. The Desert Dusk palette can be used to create effortless natural looks or full on glam looks, which means it’s great for everyone. With the unique textures and beautiful colours, the Desert Dusk palette is going to easily become one of my favourites and I would recommend it to everyone.