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Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

What’s Up Readers! This holiday season is truly the season of beautiful palette launches, whether it’s an eyeshadow or face, there’s no denying that there’s lots and lots of beautiful breathtaking palettes nowadays. They’re so tempting that it’s difficult to only purchase one. Speaking of tempting, here’s an eye palette that I knew I just had to have because it’s simply one of a kind. The Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette (0.89 oz: $65) is a unique balance of matte and shimmery shades that are simply stunning. The entire palette has 18 gorgeous colors which allow you to create different looks, from having a simple natural eye makeup to an alluring and dramatic look.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette review swatch

This is probably one of the prettiest eyeshadow palettes I’ve ever seen and tried, shade-wise. Even the packaging is pretty too. Each shade is well-made and well-thought-out. Most of them are something I’d be excited to try all the time, also, I really like that they’re so easy to blend. There are some matte shades, some glittery shades and some duo-chrome shades which are all very pigmented, very blendable, creamy-like and long-lasting. The price may be steep but it’s a pretty large palette, and each shade is truly worth it. Also, the possibilities are endless as you can customize your look quite a lot.

 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

 

The glittery shades of this Desert Dusk Eye Palette are really surprisingly impressive when it comes to their blendability. You’d think there’s a lot of fallouts, but not really. I’m really surprised that the glitters stayed on my lids. Even the pearly are ones are very long lasting as well. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m really a fond of the shades, but there’s some really standout gorgeous shades for me, like; Royal, Retrograde, Twilight, Nefertiti, Blood Moon, Saffron, Blazing and my most favorite Turkish Delight. Cosmo is also a pure glitter shade that is very versatile to use. This palette really made me love glittery eyeshadows all over again, even if I’m not really a fan of them. But I have a feeling that that’s gonna change pretty soon.

 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow review

 

All the shades are very pigmented, but there are a few matte ones that are extremely long lasting that they almost leave a stain on the lids. The shades Amber, Oud, and Saffron have this property, but Blazing is OMG. It’s so staining that you might have to use a really good makeup remover to take it off. It’s a beautiful Turmeric-ish shade that is one a kind and very timely in today’s eye makeup color trend. I’ve read some reviews that mentioned about the mattes being not as pigmented, but that is really not the case in my experience.

 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette swatches

 

With all the eyeshadow palettes that have been released nowadays, I think this Desert Dusk is a must have, knowing that you’ll have a lot of colors to play with and that all the shades are very interesting. Also, their lasting power is very reliable, not to mention that each shade is easy to work around the lids. The colors blend seamlessly, with the matte and glitter shades all complementing each other to create a beautiful stare-worthy eye makeup look.

 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette review

Another Eyeshadow palette that is also worth looking into is the Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette, a review of that will be out soon. But anyways, if you’re the type that doesn’t like to hoard a lot of eyeshadows or eyeshadow palettes but is on the market to for an investment-worthy one, then I think you may wanna try this because it has lots of color choices to choose from and their pigments and lasting power are really good. I usually apply mine dry or damp, and each time I apply the shades I always get a compliment for how unique, stunning, and different my eye makeup is.

 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

 

The Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette is currently available at Sephora, Harrods & JCPenney

 

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

 

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Lorac PRO Palette Review

Greetings All! I am back from outer space! more details to come as I recover from a massive jetlag πŸ™‚ Anyhow, today, I’d like to talk about this amazing eyeshadow palette that I took with me on a short notice trip to Mars. I bet you all know what is, it’s the Lorac Pro Palette. I know a lot of you swear by this, even more so than Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes. Well, I’ll give you my 2 cent comparison in this review.

 

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First of all, I am in love with the color selection of this palette. They all seemed very versatile and very wearable. I also like that this has the most matte textures of eyeshadows in a palette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do love shimmers, but there’s a point where I feel like I need to be able to adjust my eye makeup game from day to night or from natural to all glammed up. Second, the pigment baby. The pigment of this palette is to die for. I love how one swipe can make all the difference and each shade is oh so buildable. I can definitely create a natural daytime look with this like a pro, and then transition to a more dramatic look at night.

 

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Even though this palette has a lot of matte shades, there are also 8 shimmery shades that complement each matte eyeshadows. They are not overly glittery and the shades are just about as natural as the mattes. There are 16 shades in total for this particular palette.

Aside from the gorgeous array of colors to choose from and the incredible pigmentation of this Lorac Pro Palette, the last thing I really love about this is the ease of application. Each shadow goes on smoothly like velvet, and on top of that, they are extremely long-lasting. They never smudged on me all throughout the day. I also noticed that my best eye makeup happens whenever I use this specific palette. Oh yeah, you bet! Β πŸ™‚

 

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Comparison to Urban Decay Naked Palettes: A lot of people raved the Lorac Pro Palette for being well-pigmented that they almost find it to be similar to Nars Eyeshadows which are also known to possess such strong pigments for its eye makeup. Well, for me, that is definitely true, and I really really like my eyeshadows to be strongly pigmented as well. That also explains my liking for Nars eyeshades. However, when it comes to comparing this Lorac Pro Palette to the popular Urban Decay Naked Palettes (1,2,3 & Smoky), to be honest, I was a bit surprised that I actually enjoy using this Lorac Pro more than the UD Naked Palettes. Something about UD’s pigmentation that didn’t seem to materialize well on my skin. They also feel a bit drying and slightly harder to blend than the Lorac Pro Palette, which can be applied wet or dry. Also, there’s not a lot of matte shades in the Naked Palettes, yet each of their palette always comes with a nice eyeshadow brush.

 

So, have you tried the eyeshadow palettes mentioned above? Which ones suit your fancy?

 

Stay tuned for more reviews and photos from my latest jet lag-inducing trip and adventure. LOL.

 

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