A Makeup Look and Review


2019 is a year that is all about trying new things in the beauty realm. If you have been a long-term follower of LaDameWhoFellToEarth then you’d know that I have always had a real thing for fashion and experimenting with different outfits but my makeup looks have always remained more or less the same.

I’m very lucky to live close enough to a Sephora that I can pop into on my way home from work and uni whenever I fancy and each time I go in, the one palette that always catches my eye is the Desert Dusk Palette by Huda Beauty. There’s just something about it that really rubbed me the right way, from the unique idea of recreating the enchantment of a desert sunset onto the eyes to the warmth that each colour radiated. I know I’m a little late to the party on getting onboard with the hype over this palette but today I thought you guys would appreciate the look I came up with as well as my thoughts on the makeup. Let’s get into it then shall we?



Weight: The first thing that really stood out to me about the packaging of this palette is the weight of the box. Honestly I love having a strong palette that I can put in my bag and trust that the corners won’t get all battered and dog-eared. Even when you close the mirror it makes this gorgeous *clack* noise, AKA pure music to my ears.


There’s a mirror. I love when brands listen to the needs of their customers and what I love about this palette is that with it’s giant mirror you can do your makeup anywhere.

There is a proper visual of how the makeup is supposed to look. The holographic reflections on the box bears close resemblance to a set of eyes wearing the makeup and the magpie in me loves the shimmery tones of each of the colours.

The Palette


In total there are 18 different shades to be found in the palette with a majority of warm tones ranging from matte base shades to shimmering purples, reds, rose golds and violets. The nude shades evoke images that echo the shades of the desert sand while the stronger pigments reflect the fiery hues of the desert sky.


The Mattes: There are 8 matte eyeshades rich in pigments with saturated hues ranging from violet, ochre as well as burnt pink and orange shades. (Blazing, saffron, amethyst, oud, amber, eden, musk, desert sand.)


The Subtle Sparkles: These are the shades that are shimmery without being too dazzling. I love how pigmented these particular colours are and they bring a gorgeous pearly finish to your look. They’re perfect if you don’t want to go for a look that is too in-your-face sparkly but if shining bright like a diamond is actually your thing then their creamy finish sets the foundation for a really beautiful base for the super sparkly shades in the palette. (Turkish Delight, Angelic, Cashmere, Royal, Nefertiti, Blood Moon.)

The Glitter: The real stars of this palette have got to be the duo-chromatic shades which reflect different colours depending on the light that shines on them. I don’t know about you but I find it hard not to be completely enamoured with the holographic effect of these eyeshadows. Excuse me while I now where these colour changing hues 24/7. (Retrograde, Cosmo, Twilight, Celestial.)


Pigments and Blending:

I’m not the type of beauty blogger who likes to swatch eyeshadows because I feel like the look of the pigment on my wrist rarely has anything to do with how the result of the makeup on my eyes. Instead I created this look with the palette and oh boy was I pleasantly surprised to see how vibrant the colours were. You can believe me when I say that I didn’t even have to swipe my brush a second time for an extra coat of pigment when I was creating this look.


I seriously cannot express enough how much I love the burnt shades of gold, orange and rose gold that create this smokey look. and the colours hold for a long time on the face too. Honestly I haven’t been this impressed with a palette since using my Natura palette and my La Frutta Palettes from Winky Lux. These shades by Huda Beauty held all day, through the Parisian metro, while battling the windy January weather and a even after a whole day of working, modelling and running around the city nothing budged, not even a single a grain of glitter.


Honestly I am super happy with the way that this palette transformed not only my eyes but also my entire face. The colours really are unique and I just love the enchantment that the jewel tones bring to my look. The only thing to bear in mind when considering buying the Desert Dusk palette is the price and it’s a pretty hefty hit to your bank account at €65. For me I don’t mind spending a little more on quality and because it doesn’t take an enormous amount of makeup to get an eye-catching pigment I feel like it is worth the blow for a palette that is going to last a long time.

And that’s it for today’s makeup look. What do you guys think of it? And have you ever used products by Huda Beauty? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! That’s all from me for now and I’ll see you very soon in my next post.

~Mandy xx



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