One of our favorite beauty guru-turned-makeup mogul, Huda Kattan, have released her latest eyeshadow palette called the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. The palette contains shades as exotic as the Arabian desert, a perfect companion to warm you up when the temperature starts to fall in autumn.
The Huda Beauty Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette, which came out on September 18, has 18 new breathtaking and highly pigmented shades with red, orange, pink, and purple undertones. There are 8 matte eyeshadows named Blazing, Saffron, Amethyst, Amber, Oud, Musk, Eden, and Desert Sand. If you prefer a more shimmery peal shadow, this palette has 6 pressed pearl colors: Blood Moon, Turkish Delight, Cashmere, Royal, Angelic, Nefertiti, and Royal. To give your eye makeup a bit of a pop, finish it off with the 3 duo-chrome topper shades in Celestial, Retrograde, and Twilight. As a bonus, Huda Beauty included one pure glitter shade in Cosmo, a fiery red, glittery color.
If it's Too Boujee, Here are Other Options
The palette comes at a whopping price of US$65, a little bit more expensive than the price for luxury eyeshadow palettes that we’re used to. But worry not, we’ve gathered a few more affordable alternatives for the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette so you don’t have to break bank to look as hot as the Sahara.
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Modern Renaissance” Palette, US$42
The main players of the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palate are the reds, oranges, and purples which you can easily find in most summer or fall-themed palettes. Although the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills came out all the way back in 2014, it has various amber, deep orange, and crimson shades along with metallic and matte neutral colors.
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in “Ablaze”, US$29
Though smaller in comparison, the Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette from Smashbox can deliver the punches just as well as Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk. Described as a hot, desert-inspired palette, with colors like hot terra cotta and rich red clay. Aside from that, this palette includes shades of gold, bronze, copper, pewter, and rose gold with a metallic finish and neutral, warm nudes in matte.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in “Scandalust”, US$49
Among its many color-combinations, the Scandalust Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette from Marc Jacobs Beauty has the most similar shades to the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. Seven shades and four fashion finishes in velvet, silk, satin, and lamé, this palette is like luxury haute-couture but for your lids. The Scandalust palette has shades of maroon, pinkish red, and striking oranges.
Urban Decay “Naked Heat” Palette, US$52
Last, but not least, we can’t stress enough how amazing this palette is. The Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is worth your every penny and its 12 super-pigmented shades can vouch for it. Even if the amber-hued neutrals, red-brown mattes, and deep bronze shades were released in the summer, you can always bring them over to the fall and emulate the autumn colors on your eyes.
And there you have it, the new Huda Beauty Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette and its 4 cheaper alternatives to jumpstart the fall season in the right way. To help you wait till your Huda Beauty Desert Dusk pre-order arrives, browse through other Huda Beauty makeup products to finish your fall makeup look.