She’s been teasing us with pics of her new palette for months now and, just when we thought we couldn’t take anymore, Huda Kattan finally revealed her new ‘Desert Dusk’ eyeshadow palette last night. Not only is it possibly the prettiest palette we’ve ever seen, but it’s also a serious beauty game-changer, blowing all its competitors out of the water (sorry Kylie and Anastasia).
I knew it would be hard to follow the success of our ‘Rose Gold Palette’, so I had to replace it with something phenomenal.
It’s hardly surprising given the massive success of her ‘Rose Gold Palette’, but we can honestly say that Huda has outdone even herself with this new offering. “I knew it would be hard to follow the success of our ‘Rose Gold Palette’, so I had to replace it with something phenomenal,” she reveals.
“Taking on feedback and appreciation from our previous palette, we perfected the formulas to ensure the creamiest textures for the best application and wear. We combined so many versatile shades and used highly pigmented shadows that can be layered to create a vast array of looks. We also added a mirror for makeup lovers on the go as this is something our community had been asking for.”
Determined to be involved in every area of product development, Huda went to Italy to handcraft and finalize the palette herself. “I spent so much time in Italy to ensure that every shade was exquisite. I knew exactly what colors and pigments I wanted, so I spent hours blending and mixing the colors until we refined the shade and formula of each one. Every color is so special to me because it was an emotional and rigorous journey before we got to the final product.”
And boy, was it all worth it, because this palette is major. Read on to find out why Huda has us hooked.
An Arabian Affair
Drawing upon the desert’s mysterious beauty, this palette takes you on a true Middle Eastern journey – the striking shades of stunning sunsets sinking into the rolling sand dunes reveal a dazzling and daring color scheme found nowhere else in the world. Complementing the colors perfectly are Arabian-inspired names such as “Saffron”, “Amber”, and “Turkish Delight”. There’s even a surprise; the fan-favorite “Angelic” shade from the ‘Rose Gold Palette’ has also been included.
With 18 stunning shades to choose from and four never-seen-before formulas, this palette is a piece of art. Holographic and duo-chrome pigments inspired the creation of the colors, and there’s everything you could possibly want. “The team and I worked together to make sure each shade was stunning in its own right, but it was also important that they worked together and would complement each other,” explains Huda.
“We included a broad spectrum of 18 colors to make the palette as diverse as possible, so you can use it for everything: daytime, nighttime, glamorous events, and everything in between. Our four new unique textures add an extra dimension to each shade.”
Eight Matte Shades: From bright, pigmented purples to soft and sandy nudes, these matte shades smooth on eyes like creamy butter thanks to their revamped formulas.
Six Pressed Pearls: For a sumptuous and velvety finish, the pressed-pearl options are pure perfection. Be it the brazen bronze, the rich rose, or the deep pearly plum, each creates a high-shimmer effect and adds intensity and depth to eyes, whether worn alone or over a matte base.
Three Duo-Chrome Toppers: For a dazzling duo-chrome effect, these extraordinary shades make for some seriously mesmerizing makeup. The light-shifting formulas add a gorgeous glow to your look and create an air of mystery as they change and sparkle in the light.
One Pure Glitter: This pure glitter shade was inspired by the rich and precious jewels of the Middle East and brings together pigments of magenta, gold, and bronze for the ultimate luxe finish. Sweep it across your entire lid for a beautiful, bold look or use it as a glitter liner – Huda let us in on that little secret!
Insider scoop: Huda’s favorite shades are the sparkling, gold-pressed pearl “Nefertiti” and the shimmering gold with pink duo-chrome sheen “Celestial”.
Yes, there is one. You’ll have to wait until September 18th to get your hands on it, so mark those calendars – now!