Posted in Acne, Beauty, Make-up

Me and Make-up (Huda Beauty Desert Dusk)

Okay, so I didn’t set up this blog to be discussing Make-up, especially since I’ve never really been a make-up person. Most days I don’t wear any but I have always been interested in eyeshadow.

I’ve never really been into make-up because when I was younger I was umable to wear a lot of liquid make-up; including the roll on glitter gel that everyone seemed to wear as a kid. I have ezcema so my skin would react to a lot. I don’t suffer so much now.

Although, my skin became less sensitive as I got older (and particularly after discovering some allergies when I was 15) I gained another skin condition when I was 12: Acne.

Now, I know a lot of people use make-up to cover their acne or just make them feel more beautiful or they just like and see at some kind of art. However, I was not only worried about the make-up making my acne worse and the fact that it was against school rules but I still felt my acne could be seen through the make-up and it didn’t make me feel any better at all. In fact, this made me feel worse. Acne really affected my perception of myself and I was fixated with my skin and often cried about it. It has greatly reduced on antibiotics but I am hopefully going to be put on Roaccutane next year.

So, as I never really wore make-up I only ever bought cheap make-up from high- street shops such as Superdrug. I would find spending £40 for multiple items of make-up expensive. However, since being at university I’ve often seen other people’s make-up looks and wondered why I can’t get mine to look like it- especially in regards to eyeshadow pigmentation so I decided this year to ask for an expensive eyeshadow palette (I picked a few I liked so my family would have an idea of the colours I liked). And as you can probably tell from the title I received the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, which looks amazing.

Untouched Huda Beauty Palette Desert Dusk

Here it is messily placed on my arm…

From bottom left up: Desert Dusk (which kinda blends in to my skin) to Retrograde. From Right bottom up: Cashmere to Blazing


Today I looked up make-up tutorials and attempted a look using the palette. Turns out there are 4 different types of shadows- mattes, pressed pearls, duo chromes and a pressed glitter- each with different ways to apply and use (guess eyeshadow was more complex than I thought e.g. plain versus shiny and just brush it on).

Now I know my blending isn’t great and I totally used the wrong brush as I couldn’t find my eyeshadow brush, but here is my attempt.

Eyes closed
Eyes open – angle 1
Eyes open- angle 2

Let me know what you think and if you like the look I can let you know what shades I used and if I can re-find the tutorial I followed I’ll share it with you.

Have you done any looks using this palette? Any tips? Or favourites?

Xxx