Saturday, 22 October 2011

MUA Eyeshadows

Hi all,

Firstly I would like to apologise for the poor quality of the photos, the battery went in my camera so I had to charge it but I had already done all the swatches so used my phone.

I'm sure most people now will have heard of the budget brand that Superdrug stock named MUA, everything in the normal range is £1 and in this range they have, eyeshadows, eyeliners, liquid liners, powder, blusher, nail polishes, lipsticks and lipglosses. I've tried a few of the products and with most I have found them to be quite good and I have been pleasantly surprised. I didn't really expect much for a £1. The packaging is quite cheap and basic but it does the job and I haven't had any breakages as of yet, which is something that I have read alot of people have.

Below are some swatches of the MUA eyeshadows that I have in my collection.

From L-R (MUA don't have names they just have numbers) 19, 3, 20, 13, 12, 10, 4, 18, 2 and 1

Unfortunately because of the camera the colours don't show up too well, I can assure they are alot brighter in person.
Most of the colours are highly pigmented and even though they are a powder the pearl shades have quite a creamy texture, the only colour that isn't all that great and I definitely wouldn't recommend is the matt black, its not very pigmented but then again I struggle to find a decent matt black in more expensive brands.

For review purposes I wore one of these shadows today to monitor how well it last throughout the day. I used shade 4 which is a shimmery pink colour. I used this with no primer or base just applied directly to my eyelid, it blended very well and it was easy to pack on the colour, it was bright colour and in my opinion looked quite lovely :-)
Throughout the day I kept checking and it did look quite freshly applied it hadn't creased and still looked bright. After 8 hours I decided to have a closer look. It was still bright and it hadn't creased, although I did notice that it sort of slipped down my eyelid but it still looked ok. I would think that with a good primer these would last throughout the day and still look as good as they did when you first applied them. I would recommend taking a look at these next time you are in Superdrug but definitely testing them out on your hand before you buy as some of them look like they will be alot more pigmented than they are, I also think that the pearl colours are better than the matt colours.

Hope you enjoyed.

Lots of Love CF x x x

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