MUA Eyeshadows in 'Matt' and 'Pearl'

Friday, 24 August 2012


MUA Eyeshadows in Pearl and Matt
MUA eyeshadows in 'Pearl' (left) and 'Matt'

I'm off on holiday for a week, but before I go I thought I'd leave you with a product review. Regular readers will know by now that my favourite evening look is by far a smoky eye. So when I was browsing in Superdrug and saw these two MUA eyeshadows I had to grab them (MUA stands for 'Make UAcademy'). They're only a pound each, so why not?


I've had mixed experiences with MUA products before  I loved the two lipsticks I bought but found their nail polish really runny and it didn't have a very nice finish. Luckily these eyeshadows are wonderful quality, especially considering that they both cost £1. Usually I find that cheap eyeshadows barely leave any colour on your eyelids but the pigmentation and colour payoff of MUA's is amazing, as you can see from the swatches:


'Pearl' looks like a iridescent grey in the pan but actually has more of a brown/taupe base shot through with silver, although the grey colour is also present. This makes it a really unusual colour and the brown warms it up slightly which in my opinion makes it more flattering.

MUA Eyeshadows in Pearl and Matt (swatches)

'Matt' is a matte black, which I love because it is actually black, and not a dark grey like many supposedly black eyeshadows I've come across in the past. It's a very versatile product, as you can use it as an eyeshadow, apply it with a damp make-up brush to create an eyeliner, or buff a little bit over the top of black pencil eyeliner to seal in the colour. I'm not sure why MUA have spelt 'Matt' without the 'e' though  is that the American spelling? I've never seen it before.

The only thing I don't like about these eyeshadows is the fallout  you can see in the photos that some of the glitter has dropped underneath my bottom eyelid. However, this can easily be solved with a little primer, which I stupidly forgot to use in these pictures. Considering that they cost me so little money I think I found myself a bargain!


The MUA range can be found in Superdrug stores or on the Superdrug website.


Have you tried any MUA products? What did you think?

10 comments:

  1. Oh god they are absolutely PERFECT for a smokey eye I'm in love with MUA and their prices too!

    Gorgeous blog hun - following you now :)

    Sarah
    http://lifeasalittlewallflower.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Thank you :) I'm just about to check out your blog! xx

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  2. Ooh gorgeous colors, I've not tried any MUA products yet but now I just might :)

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    1. They have some really nice stuff, it's a great brand for trying new colours xx

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  3. Ahh these are lovely! I've only ever tried the nail polishes which were rubbish and it put me off MUA these look much better though xxx

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    1. Yeah I hated the nail polishes but they do have some good products :) xx

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  4. I love the face powder and blush from MUA. I'm also really tempted to get the Heaven and Earth palette, it looks fab x

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    1. I haven't tried any of those products, I'll have to look for them next time I'm in Superdrug! xx

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  5. can't get enough of MUA at the moment!!love the pearl one xx

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    1. They have some great products, the peal one is my favourite too :) xx

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