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Today I will be reviewing a number of products from the makeup brand MakeUp Academy (MUA). For those of you who have been around for while, you may have noticed that I am coco for cocoa puffs when it comes MUA and Makeup Revolution. Both brands have some pretty amazing and affordable products worth checking out. For a quick glance at an MUA post click here and for makeup revolution click here.
MUA FIRE VIXEN EYESHADOW PALETTE- £5
- Has a transparent cover (gives you the ability to see the shades inside without having to open th palette)
- List of ingredients can be found on the back (good for anyone with allergies)
- Shade numbers can be found on the back as well (the different eyeshadow shades have no names but numbers are used instead)
- Comes with 15 eyeshadow shades
As you can observe from the swatches, majority of the matte shades had trouble showing up and unfortunately did not show up on my eyes either. Check out the picture below;
(I used all the transitional colours in the palette but non showed up, therefore I had to use my setting spray to wet my eyeshadow brush in order to attain any pigment out of the mattes)
LOOK CREATED USING THE PALETTE
NOTE: You guys will have to bear with my look as I just recently got into doing cut creases, I definitely know that I need more practice with it.
- Palette comes with 15 different shades (mixture of both mattes and shimmers)
- Very affordable
- Great set of shimmers (they have a soft, smooth and buttery texture)
- The cover is transparent (helps you see the shades inside)
- The palette comes with transitional shades
- Very warm toned shades (really good for everyday use)
- Great palette for anyone who likes subtle shades
- The palette is very light-weight
- On dark skin, the matte shades have no pigment at all unless you wet you eyeshadow brush before use. However, this is not the case with every dark skin person as I have observed from some YouTube videos that the matte colour pay off is different on different shades of dark skin.
- I don’t like the fact that I had to deep my brush so many times to get any payoff with the mattes, even after having wet my brush with setting spray.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?….Based on other people’s videos and website reviews, YES I would but based on my own opinion….am 50/50 with it.
MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter (Rosewood Glimmer)- £3
HOW IT LOOKED ON (higher cheekbones, T-Zone and the nose itself)
- Subtle finish
- Blends effortlessly
- Can be used as a blush, blush topper or eyeshadow
- Lasts all day
- Looks great on deep skin stones (but do not limit it to that, you will have to try it to find how it works for your skin tone)
- I cannot fault it even if I wanted to
WOULD I RECOMMEND??…absolutely and for the price, you can’t go wrong. The Undress Your Skin Highlighter range comes in 9-10 different shades.
AVAILABLE SHADES (from SuperDrug.com or the Makeup Academy website)
NOTE: images have been taken from the SuperDrug.com webiste
MUA PRO-BASE Matte Satin Pressed Powder -£2.50
I know it looks a bit messy but that’s due to the fact that I have literally been using it almost everyday.
WHEN COMPARED TO MY M.A.C MINERALIZED SKIN-FINISH POWDER(in deep dark)
(L-R M.A.C and MUA PRO-BASE matte satin pressed powder)
HOW IT LOOKED ON MY FACE (used it to set my whole face)
- Gives great coverage and finish
- Very light-weight
- Breathable, smooth and flawless
- Comes in 8 different shades, the darkest being cocoa
8 AVAILABLE PRESSED POWDER SHADES (images taken from SuperDrug.com website)
- Doesn’t last all day, had to touch-up twice the first time I used it (solved that problem by incorporating my usual foundation routine, applying loose setting powder all over my face before foundation but after colour correcting. And to anyone who doesn’t know what skin colour correcting is, go ahead and click here to find out)
WOULD I RECOMMEND??…….YES I would. I cannot stress enough how much I love this pressed powder, it’s become my go-to everyday and I can’t believe it’s only £2.50.
MUA CLEAR BROW AND LASH MASCARA- £2
Unfortunately I was unable to take a good picture of my eyelashes after application and this was due to the fact that eye-look I created was too vibrant and therefore overshadowed the lashes. However, one think I can tell you for sure is that it’s a must have.
- Works great for an eyebrow gel as well as a mascara
- Keeps your eyebrows in place all day
- Separates and lengthens your lashes
- Great mascara primer
- Can be used alone for a more natural look ( no makeup makeup look)
- Doesn’t smudge or move
- Dries quickly
- Doesn’t come with a whole lot product
- Has a strong funny smell but I have not yet come across any mascara that has a sweet scent
WOULD I RECOMMEND??…..Yes I would. Love love love it.
Out of the 4 products reviewed today, I was impressed with 3 of them apart from the Fire Vixen palette.
Has anyone else used or have experience with any of the products I reviewed today?? If so, I would love to hear all about it in the comment section. Lets get chatty
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