Thursday, 15 September 2011

Eyes by MUA


I've been aware of MUA ever since it launched a while back, but for some reason nothing ever really caught my eye. I'd swatched the single eye shadows and found them to be really pigmented, but never fell in love with one enough to bite the bullet and buy it. Which, quite frankly, is ridiculous, considering just how incredibly cheap these products are (most are around £1, with the priciest items being a mere £4). 

However, around a month or so ago I spied their new eye shadow palettes. The 'Heaven and Earth' palette in particular caught my eye, as it is full to the brim with a gorgeous selection of neutral and natural eye shadows. At £4, I couldn't say no. I also decided to purchase their 'Extreme Felt Tip' eye liner, on a whim more than anything, as I was looking for a new eye liner and couldn't really complain for £2. I have to say, I am in love with these products. The eye shadow palette is a neutral girl's dream; it has gorgeous browns, golds and coppers, as well as some pretty champagne/peachy pink shadows. Almost all the shadows contain shimmer, which I love, and blend beautifully. They are very buttery soft and so sometimes can feel a tad delicate, but this only helps when it comes to blending them together. I took this palette away with me on holiday and had no need for any other eye shadow colours; this palette really has it all. I can quite honestly say I prefer it to my Urban Decay 'Naked' palette, which has been sitting gathering dust ever since buying this. I think whereas the 'Naked' palette is very ashy, almost grey-like on me, these colours are very golden and suit me really well. I. Love. This. Palette. If you are a fan of neutral shadows and don't have this yet - GO BUY IT. You will not regret it. 

As for the eye liner, I've been using it every day since I got it and I really, really like it. It's not the blackest eye liner I've ever owned, but it is so easy to use and stays put really well. I love how precise the 'nib' is, making it really easy for me to create my 'feline flicks', something which other eye liners have made less than easy in the past. If you're a liquid liner novice, I'd recommend trying a felt tip liner first as they are so fool-proof and give the same effect as a liquid liner, without the difficulty. Overall, I love both products and will definitely be investing in more MUA in the future. 

Have you tried MUA's products before? What did you think to them? 

I have to apologise for the state of the palette in the pictures - I did try and clean it up, but I am the messiest person when it comes to make up, and as you can see, it's very loved! It does also come with an applicator but, of course, I've gone and lost that!
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14 comments

  1. I've tried the face powder, lipstick, blusher and single eye shadows(why not for a £1 eh?) all of which i thought were really great value for money and now i have my eye on the heaven and earth palette from your blog thanks 4 the info xx

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  2. I think these products are great, the polishes are fab too. Hopefully they will keeping on releasing new products without raising the prices. I'm eager to try the similar brand Vivo being released in the supermarkets. This palette looks lovely! might give it a try.

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  3. I've been trying to find that palette for MONTHS but it's always out of stock! I've heard really great things about it on quite a few blogs now and I'm dying to try it!

    I've only ever tried a lipstick from MUA before. It was a pink lipstick and when I put it on my lips it was basically like a clear oil with a few clumps of pink pigment in it. Wasn't impressed!

    xx

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  4. I still havnt got my hands on any MUA eyeshadows I should really, becasue they are such good quality for their price. I'll pop it on my weekend wishlist for when I go shopping :')

    Joselin
    xxx

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  5. ooh i really want to try the felt tip liner now :) such good value for money!x

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  6. OMG! I love the eyeliner! I purchased it a few weeks ago and it is really easy to use! And wanted that pallete aswell but they ran out in my local store :( have to pick it up next time I see it, amazing colours for winter! Great post! Hope you are well! :) xxx

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  7. This palette is my new best friend!

    Sarah xx

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  8. i love the palette too, and its really well pigmented!

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  9. For some reason, MUA just doesn't appeal to me. I've got the clear mascara for my brows and one of the MUA Pro trios which I've yet to use to be honest. I did initially want the Heaven+Earth palette but it's always sold out everywhere that I lost interest. x

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  10. Ive never heard of MUA
    I will have to check it out now :)
    Those eyeshadow colours look lush :)

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  11. I have some of their single shadows and love how pigmented they are. The colours in this palette are gorgeous. I would definitely like to get my hands on it.
    xx
    Alicia

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  12. i really want to try this palette, looks amazing for the money!

    For my blog, click here

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  13. Like the look of the eyeliner, so much easier to apply than those really fine brushes. Currently using a Stila gel which I find amazing x

    http://yuju.co.uk/blog/makeup/dramatic-eyes-for-the-not-so-young-the-cheats-guide-to-applying-perfect-eyeliner/

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  14. I tried the MUA primer and at £4 it was really cheap but I understand why now, didn't do anything for my face apart from make it oily.

    http://hushed-secrets.blogspot.com/
    Em xx

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