I thought I'd post this up whilst Superdrug are offering free p&p until 16th November!
I actually bought these MUA products at the start of the offer online as the whole range seems to be out of stock in my local Superdrug or with all the seals broken (there are downsides to the products being so cheap - skanky teenagers with equally skanky fingers).
Anyways I thought I'd buy afew products that would be great for the Christmas party season as I always personally love to add abit of glitter and try out new in-expensive products!
As you can see the packaging is basic...but atleast it's not tacky looking and after all everything is only £1. So we really can't complain.
I decided to purchase two pearl eyeshadows (shades 11 & 12) after doing abit of swatch googling and can say I'm certainly not disappointed. However the matt eyeshadow (shade 16) is a different story all together...it actually reminds me what a 14 year old girl may cake on right upto her brow bones (I'm sorry for all the teenager bashing in this post....but it is true!). It's a very light pink matt eyeshadow and I just don't know how I'd use it. Therefore I didn't even swatch it...and you wouldn't be able to even see it unless I caked it on, which I couldn't bring myself to do!
As for the metallic and glitter gel eyeliners they are above and beyond what I expected, just amazing quality for the price.
All products swatched below are in the same order of the reviews -
Shade 11 Pearl eyeshadow - I think it's safe to say all the MUA eyeshadows need a good base before being applied, so I've been using Urban Decay's Primer Potion underneath and a Benefit Creaseless cream or else any of the dark eyeshadows will crease or go dull towards the end of the day.
This is a really interesting multidimensional? brown/green eyeshadow. In one light this just seems a shimmery brown/red shade however it almost have a cast of emerald green shimmer over the top. Very pretty for the price!
Shade 12 Pearl eyeshadow - This is quite similar to shade 11 however it has a slight cast of gold over the lighter brown. Really pretty, however both eyeshadows do create quite abit of fall-out!
Shade 3 Liquid eyeliner - This is such a strong deep gold eyeliner with a perfect short applicator for easy application. I'm even tempted to say that it's waterproof as this really doesn't come off even with water and abit of scrubbing! Shall be definitely purchasing more shades.
Glitter eyeliners - Love all of the shades however the brush on all three seems to be different in one way or another! Which isn't all that great. Shade 1(silver) - This is so, so glittery and has abit more of a gel formula than the others which I quite like as it applies really smooth. Shade 2 (gold) - The brush on this is perfect and for the price this is packed full of glitter! Shade 10 (black) - Least liked brush on this, just way too pointy and hard, which seems to drag off the product if you go over it. However the shade is really dark black with lots of fine silver glitter. Great if your scared of too much glitter!
Labels: MUA , Review - Eyeshadow