Sunday, 18 August 2013

MUA Make-Up Review

The other day I popped into town to buy some amenities from Superdrugs. Stumbled upon a make-up brand called MUA as I was heading to pay. Ended up buying a couple of bits which totaled to £15 which I thought was pretty good for the amount I bought.

Eye Shadows
left to right:
 Shade 1 - Pearl
Shade 2 - Pearl
Shade 17 - Matt
Shade 3 - Pearl
Shade 20 - Matt

I did some swatches of these products. I think the eye shadows themselves are very pigmented and for the price you pay it it's well worth it. I was a little dissapointed with Shade 17 - Matt (no.3 in pic) as on my skin tone it doesn't really show up at all. It would work well I guess as a base colour or on somebody with darker skin tone. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with these eye shadows and might buy more off the website as these were last minute impulse buys at the checkout. Price: £1

Blushers & Bronzer
left to right:
Cupcake (blusher)
Lolly (blusher)
Shade 3 (bronzer)

Really pleased with the result of these product. They had a few more colours in the blusher but I went for these two as I thought they were pretty cute colours. The bronzer also comes in two other colours, one of them having alot more shimmer in it and the other slighty lighter with orange tones. Price: £1

Radiant Under Eye Concealer
  By far one of my favourite cheap buys at only £3! I've tried some high end brands and this product pretty much does the same job for a fraction of the price! I do still love my YSL touche eclat but if your looking for a cheaper alternative this is for you. I do use this as a highlighter pen also, so above my cheekbones and along the bridge of my nose and between my eyebrows - works great! Price: £3 (swatch below)

Extreme Felt Eyeliner
 *Updated - Will never get this product again, noticed that about a week after I got this and with barely using it it was already drying up. The liquid never came down to the tip and there is no way of making the nib soak up any of the liquid in the pen* Once I opened this product up it was a total mess! Liquid flicked out everywhere!! Closed it for a couple of minutes as I weren't using it yet then open and BAM! same thing happened again but just not as bad, the eyeliner is a pen form. You can't adjust how much liquid you want to use which is kind of a pain.. however I still tried it out. This product took ages to dry, it ruined my eye make-up. As I was looking up to apply my mascara on my bottom lashes it printed itself on my eyelid haha. Once the product is on tho it does last awhile, I haven't worn it out yet or on a rainy day so dunno how it'll hold up to that. Not sure if I would get this product again or recommend it to anyone, it would be ok as a last resort eyeliner as it is quite pigmented and did look ok on but the mess you get from it just isn't convincing me. Price: £2 (swatch below)

Eyeliner Pencil (Snow White)
Really liked this product. Showed up very well, very pigmented and blended nicely. I've tried some pencil eyeliners which were very hard to apply, where you would need to keep drawing over and over whilst pressing down really hard. This one is very easy to use apply. Almost like a cream-like texture but in a form of a pencil. Would definitely recommend this product. Price: £1 (swatch below)

Eyebrow Pencil (Eyebrow Brunette)
Really easy to apply and blend. The brush on the end comes in handy to blend it all out to make the eyebrows look nice and smooth instead of seeing visible lines across your eyebrows. Would have been good if they had provided it with a lid that had a sharpener on the end like the eye pencils do like above. I still prefer using an angled brush and powder (I use a matt eyeshadow) instead but I wouldn't get rid of this product just yet :) Price: £1 (swatch below)

Swatches of: radiant concealer, felt eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, eyebrow pencil in both drawn and blended by brush.

Missha Signature BB Cream - No.23 Natural Yellow Biege
MUA Radiant Under Eye Concealer
Bare Minerals READY Foundation - R310
MUA Bronzer - Shade 3
MUA Blusher - Cupcake
MAC Prep+Prime Eye
MAC Eyeshadow - Cork
MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 1 - Pearl
MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 17 - Matt
MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 20 - Matt
MUA Extreme Felt Eyeliner
MUA Pencil Liner - Snow White
Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara - Black
MUA Brow Pencil - Brunette
MAC Kissable Lipcolour - Woo Me

I used these products above (mostly MUA) to do my make-up today. Btw, my eye make-up isn't perfect. I need to work on applying and blending! >_<".. Here are a couple of photos:

Hope you enjoyed reading my review as much as I did writing it! The weekend's over now, back to work tomorrow and I'm sure the monday blues will kick in :(

Thanks for reading! With Love, Jen.