February 16, 2015

Makeup Academy Cosmetics ♡


 Back in December for Christmas I got some MUA products to try out which I was mega excited about as I had heard so many good things about this brand, as it's only available in England it's not exactly easy to get my hands on it so when I seen these I was super excited! I received 2 eyeshadow palettes, a prime & conceal palette and 2 of their eyebrow pencils.

Twelfth Night Eye Shadow Palette £4.00: Consisting of 12 shimmery & matte shades, the colours range from whites to browns to olive toned shades. What really surprised me about these was the quality. Surprisingly they are amazing. The colours are creamy, easy to blend and are very pigmented. These were really great shades for Winter and they created the perfect dark smokey eye consisting of whatever colour you feel like really! I also love how on the back of the packaging they have a diagram of the shadows and have the names wrote on the colours which I think is a nice little touch. Ranging from lovely little names such as 'Frost, All Spice' and 'Enchant'.

Romantic Efflorescence Eyeshadow Palette £4.00: Again consisting of another 12 shimmery and matte shades, these colours range from peaches to purples to gorgeous bronze tones. Just like the other palette the shades are creamy, easy to blend and well pigmented. I really like the mix of matte and shimmer shades in the one palette as I normally only use one shimmery shade and about 2/3 matte shades when doing my eye makeup. Coming into Spring/Summer I feel like this palette is going to be perfect as it just has such a beautiful range of colours. The names of the shadows range from 'Bewitch, Mesmeric' and 'Obsessed'. I'm so impressed with these palettes and will definitely try to get my hands on more as soon as I can.

Pro Base Prime & Conceal Palette £4.00: Neutralizers are something I always use, especially the green one to cancel out the redness I have in my cheeks naturally. When it comes to these sort of products I normally am a bit wary as I find some cheap ones stray after awhile. I have been loving this and have used it everyday. Obviously the green more so than the others but I have given them all a try and have to say they are amazing. They conceal and brighten the problem areas really well and the product is so unbelievably pigmented and creamy so a little goes a long way! Lilac mutes blue undertones, Green mutes redness, Peach adds radiance and Yellow brightens and mutes purple tones. They also have this product in a powder form which looks interesting!
  
Eyebrow Pencil in Black and Brunette £1.00 each: Confession, eyebrow pencils I'm still not actually sure how they work as I don't and never really have used them. I say never really because I used the Soap and Glory Archery for about a week but it was way too light for me so it didn't make much difference. So I haven't actually wore these outside only inside when I'm experimenting. They are very soft and almost crumble as soon as you put it on the skin which isn't ideal. The black is jet black and even with black hair it just looks a bit too dark. The brunette pencil has a bit of a red undertone to it so also does not suit me at all. So because these two shades aren't exactly a match they just live in a pile in my makeup drawers.

However other than the eyebrow pencils I got on with everything else and I am so impressed with this brand and will definitely be trying more as soon as I can get my hands on some! Their prices range from just £1 and they have a huge variety of different cosmetics. 

Have you tried any MUA products?

10 comments:

  1. i really want to try the prime and conceal palette, MUA is such good value for money - nice post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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    1. It's such a great palette, will definitely need to invest in a few more x

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  2. MUA have some gorgeous palettes. Theres a few that i used to be obsessed with! And they are so pigmented and creamy!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Totally agree with you, was so blown away by the quality of them x

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  3. I do actually have the two eyeshadow palettes, I've just not got round to trying them but I definitely will after see in these swatches :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. The Romantic Efflorescence is definitely great for going into Spring! x

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  4. MUA are a fab brand, I have so many of their products in my collection, especially their palettes, for only £4 you really can't go wrong. Great post!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | Bloglovin' | YouTube

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    1. Thanks for reading! :) Cannot wait to try some more of their products x

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  5. I've never tried MUA products. These eyeshadow palettes sound lovely!

    Paula
    My beauty and lifestyle blog

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