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#58 MUA Artiste Collection Review

20 Mar

I purchased this palette during the MUA 50% off event (see my MUA haul here), and I have used it a fair few times since. You can buy MUA in Superdrug stores nationwide or online here.

MUA Artiste Collection

MUA Artiste Collection

MUA Artiste Collection

| MUA Artiste Collection, RRP £6 available online or in Superdrug stores |

The first thing I have to say about this products is that MUA have listened to their customers. The eyeshadows are named! It is only a little thing but it does make a big difference, well I think anyway. The palette includes 6 eyeshadows, which are of marbled effect. I really rate these eyeshadows, and the other MUA eyeshadows that are available. They are super pigmented and apply really well onto the eyelid. My favourite eye look with this palette is to apply Mocca to the eyelid and then add Cookie to the outer corner and through the crease, blending well. If you are looking for some great swatches of these eyeshadows then check this blog post by The Sunday Girl out, the swatches are great!

I’m afraid I didn’t really enjoy the four face products (2 blushes, 1 bronzer and a highlight) as much as the eyeshadows. They aren’t as pigmented as the eyeshadows which is a shame as the blusher shades would look great on someone with a paler skin tone. They might not be great if you have a darker skin tone, as the product may not show up. I found the blush shades quite hard to work with, but that may just be me! I like that they have included 1 shimmery blush and 1 matte shade though! The bronzer is ok, it isn’t brilliant but it does a decent job as a contour shade. The highlight shade is light and pearlescent and does look quite pretty.

Overall, I don’t really feel too strongly about this product. The eyeshadows are great, but the face products do let it down a bit. I would still recommend it for the eyeshadows alone at £6 though!

J xo

#49 Weekend Wishlist

10 Feb

The Weekend Wishlist’s are back!

Weekend Wishlist

| 1. Topshop Mexican Print iPhone Shell, £8 | 2. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, £24/50ml | 3. MUA Pro Base Conceal and Brighten Kit, £3.50 | 4. ELF Studio Bronzer, £3.75 | 5. Missguided Linne Cropped Blazer in Cobalt, £24.99 |

How gorgeous is that Missguided blazer?

J xo

#47 MUA Pro Blush Perfection Cream Blusher Review (+ Swatches)

7 Feb

You may have seen my MUA Haul post not so long ago, showing the abundance of MUA products that I purchased during their 50% event. Well I have been using them since they arrived so I thought I would do a review of the Blush Perfection Cream Blushers that I received.

MUA Cream Blusher

MUA Cream Blusher

MUA Cream Blusher

MUA Cream Blusher

MUA Cream Blusher

L – R: MUA Pro Blush Perfection Cream Blusher in Blossom and Dolly, £2 each

I absolutely love these. They cost £2 each which is amazing. Blossom is a beautiful dark peach colour, whereas Dolly is a more vibrant coral colour which will be great in the warmer months. The pigmentation and colour pay off when applied has been great too. The cream blusher is very build-able  you could use it just to add a touch of colour to the cheeks or apply a few layers for a really strong look. I personally use an angled blush brush to apply these, but they work really well if you use the fingers too. For £2 the packaging isn’t too shabby either and it is quite sturdy.

There are 2 other shades available, and they are definitely worth checking out when you are next in Superdrug! You can also purchase these products direct from MUA online. Have you tried these before? What did you think? :)

J xo

#44 MUA Haul

2 Feb

You may have heard about MUA, the budget beauty brand that is stocked online and in some Superdrug stores. Prices begin from £1 which is amazing! They have a Facebook page, search ‘Make Up Academy (MUA)’, which reached 50,000 likes a week or so ago. And when it did, they launched a 50% off everything offer with free delivery. As expected it caused absolute mayhem! I was able to place an order and here is what I purchased!

MUA Haul

MUA Haul

From L-R:

The Artiste Collection – £6 (£3 in the event)

Undressed Palette – £4 (£2)

Blush Perfection Cream Blusher in Dolly and Blossom – £2 each (£1)

Intense Gloss in Kiss and Make Up – £2 (£1)

Matte Perfect Primer – £4 (£2)

Brow Kit – £3.50 (£1.75)

Lipstick in Shade 4 and 16 – £1 each (50p!!)

Clear Mascara – £1 (50p)

Gel Eyeliner in Underground – £3 (£1.50)

Clear Nail Polish – £1 (50p)

L1 Lip Brush – £1.50 (75p)

E2 Eyeshadow Contour Brush – £1.95 (98p)

F2 Stippling Brush – £3 (£1.50)

E4 Eyeliner Brush – £1.50 (75p)

F1 Foundation Brush – £3 (£1.50)

So in total I spent £20.72 and got all of this goodness! I have been using the products since I got them and hopefully there will be some further reviews on some of the products! But I have to say I am SO impressed with the brushes! I would link the products listed above to the site but some of the products (most of the brushes) have sold out so are not available on the site! However, I have heard that they will be restocking early Feb, so be sure to get in there quick to avoid disappointment!

Were you able to place an MUA order? :)

J xo