Wednesday, 11 March 2015

MUA haul, make up look and first impressions review!

If you haven't already heard of MUA, they are an incredibly cheap brand that are available solely in Superdrug stores or off their website. I never really paid them too much attention as there was never anything that particularly caught my eye. However, what did catch my eye was MAC blue green pigment, which a lot of people compared to MUA's shade 12 pearl eye shadow, saying they were very similar. I headed over to the online store to pick up the aforementioned eye shadow, and as there was a sale on (50p for the eye shadow, I kid you not!) I decided to pick up some more bits too.

So let's start with the eye shadow (50p in the sale); this is a shade that I found so interesting, when first packed onto the lid it had a very true-to-palette blue brown shimmer, when blended out however it went a very warm, and almost matte, red-brown shade! Initially I wasn't keen, but once I had gotten used to it I actually love that a seemingly complex eye look with different textures and colours can be made with one eye shadow, the mind boggles! Using a black eyeliner also made the eye shadow more of a true blue shimmer. I seriously couldn't recommend this product enough when you consider the price. It lasts fairly well throughout an 8-hour day, there is a bit of creasing but I didn't use a primer, so I am sure that would be easily fixed. I think this will definitely become a go to staple if I am in a hurry.

Next we have the Shimmer Kiss Blusher (£1 in the sale) ; This is a lot less pigmented on the cheeks than it looks in the pan, never-the-less I think it gives a gorgeous and subtle flushed glow, perfect for daytime or light make up looks.

Lastly from the actual make up items we have a lip liner in the shade Caramel Nougat (£1); I was surprised at how much I liked this, it definitely defies the £1 price tag!the formula is smooth and the colour is a lovely brown nude, very in vogue right now! like all lip-liners it was a tad drying but that meant that the lasting power was pretty good. I love topping with sheerer lipsticks or glosses.

Then we have the 2 brushes, I got the small  fan brush and the blending and shadow brush which both come in at less than 2£, bloomin' marvelous!! The fan brush is a bit unloved at the moment, I am unsure of exactly what to do with it, I will keep trying it in different ways and hopefully I will find something I like, but I am not that fussed as it was so darn cheap. The eye brush though, goodness me I love it! It is so soft and blends everything so easy that it is definitely my go to brush, for any look. I am definitely going to get some more brushes from MUA, it feels so much more expensive than what it was!

I hope you like the look I made, have you tried anything from MUA? I definitely want to try more so leave your suggestions!