After falling in love with the MUA ‘Undress Your Skin’ Highlighter, being converted from make-up snob to high-street lover, I thought I would expand my collection of MUA. I’d heard great things about this MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette, apparently being *very* much like the Urban Decay Naked Palette which retails for £36. As I’ve said before on the blog, I’ve never been much of an eyeshadow girl. I’ve been easing myself in using the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo eyeshadows, so instead of splashing out £36 for the Urban Decay palette, I went for the MUA Undressed Palette which retails for £4! I was quite sceptical thinking that the pigmentation would be useless and the consistency just too powdery. I was very wrong! They are truly amazing, have great pigmentation and amazing staying power. Most of them are shimmer eyeshadows, 3 are matte. The matte shadows aren’t as great as the shimmers, harder to get a colour pay-off from them. But for £4, I can’t complain. That means for £4 you pay roughly 33p for each eyeshadow, it’s almost too good to be true…!
I’ve been using the neutral colours, sticking with the nudes, browns and bronze. I’ve yet to be brave and use the blues!
Whilst browsing the MUA products I noticed the Pro-Base Eye Primer. This is the perfect partner for eyeshadow. Once again it’s compared to the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (£15) but the MUA version being a fraction of the price at £2.50. It has a creamy gel consistancy. Once applied to the eyelids it’s a little tacky, I tend to apply this and then apply my foundation while this dries. You then have the perfect base for your shadows! I apply this in the morning, go to work and at the end of the day my eyeshadow is exactly how I had applied it in the morning, no creasing at all. Once again, MUA amazes me, well done!
Are there any MUA products that you recommend? Or any other high-street brands?