Feb 16, 2012

Review: MUA Makeup Line + Blog Birthday Giveaway!

Hi girls! Long time no see ! I'm extremely busy right now and for the next 3 months because of school!
I have a review for you today ! This brand offers great quality makeup products and very affordable ones! I'm in love with them! 
I ordered from their website a few things, two lipsticks,4 eyeshadows and a liquid glitter eyeliner and their famous immaculate eyeshadow palette!

On the 21st of February it's my 1 year blog anniversary! So you have a chance to win this palette !

Just leave a comment bellow saying what future posts you would like me to do!
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Giveaway ends : February 29th 2012 at Midnight     
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So back to the review...

Who's MUA? 
"Make Up Academy is a continuously evolving cosmetics brand known for its affordability and high quality products, built up from Make Up Academy (products all £1) and with a recent extension to the range with Make Up Academy Professional (prices ranging from £1.50 to £4).

Make Up Academy launched in May 2010 with a huge range of over 100 lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushers, mascara and nail polishes and at a permanent price of only £1!! In May 2011 Make Up Academy bought out it’s professional range.

The range has been built with extensive shade choice and high quality giving a great range of products at an affordable price and it has fast become the highest volume selling cosmetics brand." 
Quality & Pigmentation

Eyeshadows: The have two main lines of individual eyeshadows, the metallic and the matte ones. The shimmery shades (as shown below) are extremely pigmented without much fallout. The shimmer is really subtle in some of them and in other it's more obvious fine glitter, by no means chunky fake glitter! The matte ones are slightly more chalky than the shimmer ones and less pigmented. Though it's a great deal if you enjoy a light wash of colour (as far as light shades go). The matte black shade is super pigmented (with some fallout).

Lipsticks: The products i am most excited about are the lipsticks! As a fan of lip products i search for moisturizing formulas, mostly with a matte or satin finish. I dislike glitter or heavy shimmer in my lipstick. These glide on sooo beautifully soo smoothly! I was astonished when I first tried them! As you can see below in the lips swatches, even though my lips are ridiculously chapped and dry, these babies didn't fill these lines in my lips! 

Glitter Eyeliner: I ordered a black glitter liquid eyeliner just to try it out, because i was looking for something glittery but subtle. I got the gunmetal shade, which comes with a dark grey/black liquid with greyish glitter inside. Unfortunately this one is out of stock right now. I was surprised because the shimmer was actually there! It didn't stay in the bottle but transferred on lashline beautyfully.

 Deal or Steal?

Probably steal... Almost all MUA products cost 1 pound! (:O) Yes 1 British Pound!
(1,20 Euro or 1,6 US dollars). The quality for the price is crazy! You get 2g of eyeshadow (a MAC one is 2.8g). I'd say that they are a speck of gold among all these "cheap" "drugstore" brands.

Where to get? Online at www.muastore.co.uk

(shade 14 Bare)

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This is what you'll get as a gift from Women Inside's Giveaway!! Make sure you enter!!

Have you tried MUA products before?
For 1 Pound would you give it a try?