July has been a pretty hectic month for me so far, but at last I've had the chance to sit down and write this makeup review. I was talking my friend Mindy, another beauty blogger recently and she mentioned the MUA eyeshadow palettes, asking if I'd tried them. Until she brought it up and told me that they had good reviews I was completely unaware that they were worth looking at since I always walk straight past the MUA counter in Superdrug. The brand is so cheap over here I guess I just assume bad quality, but I was pleasantly surprised by these shadows ~ and at four pounds for twelve colours, you can't really afford not to give them a go!
First thing I noticed when I visited the counter was that there is a surprisingly wide range of colours and lots of palettes to choose from. However, the most hyped ones are the 'Undress Me' palette and the one I went for, the 'Undress Me Too'. I think drugstore brands must be running out of synonyms for the word naked. Anyway I only chose this one because I liked the colours more, but I'm going to return for sure and pick up the other version so I can have all the neutrals>.<
Like many palettes this one comes with a little sponge brush that I probably won't use but it looks pretty just in the bottom there. The packaging is pretty plain but I don't like the fact that this one is white (all the other MUA palettes were black) just because it's so easy to get dirty from excess eyeshadow. It's plastic so can be easily cleaned, I would just prefer not to have to clean it!
As you can see there's a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, as well as a selection of cool and warm tones. They all have names but I don't think I need to write them all out for you. The colours that caught my eye the most were the gold and copper metallic shade which look so gorgeous in the palette, here's a swatch of some of my favourites:
The pigmentation of the shimmer shades is quite shocking because they look so pretty. I'm less impressed by the matte shades, especially the lighter ones because they don't show up as much~ but I would have bought this just for that gold on my middle finger because it's amazing. But I've found in the past a beautiful swatch can sometimes still be mediocre on the eyes, so I've done a really quick and basic smoky eye using some of the colours. I wanted to do a nice tutorial but I thought this would be better than nothing even if it is messy haha.
I used a matte colour (shy) all over the lid, then a light brown metallic (wink) in the centre. I used the matte black shade (corrupt) on the outer corner and lashline, and finished with a dap of the gold shade I like (devotion) in the inner corner. My eyebrow is also filled in using an MUA eyebrow pencil that I picked up at the same time!
Overall I'd give the palette a 4/5
Super pigmented metallic shades
Simple but pretty packaging
X Matte shades are disappointing
X Doesn't really last all day without primer
X Easy to get messy