31/12/2013

REVIEW: MUA SMOKIN' EYESHADOW PALETTE



There are many perks of being a student. From the socialising, to the late-nights out drinking, you can't knock it. When you move away you learn to fend for yourself, as well as tackle that much despised budgeting. Money's tight and luxury buys are far and far between. I know, I know, I'm sobbing too! But luckily the adventurous move does allow you develop a new-found habit of searching the market for lust-worthy products at bargain prices. 

Recently I've been on the look out for an eyeshadow palette that's both affordable and highly pigmented. Having heard great things about MUA I headed to Superdrug and bought the Smokin' Palette for a mere £6.00. My first impression of the buy was positive, with the palette offering a wide range of metallic colours that, you guessed it, are perfect for creating an alluring smokey eye. From blues, to greens, to purples, there's a hue that will suit everyone. 


The application of the shadow is really easy, with the colours being rich in pigment. For a subtle daytime look there's no need for an eyeshadow primer, with their being plenty of neutrals to blend the metallics with - as you can see in the photo above. The shadow says on for a fairly long period and I never received any creases or blemishes on my lids. If you plan on creating a more dramatic look, the kit comes with a free eyeliner called 'Black Smoke'. As expected the eyeliner is jet black and ideal for adding a daring kick to an already bold colour scheme. Perfect for evening attire, mixing the shocking shades with the eyeliner will make sure all eyes are on you! Pardon the pun.

I'd love to know what you think about MUA and their products. This is the first buy I've bought from the brand and so far am really impressed. Leave a comment below on the bits and pieces you've tried out and whether they were worth the money!

EMMA x
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28 comments:

  1. To be honest I'm a bit on the fence when it comes to this palette and the reviews seem to be quite mixed. I'm not sure yet if I'll actually pick this up but the shades do look very pretty. I've been very pleased with the Undressed palettes - both I and II, and I also really like MUA blushers. Have a wonderful New Year! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Oh what a gorgeous looking palette! For the price they definitely sound like a brand that cannot be beaten!

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  3. I haven't tried MUA as they are always open at my local store (with finger prints in them!) I love the look but have been very disappointed with drug store brands recently hohum!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Oh no! I'm not a massive fan of drug store brans but this one worked for me! x

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  4. That really looks like a fab palette...great colours and an amazing price. Thanks for the tip off - I'd normally steer clear of cheaper brands as I assume they are not going to last but this definitely sounds like it's worth trying. Happy New Year Emma and thanks for supporting my blog! Avril x

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  5. Its looks great for the price!
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    1. It really is! Thank you for your comment x

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  6. When it comes to eyeshadow I prefer warmer, gilded shades but the green and grey ones in this palette look really pretty!
    xx

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    1. The green is such a lovely colour! x

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  7. Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true sweetie!

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  8. What a beautiful palette!! Happy New Year!

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  9. Oo that palette looks amazing... I must get it!
    x

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  10. The colors in this palette are really pretty, perfect for a smokey eye! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. great review! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I'll be sure to check out your blog! x

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  12. It looks like a great palette, especially for the price! I have a few MUA products and some of them I absolutely love, well worth checking out some more the brand!

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  13. Just been reading your blog as i'm a new visitor and loving it :)

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