Product Type: MUA makeup
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Member Name: Kittenpeach
Make Up Academy Immaculate Collection Palette
Advantages: Lots of colours, great pigmentation.
Disadvantages: Packaging isn't the sturdiest.
When I placed my MUA lipstick order a few weeks ago, this palette actually came along with them as a free gift! I was really pleased, and it seems that MUA often give away free gifts when you shop with them online, so that is something to look out for.
This is a lovely medium sized eye shadow palette which contains 24 small eye shadows, there is a good variety of matte and shimmer finishes, along with some more glittery formulations. It comes with a double ended sponge brush (I know some people aren't awfully fond of these sponge brushes) but I find it to be of decent quality.
This is the first time that I have ever tried any MUA eye shadows, and I was extremely pleased! Most of the shades are highly pigmented, and apply smoothly without creasing. I usually apply a little foundation to my eyelids before I apply the eye shadows, and I find that way they seem to 'pop' a little more. With the glittery shades, there doesn't seem to be too much fall out, so you aren't left with half your face dowsed in glitter! There are a couple of light, pale shades in this palette, and I've found that they don't give as good colour pay off as the brighter ones. I tend to use these shades as a highlighter across my brow bone instead, and they work well in giving a little bit of shimmer. I was really happy with the ratio of matte to shimmery shades, and this palette definitely gives a lot of scope for experimentation.
There is a lovely mix of colours in the palette - some really good neutrals, and some vivid brights. There is also a few pastels, which seem to be gaining in popularity this season. I particularly like the glittery gold, and rich chocolate browns, and have mostly found myself using the taupes and browns in this palette so far. I think I'll experiment with using some of the brighter colours as eye liner rather than shadow, as I am still a little cautious about how I'd wear them.
The packaging of this palette is rather basic, and certainly nothing special. It doesn't feel like the sturdiest case in the world, and I'll definitely have to be careful about dropping it, as I'm certain it would crack. The lid of the palette is clear, so you can see the eye shadows inside, which I suppose is good if you were buying this in a store and there was no tester. Unfortunately there is no mirror on the inside of the lid, which is a little disappointing, as I think that would have been a nice touch if you wanted to use this on the go.
This palette can only be bought in Superdrug or from the Make Up Academy website. It currently costs £8.00 which I think is a super bargain for a palette that contains 24 eye shadows!
I am actually really surprised how good the MUA products are, and I don't know how they can produce them so cheaply. They are definitely a brand to rival Maybelline and Rimmel, and I'd feel confident buying from them in the future.
I think this is an excellent palette, which contains a good variety of shades, and the only thing that would stop me re-purchasing is the sheer amount of eye shadow I have to use up!
Summary: A lovely selection of quality shades.