Product Type: Make Up Academy makeup
Newest Review: ... is available from Superdrug stores nationwide (they do also have a website you can purchase from). The pressed powder comes in 4 shades wh... more
MUA Pressed Powder: Fantastic but limited colour choices!
Make Up Academy Pressed Powder
Member Name: dalbx
Make Up Academy Pressed Powder
Advantages: Cheap, light on the skin and quite good quality.
Disadvantages: Doesn't come with an applicator and not a wide range of shades.
-- Reasons for buying --
Make up academy provides make-up trends on a budget, allowing you to achieve the latest looks without breaking the bank. When I came across this brand for the first time in Superdrug I decided I would swap some of my more expensive products for some of the cheaper products in the MUA range. One of the swaps I made was for this Pressed powder.
-- Price and Availability --
The MUA range is only available in Superdrug stores and on their website . This pressed powder was £1 which is a brilliant price, even if the quality of the product isn't fantastic, as least you didn't burn a hole in pocket just trying it. There are four shades available which are named 1-4, 1 being the lightest and 4 being the darkest.
-- Appearance --
The pressed powder comes in a square plastic palette, with a transparent lid with the 'MUA' logo on the front and the name of the product displayed at the bottom of the lid.
-- Using the pressed powder --
It would of been nice if the powder came with an applicator such as a sponge or a brush, but as the price is very small it is quite a lot to expect. I tend to apply this over my base, foundation and concealer to set my make-up and remove any visible shine.
I like to apply this with a brush as I find it gives the smoothest and most natural finish. When I applied it with a sponge, I found it was quite heavy on my skin and as my skin would start to shine, the powder would start to go patchy in places.
-- My experience --
I found the pressed to be very good, when using the right applicator for me (a large powder brush) I found it very light on my skin and it didn't seem to clog my pores, it also set my make-up wonderfully. I also found that my face was much less shiny throughout the day and I only have to reapply once on a night out (usually from all the heat and dancing). I was glad to find that the first colour I chose, was the perfect shade for my skin.
The price I find extremely cheap as I would normally pay between £4 - £6 for a good quality powder. I did find that the number of shades was very limited only supplying 4 which is a shame as it can be hard for some people to find the right depth and shade of colour. But again as this is such a low budget range it is quite a lot to expect. I believe that if they were to provide a larger variety of shades, more people would become familiar with the brand and use it more often.
I also found that the powder was very firm in the palette, which did make a little vary of using it as I thought it would be too heavy on my skin. But the firmness I believe stops the powder from breaking up as easily, which I also tend to find with powders.
The quality of the product isn't the best but is definitely worth the £1. After using it a few times and experimenting with different ways of apply, how much I apply at a time, you soon find which works best for your skin.
-- Conclusion --
Overall this is a great little product and not to bad quality either. The price is excellent and I can definitely see myself repurchasing in the future. Maybe if there was a wider variety of shades people would be more open to try it. Great budget brand, looking forward to experimenting with more of there products.
Summary: Would definitely recommend if your trying to save on more expensive brands.