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
The Perfect Powder For Students!
Make Up Academy Pressed Powder
Member Name: dinosaur9211
Make Up Academy Pressed Powder
Advantages: inexpensive, works well, not thick on skin
Disadvantages: lack of shades
Before buying this product (and another two I am reviewing afterwards), I had never tried MUA before - partly because I thought it would be rubbish, but mostly because I didn't know it existed.
MUA products as far as I am aware, are only sold in Superdrug stores and is their own brand. Its not the most expansive range of make-up but they have a selection of lipsticks, lip glosses, eyeliners, bronzers, powders, foundations - etc. Everything is £1 so you don't need to worry about scraping together your pennies to afford a £10 product which won't last very long.
Anyway, my main reason for buying this powder was because I was in need and out of pocket (the joys of being a student). My friend recommended MUA as soon as we walked into Superdrug because she had tried it before and thought it was just as good as high branded powders.
The pressed powder is in a clear square case, which you can see the square of powder through. It has all the ingredients and information on the bottom and clearly states that it is '5.7g'. The lid can be flipped up and clips back into place when you shut it so that it doesn't fall open by accident. I quite liked how simple the packaging is because some companies go a bit over the top and the product inside isn't actually any good.
To use my powder, I simply apply it to my brush and stipple it onto my face. It removes all shine left from liquid foundation but leaves skin really oily looking and I HATE looking shiny! It makes me so paranoid, which is why I'm now in love with this product. I like the fact that when this powder is on, it doesn't look like I've caked on make-up which is what I found others to do. I can still see my freckles through which is a clear indication it isn't that thick! :)
The choice of powder isn't big, so if you have an awkward skin tone and find it hard to buy regular powders - you may find it impossible with MUA. I matched mine to my skin when its been fake tanned, because this is when I normally use powder. There are only 4 shades ranging from a quite pale colour, to a darker colour which I'd say isn't really 'dark' its more orange. I purchased shade 3 as it matched the colour of my hand at the time. I honestly think the shade range is the only downfall to the product!
I have to admit, despite the fact I've not even scraped the surface after 2 months of use - I would definitely buy this product again! It was only £1 which isn't very bank breaking and definitely affordable. I can't complain that it also gives me beauty card points - which is what I actually used to buy the powder in the first place ha ha!
As I've mentioned, my only disappointment is the lack of shades available. I think if MUA increased this then it would be an almost faultless product.
Summary: lovely product id recommend