Product Type: MUA makeup
Newest Review: ... base and clear top lid that snaps open a shut on a hinge. Across the top it has MUA written in silver font with the shade number underneath... more
This will make you blush
Member Name: walsha11
Advantages: good for teens, cheap
Disadvantages: wears off, have to apply a lot
I am always on the lookout for a bargain or two, so when I saw this blusher in Superdrug for £1 I knew I had to try it out.
MUA (Make up academy) is a high street brand which I would liken to collection 2000 or 17 because they sell cheaper than your average cosmetics. This brand is exclusive to superdrug and offer a wide range of cosmetics from blushers to nail varnishes.
This particular blusher comes in a small rectangular shaped palette. It is made from a black plastic and has a clear plastic lid which flips open. The MUA logo is across the front of the lid in silver and other than that it is pretty plain. I actually prefer this when you are buying a cheap product because if it is overly designed then you can guarantee virtually no money will have been spent on the actual cosmetic base.
The design is simple and functional, nothing very exciting. I would add that I think the small size is a little too small, certainly too small for the powder brush I use and that can be a little annoying. It also makes it tricky to get into the corners of the pot as the contents begins to deplete.
This blusher comes in six shades which is actually a pretty good selection for a cheap brand. I like to have choice and as they are so cheap you could easily pick up 3-4 and spend as much as you would on one blush from another brand.
I chose shade number 4 because it wasn't too over the top or bright and all I wanted was a subtle look. Subtle is definitely what I got. I think you really have to use a lot of this to achieve any noticeable difference which is annoying given that the dishes are so small. After a few applications it does begin to show and this does make it easy to achieve the subtle look I wanted but if you like high impact this probably isn't for you.
The blush is obviously not amazing quality and mine has started to crack away a little as I'm getting to the bottom of the dish. It hasn't irritated my skin though and I've found no problems with using it other than the very subtle colour and the fact that it wears off quite easily.
Ultimately, for £1 you probably can't do much better. I think if I was 10 years younger (that would make me 13) then it would be the ideal brand for me because it would be cheap, disposable and fun to play around with. As an adult I find it all a little juvenile though.
Overall, a fun blusher for teens but not a great investment...even for £1.
Summary: Not something I'll be buying again in a hurry.