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I am always looking for new make up products in boots and super drug and cheap products don't put me off buying me because you would think because hey are low priced they aren't going to be that good. Rather than using an eyebrow pencil I tend to go for an eyeshadow as I just think it's easier and less messy to apply and you can put on as much as you want with a slanted brow brush for definition too. So my friend at work always colours in her brows and I couldn't find one to suit me as they were always too light or dark but she recommend this one and door a £1 I wasn't going to say no. So I went and bought one. The eyeshadow comes in a small round tub with a lid you just lift up to get to the product it's appears your get allot of the product which is a good thing. So applying - the powder transferred onto my brush very easy just a nice amount the powder was smooth and wasn't a struggle to get on the brush so this is why I liked it and I was quite shocked for it only being £1. This product is available in many different shades which I love and will purchase more in the future. Unfortunately I dropped the product and it smashed so I had to throw it away and this was a few months back and since I've not been able to get the same colour but I will defiantly keep checking until I can get another
MUA (Make Up Academy) are a Superdrug' own make up brand which supply's a good range of products from eye-shadow to primer and everything in between. All at a very reasonably low price.
The brand has a very broad eye-shadow collection on offer. Currently there are a total of 24 pearl and 5 matt shades, ranging from darker shades that are perfect for autumn/fall to stunning neon brights, all at only £1 each. On first use of these eye shadows I was amazed at how incredibly pigmented they were. Because of this you only need a small amount of the product. They apply very well and blend easily without leaving an uneven tone or colour and stay on literally all day without fading or creasing. MUA's eye shadows are also very light weight to wear and do not feel sticky or greasy even after they have been on all day.
I have had so many MUA eye shadow and I've hit pan on all of them, they are a definite must buy and make a fantastic edition to any make up collect.
I'm always on the look out for a makeup bargain, so when I heard about MUA's range of £1 makeup I couldn't resist having a look. I purchased a liquid eyeliner, a lipstick, and an eye shadow, and after using the eye shadow quite a lot, I thought it was time to write a review. This eye shadow is part of the 'Pearl' range, single eye shadows that have high pigments and smooth and easy application. The shade that I'm reviewing is number 22, which is a pale pink.
USING THE PRODUCT
This eye shadow doesn't come with it's own applicator, but for £1 you can't really complain. While I was buying this, I also bought some mini eye shadow applicators in Superdrug and they are perfect for applying this. You can get 10 mini applicators for under £2. The first thing I noticed about this is how easy it was to apply. For £1 I didn't expect this to glide on as easily as it did, and I'm very impressed. It doesn't crumble around the eye, which a lot of cheaper eye shadows tend to do. It has crumbled inside the pot a bit, but this is to be expected since the product gets pushed around by the applicator a lot.
HOW DOES IT LOOK?
I'm incredibly impressed with how this looks. I actually have a Rimmel eye shadow in a similar shade that doesn't look as good as this. The colour from the Rimmel one doesn't transfer well onto my eyelids, whereas this one is vibrant even with one layer of product. This can be used for heavier eye makeup for a night out, or a more subtle look during the day. It pairs up well with black liquid eyeliner, the contrasting colours really compliment each other and makes the colour of my green eyes really stand out. I usually use two layers of eye shadow for this, to make a more vibrant look. This also looks great by itself, with some brown eyeliner on my lower eyelid, or no eyeliner at all. This is a more subtle and understated look, perfect for going out on a warm summer's day.
DOES IT LAST?
Surprisingly, it really does last for a long time. The majority of the time I use eye shadow primer with this, which makes the application even easier. With primer, this product glides on as if it was a cream eye shadow, and it lasts all day/night, even in humid conditions. However, I've also used this without primer, and it still lasted for most of the day. The colour didn't fade at all and I was very impressed considering the price.
This eye shadow is available in a variety of shades, from Superdrug, or directly from the MUA website. Delivery costs from the website are £2.95, so if you're only looking to buy a few things, it might be worth looking in your local Superdrug instead. The shades include Blues, Greens, Purples, Pinks and Browns. I will be buying some more very soon, you can't go wrong for £1 each! The packaging is very simple; the product comes in a dome shaped case, it's easy to open without getting the product on your hands.
I'm very happy with this product, I really didn't expect it to be this good for £1 and I will be definitely be buying other shades. This is an absolute bargain considering how long it stays on for. Highly recommended.
Item: Mua Eye Shadow
Colour: Shade 9, Pearly (Purple)
Bought in: Superdrug
This was a little extra I popped in my basket when I was shopping in Superdrug as it was just £1! Couldn't pass a little £1 make up treat.
Packaging and design:
This eye shadow comes in a plastic pot with a clear lid and black back. The lid has a dome shape and has "MUA makeup academy, eye shadow" written across it. You can see the colour through the pot so that makes picking a pot easy. The dome shape looks nice but in all honesty I would prefer it was flat as it takes up those extra valuable little bits of space in my make up bag and makes it awkward to fit it in. The back of the pot is black in white writing has details of the ingredients, size and manufacturers. Ample info. The lid lifts off with a forceful click so I feel confident it won't click open by accident.
Application and colour effect:
This little pot doesn't come with any applicators but at £1 I don't find that to be a problem I applied it with a little make up pad and swept it along my lower eye lid. The colour is shimmery and dark at the same time so I was able to layer up a nice deep colour with 3 swipes. The one I bought is dark purple and it also had an iridescent look to it which I really like. I can wear this for around 2 hours before it creases and needs a touch up. As it is a bold colour that I would probably only wear on nights out that's fine as I would usually want to check my make up by then anyways so a quick patch job is ok. As this only cost £1 I wasn't expecting as good coverage as a more expensive eye shadow, but saying that it has a deeper and nicer colour than a few other more expensive ones so even though requires a touch up the colour makes up for it.
Overall I would prefer if this eye shadow came in a flatter pot and didn't need to be retouched but compared to the colour and price those are negligible issues, so only taking one star off. 4 star product, will buy more next time I need a bold colour or when this one runs out!
I love eyeshadow, and wear a matte brown every day to line my eyes and on my eyebrows. I had been using a benefit shadow but once it ran out I was unwilling to fork out for another very expensive benefit eyeshadow kit so went on the hunt for a cheaper alternative. I think this shadow was the first item I bought from Make Up Academy and have been converted ever since. The £1 price tag caught my eye and I love the flexibility of only having to buy one colour rather than a gazzilion in some expensive kit. It was a simple matte brown (shade 19) which was exactly what I wanted and I use it on my eyes and my eyebrows.
I would definitely recommend this product as it is SUCH good value and pretty decent quality. You're buying both an eyeshadow and an eyebrow shadow for just £1!
I am an avid eyeshadow wearer, i have many different brands and many different colours of eyeshadows, i simply cannot get enough of them. When i heard about Superdrug's MUA brand having eyeshadows for £1, i had to try them out.
MUA has 22 different colour "pearl" or shimmery eyeshadows and 4 matte ones. of the pearlescent shades i bought:
Shade 1- a light sandy colour that makes a fantastic highlight under the brow.
Shade 11- a dark brown which sadly ended up in the bin (more on that to come)
Shade 29- an olivey khaki green, this one is a particular favourite of mine.
Shade 30- a gorgeous rusty colour
of the matte shades i bought:
Shade 18- a rich, true purple
Shade 20- black
It would be nice if MUA extended their range of matte shadows, 4 is not enough!
I ordered these eyeshadows off the MUA website, but they are also available in many Superdrug stores. Consult the website if you are unsure if your local Superdrug stocks MUA.
When my long-awaited parcel arrived i could not wait to see inside. I bought over £30 worth of products to qualify for free delivery, which would have been £2.95 otherwise. It was a great excuse to spend slightly more than i would normally have, well thats my excuse anyway and i am sticking to it!
When i opened the box it became apparent that one of the eyeshadows had broken in transit, there was glittery brown powder absolutely everywhere, all over the contents of the box. Seeing as the eyeshadows are only £1 i wasn't overly bothered by it, but having to clean off everything else was a pain. I did not pursue a refund from MUA as i am not the type to complain and it seemed more hassle than it was worth really. If this was a high end eyeshadow with a price tag to match then obviously i would have felt slightly different!
Happily, the rest of the eyeshadows i ordered were fully intact and have remained so.
The packaging of these shadows is very simple, a round disc with a black base and a transparent lid so you can see which colour you need. It is sturdy and opens and shuts easily. The pan doesn't look overly big but is deceptively deep, i haven't made as much as a dent in any of them, even in the one i use the most. I can see myself having to chuck these out in a couple of years time as they are past their use by date.
The actual eyeshadow is very pigmented, and when combined with an eye primer they really do pop. They don't create a lot of fall out and they are very easy to apply. The pearl ones are lovely and shimmery and do not crease at all. And the mattes are so richly pigmented, i can create a really bold look with these. They glide onto the skin smoothly and are easy to blend out with a blending brush.
Handy tip: I like to wet the tip of a lip liner brish, dip in to my chosen shadow and line my lower lash line. Voila! DIY eyeliner in any colour you want.
In conclusion, i recommend these eyeshadows so much. I am rapidly falling in love with MUA cosmetics. I love that their range gives anyone access to good quality makeup no matter the size of their budget. I wish the range had been around in my teens when pocket money didn't stretch very far (Jeez, i'm sounding old-i'm 24!)
So yeah, buy these eyeshadows! They get 5 Dooyoo stars for having such fantastic colour pay-off, being easy to apply and blend and for being so affordable. I can see myself purchasing the eyeshadows in nearly every colour like i am going to do with their lipsticks. I hope MUA carry on producing such fantastic products with such a modest price tag. Well done, MUA.
~*~*~ MUA Eye Shadow ~*~*~
I wear eye shadow on a daily basis, so throughout the year I do get through a lot of eye shadow. During the week, for work, I use subtle and natural colours and if I am going out for the evening then I like to wear darker colours, blacks, greys etc. I come across MUA products in my local Superdrug store and I immediately dismissed them because they were so cheap and I thought the quality would be poor. I have used a lot of cheap brands in the past which have been a waste of money. I decided to give MUA a try after reading a lot of good reviews on Dooyoo, so the next time I went to Superdrug I picked up this eye shadow for £1.00 and two other items, as it was on a 3 for 2 offer.
This eye shadow comes in a round, plastic case. The base of the case is black in colour and the lid is transparent. On the top of the lid, in black writing, it states ' MUA Makeup Academy, Eye Shadow'. On the back of the case is an information label which contains the ingredients, eye shadow colour and how much eye shadow is included (2g).
The colour I purchased is shade 1 pearl. It is a pearly, beige colour which is shimmery. It is a light, natural colour and perfect for day time wear. There is no applicator included in this eye shadow, to be honest I never use the included applicator anyway so this didn't bother me. You can apply this using your finger or an eye shadow brush. I actually find that it goes on more evenly when using my finger. The final colour is very subtle but shimmery. I like using this eye shadow when doing a smokey eye look as it blends very nicely with other colours. The eye shadow lasts all day on the eye lids and doesn't crease. It is good quality considering it only cost one pound.
Whilst writing this review I was holding the eye shadow and I have just dropped it. Unfortunately it has broken up into little pieces. Due to this I would say that the case is not very protective (found out the hard way) so I wouldn't recommend keeping this in your handbag if it is going to be knocked about a bit.
Overall this is a nice eye shadow which is an absolute bargain for £1.00. I wouldn't say this is my favourite eye shadow but for £1.00 you can't really knock it. If they made the case sturdier and included an applicator MUA could charge a lot more for this eye shadow and I personally would be more likely to purchase it again. I am going to give this eye shadow 4 out of 5 Dooyoo stars. If you are after something cheap and cheerful than this eye shadow is for you. It goes on nicely and lasts all day.
Eye shadows now for me are an item that I use to subtly enhance my eyes on a daily basis rather than to cause shock - now on a night out that's obviously going to be a different story. So when I was making my make up academy order a few months ago - I wanted to add another subtle but pretty colour to my collection. I normally have very little preference to what colour I but for some reason since I was younger, I've had this thing where I love having pale pink eye shadow and lots of black eyeliner. At the time my mum called it my Alice cooper phase - which was lovely of her, however my love of pale pink eye shadow remains almost ten years on.
~*~ MUA ~*~
Make up academy as it's also known as, is another range of bargain cosmetics that are turning up on our high street. Found in Superdrug and online (they might be elsewhere but I haven't seen them) - they are a range that start at just £1 for an item, which considering the cost of more upmarket cosmetics is a bargain, and well we can't all afford to spend £25 on a mascara - no matter how good it is. So MUA for me along with ELF, has come a long way in my opinion over the past few months, and has some celebrity endorsement in the shape of Alexandra Burke, if that's celebrity endorsement! MUA is a good brand for beauty bargains, beauty basics and the occasional item that you would normally spend £10 on but can get it for £1 that's just as good. Don't write off, cheaper beauty brands because you never know what bargains you might pick up - without realising it!
~*~ Pearly Eye Shadow ~*~
I love a good soft eye shadow because there's nothing worse than applying something really harsh and full of bits to your sensitive eyelids. I've had eye shadows in the past that have been really harsh on my eyes, and when I've come to take it off at the end of the day it's really hurt my eyes. This one though in its black holder, with clear lid - with MUA 'Make Up Academy' and 'Eye shadow' written on it so you'll not be in any question as to what you've got, it's blatantly obvious! Flip open the lid and you get a fairly decent sized eye shadow in front of you - it's just the eye shadow though, you don't get anything like a brush with it at all it's just the eye shadow, but if you're like me you've got more than enough eye shadow brushes and the little padded applicators than you know what to do with!
Really given how much it costs you can't expect too much in your little packet of eye shadow - once you've got it open you can apply it with your fingers, applicator pad or an eye shadow brush. I find a brush makes it get a little bit too powdery for my liking and you find you lose a bit of the shadow as it becomes lose on the top. So I always use an applicator pad to apply this, because it doesn't leave anywhere as much residue on top of the shadow, so it will ultimately last me a lot longer than if I was using one of my eye shadow brushes. I have used my finger when I've been in a bit of a rush, but I find that if you use your finger too much the eye shadow gets a bit clogged up and it becomes really difficult to get anything off - because it's got moisture in it from your fingers - so my advice is don't use your fingers for eye shadow!
Application is really easy, just simple as wiping it over your eye lid - admittedly it'll depend on what kind of colour you have as to how much you need to apply. I normally make sure my applicator pads have a good covering across the entire head of them, and I can get relatively good coverage with just one application, it depends what else I've got on my eye lids though - with my pale pink eye shadow I normally have an eyeliner of some sorts on my lids as well, so I like to blend that in with the shadow, so I might find that I use two good applications per eye. Which is sufficient coverage to last me all day to be honest, I can put that on before a day at work, or a day out shopping and it'll still be there at the end of the day. For a night out I normally tend to apply a bit more on my main lids, and I'll have another colour as a highlighter so I try to apply more so that I don't have to take it out with me in my bag. Even on a hot night out, or at a sweaty gig I've never had to worry about it coming off it seems to stay put without one of those popular items out there that keep eye shadow in place. So when it comes to taking it off at night there is always something to take off - even if it's only a little bit there is still some colour left on my lids.
With the right eye make-up remover it's really simple to remove with a cotton ball, and it leaves my eyes settled and not in any pain at all. I've never found it to make my eyes red either, the fact it stays in place all day without needing any application makes me want a lot more of these eye shadows. My complaint about most eye shadows when I apply is that they end up under my eyes, especially ones that have a bit of glitter too them - it just never goes away. This one even though it's a pearl shade and it has a bit of glimmer to it doesn't do that, even if there is a bit of colour it'll wipe off with a damp cotton ball or a facial wipe and you don't see it again. This pearl shade that I own is lovely, it's soft, it's flattering, has a really reactive colour in the sunshine and you can barely tell it's there. All for £1 you can't complain at that really!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
This is available from MUA (Make up Academy) for £1 a palette, on line, or in Superdrug stores in varying colours, I'd be here all day listing them so you're best off having a look for the colour you want - but they are a bargain price for an eye shadow that I now wouldn't be without!
MUA have a number of amazing products that are so incredibly cheap for such great quality. One of my favourite products is definitely the selection of individual eye shadows they have available. They have two kinds of individual shadows which are "pearl shadows" - often more metallic or shimmery than the name suggests, and "matte shadows" which do not have any shimmer or glitter or sparkle and are just a basic matte shade.
Altogether there are 34 shades to choose from, most of which are pearl shades as they seem to be more popular. Though some of these shades can also be found in different palette collections, they are ideal on their own so you're not spending more than you need if you're only after one colour or are even looking to replace an individual one you've already used up beforehand.
They are only £1 each and are of great quality; they are rich in pigment and attracts to your brush easily and smooths over your eye lids evenly without any creasing or patchy areas. Though I do recommend that an eye primer is used to extend the wear of the eye shadow.
You can find a handful of their most popular shades at any superdrug store that has the MUA shelves or spinners, though only bigger stores with a larger MUA selection will provide you with a full collection of eye shadows. This has been a recurring issue for a number of people as there aren't a lot of superdrug stores in some areas that have a huge amount of their product range available. Failing this, if you can't find them instore, your best bet is to buy them on-line from their MUA store where you can buy all different shades. Of course if you're unsure about how the colour will look, just google the shade and search for some beauty blogger's reviews as they usually have pictures to show you the results.
As most of my eyeshadows are in the form of big paletts, mostly from Urban Decay, I thought it was about time I treat myself to some singles. With paying for the wedding and still being a student, I don't exactly have a lot of free cash lying around. However, I have heard so much about budget brand Make Up Academy (MUA) and I figured I should finally give it a go. MUA products are available from Superdrug and prices start from £1. What I ended up buying was four different singular eyeshadows, all costing £1 each. (Shades 1, 2, 11 and 12)
MUA eyeshadows come in small round plastic pots. The bottom half is black plastic while the top is clear plastic. The lid, which flips up, has on it the MUA logo, the full Make Up Academy name and it also states that this is an eyeshadow. If you flip the pot over, the bottom shows the product information and ingredients as well as the number of the eyeshadow. For some reason, I really dislike round packaging. I think mostly because if I want to put products in a box, they don't fit neatly. However, the packaging isn't that big of a deal and for £1, who really cares.
Anyway, my first uses of MUA was shades 2 and 12, which are a silvery cream colour and a grey/ brown. I bought shades which complimented each other so I could mix them together. I also decided to not use a primer with these as I wanted to see how they lasted on their own. The eyeshadows themselves are soft to touch if you use your fingers which instantly made me think that they would feel nice on my eyelids. When using a brush to apply this eyeshadow takes a fair bit of work which was unfortunate. I used both a light and dark colour and with each one, I had to go over the colour a lot with my brush to get enough on it to put it on my eyelids. Maybe this was because they're new though as they have gotten better as I have used them more.
MUA eyeshadows are easy to apply. When brushing the colour over my lids, I found that even though I had quite a lot on the brush, there wasn't much excess falling off and onto my face. With the darker one, there was a little bit but it wiped away very easily. The colours also mix really well together and even putting one right on top of the other didn't make my eyes look like I had far too much make up on. However, without a primer, these eyeshadows didn't last all day but again, they were only £1. They still lasted a good few hours without beginning to wear off though so I was happy with how they did.
At the price, I definitely can't complain about MUA eyeshadows and will be buying more in the future.
MUA, from my experiences, create some really fabulous and high quality make-up at seriously low prices! I own various shades of their eye-shadow, and I have not been unhappy with one. I have a few pearl, and a few matt, both types I find to be of excellent quality.
The shadows themselves come in a good sized 2g pot for just £1. When I first saw them I did think they cannot, surely, be any good but I am happy to say I was so wrong. The powder is lovely to apply with a good eye shadow brush, and gives a very good coverage. I do not have to use too much product at one time, and I can easily build the colour to create whatever look I desire. They blend together nicely, and I personally love using both shade 3 (in pearl) and shade 20 (in matt) to create a dark and smoky look for my eyes (shade 3 is a kind of gun metal silver, and shade 20 a deep black).
The only down side with application is they can leave some powder on the face, it does drop a little off the brush. But, to be fair, this is easily rectified and has never ruined my make-up. I feel I also need to point out that I have dropped my shade 3 pot, and the shadow has crumbled. To be fair to MUA though, I have had this issue with a MAC shadow before too, and in both cases, this has seemed to be a one off thing (plus, it was my fault I dropped it!).
The pot itself is made of a cheap black plastic with a clear flip top lid. It looks and feels quite flimsy. But for £1 what can you really expect? It does the job required, and the lid stays shut tight. Just take care with it as I can imagine it will easily break (though I have been using these for 2 years and not smashed or cracked one).
I so highly recommend these shadows to everyone. Yes, I use premium brands of make-up too and yes, they are of course going to have the edge on MUA, but for the shadows particularly, MUA do give the big guys in the industry a run for their money! Especially in value. I will never ever question buying any one of their eye or lip products with thanks my very positive experiences.
MUA is available online and in Superdrug stores - go go go! :)
I have bought quite a few items from the MUA range of make up available at Superdrug. I first heard about it after reading reviews on this site and back then was interested to try it as it was so cheap but I'm pleased to say I really like the quality and the results I have achieved with it and of course the price.
MUA stands for make up academy and according to their about us on their website, "Great makeup doesn't need to cost the earth and it is MUA's promise to bring surprising quality, colour, fun and innovation to each and every product it delivers. Bringing guilt free makeup to every ladies makeup bag!
The team at MUA towers are constantly thinking of ways of creating fantastic products that deliver great value to your makeup bags. Inspired by playing with colour, there is something for everyone and with the introduction of the Professional range consumers can buy amazing palettes, foundations and primers all for under £4!"
One of the products I have tried recently is their eyeshadow. I only really wear eyeshadow when I am wanting to look nice and go out so I like to find a colour that really suits and end up keeping an eyeshadow for ages once I find one I like. The nice thing is that they do a number of different eyeshadows styles depending on what suits you best. They have either pearl eyeshadows or matte eyeshadows and I find that I am much better off with a pearl eyeshadow. I find matte eyeshadow is basically more like a powder and doesn't really do anything for my eyes but pearl really gives them a sparkle and a bit of a dramatic look for the evening and so love the look I can achieve.
Unbelieveably these eyeshadows cost just £1, yes, you heard me right, £1. They are very good quality and definitely look way more expensive. They come in a little plastic case and have a see through lid to them so you can not only see what colour it is through the lid but it protects the eyeshadow when you have it in your make up draw.
According to the website, they are, "Single eyeshadows that are super high pigmented, smooth and easy to apply and are the must-have item from MUA." There are 34 different shades to choose from and I think they have a really good colour selection. Just about every shade you would want is sold. I ended up going for shade 3 which is a nice silver shade but they have pinks and blues too and I might try a nice brown shade next. I find a little goes a long way as I do not like to look too made up anyway so I know this eyeshadow will last me for months to come.
All in all a great make up product for an unbelieveable price!
I recently reviewed some nail polish by the MUA brand and only gave it 3 stars as I was disappointed with it, but I can happily say I was pleasantly surprised with this eye shadow.
Over at Superdrug there is a MUA stand which is short for make up academy and is specifically by Superdrug so you will only find it in store or on their website.
I noticed that their eye shadows were sold individually and for £1 which was a bargain price that I decided to purchase a few to try. I have to say I did not think they would be very good but for the price I thought it was worth purchasing to add to my collection.
The eyeshadow comes packaged in a little pot which has a clear lid so you can see the colour of the eye shadow at first glance. The pot is 2g and is sealed with a little sticker so you can tell it has not been opened.
The back of the pot is black and does not hold much information on it.
The eyeshadow itself is easy to apply, they come in a range of colours and you do not need to use too much to get the colour onto the eye shadow applicator. When applying the eye shadow I was surprised at the quality of it as I felt it sat nicely on my eyes and was smooth - I also liked how it was not too loose and so had no problems in applying or sitting the eyeshadow on my eye.
For £1, I give the eye shadow 5 stars as it is good quality for the price and is nice to use.
The only possible flaws I can state for the eye shadow is that it does not come with a brush as they are all sold individually, also I would be careful in carrying the eyeshadow in your bag as the lid is quite thin clear plastic at the top so if it gets bashed in between other things I think it could easily break, even though the pot may not open.
The eyeshadow does come in some nice colours and I would repurchase from the brand but it would not replace some of my other eyeshadows as they come in a bigger range of colours.
Many Thanks for reading :)
(this review may also be found on ciao)
I have never bought any MUA (Make Up Academy) products before and in fact never really paid much attention to the stand in Superdrug (I'm not sure that I've seen it sold elsewhere but it might well be somewhere), until I was looking for a new black eyeshadow a while ago.
I didn't want to pay much as I already had a lovely shimmery black eyeshadow but I wanted a basic matte one for applying over eyeliner with a fine make up brush, just to give my eyes a bit more definition and a smokey look. So, I was overjoyed when I discovered this little eyeshadow for just £1!!! Bargain!!! It is a single pot of eyeshadow (2g), not a bad size and it is in the normal type of plastic pot with a transparent lid. It flips open and it clips closed well - which is pretty important as nobody wants black eyeshadow all over the contents of their make up bag or anywhere else for that matter!
I was slightly skeptical, due the price, and thought it might not give good coverage / not be very highly pigmented, as I have found before with some cheaper eyeshadows but upon my first use of it I was really impressed. It went on easy, it didn't spread around everywhere and I didn't have to apply twenty layers of it to get the colour I desired!
I have had it for a while now and I use it often, I have used it all over my lid and found it gave decent coverage / colour and lasted reasonably well. It doesn't last as well or give as stronger colour as some more costly eyeshadows, however, for £1 you really can't go wrong and what's more you can afford to buy a few different colours while you're there! :)
I remember when mua first came available and was the talk on everyone's lips that super drug had created their own brand of make-up which was all going to be a pound each. Mua which stands for make-up academy was to be a cheap range of make-up that would be considered as good quality for the price. When looking at the mua range now it seems hard to find items that are still just a pound on there as a lot have now went up by a couple of quid. You can still find the trusty lipstick and the eye shadow for a pound though.
The product comes in a small 2g pot which has a clear raised lid on top. The lid displays the mua logo. The back of the pot is black in colour and gives a little information like the shade of the eye shadow which in my case is pearl and the advice that the product is best used within 12 months. It is a good job I went into store to purchase my shadow by looking as I would have assumed pearl to be a light maybe iridescent shade not a dark one as it is. Other colours that are available are mostly listed by numbers rather than colour so it is advisable to look in store for a one you like.
The eye shadow is silky soft and highly pigmented to create a full covered look to the upper eye area. You simply brush the eye shadow over the entire area for a lovely vibrant look that lasts all night and stays strong so there is no need to re-apply. The eye shadow stays solid too and compact so there is never any lose powder which can sometimes fall onto the lower eye or cheek area.
As this is a single eye shadow you don't get an applicator brush with it and must purchase one however for a pound I don't think that's such an issue. I can't believe how good this product is for the price I have tried other branded shadows for 4-6 pound and they haven't been as silky and long lasting as this one. The mua range is a fantastic idea as it gives people some good quality make-up items for a budget price and for a quid you could buy a few different ones to create a smoky eye look or go for a mua eye liner as a finishing touch.
I would definitely recommend this product, I must admit I thought it was going to be a load of cheap rubbish for a pound but I was wrong.