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I have purchased many products by MUA in the past and I have always been very satisfied with the over all quality of the make up they provide.
So, taking my past experiences with MUA into consideration I purchased the 'Glitter Eye liner' from my local 'Superdrug' store for the rock bottom price of £1. MUA's glitter liner range is small but varied, they only sell 4 colours, of these I purchased two: the first is a dark purple called 'Sequine Queen' and the second is a shimmery black called 'Night Sky'. The other two colours which I did not get are a sliver called 'Iced' and finally a sparkly gold colour called 'City Of God'.
On first wearing these eye liners I found them to be nothing like I had expected, normally I am satisfied with MUA's products. However both liners applied very unevenly and I found both applicators to be very hard and dragged the skin as I applied the product. Neither of them took long to dry. But after I had worn each one for no more than an hour they had began to crack and flake off until I had tiny pieces of glitter all over my face. I was not very impressed with the overall quality of the packaging, it looked and felt very cheaply made and flimsy.
Overall, I would not recommend this 'Glitter Eye liner' to anyone, nor would I buy it again. I feel this product is a complete let down I found it hard to believe that these eye liners were made by MUA because their make up collection is normally so well made and such fantastic value for money.
This was bought on one of my many online hauls from the Mua website. I had previously used one from another brand as was fairly happy - but as this was fairly expensive - I wanted to try a new one. Here are my thoughts.
This is a the standard packaging you would expect a see through plastic tube with a black lid (which has the applicator in it), there is no real way that this could be made to look classy, it is glitter after all! But this does look like it cost more than it did.
There is no down side to this, the applicator is really stiff and this makes it very hard for accurate application. If you use it more of a glitter eyeshadow though you will find it works quite well.
This contains much more glitter than I thought it would and these are good sized pieces not too big to too small. The formula that it is contained in is not too thin or too thick and sticks on very well. This does take a while to dry and can easily transfer in this time if you are not careful. I find that if I leave it for a couple of minutes to initially dry and the any transfer to the top of my lids after that it can be wiped away easily with a baby wipe.
But once this is dry is lasts all night, there is another problem though, there is a serious fall out after a few hours and this can be hard to get rid of the next day.
The Colour/ Glitter
This glitter is very sparkly and cannot be worn lightly. This is more for a night out or even fancy dress! I picked silver glitter perhaps another colour may be more subtle.
Price and Availablity
Like all Makeup Academy products this can be bought from superdrug instore and online and also on the company's website. This cost just £1, so although these are not the best liners I think they are worth this for the use you can get.
Over the last few years, I've undergone something of a metamporphosis, from a complete and utter tomboy, to a reasonably feminine lady who wears perfume and pink stuff, and even occasionally takes the trouble to wear makeup.
One of the brands I like is MUA (short for makeup academy) which is stocked in Superdrug and has a range of products starting at £1. These prices are great for people like me who not only don't have a lot of money to spend on cosmetics, but are also still working on finding their style. This particular product, the glitter eyeliner, costs £1, and comes in a transparent plastic tube with a black lid, which is also the brush. There are various colours available - I saw black, silver and blue- but I chose one in a hot pink.
Now, when I looked at the tube in the store, this looked REALLY glittery- I had it in mind that I was going to be able to have a solid line of glitter under my eyes. However, upon opening the tube and taking out the brush , two problems became immediately obvious - the brush was thin, floppy, and useless for applying the eyeliner , as the eyeliner itself rather than being the liquid I expected, was more like a thick transparent gel with pink glitter in.
Nevertheless, I tried sweeping it under my eyes, to be left with a patchy effect - a little glitter had adhereed to my skin, but it wasn't the effect I had hoped for. I tried again, tried wiggling the brush to get a decent coating of the thick gel on the brush, but it just didn't work. I know the product only cost £1, but I did feel very let down.
As an eyeliner, I expected it to be able to provide a clear line under my eyelids where I had stroked the brush - it didn't do this. I did manage to get some use from the glitter by lining under my eyes first with a separate pink kohl pencil, then going over it with the glitter to get a better effect, but I shouldn't have to use a supplementary product to do the job I expected this one to do.
In the last few years I've started buying more expensive makeup, but I'm still happy to buy cheap makeup if it does a good job. Glitter eyeliner isn't a product I use very often, so I don't see the point of spending lots of money on it. I used to buy Collection 2000 glitter eyeliner as it was cheap and worked well, but then I spied this eyeliner in Superdrug.
MUA (Make Up Academy) is a relatively new brand only available at Superdrug. The vast majority of the products cost only £1 - bargainous! I bought two glitter eyeliners, one in gold and one in purple. Several other shades are available, including silver and blue.
Each eyeliner comes in a see-through tube, so you can easily see the colour of the product and how much you have left. The lid is black and the MUA logo is on the side. The product consists of a clear gel-like substance with specks of glitter. The brush is long and thin, a bit like a normal eyeliner brush or a lipgloss brush (not to be confused with a sponge applicator).
Applying the eyeliner is fairly easy. You just need to run the brush along the top of your eyelid. It's easier to make a line if you're already practised in using liquid eyeliner. The liner feels quite cool on the skin and slightly sticky until it dries. It's best to avoid blinking as much as you can for a minute or so after application to avoid getting the eyeliner all over your eyelid. However any excess can be wiped off and it feels worse than it is because of the wet sensation!
Once dried, the eyeliner looks really good with a dense line of glitter. It lasts for several hours which is all I need. I don't get bits of glitter falling off - it stays on until I remove it with eye makeup remover.
Both the gold and the purple liner look really good and I'm just as impressed with them as I was with the Collection 2000 liners. The MUA ones are smaller but this doesn't bother me as I don't use them often enough to use the whole thing before it dries out. The Collection 2000 ones are £2.99 each, but they are larger.
I really recommend these MUA eyeliners. They come at a bargain price and work really well. I might go out and get some more colours as they are so cheap!
MUA (Make up Academy) is a budget brand of make up available in Superdrug stores.
~Glitter Eye liner~
MUA offer a few different eye liner products. There are two types of glitter eye liner on offer - a liquid liner and a pencil eye liner. I will be discussing the pencil eye liner.
MUA claim that this eye liner offers 'intense glitter'. There are a few shades available but I chose 'Starry Night'. What we have here is a standard eye liner pencil which is black in colour. The lid is clear and there is a small shapening tool at the side. It is worth noting that the ingredients list on the pencil states that this eye liner includes bees wax and cocoa butter. Each eye liner has a 6 month shelf life from the time of opening.
~Price and Availability~
This eye liner can be purchased from your local Superdrug store priced at £1.00.
I am a big fan of this budget brand and have a lot of MUA products in my make up box. They are ideal for those who want to wear make up but do not want to spend a great deal of money. I bought my glitter eye liner around 2 months ago as part of a 3 for 2 promotion - bargain! I normally stick with regular eye liners but thought this would be ideal for nights out/away.
The pencil is long and thin. It is easy to hold and doesn't look overly cheap. The sharpening tool is very easy to use by twisting the pencil around inside the lid. I do prefer my No7 sharpener but it is quite cool that this is included given the price of the eye liner! The shade of this eye liner is black with noticeable speckles of glitter through it. It does resemble a starry sky hence the name and this colour suits me fine.
Despite this eye liner containing glitter, I have used it during the day as well as in the evening if I am going out somewhere. The eye liner is very easy to apply as it has a smooth and creamy texture. I only need to sweep it across my waterline the once to create a distinguished line of colour. I have used glitter pencils in the past and have always felt that my eye area is a little irritated by the glitter. Whilst I feel this eye liner is a little heavier on my waterline than regular eye liners, it doesn't irritate or feel uncomfortable and there is no glittery particles coating my eye balls!
The colour transfer from this eye liner is quite good. A dark line is created with a subtle hint of sparkle which I like - it isn't over the top of nasty looking. I do feel this eye liner is let down by staying power. Whilst the line of colour is definitely noticeable at the time of application, it starts to fade very quickly (a few hours and its gone) which is disappointing and this alone puts me off using this eye liner unless for very short periouds of time. It doesn't smudge or flake which is good though and any traces are easily removed with some eye make up remover lotion or a baby wipe.
I have sharpened my pencil a few times and the actual pencil appears to be of a good quality as it hasn't become damaged. I always follow the advice and throw away pencils after the 6 month mark and I do not think I could use this full pencil in that space of time. It is a good eye liner for low cost and is ideal for a touch of sparkle on a night out as long as you do not mind reapplying it! It isn't my favourite by a long short - I prefer No7 or Clarins.
4 stars from me.
Thanks for reading :)
Just before Christmas I remember looking into my make up bag and feeling a bit sorry for myself. Not because I didnt have plenty of make up cos I really did (and still do lol) but because it had been ages since I had bought myself anything new since I had moved into a new flat and had bills coming out of my ears and I had so many gifts to buy other people I didn't feel I could spend anything on me.
That was till I had to go into Superdrug for something or other and spotted this budget range of make up! Items included eyshadows, lipsticks, mascara's and lots of other items all for a pound each and this was one item that caught my eye for a pound and as it was sparkly I thought this would perk my look right up for the party season and bring me back up to date and give me a bit of a revamp!
This was available at the time in 5 colours which were a light gold and a dark one, a fuchsia, a purple (the one I went for!) and a bright silver shade. I did have troubles choosing which colour I wanted however I only bought one at the time just to see if for a quid it would be any good of course with the plan in the future I could always buy one in every colour!
Well this comes in a see through tube with us being told what it is up the side of it in silver writing and it has a twist on/off cap to the top of it then within that there is a plastic 'wand' which is slightly flexible and a rubbery kind of length of an applicator to the bottom of that. It's cheap looking packaging this though I do appreciate being able to see into the tube to see how much product I have left and so on.
The Product Itself:
Well this is to be used as an eyeliner of course and that means use it to frame the eyes with. I personally put all my eye make up on first apart from applying my mascara as thats always my last product and although I found this really easy to apply I was rather disappointed with the results I achieved with it to be honest.
The problem with this is the consistency of it. Its mainly watery liquid with not very much glitter in it so like I say I applied it without any fuss at all but the results were not very apparent really and I did want a more sparkly look and I felt this wasn't dramatic enough looking for me.I did apply a black eyeliner on one occasion too and applied this over the top to see if I could get more of an edgy look but no, no matter how many layers I applied with this I just couldn't get enough glitter onto my eyes for my liking.
On the upside it was easy to apply, it stayed put without flaking off onto my face and was easy to remove with my usual make up routine but really the thin consistency of this coupled with not enough glitter in it to make an inpact means that in my opinion its all a bit of a letdown!
Not for me this one it just isn't glittery enough!
Only available from Superdgrug and Superdrug.com
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Ok so I'm sure everyone is already aware of the Make Up Academy (MUA) £1 range currently stocked in Superdrug at the moment. They have a range of cheap and cheerful make up products like lipgloss, mascara, nail polish etc for everyday use. I own a few things in the range, which aren't too bad but I'm sorry this eyeliner is just AWFUL.
I was going on a night out for my my friend's birthday recently and most mums out there will agree with me that a night out is a rare occasion (at least not as frequent as they used to be before my little one came along!) so I wanted to look the part, but not have to spend a fortune on make up products that will rarely see the light of day. I bought this silver glitter eyeliner, but in the shop it was wrapped in plastic, and there was no tester to see what it looked like but I didn't realise how bad it would be!
It comes in a small 1.6ml tube with a black screw lid, attached to a thin brush inside. The eyeliner itself is thick, hard and very dark and didn't look anything like the glittery silver appearance it seems when looking through the glass tube. Applying the "eyeliner" was difficult and near to impossible! It is extremly thick, so hard to get on the brush even with re-immersing the brush back into tube to gather more. When applied it looks more black/grey with hadly any glitter at all, and I noticed that in a short space of time the eyeliner gathered at the bottom and settled and so the tube wasn't even full with eyeliner anyway!
The brush itself is absolutely tiny and so hard to even use! I am no eyeliner expert, but I have a simple black eyeliner from Collection 2000 which is more runny and has a more fine tipped brush to make it easy for application. I found this brush to be quite blunt and small and so creates great difficulty for someone as myself who isn't steady handed anyway to try and apply a neat thin line around my eye for a glamorous effect.
Overall this is an appalling product, not even worth the £1. Will defintely stick to better brands in future.
I came across the MUA (Make Up Academy) Glitter Eyeliner in Superdrug for just £1.00 and I was so surprised about the price that I couldn't help but buy it to try it. Infact all of the MUA range is priced at £1.00 which is really an outstanding price if you just want to try a product - and obviously if it's not what you're looking for then it's not a huge loss. However, I have to say that my initial impressions were good because I thought that the packaging was really very professional and didn't look cheap at all.
I have worn glitter eyeliner many times - and have used a variety of different brands, Urban Decay being my favourite but it is obviously about 10 times as expensive as the MUA brand. I was impressed by the range of colours available, including silver, gold, purple. pink, green and grey. The two colours that really jumped out at me were the green and purple - and I opted for the purple because I currently have a green Urban Decay version and so I didn't feel the need to double up. The tube is transparent and so it's possible to see the colours perfectly before buying and what you see is what you get. When applied the purple is a lovely vibrant and rich colour with just enough glitter in it for it to look sparkly without it being overpowering.
The applicator is different that unusual in as much as it is little a rubbery blade rather than a brush. Initially I thought that this was going to make application a little tricky, but actually I found application using this applicator was smoother and therefore neater. I find when I use a brush applicator that the eyeliner can be thinner as it runs out on the brush towards the end of the sweep, but I didn't find this to be the case with this. The stability factor is also great and it will last for the full day once it's been applied.
The eyeliner is also quite thin and so it's not too heavy and it can look quite subtle if you want it to look subtle. I often want to wear a bit of glitter just to perk my look up a little, but I also don't want to look like a drag queen and it can be quite difficult sometimes to get the balance right.
Overall, I think this is a really good product and I would recommend it. I think the price tag is fantastic!
I often find myself searching for new hair and makeup items online and I found MUA on superdrug's online store and decided to google their name as I'd never heard of it before and to be honest I was gob smacked at the fact that they had a new £1 range. Low and behold I found their facebook page where they had even more products than what superdrug had listed, some of the staff even responded to me and recommended some items to me and I've bought a number of items that I have been absolutely delighted with. But here's the sad part - I have been delighted with the quality of pretty much everything I've bought from them however the glitter eye liner has let me down somewhat.
I found that the liner didn't contain as much glitter as I orginally expected and it had a very watered down look which wasn't very appealing to me as I wanted a thick glitter outline to make my eyes really sparkle and it just wasn't what I anticipated especially since I've bought the same kind of thing from other make-up ranges and gotten a better outcome than this. It kind of puts you off the entire make-up range when you find that something so cheap isn't that great.
However this could be down to personal preference as the application of glitter was successful but it didn't contain as much glitter as you initially anticipate. It can offer a more subtle look for those who aren't so adventurous with their make up styles but still want a little sparkle in their life. The tube of glitter liner is small but would last you from a few months to a year depending on how much you choose to use it, the applicator is a small nylon brush that gives an even appearance and helps you achieve a more precise application, unlike a lot of brush applicators that tend to flick in different directions if you're not careful and leave you with an uneven line.
For one whole pound it's not much of a gamble if it ends up being a disappointment to you as you're not taking that huge risk on something expensive - and once you've tried it you can always buy the whole collection of glitter liners if it appeals to your needs. There are ten different shades to choose from and are available both on line at superdrug.com and in most super drug stores. You can also find MUA on facebook and on line at muastore.co.uk where you can find a greater range of make up on sale than super drug has to offer you (of course bare in mind that postage prices apply, so if you can it's probably more beneficial to go to a store whilst you're out and about shopping).