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MUA Heaven and Earth palette is a perfect blend of 12 gorgeous shades from warm browns, beige, cream, dull golden and every other possible shade that you need to precede for creating a neutral and quite wearable eyelooks. Every shade in the palette is super pigmented and having a buttery smooth texture that picked up by a shader brush quite well and without any hassle and allows a streak-free smooth blending resulting perfect smooth eye-look without going muddy. The luster, finish, pigmentation, textrue is just to die for and trust me if you are having any allusions or you are getting allured by it's beauty and you ended up investing in it trust me on that you will not ended up having regrets at all!
At only £4 this palette is an absolute bargain! It is worth buying and is comparable to urban decay naked palettes, only a lot cheaper!
I have been lusting after the urban decay naked eye shadow compacts for ages now (well ever since I saw my friend using one) - with blue eyes I like to use browns on my eyes as they seem to bring out my eye colour but can't afford the £30 price tag. As an avid Dooyooer I of course looked up reviews of the palette before purchasing and found a review for this MUA set. Apparently it's a good substitute for the far more expensive Urban Decay version - at £4.00 a set it's a massive saving. While I can't compare it to the Urban Decay version (I have only used my friend's once) I can review it on its own merits.
MUA is short for Makeup Academy and they stock a range of good value makeup that is available either online or in Superdrug stores.
I decided to go for the Heaven and Earth 12 eye shadow palette as this looked the closest to the Naked palette and came in a range of browns and bronzes (as well as a few heathery purples) which would most suit my eye colour. It is a very natural palette so is perfect for everyday looks as well as being buildable for a more intense look.
To be honest it is a little bit uninspiring. It comes in a black plastic case which has a good closure (perfect for putting in your makeup bag) and the silver MUA lettering. Inside you have 12 standard sized eye shadows and a long handled double ended sponge applicator.
The applicator is a good size because it is nice and long and easy to manoeuvre. However, I do find that it is a little hard so can drag over your eyelid a little bit. This may be because it is new and over time I expect it to soften up. That said when I have applied the shadow with my fingers it has gone on really well and is nice and smooth on the eyelid. It also blends well so you can mix the colours to create a bespoke look.
The eye shadow
The colours in the palette are easily blendable and all work well together as they are in the same colour groups so it is a great palette for creating different looks. The shadow itself is slightly shimmery but not overly glittery so it has a subtle sparkle to it which looks really lovely on the eye.
It also has good staying power as I can apply the shadow in the morning and it still looks good into the evening so stays put for at least eight hours at a time. I also find that it stays on the eyelid well (even in the recent hot weather). I don't where primer on my eyelid and the shadow does stay put well as I don't find that there are the tell-tale flecks of shimmer on my cheek and under my eye that some shadows seem to leave but it still looks good on the eyes. Because it blends well it means that you can have your eye shadow as subtle or dramatic as you want and the pigmentation of the eye shadow is good so you don't get a wishy washy look. What's more I have had a few complements on my makeup since I started using this with friends noticing how nice my eye looked so it can't be bad!
At £4.00 for 12 colours this is exceptionally good value as the colours are so adaptable so you can get a number of different looks all for less than a fiver. If I could take off half a star then I would for the firmness of the applicator but it is not worth losing a whole star for and over all I am really happy with this palette and know it will last me a long time and give me great looks in future.
I bought this palette around a year ago, mainly because it was cheap and I liked the colours. It was only £4 which is amazing value considering the quality!
For your money you get twelve different coloured eyeshadows, which are all earth tone shades. There's a few different shades of brown, some of which at first glance do look very similar but they all have different tones to them. There is also beige, a pale cream shade and a beautiful bronze shade which is my current favourite!
There's also a dark brown shade which could actually pass as grey as it has grey tones in it and I find this perfect for a smoky eye look. The palette its self is made from plastic and it has a hinged transparent lid, the lid is quite flimsy feeling and the packaging isn't the the most sturdy feeling or particularly attractive, but for the price it is nice enough.
A double ended eyeshadow brush included but its not that good, the soft spongey applicator doesn't blend that well and I find that I am actually able to blend it better and more quickly with my finger tip. The eyeshadow its self is amazingly pigmented with a gorgeous pearly finish and it is completely opaque.
The eyeshadow is not at all patchy or faint or anything and it is very eye catching. It does not look like a cheap eye shadow and the texture is not overly powdery, it has a really lovely silky smooth texture to it and I've not had any problems with fall-out, even without primer.
The eyeshadow stays in place literally all day without smudging or flaking and it does not fade either, the colour stays nice and shiny too. The eye shadow does crease without primer so even though it stays in place I still use a primer to prevent the creasing. Removing the eyeshadow is easy as it comes away really easily with a wet wipe.
All in all I recommend this palette as the eye shadows are lovely - good quality, really pigmented, lovely shades and long lasting, the only disadvantage I can think of is that the applicator isn't very good but I still give this product five out of five stars.
MUA (Make-Up Academy) is a brand available in Superdrug. I've never seen it in any other store, they also have there own website you can order from.
Naturally the first thing that attracted me was the price! Most of the items are a pound! You literally can't go wrong, worse-case scenario you've lost a pound! The palette's however are £4.00! £4.00 for a palette containing 12 shades! Brilliant! I've since read that this palette is a dupe for the 'Urban Decay Naked 2' palette.
Sadly the shades aren't named or numbered so I can't tell you exactly whats included. It's mainly browns, golds and neutral shades. The palette includes a pale white shimmer shade that's lovely for highlighting the brow bone, some brighter gold shades perfect for a night-out, some bronze shades that are nice for day time wear and some richer dark browns nice for creating smokier looks. It's very versatile! There are no hideous shades that nobody would use!
For such a cheap product the quality is pretty impressive! The colours stay on well, maybe not quite as well as the more expensive brands but considering the price they do a very good job! The eyeshadows go on smoothly and last a fairly long time.
The packaging is very simple, I like the clear lid so I can see the colours and can find what I'm looking for. You also get a double-ended applicator included all for £4.00! I tend to use my own brushes to apply the shadows as I'm not keen on the sponge applicators.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
What can I say? It's amazing! 12 shades for £4.00. There is 9.6g inside. I would repurchase a million times over!
=MUA Heaven and Earth Eyeshadow Palette=
MUA is a brand product sold in Superdrug, it is available to purchase in store as well as on line. You can also buy direct from the manufacturer, www.muastore.co.uk, where the full range is displayed.
=Eye Shadow Pallet=
I like brown eye shadows and there are times when you want a change from the three that are in the normal packet, but you don't want to pay another £8 for a set, while with this pallet from MUA it has 12 shades of brown and is priced at £4. Included in the set is a double ended applicator brush.
In all honestly the applicator is not the best, but at least there is one included, I tend to use my own.
There are 12 colours to choose from, which is the lightest is a base colour to a deep brown, after looking around and using a few different colours there are about 4 that I haven't really took to, but for value for money I am not complaining.
=Powder Eye Shadows=
The eye shadows are powder based, but they are strong, they are not lose and too much of a powder that your chasing your tail. A couple of the shades have an element of a shimmer to them.
=Good Staying Power=
I was really impressed with the eye shadows, I have wore them for both day and night, and find that they have very good staying power, and even after wearing the eye shadows for 4 hours it looks like I have just applied the eye shadow.
The pallet I choose was the browns, which is called Heaven and Earth, but they also do other colourways. These are just 2 examples.
-Pop Tastic - bright funky colours - great for teenagers
Dusk to Dawn - Good range of blues, browns and black.
=Would I buy again=
I was really impressed with the range and the quality of these eye shadows, they are great value for money, good staying power and would certainly give more expensive brands a run for their money.
I always like to blend different coloured eye shadows together rather than wearing one solid block of colour on my lid so whenever possible, I try to buy trios or palettes. Since discovering Make Up Academy, I cant stop buying their products so when I spotted this set, I had to buy it.
MUA is available in Superdrug stores and online but you can also buy direct from the manufacturer www.muastore.co.uk, the range is huge and all items are less than £4, this set of shadows retail for just £4 which even though it is the top of the price range, I think is an absolute bargain!
For £4, the palette contains 12 different brown, earthy warm colours, with a double ended applicator brush.
The brush is that just a little shorter than the length of the palette with a foam pad at each end. I am not a great fan of these types of brushes, I prefer bristled ones as I find it hard to blend and get even coverage using padded brushes. This is really the only downside of the product for me but having only paid £4, I wasn't expecting the brush to be amazing!
I apply the lightest colour all over my eye up to your eyebrow, the middle shade over the bottom of my lid (up to the crease) and then the darkest against my lashes as if is was a eyeliner - I find this way gives the best results. Although these are powder eye shadows, they aren't too 'powdery' by this I mean that I don't end up with eyelashes coated in powder when I am applying. The colours are very pigmented, some of them have a nice shimmer to them but also there are a couple of beiges in the set which I love as it means that I can use the palette for both work and evening wear.
The eye shadows have good staying power; if I apply in the morning on top of primer, by the end of the day, the colouring is still present, it hasn't melted away or creased (and our office at work gets really warm!).
As well as Heaven & Earth, there are a few other different pallets available; Pop Tastic (bright funk colours) Dusk til Dawn (a mixture of blues, black and browns) and Starry Night (a selection of metallic shades) to name just a few. Because of how impressed I am with this, I think I will be repurchasing, and might also by another colour selection too.
Overall, I cannot recommend this product enough, although the brush isn't great, I think that the value for money more than makes up for this and for that reason, I would give the pallet 5 out of 5 stars.
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I find this product is a really good alternative for the high end eyeshadows and i think they give around the same quality. The palette Heaven and Earth has a wonderful array of browns beiges and gold's in matte and shimmery colours. The pigmentation of the colours is just as good as a high end product and stays on all day. The colours are all really blend-able and easy to work with. The palette does come with a double ended eye shadow brush but I wouldn't recommend using it unless you don't have a bristled eye shadow brush, there isn't anything wrong with it I just think it is as easy to blend with it. The shades all complement each other really well so you can mix shades to create your own unique one. The palette is amazing value for money at only £4 in most shops with 12 shades in a single palette I would highly recommend it. It's a fantastic neutral palette.
MUA began their range at a low price of £1 and not long after they introduced a number of slightly more expensive products (but still an unbelievable bargain price) They released a number of different palettes most of which cost just £4 from Superdrug or the MUA on-line store. This particular pallette comes with 12 different shades weighing at 9.6g which is about 0.8g per shade.
The packaging is pretty basic and cheap, but remains practical as the clear lid on the cases allow you to see what you're actually purchasing rather than photos of swatches or estimated colours.
Heaven and Earth have of natural everyday shades in the palette with colours such as gold, bronze, brown and beige tones. There are no matte colours in this palette but contains only shimmery shades, and some have said it to be a cheaper alternative to urban decay's 'naked palette'.
This is ideal for creating smoky eyes without the heavy panda eye'd look. It can give a natural, casual but effective look to your daily makeup routine, work and play friendly!
The colours are easy and smooth to apply, and blend well together with an ideal mix of pale highlight shades, mid-toned lid shades and darker crease colours, all have that buttery soft application and do not require intense application.
I was also impressed with the life span of the shadows themselves as they suffered only slight creasing and barely noticeable fading throughout the day (about 8 hours with eye primer, 5 hours without) a great performance from something so affordable and cheap if you ask me.
The palette does provide you with a double ended foam applicator, however I personally don't like using these with any brand of eye make-up as I prefer make up brushes instead.
I bought this palette after watching someone on youtube talk about its similarity to the Urban Decay 'Naked' palette, which was a beautiful palette of neutral eye colours which I had purchased previously. I love my Urban Decay palette, but it retails for around £35 pounds and at just £4 in Superdrug, the MUA palette was another great option which meant that if I used up the Naked palette I didn't have to outlay another chunk of money as I could use my MUA palette.
The MUA brand, which stands for make up academy, is sold in Superdrug and is a very affordable range of makeup which sells a wide range of different products. One of the products which stands out the most from the line, in my opinion, are their eyeshadow palettes. They retail at very low prices, between £4-£8, with the 'Heaven and Earth' palette retailing for £4.
The palette contains 12 different neutral shadows, including some light champagne colours, some mid tone and darker browns, as well as some golds and taupe colours. The palette is very similar in tone and theme to the Urban Decay palette, which was a great start, but my concern was whether the shadows would stand up to the same quality levels as the Urban Decay shadows. Luckily, the answer was yes! The colours in the MUA palette are all very well pigmented and when applied with an eyeshadow primer underneath, they all last a long time, meaning I can wear them all day with either minimal or no touch ups at all! The shadows blend well and you can create many simple or smoky intense looks with this palette. It really does stand up well in comparison to the Urban Decay palette, the shadows from MUA are a little less creamy and soft, which means they can need a little more work to blend overall, but I think they still blend very well!
Overall I am really happy with this palette and would definitely purchase shadows from MUA again and would recommend that anyone who loves neutral eye looks should check out this palette.
5/5 for MUA
When it comes to make up I owned up until recently loads and loads of it scattered about the place but was hardly using it at all! So after a lot of thinking I kicked out loads of it thinking it was all past its sell by date anyway and wondering what an earth made me think at 38 years old yellow eyeliner was ever going to be a good thing on me! After really looking through my make up I realised how much I have changed and the colours I really don't want to be wearing and so on and so set myself a small make up budget to revamp my look and my almost empty make up bag.
I found myself in Superdrug, hiding from the wind and rain one day and got looking at the cheaper make up offerings they had. For a long time I have been a brand snob and spent way too much on make up but a few months ago I made some purchases from the MUA line (Make Up Academy) that at the time cost me only a pound for their mascaras, eyeliners and even lipsticks and thought they were all absolutely brilliant quality and perfect for me and so when I saw this eyeshadow compact and in shades I thought were lovely I parted with my £4.00 quickly with little thought to it to be honest.
The Compact itself:
The compact is shiny black plastic and with a see through section of plastic to the top/front of it so you can see the colours through it and on there as well we are told what they are and who they are by and thats about it really. Its simple and it flips open and within the case you 12 round colours and then under that a double ended long applicator which are angled and quite handy to have. There is no mirror provided which would of been a handy addition but for the price I can let that go.
The Heaven and Earth eyeshadows are basically a selection of earthy browny tones, some are shimmery and more dramatic but some are quite subtle and great for daytime wear too so you do get a nice selection. Three of the eyeshadows are very light beiges and the rest are light and dark browns with 4 of them being very dark shades of brown and then then there is a couple of gold shades too, one of them being a shimmery gold.
Applying them is very simple and you can use the applicator provided which I do to line my eyes but for the main application with the colours I have a very good and trusty eyeshadow brush that I prefer to use. These cling onto the applicators with ease and go smoothly on. I find these very unfussy to apply, brilliant for blending and for adding definition. I have a great choice in the palette so I never get bored with the colour options I have either and the looks that I can achieve on my eyes.
Once on I find that these don't crease, smudge (unless they are the thicker looking shimmery powders to which they do slightly but I can stop this by not applying much of those) and once applied they stay put all day long and I don't feel the need to touch them up then want I wan tto remove them I just use my usual make up removing routine.
These don't agitate my sensitive eyes at all and they last ages on my eyes and in the compact and all in all I think these are a wonderful purchase and would also make a lovely thoughtful gift for a lady in your life that you know likes neutral tones and a bit of bling!
Available from Superdrug and in a few different colour options to at the same price.
I wear eye make-up every day, whether it is a simple slick of eyeliner or a 'fuller' look comprising of eye shadow and mascara, so I tend to go through quite a lot of eye make-up and cosmetics.
My large Avon eye shadow compact had suffered serious injury when I had accidentally dropped it recently, causing several of the powder eye shadows to become broken or loosen off from the base, so I decided to try and find a replacement palette. One product that I thought fitted the bill perfectly caught my eye in a local branch of Superdrug recently.
The "MUA Heaven And Earth Eye shadow Palette" cost me only £4 for the oblong compact and considering it contains 12 individual circles of eye colour I thought this price offered excellent value for money as other colour palettes that I own have cost upwards of £10.
The packaging for the palette is fairly uninspiring I must admit, although I do like how it is quite thin and lightweight, which makes it easy to transport. The Palette's lid is partly see through, so I can see at a glance the colours contained within. There is unfortunately no integrated mirror included in the plastic compact which would perhaps make it more convenient to use.
There are several MUA Eye shadow Palettes available to choose from, and I had a rather tough job deciding which one to buy. There is one called "Pro Glamour Days" that I really liked the look of, but I eventually decided to buy the "Heaven And Earth" option because it contained the sorts of colours and shades that I tend to wear most days. All of the tones contained in my palette are 'earthy' tones ranging from neutral, pale skin coloured shades to darker, more intense hues like tan, bronze, brown and a deep chocolate. I liked the selection of pretty colours contained in the palette and thought there was an excellent range contained within.
Applying the MUA eye shadows is as easy with this palette than others in my collection; all I need to do is run my brush over the chosen colour to allow the coloured 'dust' particles to gather on my brush's bristles.. This then allows the colour to be 'swept' easily over my upper eyelid. I haven't found that the MUA shadows are overly 'powder-like' which can often be the case with cheaply priced shadow products in my experience. This can make the shadow difficult - and messy - to apply, as the powder will often flake easily during the application process, with the coloured 'dust' particles falling onto the cheek or under eye area. I felt that the MUA shadows in comparison were of a smoother and slightly more 'robust' consistency which made them easier to apply and with a better end result.
I prefer to use my own eye shadow brush when applying the MUA shadows as the applicator provided in the compact is rather inferior in its quality and design, in my opinion. This is normal practice for me however, as I find the double-tipped applicators provided in colour palettes such as this one are more fiddly and slightly more cumbersome to use than an actual eye shadow brush. This is probably down to personal choice, and for the price I paid for the compact I hadn't really expected the applicator to be up to much.
Some of the colours in the compact have a slight 'sparkle' to them which is not particularly to my liking, although I have to confess the effect is not overly glittery and so the effect is not enough to put me off from using the shadows. This 'sheen' is more noticeable in some of the lighter colours and so the pale hues of these tones are best suited to this effect; I feel that some of the darker, copper shades or indeed the darker browns would perhaps look cheap if this effect was overly noticeable, but this is not the case at all.
I will often blend two of the shades together and the shadows cope very well with this practice, providing an attractive end result. By applying one of the palest shades onto the main 'body' of the eyelid, this provides an attractive 'base' colour which some of the darker shades can be blended into to provide a more noticeable end result. For example, I personally love applying one of the pale colours to the eyelid and then blend one of the brown shades into the corners of the eyelids. This process 'lifts' the paler colour significantly and the end result is really nice. Adding a darker shade to the outer corners of the eyelids in this way really adds a little 'oomph' and gives a more dramatic end result.
I find that in terms of longevity, the MUA shadows perform rather well, with them lasting well throughout the day. Some of the darker shades will 'crease' slightly along the eyelid after a few hours but this is something that I have found can often be the case with colours and shades like this, and I find the use of a make-up 'setting spray' product really helps this problem, providing a longer-lasting result. When this is not used however, I can notice the darker colours 'fade' or 'crease' around the eyelid after four hours or so, although it is fair to say that the paler colours perform better than this, probably as their colours are not as noticeable.
I have noticed nothing in the way of ill-effects from using the MUA eye shadows and there has been no irritation to the sensitive eye area when the product has been worn. The make-up is easily and effortlessly removed with a make-up remover moist wipe or some liquid make-up remover soaked into some cotton wool.
All in all, I am really happy with the MUA Heaven & Earth Eye shadow Palette and I am already planning to purchase a second palette in alternative colours as I think the shadows perform really well for the budget price paid. As @ the time of writing, you can purchase the Palette in-store in branches of Superdrug for the fantastic value sum of £4.
I saw this palette in Superdrug recently and was instantly attracted to the natural, earthy tones, and at just £4 I knew I had to try it.
Make Up Academy is a budget makeup brand which sell most areas of cosmetics, including foundation, mascara, lipstick and eyeshadow. MUA products can only be found in Superdrug or online. There are several other palettes available from MUA which cover different shade ranges, and are a little brighter in tones, but Heaven and Earth appealed to me as I had heard that this was a cheap dupe for and Urban Decay palette.
The palette contains 12 cylindrical shimming shades of brown and copper. The plastic compact they are contained in, is nothing to write home about - but what do you expect for £4! It is sturdy, and comes with a double ended sponge applicator - love 'em or hate 'em, it is good to have something to apply to shadows with. Unfortunately, there is no mirror with this compact, but again, for the price you can't complain. As there are 12 shadows in this palette, it does make this larger than other compacts, but as it's thin, it still is transportable in your handbag.
I have tried all the shades and have found the application to be simple and smooth, even with the applicators which are included. All of the colours are shimmery, not matte, but I have found them to blend well on the lids and to complement each other well. There is no chalkiness or powderiness with these eyeshadows, they look expensive on the eye - no-one would know they cost 30 pence each! The pigmentation of these shades is surprisingly good too, the colours are strong and buildable for more dramatic and intense looks. The colours are perfect for a subtle daytime look or an evening look -depending on your mood. I have green eyes and think that these shades complement my eye colour wonderfully, but these shades would equally complement brown or blue eyes.
The shadows do have longevity, but the downside I have found, is that on oily eyelids they can slide and crease after a couple of hours - not a huge surprise, really; but an eyelid primer may be needed if it is hot or you have oily eyelids. On a regular day, these colours can last at least 4-5 hours before needing a touch up - for the price of these colours, I am happy with this.
Removing the shadows is easy with makeup remover, and I have never experienced any irritation from this palette. Due to the number of colours and the intensity of the colours, this palette will last months and months.
Overall, this is a perfect palette if you are on a budget and don't want to spend £30 on a palette which has identical colours i.e Urban Decay! This is recommended by me and I am now going to hunt down MUA's remaining eyeshadow palettes to try out.