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Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Makeup- MUA Makeup Academy Haul, Review & Swatches

Hi beauties:

Today I'm here to share my MUA Makeup Academy Haul, Review and Swatches with you. I was first made aware of this brand when I last visited England in 2010. More recently, I found out that they shipped worldwide (*insert cartwheels here*) so I purchased a few products.



ABOUT the brand

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! [source: MUA Makeup Academy]



MY 3 Ps- Price, Product, Place

PRICE

All of MUA's products are priced from £1-£4 (equivalent of roughly US$1.57- $6.27). In today's economy of financial hardships, who wouldn't do cartwheels over these amazingly affordable prices?

While we're on the topic of prices, the shipping is amazing too.

Delivery services
• STANDARD UK DELIVERY - £2.95
** FREE STANDARD DELIVERY ON ALL UK ORDERS OVER £25
• EUROPEAN DELIVERY - £4.95
• INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY - £7.50


PRODUCT

MUA carries a full line of professional makeup and cosmetic products from lipsticks, to loose and pressed eyeshadows to eye liners, eye primers and nail varnishes.

So far, I've purchased pressed pearl eyeshadows, lipsticks, eye primer and brow pencil.

The pressed eyeshadows are packed in a round 2g container. The quality of the shadows are unbelievably rich, smooth and pigmented. MUA currently only offers a few matte shades of eyeshadow but I purchased the pearl colours.

Single eyeshadows that are super high pigmented, smooth and easy to apply are the must-have item from MUA. They’re the barga-licious price of just £1 each and they come in 34 amazing shades from brights to natural colours. Create a dramatic look with three or four in one look, or simply sweep one across the eye for a wash of colour. [source: MUA Makeup Academy]

SHADE 5

SHADE 29

SHADE 8

SHADE 15

SHADE 14

SHADE 13

SHADE 11

Here are some swatches to prove how beautiful these colours are....





MUA also carries an eye primer which is described by the company as long-lasting, smooth and anti-creasing. I can actually attest to this.

The primer is packaged in a 4in, tubular, black container and holds 7.5ml of skin-toned/nude primer which dries clear.

Whilst the eyeshadows cost £1, the primer costs £2.50. Still quite affordable as compared to some of the other top brand primers that we purchase.





LIPSTICKS

Our amazing lipsticks come in 16 shades from red to pink and nude and are packed full of pigmentation. With just one swipe you'll have fantastic colour pay off resulting in gorgeous lips! Why not pick a shade you've not tried before and get a new look? It is just £1 after all...[source: MUA Makeup Academy]

MUA carries 16 shades of smooth, creamy, pigmented lipsticks packaged in 3.8g tubular containers with clear bottoms for colour visibility. I am more of a lipgloss gal but I managed to snab 4 of these beautiful babies.








PLACE (Where to purchase)

If you reside in the UK, MUA Makeup Academy products can be purchased in Superdrug or on MUA's website. For persons like myself who reside outside of the UK, products can also be purchased on the company's website.


PROs
- Products are super affordable
- Products are great quality
- Products are cruelty-free
- Worldwide shipping :)

CONs
- Products are exclusive to a physical location- Superdrug UK. If I wanted to swatch products prior to purchase, I would not be able to do so.
- Shipping for me takes a good minute simply because I reside in the Caribbean.

Would I recommend this brand to others? Oh heck yessss with two thumbs up!

Until next time, stay blessed!

Disclaimer- this post is based solely on my opinion and experience with the products mentioned and has not been sponsored by the company. I am in no way affiliated with the company(ies) mentioned.

11 comments:

On A Natural High said...

Thanks for turning me on to this brand! Yesterday I bought the eye primer, 3 lipsticks, and 2 lip gloss all for...wait for it...£4...yep, Superdrug had a 3 for two sale on all makeup in-store.

Anonymous said...

Do NOT use their MUA Every Lash Mascara!! It's like GLUE and as hard to remove as it it were glue. I lost alot of eyelashes after spening 20-30 mins trying to remove this product!

Cat Crawford said...

Absolutely my favourite brand of the moment! i've got some of the single eyeshadows and have just ordered 2 of their palettes, lipsticks, mosaic blusher and eye primer so i hope to do a review on them when i pick them up on monday! nice review btw x

Anonymous said...

Hey could you please tell me how long it took your shipment to reach you??

Thanks..

Anonymous said...

i m a first time buyer.. what would you recommend??

Redrox Cosmetics said...

I love MUA Products! My favorite Lipstick is Nectar! So in love with this lipstick!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else tryed the mascaras! The last comment has made me scared to try it!!!

Nishat Karim said...

This brand is super amazing! Everytime I go into superdrugs I always end up buying at least something because of the price.
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Beth Hepworth said...

Great review!

Please take a quick look at my review!

http://bethsbash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/mua-product-reviews.html

Anonymous said...

I have used the Mascara and I really like it, definately going to buy some more.

MakeupNailLife said...

I love Mua products , the shadows looks really pigmented I might give them a try . I just wrote a review on my blog on the bourjois 123 perfect foundation xx

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