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