Sunday, 5 August 2012

MUA pretty pastels eyeshadow palette review with swatches

Hi everyone. I usually host giveaways myself, but sometimes I enter the ones organized by fellow bloggers too. I was lucky enough to win a couple of bits and bobs in the past 7 months :) I think all of them were single item giveaways though. The most recent one was MUA Pretty Pastel palette. I was planning to buy it myself, but like I mentioned before, my local Superdrug stores are really bad at stocking MUA. The shelves are always empty and I don't like to buy makeup online, I like to swatch it before, see it etc..
First of all I need to say that I have been using Urban Decay eye shadows most of my adult life, so I am used to great quality and and an amazing colour payoff. I will add my UD collection post soon.

The MUA palette is a bargain, retailing at £4 for 12 colours. I didn't expect it to be amazing, but it is actually ok. The one I got contains pastel colours, very delicate powder pinks, violet, blue, lime green and some neutrals. You can see all the colours in the swatches below (All the pictures were taken in natural daylight). All shades except the first one in the top row are slightly shimmery, not very pigmented and a bit powdery. To get the best results, I would recommend using a primer. Surprisingly the colours lasted on my eyelids for most of the day without creasing , so if you are looking for a cheap eye shadow palette you should definitely give this one a go. Have you ever tried their make up?




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23 comments:

  1. Love what you did with it :) really pretty and wearable! Xx

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  2. Great review, the colours really are "Pretty Pastels" I ordered this palette last night with a load of other MUA things, can't wait for it to arrive now. I can tell this will be a new favourite palette of mine! :)

    Laura xx
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. ohmylife that is the prettiest palette I've ever seen! I neeeed to get some of these MUA palettes asap! great post and lovely photos as always!
    nicola xxx
    itsneecola.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a pretty palette! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. We love MUA - so cheap!
    Your eyes look incredible here, love how you do your eye liner.
    We are new followers of your blog.
    JS xx

    http://janaurysublime.com

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    1. I think I will do a quick video on how I do my eyeliner :)

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  6. awww, i knew i should have bought this palette! hehe, i'm loving the colors :)
    i thought it's gonna be way too light for my liking but they're not, i really like it!
    so glad you did this post :)

    xxo

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  7. This is such a cute palette and i will probably fall for it eventhough i hardly use these colours :p I really like pastels because i think that they are really pretty and doesn't look too harsh on the eyes hehe. My superdrug is really bad at stocking MUA products too, i always find that they are sold out of the nice colours and left with the rubbish ones! Its amazing how inexpensive this palette is yet lasts for quite a long time~ Thanks for sharing and reviewing xoxo

    www.yingcbeauty.com

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  8. lucky girl winning! Love how you have done your eyes!
    I've never used them, but for such a great price, if i ever came across it i would buy some.

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  9. I haven't got this palette and I want to add it to my collection, but I wasn't sure on the pigmentation. So I love that you posted swatches with this! :) xo

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  10. Красивый макияж!Красавица!

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  11. I have a few of their single shadows, but no pallets. I like the look of this one though! Xo

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  12. Wow, looks beautiful, I love these shades and your make up!

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  13. You look really lovely here, I like the way you've done you're liner with the pastel shades
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Those photos are fantastic Sandra! The shadows look really frosty in the palette but so wearable in the eye look you created! :)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Nice review! The colours look really nice. I think MUA quality is good for what you are paying for. Thanks! x

    http://kreamiblush.blogspot.com

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  16. I just got this yesterday too! I've looked for it for a while and finally found it, they're quite cute colours but I definitely prefer the undressed palette :) xo

    http://www.la-vida-fresa.com

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  17. I love the way you have done your eye makeup! the flick you have done with your eyeliner looks really cool :) Lovely colours on that pallete! I agree the stock on these products in superdrug stores is really bad! xxx
    http://alittleebitofeverything.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/30-day-shred.html

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  18. I love MUA palettes now, I have all the book of shadows and was soley addictted to UD and MAC. Have you tried the MUA undressed palette - gives the UD Naked palettes a good run for their money xx

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  19. Seeing a bunch of these MUA Palette review are really making me envious that it's so cheap! and the fact that I can't get them where I live, hahha. Love the looks that you did with them by the way. Looks really nice!

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  20. is mua professional better than mua? just wondering

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  21. new follower! I love MUA but pastels look horrid on me, I love what you did though!

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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