MUA Eyeshadow in Shade 30- Swatches and Review

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MUA single eyeshadows: £1 each from Superdrug and Makeup Academy

I wouldn't usually write an entire blog post about a £1 eyeshadow- don't get me wrong I love a bargain as much as the next person, but normally I don't think there's a whole lot that can be said. But I've been really impressed with this sparkly little offering by MUA, and think it deserved a mention!

Normally I stick to eyeshadow palettes rather than use single shadows just because they're more convenient, but I swatched this on the off-chance in Superdrug and immediately fell in love (bit dramatic? ok, well I liked it a lot). You can see from the swatches the level of pigmentation, it's really soft and the quality is on par with much more expensive brands. I prefer this to the gold in my Benefit 'Big Beautiful Eyes' palette, and although the texture isn't quite as nice I prefer the vibrancy of the MUA one. Golds are always my first choice with eyeshadow, they're nicer than your average browns and make a neutral smokey eye look extra special. I expected loads of glittery fallout when applying this, but it wasn't bad at all and didn't notice annoying sparkles all over my cheeks after putting it on. I'm not sure if the palettes are formulated differently to the mono shadows, and I haven't tried enough of the singles to be able to say for sure but the pigmentation of this is definitely better than the golds of my Heaven and Earth palette.

I know single shadows can be a bit of a pain as it means you have to rummage around for crease and highlight colours to complete an eye look, but if you're looking for a compact little eyeshadow that packs a punch this is definitely one to look at!

Have you tried any of MUA's single eyeshadows?

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  1. heyy... awesome pigmentation :)
    and i loove MUA stuff!!
    nice review stacey :)

  2. What a pretty color! Too bad this brand is not in the States :(

  3. Lovely color. Nice review Stacey. I also ordered an eye shadow from mua, lets see how that one turns out to be. :-)

  4. That's such a pretty colour! And just reminds me of christmas :) I have two MUA singles and found they're both really good

  5. This looks so lovely! xx

  6. I'm incredibly impressed by the pigmentation as its only a quid! x

  7. I just received 2 of their most known palettes and i think i have that same color!!I'm cute cute impressed with the pigmentation of them and how soft they are!

    Bea =)

  8. It does that without a primer? Sweet deal!

  9. This looks impressive! I must check out MUA eyeshadows, I've only used palettes before :) xx

  10. I am following you back. Nice review and blog

  11. Awesome! I really like the color, going to check it out. Found you through a GFC blog hop and excited to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance!


  12. This shade is awesome!
    Hope I can find it ^_^
    Btw I love your blog!
    New follower!

    A loser like me

  13. I might try this, although I don't particularly like single colours either! This shade looks so pretty :) xx