Monday, September 17, 2012

Make up Academy - dusk till dawn

For a while Ive been a follower of MUA ( Make Up Academy ) on Fb.  MUA is a UK cosmetics brand that produces what looks like great quality, cheaper priced cosmetics and is sold in department and drug stores in the UK.  They often do really great GWP's ( gift with purchases ).  They recently started international shipping on their website, which I've been browsing on for a while, but unable to buy from due to the lack of shipping to Aus.

A couple of weeks ago a new GWP popped up in my FB news feed, which was spend 8 pounds and get the 24 colour Immaculate collection palette for free.  After a bit I settled on the Dusk to dawn palette and the Pretty pastels, it was close though and I almost got Poptastic as well  ( next gwp purchase maybe )

I've used Dusk till dawn a few times and been quite impressed with the quality, the shadows are soft and have good colour payoff, and easily last all day when being used over an eye primer.  The palette contains 12 colours, none of which have individual names or numbers and is 9.6 gms in total.  The palettes are 4lbs each, and with 2 palettes and shipping the whole order came to approx $23 Aud so factoring in the freebie, that 48 eyeshadows for 23 bucks.  Unbeatable!

Anyway onto the good stuff, Photos!



So as you can see, it's simple no fuss, no frills packaging that's effective, but kept simple in order to keep prices down.  It'd be nice to have an internal mirror but really who needs one anyway.

Top row
top row
Bottom row

There's some great colours in the palette but the only one I'm not really fussed on is the 2nd colour in the bottom row, the grey isn't quite as pigmented as the others and seems to have a lot of glitter fall out.

who else has tried MUA?


The Made Up Maiden said...

I have this very same palette! I'm loving the MUA palettes so far, they are so pigmented and buttery! Great deal for the price!

RitualEyes said...

They really are lovely for the price. i have 3 more to swatch and post yet.