Monday, 5 March 2012

MUA Haul with Swatches

It's been a while since I've posted a haul, so I though I'd share with you a recent one!

Unfortunately, whilst my local Superdrug sells the MUA Pro range, it is often out of stock of the products I really want. Then I found out that MUA have their own website you can order from. This was quite a dangerous discovery as, sure enough, I made my first order straight away..

Here is a close up of what I got:

MUA Palettes

I purchased both the Glamour Days, and Glamour Nights palettes for the simple reason that I didn't own them yet, and I really wished that I did! Plus they had an offer of £1 off their palettes (they made me do it!) I will do another more in-depth post with swatches and eye looks based on these two palettes soon. 
-I'm also hoping these palettes will help me conquer my fear/hatred of blue eyeshadow!

Despite the 2/3 blue eyeshadows lurking in there, I can see these creating some really lovely looks. 
-I've already fallen for their Heaven and Earth palette!

£1 Lipsticks
L-R 8,14,15,16

I previously owned all of their lipsticks, apart from number 8. This one had eluded me for months as it seemed to always be out of stock! 

But whilst I was browsing the website for it I found they had brought out 3 more shade! With a £1 price tag I bought them all, and am very happy to have them in my collection. I'm really getting into corals at the moment, and really recommend these!

I have some more in-depth post coming up with all the MUA lip swatches, which will include swatches on LIPS not just my arm (though sadly my lips naturally have no colour in them so these colours wont look much different).

MUA Love Hearts Lip Balms

I know their Love Hearts collection has been reviewed everywhere, but I have to admit the packaging is lovely - I couldn't resist! 
As you can see I bought the lip balms in the colours Sweet Kiss, Sugar Lips and Hot Lips. I went for these as I felt these would have better colour pay-off than the others.

Sugar Lips is a very faint pink which just about shows up on my pale skin, and adds a nice subtle colour to my very pale lips. Though I'm not sure how this will show up on 'normal' coloured lips.

Though I think this would add a nice sheen and tone if applied on top of different lipsticks. I always love layering different colours to get unique looks.

Hot Lips has the best colour pay-off out of the three by far, and is perfect to add a natural colour to lips that are as pale as mine. I think something like this would be a good product to try if you're not too confident yet with bolder lip colours.

Finally, Sweet Kiss is a sweet pinky nude. I can't see it showing up on the lips that much, but again it would still add a nice subtle colour to them.
For all three I would recommend playing around with mixing these with lipsticks. You could achieve some nice unique colour combinations depending on what colour lipstick you apply these on top of. 

I haven't used these enough to say how they work as a lip balm, but as a lip gloss these work perfectly for me!

What are your thoughts on MUA? Personally I love this brand. Its so affordable, and perfect if you're just getting into make up. You can experiment with different colours without breaking the bank!



  1. 15 lipstick looks lovely :D x

  2. Ive got the same thing with blue eyeshadows!! They just freak me out and I feel hidious when I put them on haha Dont know what Im doin wrong lol x

  3. I know. It's not a colour I'd have picked out in the past, but it looks really lovely on :) x

  4. Haha, I think its because when I was little it was the first kind of eyeshadow I reached for, and looking back on photos it just looked awful! Also I think its quite a hard colour to wear if you have dark eyes and light skin. I think I'm going to make it my mission to find a blue eye look that suits me and doesn't make me look like a clown! x

  5. I can't wait to see your review of the eyeshadows. I always thought that cheaper palettes won't be as good, or the colour won't last as long, but would love to be proved wrong (and so would my bank balance!)

  6. Fab haul! MUA are such an awesome brand! xoxox

  7. literally went straight to the website after seeing this post.. now waiting on a delivery of 8 items for like £15.. amazing! great post! xx

  8. Haha, you're as bad as me! Thank you :) xx

  9. I'll try and get one up soon :) I really like their palettes. Currently using their 'Heaven and Earth' and 'Glamour Days' palettes and love them! Will definitely be reviewing these more in-depth! xx

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