For today’s blog post…oh wait…let’s all do the…
*Friday happy dance*
…for 5 minutes first!
And then, let’s continue with today’s post…
Remember I picked up the MUA Ever After Matte Palette on my travels back home to UK this year? I finally cracked it open a couple of weeks ago. It was cheap as chips at only £4 so should you buy a ticket to UK to buy this baby? Read on…
There are 10 matte eyeshadows in a cheap plastic palette with a double ended eyeshadow applicator – which is pretty useless so you can chuck that out and use your dirty fingers instead 😛
I am happy to see that the shades now have names instead of numbers (which they had when I first encountered MUA back in 2010).
These are the swatches of the top row which contains the lighter matte shades – Unwrap, Butter, Bare, Taffeta, Fade.
The pigmentation was slightly disappointing. They were almost non-existent in my yellow Asian skin. I actually had to swatch a few times for it to show up on my arm. But I appreciate the subtlety if you are going for a barely there makeup look.
These are the swatches of second row which contains the darker shades – Penny, China, Truffle, Fog, Smoke.
The pigmentation was better here, but not OMG-I-MUST-FLY-TO-UK-AND-BUY-THIS-RIGHT-NOW. My favourite shade is Penny – a great shade for contouring – the only problem is… I don’t know how to contour properly without looking like i have a dirty face, hehe! But it’s also great for faking the crease area on my Asian hooded eyelids.
Overall, I was left feeling a wee bit disappointed with the MUA Ever After Matte Palette because the eyeshadows weren’t buttery smooth and as strongly pigmented as their mono single eyeshadows which I love. I guess I had high expectations as MUA is a brand that I have loved from their early beginnings when they only sold £1 products. However, the palette was ONLY £4 so it’s definitely WAY better than other cheap eyeshadow palettes that I have come across which reek of some grandma scent with too much mica sparkles and looking at it will give you conjunctivitis – you know which ones I mean right?!
Well, thanks for reading this week! I managed 4 posts – yay! And I’m taking the weekend off beauty blogging so I can crack on with my new baby blog. Hope you all have an awesome weekend and catch ya next week.