MUA Mini Haul Review

It’s MUA’s 3rd birthday and to celebrate they have an excellent up to half price sale happening on their website, so I indulged a bit. The products I bought last week have battled their way through the wind and snow and made it to my front door and so I can now share their shiny goodness with you all.

mua haul

First of all we have MUA’s Lipboom in LMK (Let Me Know) for £1.50 (rrp £3). This product is double ended with a highlighting gloss at one end and lipstick at the other. The product was created with Alexandra Burke and has 4 different ways to wear it; lipgloss alone, lipstick alone, both together, both together but only a dab of the highlighter in the middle.

mua lip

The gloss is really nice with just the right amount of glitter and a hint of pink and sweet scent. The maroon lipstick is a great shade too and applied alone it comes out very matte. A sweep of gloss over and we have a really wearable dark but glossy shade. This could be my gateway into lipstick wearing. (Dotting the gloss in the middle just looked odd to me)
Swatches are (l to r) gloss alone, lipstick alone, gloss over lipstick
Swatches are (l to r) gloss alone, lipstick alone, gloss over lipstick

Following the lip theme I also bought a Love Hearts Lip Balm in Hot Lips for £1 (rrp £2). This tin was bigger than I thought it was going to be, so that was a great surprise.

mua lipbalm

The consistency and colour is more like a lip gloss though, which works great for me as I’m a lipgloss fan, but could be a bit off putting for someone who really wants a lip balm.

Something I’ve been wanted to get my paws on for a while was the MUA Fur-Effect Nails and I did in this haul in the shade Fluff & Cuddles for £3.

mua nail

I painted my nail with Natural Collection’s Black Cherry polish and then while it was still wet I applied the fluff. I knocked some of the fluff into the lid of the tub and then dunked my nail in and rubbed it around. A quick tap or two knocks the excess of and you have the finished product. The fluff doesn’t seem to have stayed on very well, though this could be my technique as I only did one nail to swatch the product. I shall try it all again soon and give a better more detailed review.

The main product in my order however was the New MUA Artiste Collection Palette for £3 (rrp £6). This palette has six marbled eye shadows, two blushers, a bronzer and a highlighting powder.
mua palette
The shadows tone well with each other and would look good on their own too. One of the reasons I use a lot of MUA shadows is that they are often more pigmented than other cheaper ranges.
mua swatches
The other elements of the palette are great and useable shades too. The blushes are subtle, which is something that I like as I really don’t suit heavy blusher at all. The bronzer and highlighter work well together to create subtle contours and highlights on the cheeks.
mua blush
Overall this is a great palette and would be excellent for short breaks away when you don’t want to be taking lots of different products with you.

If you haven’t checked out the MUA range yet you can do over on their website or in the larger Superdrug stores.

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