This was my first eyeshadow from MUA. I have been meaning to get my hands on a couple of their palettes for an age now, not to mention their new Nail Constellations. Before I got involved in blogging, I suppose I had always assumed that such a reasonably priced brand (read:cheap) couldn't be of particularly good quality, this having been the case with a couple of other low-end brands I'd tried.
I was lucky enough to win this little beauty in a giveaway a couple of months ago, and for some reason i've only recently got around to trying it - probably because I'm not really an eyeshadow person in the summer, as I like to keep my makeup fresh and natural.
Anyway, onto the product itself.
Shade 24, in Pearl finish, is a really pretty metallic dusky pink/mauve shade, with a hint of plum.
Having read on numerous blogs in the past that the pigmentation of MUA eyeshadows was something to shout about, I was expecting to be impressed, and it did not disappoint. You need only lightly brush your fingertip over the surface and you will gather plenty of product, and though it is buildable it doesn't take much to achieve an opaque layer of colour. It's really easy to blend, and even more intriguing is the lack of fallout after applying the product - generally, I find this to be a problem with cheaper brands, and even with some of my favourite higher end ones like Urban Decay to some degree, so this was a nice surprise - although I can't vouch for other MUA eyeshadows just yet.
The wear is pretty good and it doesn't seem to crease much during the day. I won't go as far as saying it stays put for the duration, as I am someone who really struggles to get my makeup to stick throughout the day - whether we are taking foundation, lipstick or anything else. I don't personally use an eyeshadow primer, as I usually save eyeshadows for nights out these days.
This is a lovely shade worn on it's own for a simple daytime look, or combined with other shadows as a crease colour for a more dramatic evening look.
A word of warning, though - if you have woken up looking extremely tired, with dark circles or puffy/red eyes, then this is probably not the shade for you. Save it for when you are looking at your bright-eyed and bushy-tailed best.
This product is just fantastic value for money, retailing at just £1 for 2g. If you would like to get your hands on this or any other MUA products then you can do so online here.