Wednesday, 28 April 2010

MUA Goodies!

A while ago, I did a little post about the Superdrug MUA line - well, it's finally launched! I'm pretty sure that most of you will have tried this by now, but I just wanted to share with you the goodies that I picked up everyday.

Just in case you don't know what this is, this is a new Superdrug make up line with everything costing just £1! The current range includes:
  • Solo eyeshadows**
  • Eye Dust**
  • Lipstick**
  • Lip Gloss (squeezy tube* and wand tube* varieties)
  • Blusher**
  • Pressed Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Mascara
  • Liquid liners *
  • Glittery liners (like the Collection 2000 Glam Crystals)*
  • Nail Polish
Phew! That's quite a list! Also, * means I've swatched the product ** means I own something in this range.

Ok, enough chatting, let me show you what I got:

 (L - Blusher in Shade 4 R- Lipstick in Shade 7)
 (Just in case you're wondering, I've swatched the Blusher extra heavily for photo purposes)

Let me start with the Blusher - you've maybe heard me harping on before about wanting to find a dupe for my beloved Botanicals Hollyhock blusher.... this isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn close. A gorgeous blue-toned, slightly plummy pink with a teeny hint of shimmer. This gives a lovely wash of colour to the cheeks and has a very buildable tone. My only complaint is the smell - it smells like old ladies :( Sort of rose and talc. Once it's on it's fine, it's just when you're opening the pot! 

Next, the Lipstick. I'm in two minds about this one. When it's swatched on my hand, I adore it! It's creamy, buildable and a gorgeous colour. On my lips though, I'm not sure what to think. It's not drying, it just feels a bit err... odd. I can't quite describe it....but I don't think I've heard this from anyone else so it could just be me! The colour is still nice and buildable, although it looks slightly more frosted on the lips than it does swatched. It doesn't last for ages, but I've definitely paid more for lipsticks that were a lot worse
(L - Eyedust in 4 C+R - Eyeshadows in 7 and 11)
Ok, I'm in love. These are stunning. The Eyedusts are pigment packed, sparkly (but not glittery) and this particular shade is a divine golden black infused green. The Eyeshadows are just incredible - amazing colour payoff, long lasting, blendable, rich pigmentation, beautiful colour range with a mixture of mattes and shimmers. Amazing. In my opinion, the Eyedusts and Eyeshadows are worth far more than £1. Also, you get tonnes of product in them! Much more than most drugstore brands would give you. I'm currently restraining myself from buying the entire range in one go. If there's only one thing that you try, please make it these!

So a bite of a mixed bag really - nothing I've tried has been truely awful (although from my swatching experience I woudln't recommend the glitter liners) and some of the products are incredible. For £1, I think it's definitely worth giving a few bits a go!

Have you tried MUA yet? Do you want to?


  1. I'm waiting impatiently to get near a superdrug that stocks MUA.....thankfully it's the eyeshadows and dusts I'd be looking at anyway being a colour horder. x

  2. I love the eyeshadows too! I've done a little post on the bits I bought on my blog too xx

  3. That's great that you have an affordable and quite good quality line! It's difficult to find one of those here! Love the shadow dust, it's SO pretty!


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