I’m sure I’ve said this in previous posts relating to MUA, but they really are such an fantastic brand that I think gets quite overlooked as a result of the arrival of Makeup Revolution who tend to offer quite similar products, but the thing I like about MUA is that they tend to create products that are original and aren’t trying to dupe anything else, so you can add something new to your collection without spending a fortune.
The MUA Pro Eyeshadow Palettes come in ten shade variations spanning a fantastic selection of colours – I hate to pull-out such a cliche (again) but there really will be something for everyone. I was sent three of the palettes, starting with Heavenly Neutral, which, as you can see, contains a good mix of shades.
There are a few different finishes – mostly matte or sparkly – with a mix of greys and browns so you’ve got a lot to play with from both sides of the neutral spectrum. There are quite a few base shades and nothing too deep or dark, so I think this is a palette aimed more at daytime eyes or looks that are a little less in-your-face to allow the lips or other features to do the talking.
Fire Vixen is a very timely collection of shades with a heavy focus on warmer, more fiery shades (presumably hence the name…) that are very popular at the mo, courtesy of the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette.
Fire Vixen certainly contains some great, strong pops of ember-like colours, but there’s also some great, complimentary neutrals to work in harmony with the brighter hues, so this is a great palette if you fancy trying out the brighter, warmer, Autumnal eyes that are everywhere at the mo, but would like some gentler, easier shades to ease you in.
The final palette is the Twilight Delight, which is kind of, almost at the the opposite spectrum of Fire Vixen, in that the shades are mostly very cool and grey-leaning – I love anything cool-toned so, if I were pushed, I’d probably say this is my favourite of the bunch.
As you can see, these are mostly purple and grey shades with a couple of token neutrals to add a bit of balance. The textures and finishes are a great mix, so this one is an easy bet if you want to add something cooler to your collection.
The MUA Pro Eyeshadow Palettes are out now here – link – for £5 a pop.