A long, long, time ago (I can still remember…) I asked my dear friend V to pick up all the Make Up Academy Cosmetic palettes she could find at the time from Superdrug because I’d heard that the quality was very comparable to Sleek and I am a sucker for drugstore palettes. Of course, having makeup ADD, I swatched them, forgot to take pictures, and then promptly got distracted by other purchases (I have a problem) and didn’t think about them until MUA had their 25% off + free shipping worldwide sale during the London Olympics.
And now, months later, I’m finally posting swatches of all 11 palettes I own. I ended up swatching all of them in a bid to avoid leaving my house (it’s been snowing for 8 days… bleh I hate grey weather) and also to give myself a better idea of what I had in my stash.
Verdict? I’m keeping all my MUA palettes, and can’t wait for more to be released!
These were all swatched on bare skin, without primer, and all pics were taken without flash 🙂
Go for the Gold
Heaven and Earth
Dusk til Dawn
Overall, I *LOVED* these palettes. The eyeshadows are soft, pigmented, and apply well especially over a good primer. There was minimal fallout, and most of the finishes were metallic/satin. The mattes left a bit to be desired but were still workable. If you’re looking for an affordable way to build your colour collection this is a fabulous brand to start with, at 4-6 GBP per palette – so cheap!