Sunday, October 27, 2013

Used to be a Pearl

I have another review for MUA, this time on their single, pearl eyeshadows which cost £1. These eyeshadows have plastic packaging, that unlike the palettes don't seem to be very sturdy at all. The packaging is large and bulky with the lid of the packaging have a round top. This makes it difficult to store the eyeshadows as they can't be stored on top of each other really. As I lack space where to store my make up, I'm probably going to be depotting these and putting them in a palette of sorts.
The eyeshadows each have 2g worth of product. They also have the shade number and type on the back of the eyeshadows. One thing that's really annoying for me personally is that they have tape to 'seal' the packaging which feels so unhygenic! When you remove the tape, there's a residue which takes time to remove. So yeah, it's annoying.
Each of the swatches below have only one swipe, and are applied dry and photographed in natural light as all my swatches are.
Shade 4
- Not very pigmented
- Needs at least 2 swipes for good colour payoff
- Colour looks darker in the packaging
- When swatched, the colour looks more lilac
- Gritty feel
- Pearl
Shade 7
- Not very pigmented
- Colour looks darker in the packaging which is dissappointing
- Feels quite smooth!
- Pearl
Shade 9
- Purple with blue undertones
- Colour looks darker in the packaging
- Not very pigmented
- Needs at least 2 swipes for good colour payoff
- Very smooth
Shade 10
- Colour same as packaging
- Very pigmented
- Feels quite smooth
- Not a pearl eyeshadow
Shade 12
- Dark gray with green undertones
- Duochrome
- Very pigmented
- Feels quite smooth
- Pearl
- Love this colour, it's unique in my personal collection!
Shade 13
- Not very pigmented
- Very dark purple
- Feels quite gritty
- Not a pearl eyeshadow
Shade 14
- Very dark green
- Quite pigmented
- Smooth eyeshadow
- Not a pearl
Shade 15
- Very dark gray, almost black
- Quite pigmented
- Smooth eyeshadow
- Not a pearl
L-R: 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13,. 14, 15Now these eyeshadows seem to be more of a hit & miss rather than anything. Not all of them are pearl, some of them seem to be a matte even though they're from their pearl range! Most of them were also not very pigmented and needed two swipes so I could get the colour I desired. Although these are only £1, I wouldn't say it's worth it. I'd much rather get a palette for £4!
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