Makeup Academy (MUA) Pearl Eye Shadow Singles in Shade 9 and 28: Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hello Girls,
I hope you aren’t bored with the MUA products just yet because today I am going to review two very pretty eye shadows that I bought during my MUA haul. This time instead of buying a palette, I decided to try the pearl finish singles and I bought 2 shades ( shade no. 9 and 28) out of the 34 shades that are available.

Price: Β£1.00 for 2 gms.
The packaging of these eyeshadows is very simple. A transparent lid with a black base. The packaging is definitely on the cheaper side. Every time I open the lid it feels like its going to break so I’ll be de-poting these eyeshadows and storing them in a magnetic palette just as a precaution.

Lets talk about the two shades that I got-  shade 9 which is a beautiful bluish purple and shade 28, which a red toned bronze. Both the shades complement all Indian skin tones. 

The texture is really soft, creamy and smooth and it blends like a dream. Just like most of the MUA products that I have tried, I am quite happy with quality of these eye shadows. The shades are also really pigmented. When I swatched them the first time I was left amazed at the  intensity of the color. The finish is another big plus for this product. 

Well obviously you can’t except a product retailing at one pound to be all perfect and the only  problem that I faced with these eye shadows is that due to their creamy texture they tend to crease without a good primer. The staying without a primer is 2 hour, with a primer it increases to 4 hours or so.

Here are how these shades look on me πŸ™‚

The good things:
  • They are ridiculously cheap
  • Super pigmented
  • Texture is soft and smooth and blends without effort
  • large selection of shades

The not- so good things:
  • Unreliable packaging 
  • Tend to crease if you don’t wear a primer
  • Availability in India

Do I love it or hate it? I love the shades and the finish and the pigmentation but yes the packaging needs improvement. So the next time you guys place an order with MUA , I would definitely recommend you to try these.

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