I work away from home 5 days a week so I often find myself trawling round the beauty aisles of whatever shop I can find nearby. Thursday night it was Superdrug’s turn here in Seacroft, Leeds.
I was initially after some Sleek! Compacts but this branch didn’t carry the line. Determined not to go home empty handed I stocked up on 4 eye shadows from the MUA Make Up Academy range.
I am unsure if they were on special offer or not but I paid £1 per shadow and I am very impressed for such a “budget” item.
Above : Shade 1 – Pearl, Shade 3 – Pearl, Shade 10 – Pearl & Shade 20 – Matt
The shades don’t have names, just numbers but it does list what kind of finish they have with it, Matt, Pearl etc. They are really quite highly pigmented and have a nice soft smooth finish once on the skin that doesn’t drag as it’s going over the lid, it has a nice amount of slip whether using finger foam pad or brush.
Swatched on my hand, maybe they don’t look as vivid as they would on a paler skin, I’ve just got back from Africa so I’m pretty tanned. I could always see how they compare on my husbands pasty white hand (yes, he went on hol too, but came back lily white!)
I gave them a quick wipe off with my other hand and the residual pigmentation is quite good on all but the pearly white, but as i’d be using it as a highlighter i’m not too fussed on that. Good that the darker colours impart some colour after a quick rub though.
I chose these colours as I love the grey smoky eye look but I don’t want to lug my good MAC make up around when I’m on the road so something cheap is easier to replace.
I’m not disappointed at all!! Really good quality for £1, and no ill effect on my super sensitive eyes either!
I gave them a quick trial on my eye as soon as I got them and I was impressed, going to give them a full work out this morning before I go out. I will post the look later on.
This brings me on to my quest for false eyelashes. I am after some that look long and full, but not too OTT for day time wear. I already have quite long lashes (they lack some lustre though) so fake ones need to be really quite long to make an impact. As my sensitive skin is the bane of my cosmetic life, I often struggle with mascaras that don’t burn. Strangely I have no problem with lash glue so it’s sometimes easier to just flick a pair of lashes on for some impact instead of going without mascara.
I tried the ones below for just less than £5.
I will post up some before and after shots later once I have done my grey eye look.
I also tried the 2TRUE lashes for £1.99 thinking they might be quite good, trying to be optimistic…
I was wrong. They were so terrible I took them off and put them straight back in the box never to be used again! No further review or pictures, just terrible! The glue was good though so I paid £1.99 for some spare glue LOL
Off to get ready and do an Eye of the day look (EOTD)