|Looks a bit like a radioactivity warning symbol, amirite?|
Ahead of the upcoming launch of the Professional line (which looks really, really interesting) I recieved some MUA bits and bobs to play with. I've already made no secret of how much I adore the eyeshadows and the nail polishes (just click the MUA tag to see my reviews of those) but I'd never tried the liquid eyeliners before, so I was interested in how they'd fare up. They've also just launched the Eye Kohls which I need to look at, especially the orange! What I love about MUA is that everything is a pound, so it's very student friendly.
So I recieved the liquid eyeliner in shades five, three, and two. This photo tells you which shades correspond to which colours:
Right away, the applicator for the black was a little off. It seemed bent at the tip?
|Sorry for the abysmal quality, just could not get my camera to focus on anything but the hairs on the carpet.|
I loved everything about Shade 3. The brush was completely straight and had just the right amount of "give" in it to give you a nice, thin, precise line. I adore the colour, as well - it's a gorgeous bronze which is great for everyday wear. Also, it didn't flake - probably because so little product needed to be used on account of the great brush. So thumbs up for that.
Shade 2 was in the middle - the brush wasn't as bad as Shade 5's but not as good as Shade 3's, and the colour flaked a little. It does leave a blue stain on your skin, which was quite hard to remove. All in all, I'd definitely purchase Shade 3 and leave the other two. The silver in the line looks quite interesting as well, so I will be checking that out.
I had so much fun photographing the shadows. They're so pretty.
So I have shades 10 (blackened indigo with gorgeous glitter sparkles, closest to camera) 12 (MAC "Club" dupe) 7 (bright grass green) and 4 (light pink). I actually already had shades 7 and 4, so one was passed onto my Mum (who loves it) and one made it's way into the giveaway pot - I opened them to take photos, but didn't swatch them - used my own for that!
MUA has a real strength in their pearl (shimmer) eyeshadows - all of them are pigmented and there is a wide range of colours. The microfine glitter in Shade 10 is absolutely gorgeous and really pops over a base like Pixie Epoxy. It really reminds me of my Urban Decay Black Palette - it's the same sort of dark, brooding, blackened shades with glitter to add complexity.
I've taken a ton of photos to illustrate the colour shift in Shade 12...sorry. It's too pretty, the sort of eyeshadow that can be worn without anything in the crease because it's so complex and interesting by itself.
High end dupes for a pound. God bless the UK.