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4.15.2016

Brand Review: Makeup Academy (MUA)

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I'm always on the hunt for a bargain, especially when makeup up is involved. Make up Academy (MUA) have been out there for a while now and I've heard about them when I was living in Denmark. My friend Sindija was raving about £1 lipsticks that actually lasted longer than 5 minutes.

MUA is another brand that claims to provide high quality products for low prices. They are also cruelty free, however, not suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans. 

I picked up a few MUA products for my base as I was in desperate need to replace my non-cruelty free make up items. I've been religiously using every single one of them for the past 3 weeks and I am ready to share my thoughts on these babies.

Pro-Base Makeup Fixing Mist - £5
To be honest, I've never understood these finishing sprays. Yes, they do refresh my face after applying base makeup, but does it help it last longer, not too sure about that. This one takes ages to dry and is a bit inconvenient when I'm in a rush. 

Pro Matte Satin Pressed Powder - £2,50
This powder is very finely milled, soft to touch and blends really easily. It sets my foundation nicely and doesn't feel too cakey. The colour match is perfect and for the price I' can't really complain. 

Prime & Conceal Palette - £4
These concealers are very pigmented but too creamy for my liking. They disappear even after the softest blending and don't colour correct anything. The only shade I really like is the peachy concealer which I usually apply under my eyes.

Pro Mascara Mega Volume - £3
I'm pretty picky with my mascaras. I like them to be wet and the brush has to be massive. Unfortunately, this one failed massively. It's really dry and is almost impossible to build up. If you like a very natural look, go for it.

Power Pout Acrylic Lipstick - £3,50
It's very creamy and very pigmented! Feels more like a cream and, unfortunately, it doesn't dry matte. I really like this shade and I think it's the perfect lipstick for summery evenings out. I wish I bought a few shades more.

Luxe Bright & Lighten Eye Primer - £5
I like the idea of this primer. It's supposed to brighten up the eyelid while prepping the area for shadows. It's very creamy and is easy to apply, but I don't know if it actually helps the eyeshadow last any longer. If I was you, I would pass this one. 

2 comments:

  1. Quite a few of the MUA products are suitable for vegans! You can check ingredients on the Skin Deep database online, and I've also tweeted them asking about whether certain ingredients (e.g. glycerin) are plant/animal derived and they have checked and responded :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I actually looked at their website and it did say they are not suitable for vegans or vegetarians, but that was probably to cover their backs. Will defo check it out! <3

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