Getting carried away in Superdrug..

The other day whilst on my lunch break I decided to wander to Superdrug to see if I could find anything interesting; I picked up a couple of bits from Makeup Revolution & MUA and thought I’d try my hand at writing a review.

I got 3 eyeshadow palettes, 2 highlighters, a pack of 3 necklaces and a headband; all for just £22!

The highlighters I got were Makeup Revolution’s vivid baked highlighter in ‘Peach Lights’ and the other was MUA’s undress your skin shimmer highlighter in ‘Iridescent Gold’.

Left: MUA undress your skin in 'Iridescent Gold' and right: Makeup Revolution vivid baked highlighter in 'Peach Lights'
Left: MUA undress your skin in ‘Iridescent Gold’ and right: Makeup Revolution vivid baked highlighter in ‘Peach Lights’
Left: Peach Lights  Right:  Iridescent Gold
Left: Peach Lights
Right: Iridescent Gold

Having swatched the MUA highlighter I’m not sure I’ll use it very much as it is quite pale and will need a lot of blending to not look weird but it has great shimmer and  a smooth texture. I know I’ll get a lot of use out of the Makeup revolution highlighter as the colour suits my skin tone better. One thing I would say is use the highlighters sparingly; a little goes a long way. I would definitely recommend these products as they are great value for money and perfect for people wanting to try out highlighting without spending loads, each one was only £3 so hardly going to break the bank!

The first palette I picked up was Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Essential Mattes. I thought this would be perfect for me as I prefer matte shades to shimmer.

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I was drawn to the colours as they would be ideal for creating a soft smokey look. Unfortunately I am a little disappointed with this palette as the pigmentation of the shades isn’t great and I think it’ll take a lot of build up to get a strong look with these. That being said; it was only £4 so can’t really complain and the shadows have a really nice, silky feel to them. I also have a couple of other palettes by Makeup Revolution and the pigmentation is great so this might just be a one off.

Now for the MUA Romantic Efforescence palette; the shimmery copper colour is what drew me to this palette which I know is weird seeing as I prefer matte shadows but I thought it was just gorgeous.

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Left to right: Mesmeric, Bewitch, Tempt, Magnet, Corrupt, Exposed, Obsessed, Siren, Lavish, Reveal, Firey and Captivate
Left to right: Mesmeric, Bewitch, Tempt, Magnet, Corrupt, Exposed, Obsessed, Siren, Lavish, Reveal, Firey and Captivate

This palette I was really impressed with. Amazing pigmentation and a little goes a long way. I used it yesterday to create a smokey eye for my friends bbq; it was really easy to use and didn’t take a lot of product to get the desired effect. Only thing I would say is if you have extremely sensitive skin, don’t use this. I get eczema on my eyes quite a lot and within a couple of hours of having this on my eyes my skin decided to flare up and got really sore which is a shame. Guess I’ll just have to use it on special occasions and deal with having sore eyes after! Again, this palette was only £4 so great value and really good quality for the price.

Last but not least is the MUA Spring Break palette. The green colour is what stood out to me with this palette (I have a soft spot for mint green, it’s kinda becoming a problem). It does however have quite a few shimmery shades which would normally put me off but thought I cant really go wrong for £4 even if I don’t use all of the colours.

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Left to right: Refine, Aurora, Cherub, Bronze Blush, Amber, Cata-Comb, Spearmint, Seafoam, Posy, Gold Khaki, Sorrel and Damson
Left to right: Refine, Aurora, Cherub, Bronze Blush, Amber, Cata-Comb, Spearmint, Seafoam, Posy, Gold Khaki, Sorrel and Damson

This palette will be perfect for creating soft, pastel looks with a bit of shimmer. Again, the pigmentation of the eye shadows is great and from my past experience with MUA products the colour should stay in place for quite a while. I would use a primer though if you are intending on using these for a night out just to make sure the colour doesn’t come off when you get too hot etc. MUA is fast becoming one of my favourite brands as it’s cheap, pretty decent quality and most importantly their products are cruelty free; something which I am pretty passionate about when it comes to make up.

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it.

Zoë

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5 thoughts on “Getting carried away in Superdrug..

  1. wonderdarling

    Those swatches are so rich and pigmented. I love seeing gorgeous drugstore colors. I’ve never tried MUA but now I need too!

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