Nearly everyone and their mums have heard of MUA Cosmetics by now. They're a super affordable high street make-up brand, and you can find their products online or in most Superdrug stores. Their eyeshadow palettes are hugely raved about in the blogging world, and so far they have definitely lived up to the hype for me. Their products are a little hit and miss, as I found with their lipsticks - but with prices starting from £1, you might as well give something a try!
MUA recently hit 35,000 'likes' on Facebook, and they are currently running a 35% off offer AND free delivery! So naturally, I took this as an opportunity to stock up. I bought the Artiste Collection palette which contains 6 marbled eyeshadows, 2 powder blushers, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter. The eyeshadows look ridiculously pretty, I really didn't want to use them and ruin the marbled pattern! As with other MUA eyeshadows, they are soft, pigmented and easy to blend. The lighter shades like Mocca and Cookie are less pigmented, but they would make good base colours. They are mostly shimmer shades, which I much prefer especially for creating a dramatic smokey eye.
As for the face products, I actually really love the blush colours. I need to build them up quite a bit to get a good wash of colour, but I like that because it gives more versatility to the product, so if you just wanted a light flush of colour, you could easily get that. Pink Sparkle is a shimmery (but not overly so) coral pink colour, whilst Primrose is a slightly darker matte dusky pink. I'm not a huge fan of the bronzer because I tend to sway away from bronzers in the winter, BUT I do think that the colour of it is great because it's matte and not orange! The highlighter is also lovely, just enough shimmer to give a healthy looking glow, but not enough so that your face is a discoball.
The Artiste Collection palette costs just £6, which I think is a great price considering the amount of products in it! It's a great thing to take on-the-go, because it does contain your face essentials in one convenient palette.
Don't forget to take advantage of the fab 35% off offer on the MUA website using code MUA35 - expires 23rd November!