Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Mua...Matte Perfect Loose Powder

I've never been much of a fan of loose powder as I find its always so messy but since I was getting bored of my pressed powder I thought I'd pick this up as I'm a big fan of Make Up Academy (as you can tell by my posts) This powder is translucent and has a little tray over the powder with holes in it and you just tap the bottom of the container to get some powder through the holes which definitely makes things a lot easier and less messy ! I apply this powder after my foundation to take away shine and set my foundation and use it during the day for little touch ups and I have to say this stuff is soo good ! It covers up shine and makes my skin look much better. There's really not a bad thing to say about this and it's such a great price. 

 You can pick this up from Superdrug or order online at http://www.muastore.co.uk/  For £2.30 ( not including delivery if ordering online) 

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M x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Rimmel...Match Perfect Foundation

This is the only Rimmel foundation i haven't tried so thought id give it a go . The match perfect range has more shades than any other of their ranges which i like as the lightest shades in the other Rimmel foundations is ivory which is usually perfect for me but for some reason ivory is a darker shade with Rimmel compared to other ivory shades from other make up brands. I really liked their lasting foundation but unfortunately as just previously stated it was to dark for me which is typical ! So anyway about the foundation im actually posting about. I got it in shade 010 light porcelain which is a great match for me. It is a really runny liquid foundation but i don't mind it to much as i use my Real Techniques expert face brush to apply, once applied i have noticed it gives a really high shine to my face ( i don't have oily skin) which i don't like at all as it really does look as if there is water all over my face so i end up having to use loads of loose powder which does the job thankfully. Lasting power i would say is really good but as i said i use a powder after application this probably helps set it for longer. I have found it does seem to stick to some of my dry patches but for me at the moment so does every foundation which is a nightmare ! I would say coverage is light to medium but can be built up. 

You can pick this up from the likes of Superdrug, boots etc for £6.99

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P.s Has anyone ever had problems with their skin where no matter what you do foundation doesnt take to certain parts of your face? Everytime i apply foundation at the moment (no matter what foundation or technique i use to apply) it just doesnt apply to my nose properly and looks all weird and horrible ( only way i can describe it) and nothing is covering it up. Its not oily or dry and ive tried EVERYTHING so as you may have guessed it has been driving me insane so if anyone has any suggestions about what could be wrong and what i could use please comment and let me know :) 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


I was looking for a new eyeliner that would help make doing flicks etc a little bit easier so thought id give a felt eyeliner a go so picked up the Extreme Felt Eyeliner by Make Up Academy as i love their products (as you can probably tell by most of my blog posts!) but unfortunately i didn't really like this much as it didn't give a strong black line but if you go over the line a few times it does build up colour but still not as black as i would have liked so this one wasn't for me. 
Extreme Felt Eyeliner

You can pick this up from Superdrug or order online at http://www.muastore.co.uk/ for £2.00 ( not including delivery if ordering online) 

I then decided to give Make Up Academy's waterproof liquid eyeliner a go and i actually really like this product. It gives a very strong black line in just one stroke and the applicator is thin so is  perfect for creating flicks and getting right into the lash line, it also has great lasting power so for me it is the perfect eyeliner and i'll definitely be using this a lot. 
Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

You can pick this up from Superdrug or order online at http://www.muastore.co.uk/ for £1.00 ( not including delivery if ordering online) 

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Mua...Undress me too eyeshadow palette.

When I first seen this palette I knew I had to have it. The packaging is different from make up academy's other palettes but I think I prefer the white and this palette has names for each eyeshadow which I much prefer. The colours are gorgeous, particularly the gold metallics and they are all so highly pigmented as you can see from the pictures, the first shade in the palette called naked isn't very detectable but that's just because of the shade of my skin but I like using it as a base so it's definitely not going to waste. I find the colours last quite well but would probably last a lot a longer if you use an eye primer prior to application. ( I must invest in one) I love experimenting with this palette and trying out new eye looks and would recommend this palette to anyone who is looking for great affordable eyeshadows.

Top Half Of Palette - Left To Right
Naked,Devotion,Shy,Fiery,Lavish & Dreamy
Bottom Half Of Palette - Left To Right
Tranquil, Exposed,Reveal,Wink,Obsessed & Corrupt

You can pick this up from Superdrug or order online at http://www.muastore.co.uk/ for £4.00 ( not including delivery if ordering online)

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Mua...Nail Constellations

Make Up Academy Nail Constellations - In Bottle Leo (Pinky/Purple &Blue Beads)

Supplied in a funnel for easy application with a re-sealable top. Using the funnel application simply bed the beads onto a thick coat of your nail polish.
When doing this you should have your hand over a bowl to catch all the beads that don't stick to your nails.

I was excited to try them out but I was soo disappointed with them. They were fine to start with but within less than 24 hours I had noticed the beads had lost their colour and were just a silvery colour now but at that point I put it down to the fact I had put a clear top of varnish over them so second time round I left out the clear top but the same thing happened so I contacted Mua and they told me that no one else had complained about them so far and they sent me out another bottle so I gave those ones a try hoping that maybe mines were just faulty but they done the exact same thing so I haven't used them since. So unfortunately for me they were a let down.

Has anyone else had this problem with them ?

You can pick these up from Superdrug or order online at http://www.muastore.co.uk/ for £3.00 (not including delivery if ordering online)

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M x

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Mua...Shimmer highlighter

Make up Academy Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

What make up academy say about this product ... Undress your skin highlighting powder is a lightweight baked powder designed to provide sheer coverage and a radiant soft-focus effect to transform your complexion with luminescence shimmer.

I've only just recently started using highlighter and was using the one that is in the make up academy artiste collection palette so when they announced this new product a while back I knew I had to have it as I love the other one but it is tiny and was running out so when this was finally released I picked it up. First of all I love the packaging and the design of the actual product it's so pretty and looks more expensive than what it is, so far so good ! i absolutely loved this highlighter from the first application it is so soft and it gives such a lovely natural shimmery glow that isn't at all harsh. I am so glad I picked it up as I have been and will be using this a lot. I would definitely recommend you pick this up and at such a good price you can't go wrong. 

You can pick this up from Superdrug or order online at http://www.muastore.co.uk/ ... for the great price of £3.00 ( not including delivey if ordering online)

Thank you for reading.

M x