Sold out of Superdrug, the Makeup Artist Academy (MUA) range is something of an eye opener. With every item costing £1, I was fully expecting to get make up that behaves like it costs £1! I was given two eye shadow samples – one slate grey with a light shimmer, and a gorgeous irridescent popping purple colour (Shade 9 Pearl), and started to use them with trepidation. Knowing that the colour had to last all day, I used Urban Decay Potion Primer underneath.

The formula is surprisingly soft, and plenty of Shade 9 (top row, second along in the picture) lifted easily onto my brush. The colour didn’t translate as vividly as it looks in the pan, but looked a decent enough colour on the lids. It was easily buildable, and it stayed pretty well all day long.

I’m amazed at the quality for £1. Okay, it doesn’t have that luxe, triple milled kinda feel but it’s certainly not any different to many more expensive brands. MUA is extremely impressive, and I’m thinking that when you neeeeeed a colour fix, but payday is miles away, this would tick that box very nicely indeed.

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