A few weeks ago I did a comparison post on a few make up palettes on the market. I used my recently purchased and much loved Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay as the baseline and then tested similar sets by less expensive brands to see if the £38 price tag the Naked palette costs was actually worth it.
At the time of this review I incorrectly thought the MUA Heaven and earth palate was a dupe for the Naked set, once it was posted though lots of fab gals in the know told me that the MUA palette I really needed to get my hands on was the "Undressed Palette" it was by all accounts the dupe to end all dupes and a mere £4 to buy.
So in an attempt to ensure I give MUA a fair crack of the eyeshadow whip and because to be quite honest I was intrigued at some of the praise I had read being heaped on this budget buy I thought i would give it ago.
The MUA set as you would expect for the price point has quite basic plastic packaging and the usual rubbish applicator (don't include these its a waste, no one uses them)
The colours included are very similar to the shades in the naked palette. A great range of creams, browns and slates and even a lovely dark blue. I was disappointed there wasn't a really black shade but the dark browns included are dark enough to create some lovely shading.
I applied the eyeshadow to eyelids primed with too faced eyelid primer and used the Samantha Chapman brushes.
I swept shade 1 which is very similar to shade foxy in the naked palette on my entire eye area, lid and brow bone, it is slightly less matte than the Naked shade.
To contour along the socket line I used shade 6 which is quite similar to shade Tease in the Urban decay set and to finish I used shade 11 which is a dark brown and fairly similar to the busted shade in the Naked palette to create a cat eye effect.
The shadow is quite high in pigment and didn't need a huge amount of building up to create a really lovely effect.
For a drugstore neutrals palette you just can not beat this set. I wore it for seven hours and the shadow stayed put and hardly creased.
I'm really impressed with this set. Good quality shadow in a decent range of neutrals and good staying power. Bravo MUA.
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