MUA Blusher – Shade 1
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You may have read my recent glowing review of MUA Lipstick in ‘Shade 5′, whereby I was pleasantly surprised how great a lipstick costing just £1 can be. Prior to this I had always been a bit of a beauty snob and thought that you get what you pay for, but evidently this isn’t true any more with more and more great budget beauty brands being launched. So it is time for a review of another MUA (Makeup Academy) product, this time it is their blusher in Shade 1 which also costs just £1.
MUA Blusher in Shade 1 is a pinky peach coloured pressed powder blusher with just a hint of golden shimmer in a small rectangular compact. I don’t normally go for peach or orange based blushers, usually sticking to more bluey-pinks, but I thought it would be worth trying this out for the Summer months to wear when I have a tan (yes, I know I’m being rather hopeful!). I applied the blusher to my cheekbones using a small blusher brush – as my brush was quite stiff it caused the surface of the pressed blusher to break up slightly and cause lots of excess powder on the surface, but I think with a better quality softer brush it would be much better…. note to self, purchase new blusher brush! The colour applies quite sparingly to the cheeks and you need to apply several layers to build up the colour gradually, but benefit of this is that it’s easy to avoid applying too much at once and looking like Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummidge (anyone remember that?).
You can just about see the hint of golden shimmer this Shade 1 blusher gives from the swatch image above. I think this MUA blusher would suit pale skintones particularly well, and also tanned faces that don’t want too much colour on their cheeks.
I think MUA have done really well with their packaging to say they are a budget brand. The no nonsense black and clear packaging makes their products feel more premium than they actually are, and I love the fact that the blusher has the initials ‘MUA’ imprinted into the powder, reminiscent of Cargo and Dior. And as with all Superdrug products none of MUA’s cosmetics are tested on animals.
I am really impressed with MUA Blusher in Shade 1 and I will be wearing it this Summer. I also have an MUA eyeshadow palette review coming soon for you, plus I have just placed an order for a rather large MUA haul, so that I can trial some more of their great value make-up.
MUA Makeup Academy Blusher is priced at just £1 and can be purchased from MUAStore and Superdrug stores.
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