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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

MUA Blusher – Shade 2

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MUA Blusher Shade 2 Review

Up until about 3 months ago I had always been a bit of a beauty snob and thought that you got what you paid for with make-up, and that all of the new budget beauty brands that are emerging couldn’t have been any good. But there is a brand that has now changed my mind, and that is MUA.

Available online and from Superdrug, MUA (short for Makeup Academy) offers a huge range of budget make-up which starts from just £1…. yes, you read that correctly, just £1! So today I am reviewing MUA Blusher in Shade 2, could it be the best-value blusher in the world?!

MUA Blusher Shade 2 Closed

MUA Blusher in Shade 2 is a peach-coloured pressed powder blusher 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 might be nice for the Summer months to wear when I have a tan. 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.

Patting your make-up brush over the surface of the blusher compact results in a little bit of break-up on the surface and some excess powder – something you don’t get with more premium products – but overall this is a fantastic value product at just £1.

MUA Blusher Shade 2 Swatch

You can see the lovely warm peachy glow that this Shade 2 blusher gives from the swatch image above. I think this MUA blusher would suit pale skintones particularly well, and also tanned faces that just want a Summery glow.

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 2 and I have been wearing it this Summer.

MUA Makeup Academy Blusher is available in 6 colours, all priced at just £1 each, and can be purchased from MUAStore and Superdrug stores.

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  1. This blush sounds lovely! At just £1 you can’t go wrong! x

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