MUA – Pressed Powder in Shade 1
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A quick review today of one of my new favourite products from MUA. I have used loose translucent powder to set my foundation for as long as I can remember, but I wanted a pressed powder that I could take with me in my handbag for touch ups. I was looking for a budget option, so I chose this Pressed Powder in Shade 1 from MUA (MUA stands for Make Up Academy, and it’s Superdrug’s own budget make-up brand). I’ve already reviewed a few products from MUA and found that they usually give great results despite their very reasonable prices.
At just £1 this really is a budget product! I love the ‘MUA’ that has been imprinted into the powder, it reminds me of Cargo eyeshadow and powder products. The transparent palette doesn’t really match MUA’s other make-up products though, I think it would have looked better in black.
I started off keeping this Pressed Powder palette in my handbag for touch-ups on the go. However it has now progressed its way to my make-up box and I use it every day, it has overtaken Clinique Loose Blended Face Powder as my powder of choice! It is so quick and easy to use, just open the palette, swipe with an applicator pad and dab onto the face. I can’t believe I’ve been faffing about with loose powder and brushes for so long.
MUA’s Pressed Powder really blends well too, the swatch image below shows that you can hardly see the powder at all. Shade 1 is a pale creamy colour with a slight pinky tinge. The powder is maybe a little bit chalky, but as I have combination skin it doesn’t really cause me any problems. It may be a product to avoid if you have very dry skin though.
The only downside that I can see with MUA’s Pressed Powder is that it is only available in 4 shades (and it looks like only 2 of those are currently available on their website). It would also be great if the palette could include an applicator pad, although I appreciate that would put the price up.
This really is a great product for just £1, and would make a perfect first Pressed Powder for a young girl just starting out with make-up. Plus MUA does not test its products on animals so you can wear it with a clear conscience.
Pressed Powder is priced at a bargainous £1, available from MUA Store.
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