MUA – Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette
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I know that all the beauty blogs are full of reviews of this Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette from MUA. I have tried to make this review a bit different from everyone else’s by actually creating 3 different looks using the palette. I think the reason that this palette has been reviewed so much is firstly because it is just such great value and everyone can afford to buy it, and secondly because it contains such a great array of neutral colours.
The Undress Me Too palette contains 12 round eyeshadows in a range of nude beiges and browns with a mixture of shimmery and matt finishes, and a small double ended sponge applicator (in general I don’t mind sponge applicators although I do find this one a bit hard). The shadows have actually been named which I think is great, so often MUA just gives its colours number references of ‘Shade 1, Shade 2….’ etc which is a trait that I’m not keen on.
The base of the palette shows the names of the eyeshadow colours and also gives a suggestion of how to use some of the colours.
My overall opinion on this palette is that the shimmery/glittery shadows are all really nice, they are creamy and easy to apply with very little powder drop off. However, the matt shadows are all a bit chalky and their colour doesn’t translate well on the skin (I have found this the same with other MUA palettes too). I found the shades Naked and Lavish fairly difficult to swatch, and after applying them to my wrist several times using my finger there was still hardly any colour at all. The other shades all have some shimmer to them though, and are lovely to apply with a gorgeous buttery texture.
My favourite colours include the shimmery pale Reveal which is very creamy and provides a great base for many of the other darker colours. Fiery is also a gorgous shade, a bright orangey-gold, sadly a shade that doesn’t really suit my colouring. The darkest colour, Corrupt, is very dark and you need to be very careful with this one, only applying a tiny amount and then blending it really well.
The first eye look that I created using the MUA Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette is a gentle everyday look. I started off by applying the palest matt shade Naked all over the eyelid and right up to the brow. I then followed this by applying the lovely shimmery Reveal all over the eyelid and then carefully blended the dark Obsessed into the outer corner of the eyelid. I dabbed on a tiny amount of pale, shimmery Shy just underneath the browbone to act as a highlighter, and finished off the look with a light touch of black mascara.
The second look that I created is a more dramatic look for evening. It starts off with the lovely shimmery pale Shy applied all over the eyelid and right up to the brow. Then I liberally applied shimmery pale gunmetal Exposed all over the eyelid, and finished off with a gentle line of black eyeliner and black mascara. As you can see there was a little bit of power drop-off from the Exposed shade, but I tidied this up afterwards with a cotton bud.
I think my third and final eye look is my favourite of the three. Again I started off using the pale shimmery Shy all over the eyelid and right up to the brow as a base colour, and then applied the fiery gold Wink all over the eyelid and into the crease of the eye socket. I then finished off by applying the dark Obsessed colour and carefully blending it into the outer corner of the eyelid, applying it little by little and gradually building up the colour. You could even apply a little Obsessed along the lower lashes too to really vamp up this look. As this is a fairly strong eye look I would recommend wearing it with a neutral but really glossy lip colour.
I found with all of the looks that I created there was very little creasing of the shadows at the end of the day, and the colour was still looking good.
Overall this palette is fantastic value at £4 (that is just 33p per shadow!). Despite the fact that the two matt colours are rather difficult to apply this palette is worth the money for the shimmery colours alone. MUA have 12 different eyeshadow palettes available, but many of them are often sold out due to the high demand. I have already reviewed the popular original nude palette from MUA, Undressed, you can read that review here. I think I actually prefer the Undress Me Too palette to the original Undressed one as the colours are more wearable certainly for my skintone, although I would have liked to see one or two pinky-toned shades.
What do you think of the 3 looks that I have created using this palette?
Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette is priced at just £4 and is available from MUA Store (when it is not sold out!), it would make a perfect Christmas gift.
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