MUA – Undressed Eyeshadow Palette
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I know what you’re thinking… ‘Not another review of MUA’s Undressed Eyeshadow Palette…’. Well yes, apologies, it is another review of MUA’s bestselling Undressed Eyeshadow Palette, but I’ve 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 Undressed palette contains 12 round eyeshadows in a range of nude beiges, browns and greys with a mixture of shimmery and matt finishes, and a small double ended sponge applicator (I know some people don’t like sponge applicators, but I don’t mind them and I find you get less powder ‘drop off’ with a sponge applicator than you do with a brush). The shadows are all named ‘Shade 1, Shade 2….’ etc which is an MUA trait that I’m not keen on, I would prefer individual names, but it does make it nice and easy for me to label my swatch images!
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 found the beige Shade 3 very difficult to swatch, and after applying it to my wrist several times using my finger there was still hardly any colour at all. The dark brown Shade 5 is also quite difficult to apply.
My favourite colours include the shimmery pink Shade 2 which is very creamy and provides a great base for many of the other darker colours. I also love the bluey-grey shade 12, this is very dark and you only need to apply a tiny bit of this colour and then blend it really well, you can also thicken it up along the lashline like an eyeliner.
The first eye look that I created using the MUA Undressed Palette is a natural everyday look, perfect with a tanned face and little bit of nude lip gloss. I started off by applying the palest pink Shade 1 all over the eyelid and right up to the brow. I then followed this by applying the shimmery gold Shade 6 all over the eyelid and then just finished off with a light touch of black mascara.
The second look that I created is a daytime look, and this is my favourite of the three. It starts off with the matt pale pink Shade 1 applied all over the eyelid and right up to the brow. Then I applied the creamy shimmery mid-pink Shade 2 all over the eyelid, and finished off with my favourite dark bluey-grey Shade 12 using this as an accent colour on the outer corner of the eyelid and along the upper lash line. This eye would work really well with a neatly applied mid-brown or mid-pink lip colour and a little bit of blush.
My third and final eye look is more smokey and dramatic and suitable for an evening. Again I started off using the pale matt pink Shade 1 all over the eyelid and right up to the brow, and then applied the pale matt brown Shade 3 into the crease of the eye socket – this is quite a difficult colour to apply, I used the foam applicator as I found this picked up the powder better than a brush. I then finished off applying the black metallic Shade 11 all over the eyelid, applying it little by little and gradually building up the colour, blending well. You could even apply a little of the darkest Shade 11 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 one of two of the 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. They have also launched an eyeshadow palette called Undress Me Too, this also contains 12 neutral shades but they are a bit paler than the original Undressed palette, I will be reviewing MUA’s Undress Me Too palette soon.
What do you think of the 3 looks that I have created using this palette?
Undressed Eyeshadow Palette is priced at just £4 and is available from MUA Store (when it is not sold out!).
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