Sunday, 22 February 2015

Makeup Academy (MUA) Romantic Efflorescence Palette :)

Hello my beauties I hope you are all well :) 
Its been quite some time since I shopped on The Makeup Academy Site and a few weeks ago I had a little browse and seen that their was a few new things that I just had to get my hands on :) 
One of course was this palette.  The Romantic Effloresence Palette :) 
I have tried many of Makeup Academy palette and to be honest was never disappointed so I just had to try this baby out :) 
This palette contains 10 eyeshadows for only £4 :) 

The packaging is the same as every other MUA Eyeshadow Palettes :)  Light weight palette which is white and with a clear lid :)  There is no mirror but it does come with a double ended sponge applicator :) 

As mentioned above there is a mixture of 10 eyeshadows both matte and shimmery.  The eyeshadows are suitable for every skin tone and is perfect for day time and night time looks :)  What I love is that each eyeshadow is named I know it may not mean alot but it means alot to us beauty bloggers :) 
What i do find different from this palette to the rest of them is that the colours look mixed up in the palette, usually the lightest colours are on the first row and the darker shades ending with the black is on the 2nd row.  Its not a great deal I suppose but when your used to having shades in order it can be a little weird :)   So here is the shades :) :) 

Mesmeric:  This is a very light almost sheer matte champagne shade.  This is the perfect matte highlight or blending out shade :)  
Tempt:  A deep shimmer purple with a hint of red sparkles :)  I thought this would be more pigmented than it is but it appears patchy which takes a little more effort to blend :)  If used over the lid you are best patting it on for more of an effect :) 
Corrupt:  In the pan this looks like a very pigmented black but Its not the blackest I have seen :)  This is more of a charcoal matte black.  It is pigmented but not as pigmented as I thought.  You have to build this shade up.  Its easy to blend which is a bonus.  
Obsessed:  A deep chocolate brown with silvery shimmers :)  Very pigmented a little goes a long way :) 
Lavish:  Is a very sheer matte light taupe.  It would be perfect to use as a blending out shade.  
Fiery:  A Deep Metallic gold I love this shade.  Its very pigmented and a little goes a long long way :) 

Bewitched:  A nice medium bronze brown shade :)  This again is very pigmented and shimmery :)  
Magnet:  A medium brown grey shade :)  This is another matte :) I find this again to be patchy and a little hard to work with its a good outer v shade for a daytime smokey look 
Exposed:  This is an unusual shade :)  Its a light brown grey shade with silver shimmer :)  When the sun shine on this shade it looks like it has hints of green in it :)  very pigmented a little goes a long way 
Siren:  This is another matte shade this time a medium purple.  Again I find this shade patchy which leaves it hard to work with :(  you need to build this shade to work with it :) 
Reveal:  This is a light bronzed taupe which in some light looks silver :)  With is very shimmery and very pigmented :)  You may experience some fallout while using this shade as it is slightly chalky 
Captivate:  Another matte this time a medium brown.  This is a better matte than the rest quite pigmented easy to blend easy to work with.  

To be honest this palette didnt excite me alot.  When I began to swatch it, some of the shades looked very simular.  I was trying to pin point which palette it reminded me of and then bam !!! The MUA Undress Me Too palette .  
So If you have the MUA Undress Me Too Palette you may want to pass on this one as I find the Undress Me Too Palette to be better than this one :) 
I am not saying that this is not a great palette but I have found the eyeshadows less pigmented and the mattes were very disappointing  
I find you have to use a primer all the time with this palette and it does last for the day but without you are not going to get the pigmentation you want.  There is some very pigmented eyeshadows in this as you will see by the swatches but I have to admit its the first palette by MUA that disappointed me.  
Here is a day time look I created using these shadows :) 
I used "Mesmeric" under the brow and all over the lid
"Fiery"  on the inner 1/2 of the lid 
"Siren" in the crease and a little above 
"Obsessed" on the outer 1/2 of the lid 
"Corrupt"  on the outer V of the lid blending into the crease 
I took a shimmer golden champagne shade from another palette to the inner corners to brighten up my eyes 

Have you tried this palette yet?  Whats your thoughts of it :)  I hope you enjoyed this review :) 
Until Next Time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Shannon Boyce said...

What a pretty palette! I really love Firey - that is such a standout shade. The makeup look you created here is just beautiful.

JayBee Qadri said...

Love the eye look! All the shades are great for night time.

Jessica B said...

I cannot beleive I have never tried anything from this brand before!

Really beautiful shades! Thanks for the review!

Ellabella said...

Lovely Make up nina :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, this palette is really nice, I want one now.

Tasha said...

Thank you for the swatches and the makeup look at the end is truly gorgeous :D xoxox Check out my new blog post! I'm in need of some followers, thank you! X

Chelsea Olivia said...

This is stunning! I've had other MUA palettes and I am always so impressed with their pigmentation. I think I need this one too!

Thanks for linking up to Best of Beauty! xo

WhatLauraLoves said...

Pretty palette! The shades look really pigmented which I totally wasn't expecting. Great post.

Laura from xxx

Loevens said...

Thanks for the review. I have been eyeing this palette for a Little while. But I don't think I will be getting it. I'm not a huge fan of MUA palettes to begin with. I don't like their mattes so I think I will skip this one. And it looks like a lot of different greys, on the website it looked more like a rosey palette. So glad I got to read your review before getting it.

Loevens makeup rambles

Sophie Pocock said...

Lovely make up! think I would wear all of them shades.


Jess | Just Jesss said...

Looking at this, none of the shades really excite me / sure they're pretty but like you say, they're so similar to other palettes!

Jess xo

Sophia Meola; ❤ said...

Oh my goodness, this palette is absolutely gorgeous! Fiery and Bewitched look like beautiful shimmer shades - perfect for a smokey eye. For £4 you cannot go wrong and the quality is fabulous!

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Stavroula DrugstoreBLover said...

Lovely post as always Nina! The palette looks beautiful. I don't own the Undress Me Too, but it's good to know that you like it better than this one, I'll keep that in mind! x

Beautykinguk said...

I like your eye make-up and I can't believe how little these palettes cost!

Sindhura Gurazada said...

Pretty palette .! These shades look great on you :)

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