Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Budget Buy: MUA Heaven and Earth



A few posts ago I spoke about Urban Decay's Naked palette, a rather new addition to my stash but one that I've been absolutely adoring. $80 is a fair splurge though and I know that spending that sort of money on makeup just isn't some people's cup of tea, so I have a solution. Neutral eyed lovers need not stare lovingly at UD's pricey offering for much longer and can instead look to the high street. Make Up Academy (MUA) is an English budget (read: absolutely bloody bargainous) brand but fear not, they ship internationally, no plane ticket required. Their 12 shade palettes retail at a mere $7.50 (£4) and for the price, they aren't half bad!

Now if you're looking for a palette worthy of the Urban decay 'dupe' title, look towards their Undressed palette (I see what you did there MUA). The colours are a near perfect match and although the formulas aren't quite as creamy and pigmented as UD's, they get the job done.

If you're not so keen on a direct dupe, perhaps you already own the original or want to try something a little different, may I suggest the Heaven and Earth palette. An array of equally lovely neutral shades with slightly warmer tones I think they'd work well with any complexion or eye colour. All shades are shimmery, but nothing too much for day time wear, and they all look lovely alone or they're also great mixed together for something a little more fancy. 

For the price I really just can not get over how great these palettes are and you could easily own two or three different ones and have all possible eye shadow combinations covered. Have you tried any products from MUA? What's your favourite?
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17 comments:

  1. Ohh this palette is gorgeous!! I've got the Undressed palette and I've just been starting to use it again. Love it!

    The Sunday Chapter
    Angela xo

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  2. I really love MUA and this palette in particular. They're incredible quality for the price, I can't believe how cheap these palettes are!

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  3. My sister owns a lot of MUA products and swears by them. I need to just go on their site and do a haul of all of the products that look interesting, I can't believe how cheap they are!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this! I personally don't have any of the Naked palettes because I can't justify it, no matter how much I love Urban Decay. I wish I could get MUA in the US because I would definitely get this!

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  5. I've heard heaps about these being cheap and cheerful! I love the looks of the warmer tones in this palette. They also do a dupe for the Naked 2!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  6. I have that too, such lovely shades! Great for your everyday makeup bag x

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  7. They're fab aren't they? Annoying that they're not so readily available here in Aus but at least I can still get hold of them online x

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  8. I love MUA palettes! x


    Kirsty
    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  9. Definitely time to place an order! It works out better value for money shipping wise if you purchase a few items so a great excuse! x

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  10. It took me absolutely ages to finally make the splurge so I understand exactly what you mean! Maybe check out MUA online? x

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  11. Ooo I'll have to check out the Naked 2 dupe, I feel a rather large order coming on! x

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  12. That is such a gorgeous neutrals palette, definitely looks like a much cheaper alternative to the NAKED palette :-) x

    Nnedi / iamncxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. This palette looks so pretty! The shades are gorgeous x

    http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. MUA has such good dupes! Their primer is an amazing substitute for Benefit's Porefessional!

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  15. That palette looks so beautiful! :)

    www.glassow.com

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  16. This palette looks amazing for the price! I love how warm the shades are :)

    - Grace's Beauty Space ox

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  17. Love MUA and this palette is one of my favourite products from them. Great post, just followed your blog :)

    http://www.leviniasbeautyblog.co.uk/ xo

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