MUA Pro Heaven and Earth Eyeshadow Palette Aka Urban Decay Naked Eye Dupe

30 September 2011

Bought this a last week. Been looking for this everywhere. Since I couldn't find it in any of my local Superdrug, I ended up finding it in Manchester Arndale. Finally, dragging my boyfriend to ever Superdrug store was worth it.

About Make Up Academy (MUA):
It is a UK brand which has been launched since 2010. They are not a very know brand outside the UK but more and more people are getting to know about them each day through bloggers. Their products are known to be high quality and VERY affordable. Yes I'm emphasising the very since it is true. Within MUA, there are two ranges: MUA and MUA Professional.
Within MUA range, all the products are £1 ($1.50). Yes you've read it right! Eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushers, bronzers, mascara, nail varnish, lipgloss, eyeliner, eye glitter and eye dust, each £1. All have a wide range of shades to choose from.
Within the MUA Professional, the price ranges from £1.50 - £4 ($2.35 - $6.29). This is a more developed range where they have released eyeshadow palettes, mosaic bronzers and blushes, foundation, primers, mascara, shatter nail varnish.

See what I mean by A F F O R D A B L E?! Won't break your bank! These products have been compared to MAC, Urban Decay etc.

Now onto the review. This is the Heaven and Earth palette from the MUA Pro range:
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Make Up Academy MUA Pro: Heaven and Earth Palette
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Review: To be honest, where do I begin? These are one of the best eyeshadow palettes I have purchased. There are other palettes but I'd picked this one up because who doesn't love neutral colours suited for everyday use? First thought was how it had reminded me of the Urban Decay Naked Eye palette.

As you can see, they are pigmented from the first swipe. However, with one of the shades, you need two swipes which was the bottom row, last shade. That shade is more glittery compared to the rest which are shimmer, frosty shades. They aren't too shimmery or frosty making it unwearable during the day. They have the right amount. If you're a matte type of person then I'd stay away from this but to be honest, who doesn't like a little bit of sparkle to the eye? With this palette, you have 3 highlighter shades, a range of browns, fawn, taupes, with coppers and gold. Great range of neutral colours to suit every eye colour. Each colour is buildable. Using an eyeshadow primer would bring out the best of these.

You can wear it for any occasion, a transformation from day to night if you don't have time to redo your make up. It'll only take a small room in your bag so it is portable. I've used this palette everyday as there is a shade for every mood. Since it's been such a hot day for the past week in the UK, the eyeshadow has lasted near enough all day but I did require a slight touch up once since I have really oily eyelids and I was sweating. Lovely to know that right? Lol. The quality is soft to touch and easy to apply with fingers if you're in a hurry. I've used my own brushes and the eyeshadows apply evenly and very easily blendable.

I've just given this an overall rating of 5/5 since it's perfect and everyone needs this palette in their makeup collection. There's much more to say about this but I'd probably be repeating myself over and over again.

They are expanding every minute and are currently developing a website where you can order their products and they'll be able to ship outside the UK! So non UKers, watch out for them!

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9 comments

  1. This looks SO pretty & I thought of the UD Naked palette immediately too, haha! ♥
    Does this line have a similar palette in mattes? I'd definitely be interested in trying it out if so :D

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  2. Tori: no they currently don't :( i will keep a look out! ^^

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  3. they do look pretty good! i like how naked just rubs swipes onto the brush - its sooo pigmented.

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  4. Oh wow. there are so many naked dupes at the moment. Sleek nude palette is a bit like UD naked too.

    However, maybe I'm snobby but If i was going to get naked colours, I'd much prefer it to be UD. Even if i need to budget for a few weeks LOL

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  5. Wow! I never thought that it would be so AFFORDABLE! Imma get this one soon.



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  6. The price for this baffles me especially since it looks great!

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  7. Wow, thanks for the review. I personally own the Naked palette and absolutely adore it. I'm glad you found a dupe for it and for such a cheap price!!

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  8. This is one of those palettes that i'm dying to try out! It looks amazing!

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  9. This seems like the perfect palette for me! I would be interested in a matte one as well.

    <33 Rena

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