Saturday, 24 August 2013

THE 5 MUA PRODUCTS I WILL REPURCHASE

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When it comes to cheap cosmetics I can be a little wishy-washy - some things I adore and some things I think are best left on the shelf. Recently I've had the opportunity to try a lot of budget bargains that I've raved about but the one brand I keep going back to time and again? MUA, of course.
I love high end cosmetics but when I want a high street pick-me-up or I'm having to fend off the bank manager the first place I turn to is Superdrug for the MUA stand. I wanted to share with you the 5 products that I will repurchase time and again from them because, well, I'm a little bit in love and couldn't imagine not having them in my stash.
Firstly we have the much blogged about dupes for Urban Decay: the now infamous Undressed (RRP £4.00) and Undress Me Too Palettes (RRP £4.00). Pigmented with a great longevity when worn if you want an alternative to spending a lot of money on every day, wearable neutrals then these are for you. I do own the Naked 2 and Naked Basics Palettes from Urban Decay but I save them for special occasion as I get exactly the same looks from these MUA alternatives. 
As base products go I openly admit I'm a bit of a snob but I like the Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation (RRP £5.00). It's not got the best durability when it's on it's own but with a great primer and a great powder it really is a fab product. The 'illuminating' particles give a subtle dewy effect but not glitterball thankfully.
The Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter (RRP £3.00) has the prettiest design embossed onto it and gives a great glow to the skin when applied lightly, although if you're too heavy handed it can look chalky. I like to use it on the tops of my cheeks and as an inner corner highlight for my eye makeup. 
And to round up my five? I couldn't do a post like this without mentioning the Lipstick in Shade 3 (RRP £1.00). It's a bright pop of fushia-pink which gets me loads of compliments every time I wear it. I also like to put it onto my cheeks for a flush of colour. The longevity of this lipstick is about 1-2 hours depending on what you're doing but at the price I don't mind sailing through it. I'm already onto my second one.
All of these products can be found on the MUA website or in Superdrug stores with MUA stands across the UK. MUA are currently holding a 30% off event on their website (although some stock is already sold out) with the code MUA30 entered at the checkout. You can follow MUA on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Blogger for news, product information and launches, competitions and inspiration. 

32 comments:

  1. I need to look more at MUA, love the look of the highlighter xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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    1. You definitely should - their highlighter is so popular and really pretty for the price! xxx

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  2. I love MUA, such an affordable way to treat yourself! I use their highlighter everyday and their eyeshadow palettes! I really liked this post, I will definitely be checking out shade 3!

    Holly

    www.alongcamehollyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you liked the post - I really love shade 3 - let me know what you think of it! xxx

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  3. MUA Undress me Too palette also! It's one of my favorites :)

    http://www.lipchick.tumblr.com

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    1. Definitely love the Undress Me Too palette! xxx

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    1. Me too! I think everyone has at least one MUA palette that they love! xxx

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  5. I really want to try the highlighter, it looks just lovely! I have a bit of a love hate relationship with mua really, I own some hideous lipstick shades, but also some absolutely gorgeous blush shades! I guess you can afford to be hit and miss when they are that cheap though. Great post! :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

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    1. Thanks for saying 'great post' <3 They can be hit and miss - I've tried things from them and been really disappointed but for the price it's a great brand. The highlighter is gorgeous! xxx

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  6. MUA undress me is my all time fave budget beauty item!

    Kerys -xo

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    1. It's definitely one of mine too! xxx

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  7. I love the undressed palette and am really keen to try the highlighter after reading so many good reviews. I really like MUA for eye shadows and nail products :-) x

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    1. I haven't tried any of the nail polishes but I will be doing when I've grown my nails long enough! xxx

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  8. that highlighter looks really nice, think i'm going to have to pick it up!x

    perfect-chemistry.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know what you think of it when you do :) xxx

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  9. Great picks, I love the highlighter I think it is so pretty x

    Prettylittlefashionista 

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    1. Thank you! The highlighter is definitely very pretty! xxx

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  10. I will always repurchase their palettes; too cheap and good quality not too!

    check out my blog if you have the time?
    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for the link - I'll check it out soon :) I definitely agree that for the price and quality they're too good to pass up! xxx

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  11. ohmygoshhhh i want those mua palettes so bad! i have no idea how to get my hands on them in the states, but maybe some hunting around on ebay will prove successful. that highlighter looks gorgeous too. you're so lucky to have them easily accessible (:

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    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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    1. If I do an international giveaway this year I'll include them - I'm surprised MUA haven't tried to crack the states yet - they'd make a killing! xxx

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    2. With current exchange rates, shipping to the USA from their online store is a little under twelve dollars. It's a bit pricey, but the products are cheap enough that you're still coming out ahead of the high-end brands (especially with the Undress Me palettes).

      Duty is typically waived if the goods being imported are less than $200 (currently £128.24), which would buy a whole heck of a lot of MUA makeup. Otherwise, I believe it's 4.9%.

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  12. I love the highlighter, it's so pretty and I much prefer it to my MAC MSF. I really want to try the foundation, I've heard a lot of good things about it xx

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    1. I haven't tried a MSF before so I can't compare but it sounds good for MUA if you prefer the MUA to the MAC. The foundation is good - it's just a shame that the colours aren't very diverse! xxx

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  13. You have definitely convinced me to get my hands on the eyeshadow palettes xx
    Cupcakes And Cocaine

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    1. Haha - if you get them let me know what you think of them! xxx

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  14. i'll definitely be trying out the highlighter!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

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    1. Let me know what you think of it when you do! xxx

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  15. Great picks for the products, I love their plaettes so much. Same goes for the highlighter it's a shame because my stores never seem to have in stock, must be that popular! xx

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    1. I think it really is popular! I love it so much though! xxx

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  16. Great picks! I love MUA! The Undress palette is one of my faves!

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