MUA MakeUp Academy Eyeshadow Palette Going For Gold

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the eyeshadow palettes I got for ¬£1 during MUA’s winter sale – MUA MakeUp Academy Going For Gold. If my memory serves me right, this palette was launched around the time of the 2012 London Olympics.
MUA Going For Gold
The Going For Gold palette contains ten shimmery eyeshadows in gold, silver and bronze shades. My favourite shades are 1, 3, 7 and 9 – the safe ones. ūüôā In terms of quality, these eyeshadows are exceptional. The colour payoff is insane, the eyeshadows stay put and there’s hardly any fallout.
MUA Going For Gold
Whilst I think that some of these eyeshadows are a bit too intense for my taste (bold golds, I’m looking at you), I believe that I’ll find a way to make all the shades work for me. If you like this palette, it’s available at MUA’s online store for ¬£4.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Eyeshadow Palette Starry Night

Hi there! The past few days were quite nice and sunny, but autumn is on the way. Now that it’s getting colder and the days are shorter, I thought it’s time for a new eye palette featuring cooler shades. So here it is: The MUA MakeUp Academy Starry Night eyeshadow palette.
MUA Starry Night
The Starry Night palette contains 12 shimmery eyeshadows (7 of them are either blue or grey) and they all have names:
Top: Pyxis, Apus, Aquila, Equuleus, Cetus, Orion
Bottom: Lupus, Monoceros, Sagitta, Hydra, Vela, Pavo

My favourite shades are Aquila, Cetus, Orion and Hydra – shades 3, 5, 6 and 10 in the swatch below. However, I’m sure that I won’t be using Monocerus (I never use white shimmers) and I can’t warm up to the pinkish shades (1, 2, 12). But I’m not complaining because I paid ¬£1 (!) for this palette only.
MUA Starry Night
The quality of the eyeshadows is very good. The colour payoff is absolutely amazing and I haven’t had problems with fallout.

So if you like the shades, I would definitely recommend the MUA Starry Night palette. It’s available at Superdrug, or you can buy it from MUA’s online store for ¬£4.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

MUA MakeUp Academy Eyeshadow Palette Spring Break

Hi there! Spring has finally arrived and I teated myself to the new MUA Spring Break eyeshadow palette. (Scroll down for swatches.) It contains the following 12 shades:

Top: Refine, Cherub, Amber, Spearmint, Posy, Sorrel
Bottom: Aurora, Bronze Blush, Catacomb, Sea Foam, Gold Khaki, Damson
MUA Spring Break
Most of the shades in this palette are neutrals, so I wouldn’t call the palette spectacular. However, it’s great to create wearable everyday looks with a dash of colour.

My favourite shades are Refine, Posy, Sorrel and Catacomb (shades 1, 5, 6 and 9 in the swatch below). They’re fairly standard neutral shades, but sometimes I just want a natural look and these are perfect for this.
MUA Spring Break
The eyeshadows are soft, buttery and easy to blend, and they stay in place for several hours. I’m happy with the palette and would recommend it.

You can buy the MUA Spring Break eyeshadow palette at Superdrug and MUA’s online store. Priced at ¬£4 it’s excellent value.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde