I was quite excited to get my hands on the MUA Makeup Academy All Over Shadow Brush because, yes, it’s true, MUA Makeup Academy is now sold at CVS! Unfortunately, we aren’t getting many of the color color cosmetics that the UK has but there is a very extensive selection of MUA Makeup Academy Professional Makeup Brushes as well as many lip products and a line of false lashes created exclusively for CVS.
Shall we take a look at the MUA Makeup Academy All Over Shadow Brush?
The MUA Makeup Academy All Over Shadow Brush is an $11 dollar brush with a full, slightly rounded bristled head that has a sturdy resin plastic black handle. According to my press release the bristles are made from both synthetic and animal fibers however, the back of the box for this brush states it is made from natural fibers! It does not have the bunny cruelty free emblem so I cannot confirm if the brush is or is not cruelty free unfortunately.
The bristles are soft yet dense but not as soft as say Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair bristles. You can definitely tell there’s some if not all synthetic fibers in these bristles but it didn’t take away from the performance of the brush in the least. The brush didn’t shed nor did it suffer from splits after being subjected to three separate washings. After washing it retains its shape well and didn’t become stiff, split, or unusable.
MUA Makeup Academy All Over Shadow Brush
It applied and blended out eyeshadow very nicely and the brush on a whole performed well.
I do admit though I had reservations about the price tag. I wish they price was as cheap as what we’ve seen from the brand in the UK. And also I couldn’t help but think that the E.L.F. Studio Brush Collection had brushes that are just as good and at a fraction of the cost of this particular shadow brush.
The quality is here, I just wish the price was a little more reasonable!
The MUA Makeup Academy All Over Shadow Brush and the entire MUA Professional Makeup Academy Makeup Brush Collection is available now at CVS and CVS.com.