February 22, 2013

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette 1

For those interested in the Undressed Too Eyeshadow Palette I decided to review MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette today. Although the color selection differs from the new palette you can still get a feel for the formula, pigmentation, etc….as I’ve found many of their palettes are consistent quality wise.

Let’s take a look!

These come in a flimsy plastic rectangle compact with one dual sided sponge applicator. The packaging isn’t going to win any major awards but for the £4 it is well worth it when you check out the formula.

Unlike Sleek Makeup’s Eyeshadow Palettes I found the formula on MUA’s much more forgivable in the frost department. Most shades, for me, have a strong metallic finish.

The shadows are most comparable to the creaminess you’d get from a Stila Eyeshadow. The texture is a cross between a powder and a cream with a velvety, buttery texture that applies and blends like a dream. They do have some bad fall out so I typically rely on sponge tipped applicators to apply as it minimizes fall out for me.

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette 3

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette 4

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette 5

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette 7

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette 9

The Undressed Palette comes with a range of matte and metallic finishes but mostly the metallics dominate the palette. I don’t particularly like some of MUA’s darker matte shades as I find them a bit difficult to blend and they always look patchy on me. The lighter mattes always seem to have a better formula with a buttery texture and an easy to apply formula. So mattes are a little inconsistent for me.

For the most part MUA has a strong budget shadow formula. The texture is beautiful for such a small price tag and pigmentation is excellent with a rich color pay off so what you see in the pan translates well to eyes.

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Swatches

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eye Shadow Palette Swatches

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Overall, if the Undressed Too Palette is as good as the Undressed Palette fans should be very happy. If you’re looking for a good way to get in on some inexpensive eyeshadow Palettes MUA definitely has solid offerings.

Although UK based MUA does ship worldwide. I believe shipping is $12 or so. If you have friends that enjoy makeup or you’re part of a makeup forum maybe do a group order to make the price of the products worth the higher shipping costs.

MUA Makeup Academy Undressed Eyeshadow Palette FOTD

You can check the brand out at www.muastore.co.uk

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  • StellaDiva

    I saw these last week and the packaging really put me off. I should have went for it! Oh well, there is always the website. Are there any other MUA finds I should indulge in?

    • the Muse

      hi stella! yeah the packaging isn’t much to look at 🙂 but if you can get past that you’ll be surprised how good the quality is. I liked a few products and reviewed ’em just click the tag for MUA and you’ll find a buncha suggestions/reviews 😀

  • Daniela

    Hi there got a question for ya..how is mua’s shipping for you? I placed an order back in Dec 15th..never saw it and emailed them and they resent it Jan 26th but still nothing. Lol should I just give up?

    • the Muse

      It was ok for me, could be faster but I got my order thankfully. you should def dispute if you didn’t get it!!!!!!!!

    • charlotte

      I placed an order last fall and had a similar experience. The customer service is basically non-existent. I would suggest leaving a comment on their facebook page, that was how I finally got someone to acknowledge me. I did enjoy the products once I got them.. but the experience was one of the worst I have ever had dealing with an online order. I have been reluctant to order a second time.

      • Katie

        I’m having a similar issue. I ordered this palette on Sept. 21 and even though it has said for the past week and a half that my order shipped, I still haven’t gotten it in the mail. I filed a ticket on the website, but does anyone have any advice for getting my order sped up? I saw in the comments that contacting via Facebook works, but I don’t have an account. Any advice would be much appreciated!

  • B3beautybyblanca

    I live in California and I ordered 2 of the Undressed & 1 Heaven& Earth.I’m glad I ordered,took a while to get here,but the shadows are very pigmented and have an almost silky texture when applied.Very pretty colors.

      • amy

        I think it may have a similar “vibe”, from what I can tell from the swatches; if I didn’t already have Naked & Naked 2, I’d definitely be all over this. For those on a budget, no easy access to UD, or who just don’t want to pay the amount for whatever reason, I think similar looks can still be achieved with this one. At the same time, as I have both Nakeds, I feel this would still be a waste of money, no matter how inexpensive.

  • Mollance

    I’m in UK and I love MUA. I’ve managed to get my friend obsessed, and now my sister and I’m working on my mother, lol. Seriously, I just love the price & quality, MUA dominates my make-up collection now.

  • ReNu

    The navy blue swatch is gorgeous. I’ve just ordered Pop-tastic and Glitter Ball. Can’t wait to swatch them 🙂

  • Tara

    I am wearing this palette on my eyes today! I ordered online from them and never received a shipping confirmation but I received my items in about 13 days which isn’t too bad considering its international shipping. I am thrilled with both the undressed and undressed too. I also picked up a concealer palette, bb cream and the Artiste palette. I like them all. The bb cream is a tad bit too oily for my skin but it works well for a weekend makeup if I am out running errands. I wouldn’t dare to wear it when the weather warms up though.

  • Alina

    How big are the pans? 26 mm? I was just wondering because I don’t know whether to buy the single shadows or the palettes 🙂

  • Tapiwa

    I’ve been using MUA eye shadows for some time and have just recently purchased the Undressed pallets. These eurshadows are very nice and well pigmented and last throught the day. I have received many compliments on my MUA eyes an people can’t believe that are inexpensive, as compared to Urban Decay. TBH most of the results are based on your application techniques and the tools you use when allying the product. If you’re contemplating buying MUA eyeshadows, go ahead and take the plunge, they are cheap and you won’t be disappointed😊

  • Amna

    I am in love with this Eyeshades shade. It totally matches my skin tone. According to quality & quantity it’s a perfect product. Highly recommended to every one .