Here are my top 10 eye shadow picks from the Superdrug £1 MUA range. If you are starting out in make up I strongly recommend you check out this range, especially these eyeshadows. The best bit is that I got this whole set for £10!
I cannot fault these shadows in terms of weight (you get a whopping 2g), pigmentation, consistency and blendability, not mention the stunning shade range. You have all your staple neutrals as well as a few bright pops of colour. I hand on heart prefer the quality of these shadows to MAC (although I'm not a huge fan of MAC's e/s quality, they do have a fantastic array of colours).
I accidentally bought two Shade 2s, and didn't realise they were the same, so there are 11 shadows in the image above and below, but only 10 different shades in total. They come in two finishes - matte and pearl, the latter being by far the best.
Shade 9 - Pearl: this is the most gorgeous electric purple with a blue duochrome which has actually shown up stronger in the photo that it is in real life. There is actually a little more pink to it. It works really well on brown eyes but also enhances my own eyes which are blue. It might not be wearable for everyday, but it's a stunning colour to have in your collection if you want something a little different.
Shade 4 - Pearl: this pinky lilac compliments shade 9 nicely and makes blue eyes appear to have a green tinge.
Shade 10 - Pearl: this gun metal purple creates a sophisticated smoky eye with a difference. It has just enough shimmer to give the look dimension. It also works well in the crease over Shade 10 or 9.
Shade 3 - Pearl: this is the perfect silver shadow - I have some which don't come off opaque, but this really does. I sweep it all over my eyelid and finish with a flick of black eye liner.
Shade 2 - Pearl: this is the pale cream shade I bought twice, but I can use it as a cheek and browbone highlight so I'm going through it pretty fast. It's also a great inner corner eye highlight.
Shade 1 - Pearl: this is also a great highlight shadow but has more of a golden tinge so it works better with browns and greens.
Shade 7 - Pearl: I don't wear a whole lot of green eyeshadow because I have blue eyes, but I couldn't resist this moss green for whenever I have the urge to go green, or St. Patrick's day!
Shade 11 - Pearl: this was one of the first shadows I picked up from the range. It's a great soft brown which reminds me of MAC's Satin Taupe.
Shade 12 - Pearl: I'm not overly impressed with how this shadow has photographed as this one is a great dupe for MAC's Club. It's a greyish brown to look at but has green duochrome and an ever so subtle hint of a reddish brick shade. It's a very sophisticated, complex shade for such a budget range.
Shade 14 - Pearl: this greenish gun metal shade is perfect for me as I get my 'green' hit without it clashing with my own eye colour too much. Another great option for a smoky eye other than boring old black.
From left to right: Shade 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
I cannot recommend these eye shadows enough. Not all Superdrugs carry the MUA range, but if you're in London check out the ones on Oxford Street, Shepherd's Bush, Queensway or Kilburn as they definitley do. You can also order MUA products online.
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