Friday, 4 May 2012

MUA heaven and earth palette

Hi everyone!

Today I have a post about the MUA Heaven and Earth Eyeshadow Palette. This has been talked about quite a bit on blogs, albeit a while ago (I'm late to the party, I know!), and a few people have mentioned this being a possible dupe/alternative to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I don't own and have never seen/swatched the Naked palette so I won't be making any comparisons here, but I thought I'd do a post about my thoughts on MUA's offering.

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

The first thing I'd like to talk (rave) about is the price of this. £4! I know I said I wouldn't compare this to the Naked palette but the one thing I will say is that as far as I know that costs over £30, and I just can't justify that cost! £4 though I can happy justify and am very pleased I spent the money. This works out at something around 30-35p per eyeshadow which is amazing. For that sort of price, you might not expect much, but you'd be wrong.

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

As you can see, this palette is full of neutral browny toned shades. For me this is perfect, I rarely branch out into very daring or bright colours as I just don't feel comfortable doing so. So the majority of my eyeshadow collection is colours like these. There is one shade that is obviously the highlight and a couple that can work as highlights but also colours for all over the lid.

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette
MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

I think in general the whole 'neutral' spectrum is covered in this palette - of course there are lots and lots more shades, tones etc, but I think for the most part if say, you were travelling and this is all you had, you'd be able to create any neutral eye you needed to. Some of the photos in this post were taken over a month ago when I bought this, but the two above were taken this week and so you can see which ones I've been using. My favourites so far seem to be the two bottom left ones, which I've been liking wearing together. I haven't used the more gold and olive toned ones yet although looking at the swatch photo below, the gold one looks really lovely with the darker brown next to it!

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

As you can see, pigmentation varies especially when it comes to the lighter colours, but overall I'm incredibly happy with the quality of them - these swatches were just one swipe of my finger, so quite impressive really. I find these blend into each other pretty well as they feel so soft, so I find it quite easy to blend say, a darker brown in my crease with one of the lighter shades.

Overall, I really like this palette and am so glad I bought it! Since I've had it this has definitely been my most used eyeshadow product by far, I just feel like this has everything I need! I would definitely recommend this to everyone, I especially think it would be a great affordable choice for people who are just starting out with eyeshadow as it's such great value and yet you get 12 colours to play around with. So, I pretty much just love this :)

Do you own this palette? What do you think of it?

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