Review: MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

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Okay, I think I have established enough in this blog that I love my makeup brushes and eyeshadow palettes – especially the neutrals. As far as UK brands go, before I lusted over Makeup Revolution’s palettes, I have to admit that there was MUA. As far as my limited knowledge about brands and products go, I believe MUA started the UD Naked dupes. Oh, I’m aware that shades of the Naked palette shades have been duped individually by other brands, but I think MUA was the first to make palettes that attempted to dupe every single shade in one Naked palette. Don’t quote me on that though. As I said, I’ve limited knowledge about brands and products. 🙂

Anyway, I wanted to get one or two of these MUA palettes for myself, but was iffy about the shipping costs. Then last month, I finally found them being offered on pre-order from my local makeup supplier and immediately grabbed the chance to get my grubby hands on them. After a month of waiting, my MUA palettes finally arrived.

When I first saw this palette, I must admit that I was surprised – I was expecting that it would be       the same size as my Iconic palettes, but it was not. It wasn’t that big of a deal though because I fell in love all over again with the shade range from Heaven and Earth.

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MUA’s Heaven and Earth palette is composed of 12 shades ranging from taupes to creams to bronze and golds to reddish plums. It has two types of finishes from what I can see: satin-pearly and shimmery.

I would call these shades user-friendly. It’s one of those palettes that may look unassuming at first because of the brown-toned shades, yet you could vary your look to suit your outfits.

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Pigmentation is very good. As you can see from the primer-less swatches above, they do show up quite well. I always use primer on my lids and the colors really show up on them. I also love the fact that the glitters in the shimmery shades are finely-milled. I cannot stand chunky glitters at this point. I think pulling that off requires more knowledge and techniques that I have yet to master. You do get a bit of fallout when you pack them on your lids though, so that may be something you’d want to be aware of.

If I have one bone to pick on this palette, it would be that this isn’t a standalone palette for me. I have hooded lids and as a rule would only use matte shades on my crease. Also, the highlight shades would work for some, but I don’t like using them on my brow bone.

So what’s my verdict on MUA’s Heaven and Earth? I’d recommend it, of course. This is too beautiful of a palette to simply be ignored. Besides, some people who don’t have hooded lids can pull off using the satiny-pearly shades on their lids, so the brown-toned shades would work on them.

Have you tried any of MUA’s palettes? What’s your favourite one in the line? 🙂

 

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