Monday, 18 June 2012

Review: MUA Professional Trio Eyeshadow "Chocolate Box"

I haven't really had chance to try much from the MUA Professional line that was launched a while back. My local Superdrugs have stocked the basic £1 line but until recently there was no sign of any of the MUA Pro products. Recently I found a decently stocked stand in Superdrug in Boston so I bought a few bits specifically to test out for you!

These baked eye shadow trios cost £2.50 each and are available in 7 colours. They are sold in Superdrug and are also available on the MUA website. The packaging is a little bulky, which is typical for baked shadows as they're domed as opposed to the usual flat pans. The lid is clear on one side which allows you to see the shadows inside. It also comes with a sponge tip applicator.

There's an interesting mix of colours in this and the bottom, taupish shade grabbed my attention. It applies as a much more brown toned shade with some silvery tones rather than an actual taupe but it's still rather nice. The middle shade is a peach with coppery tones and the top shade is a chocolate brown with golden tones. They are all highly shimmery but not frosted. They're nicely smooth in texture but very powdery. My trio is currently covered in eye shadow dust! It is quite typical of the baked formula as it doesn't contain the same binders as pressed eye shadow.

The shadows are nicely pigmented but so dusty! They do need a good primer but they're not so dusty that they won't stick (unlike some more expensive baked shadows I have owned) to something like Urban Decay Primer Potion. They actually applied quite true to pan over my bare lids. However, they don't last without creasing or fading on me unless I use a primer. This is true for *all* eye shadow though, no matter the price point.

I really do like this so I am planning on trying more of these!

Oh, almost forgot, here they are in use!


  1. Wow £2.50 is a great price for these - think I need to pick a couple up :)

  2. I have all of these trios apart from the one called 'blue babe' which was not on the shelf last time I looked. I agree about the slight dustiness, but when I originally bought these, I also bought the MUA primer, so never had a problem with creasing etc...Great review as ever Becky, thanks! You rock! :) x


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