Monday, April 8, 2013

Product Review: Makeup Academy Single Shadows in #7, #9 and #14.

Hello lovelies,

Sorry for the hiatus since my last post, I've been a bit busy and also a bit under the weather, which is why it's been a bit quiet on the blog front! I'm working on a few little projects though, so stay tuned!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might've seen a recent haul photo I posted from Makeup Academy (MUA). I'm quite obsessed with their brand, I love pretty much everything I've got from there (I have lipsticks, lipglosses, eyeshadow palettes, nail polish, primers, and many, many more). I recently ordered a few more things to add to my MUA collection, which I'll be reviewing soon, amongst which were these three gorgeous pearl eyeshadow singles. I'm not usually a fan of eyeshadow singles because I seldom hit pan on anything, and also because I find palettes easier to store, but these ones were so pretty, I simply couldn't resist!

I picked up the pearl shades #7 (spring green), #9 (duchrome purple/blue) and #14 (forest green with deep black undertones). I was also a really bad beauty blogger and swatched them before I took photos (I'm so sorry, but they were so pretty I couldn't resist dipping a finger in)!

L-R: Shade #14, #7 and #9 (at the bottom).

MUA pearl shadow single #7
MUA pearl shadow single #9

MUA pearl shadow single #14

L-R: #9, #7 and #14.

I must say these gorgeous shadows are amazing; the quality is fantastic and they are very 'buttery' and smooth. I also love that there's very little fallout. The shadow that really stands out to me is #9, it's such a unique shade and I just don't have anything like it in my collection (I've got an upcoming eye makeup/EOTD post featuring this beauty, so please stay tuned)! If you're thinking it looks a little familiar, that's because I used it in my Goth look for last week's makeup tag!

The packaging is great, it's quite sturdy and very easy to open (unlike some that make you fear breaking a nail)! I also like that it's transparent so you can see exactly which shade you're looking at. The best part? The price! These beauties retail for £1.00 on the MUA website, which is roughly equivalent to $1.50 AUD, and they offer worldwide shipping! At that price, you'd be hard pressed not to buy the entire collection!

Overall, I'm well pleased with these shadows, and I'm definitely planning on picking up a few more, they even have matte shadow singles which are well worth a look!

What do you think of these shadows, lovelies? Have you tried any of the MUA single shadows before? Do you have a shade you think I should buy? I'm lusting after shade #26 but it's been out of stock for ages!

Much love,


  1. Never tried any of MUA eyeshadows,but these look really good,love how #9 looks

  2. gorgeous shades! I love #9 too, so pretty!

  3. I love the MUA shadows!
    Such a bargain at only £1 xx

    1. They sure are! Fantastic quality too, which makes it more special. :)

  4. Ive recently got my hands on some MUA palettes thanks to a gorgeous friend and i must say that i love them.
    The shades above are so lovely. I love how shimmery they are. I havnt tried them before hun but you have me keen now :) x

  5. Oh, I love singles as well (I think they are better than shadows in palettes, is that possible?).
    I got a little crazy and ordered 10 of them if I'm not mistaken. Still need to review them :)
    Lovely review X

    1. I never thought about it, I figure they are about the same? :)

      It's funny how we sometimes get so caught up with blogging that we neglect to review the ones we absolutely love. :)

      I want more shades, which ones do you have?!

  6. These look so lovely! I haven't done an order off MUA in a while... Maybe it's time ;)


  7. Shade 7 is goregeous! I need to try some more products from mua :)

  8. These are gorgeous! I'm the same, I usually disregard singles altogether - although I've been considering investing in a Z Palette, and going mad buying singles just so I can depot them! :P
    Also my sister is like that... every time I buy something new, she has to put her finger in it before I've had a chance to take pictures haha!

    1. The problem with depotting is it just doesn't look as pretty. :P I have a couple of z-palettes I have yet to fill up!

      Your sister made me laugh. :P

  9. I have all three of them and I absolutely love them!! My last post was about MUA pearl eyeshadows as well, check it out if you like :)

  10. They are all striking shades! Looking at them I can understand your "addiction" ;)

  11. Oooh, lovely!! So nice and creamy and such awesome colours, especially #9! At such awesome price, I think I'd go crazy crazy :D xx

    1. Very creamy, and yes, a bit of going crazy would be warranted. ;)


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