Friday, January 23, 2015

MUA Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in Pink Shimmer Review + Swatches.

Hi lovelies,

I have a quick little review of a pretty highlighting powder from Makeup Academy (MUA) to show you today. If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that I'm a huge MUA fan; I've liked almost everything I've bought from them thus far (more MUA reviews here). They have quite a few sales from time to time, so I like to wait for the specials with free or low shipping to buy. I picked up this highlighter in October when I realised I only brought one highlighter with me to Malaysia.

This highlighter is available in both gold and pink, but I chose pink to try because the Sleek MakeUP highlighter I brought with me was gold. That's a decision I've come to regret, as I wish I'd picked up both shades now!

MUA Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in Pink Shimmer.
It comes packaged in a clear compact which clicks shut quite securely. The compact isn't the most luxe in design. but it's functional and sturdy which is all that matters, really. The highlighter itself is beautiful, with a gorgeous embossed pattern slightly reminiscent of oceanic waves, as you can see from the photo below.

MUA Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in Pink Shimmer.
When I ran my finger across the compact to swatch it, I was surprised at how rough and gritty it felt, but it actually swatches very smoothly on skin, appearing as a cool-toned silvery pink. This powder applies beautifully, giving skin a subtle, luminous radiance when applied with a fluffy brush, though you can also build it up if you want that shimmery look the magazines always seem to have. I use my Real Techniques blusher brush to apply this highlighter, I think it's too bulky to be used for blush but perfect for highlighter.

I love how pigmented this Pink Shimmer shade is, the swatch below is with just one swipe over the pan. It's also great for highlighting the brow bone, and can even be used as an eyeshadow when applied with a damp brush.

MUA Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in Pink Shimmer Swatch (daylight).

Do you like the look of this highlighter, lovelies? A part of me is massively in love just because of how pretty it looks in the palette! This palette is available for £3 from the MUA website, quite a bargain!

Much love,
MM.
x








28 comments:

  1. ooh, that looks so pretty. I've been looking a cooler toned highlighter in the lower price range. Never bought anything from MUA, but i've heard good things, will have to check it out. Thanks for the review
    Carmen | Paint Powder and Polish

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    1. Isn't it just? Do check it out, Carmen! :)

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  2. What a bargain! This looks super pretty! xxx

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  3. It is indeed absolutely gorgeous! On myself however I prefer a warmer tone highlighter so I don't use it too much anymore..
    Xo
    Alice

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    1. Oh, fair enough, I tend to move between cool and warm quite often myself! Have you checked out the gold version of this?

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  4. absolutely beautiful! i want to try the golden one as i think this one wont really suit me

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    1. Thanks, Nicol. You'd be surprised as I tend to prefer warmer tones myself, but this one is surprisingly versatile. The gold would be beautiful on you though!

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  5. Ohhh pretty!!! I haven't used MUA but have heard so many great things about them.

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  6. I love this highlighter, it is so pretty x

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  7. This looks beautiful, both in the pan and searched! I love the idea of using it as an eyeshadow, too :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Have to love a versatile, functional and beautiful product, Jess...especially when it's a budget buy! :)

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  8. Looks beautiful need to try this highlighter.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. You sure do, Sophie, and it's even better that you're UK based!

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  9. That highlighter looks gorgeous!!!! I so need to try that.

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  10. I have this and bloody love it! Such great value too x

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  11. I've been wanting to try something from this brand. The highlighter looks pretty!

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    1. You need to try MANY things from them, most of the products are fab! Let me know if you need recommendations. :)

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  12. What a beautiful shade! I am in the market for a new highlighter!

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    1. Definitely check this one out then, it's a steal! :)

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  13. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Such a big fan of MUA! x

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  14. Looks beautiful, love the shade. And what a bargain.

    Sam|| Beautydetour

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