MUA Heaven and Earth eyeshadow palette swatches

Hiya sweet peas!

I've decided to swatch all 7 of the MUA eyeshadow palettes I have. I thought I had 6 of them, but another one was hiding at the back of the drawer.

All swatches from these 7 palettes are swatched dry on bare skin with no primer. You will get more vibrant and more long-lasting shades if you apply using a damp brush and/or use an eyelid primer. I use one by e.l.f. (which is SO cheap - it's just £1.50!) and one by Too Faced. Urban Decay do a very good one called Urban Decay Primer Potion, but I can no longer use it because it makes my eyes as sore as hell. Virtually every company will do an eyelid primer so shop around, read reviews and maybe try a couple if they're nice and cheap. Other cheap brands in the UK who do one are VIVO (from Tesco) and MUA.



The colours don't have names so I call them Shade 1-12
Top row L-R = 1-6
Bottom row L-R = 7-12

Now, about my swatches. When I had the memorial tattoo for my lost tummy nugget, I failed to take into consideration that my left inner forearm was the place I did all my eyeshadow swatches. Because I'm right handed, that's where they have to go. My outer forearms and the back of my hands are so freckly that I can't really swatch there, so I have to make the most of the room I do have left. Also, please bear in mind because I'm SO deathly pale, I absorb colour like no one's business. When I do my make up and take a photo of it it's always way less pigmented than in actuality. Far less English Rose, more like English Casper the ghost!

As you can see there are a mix of super-pigmented shades and some which are less so.

1, 2, 5, 9 and 10 are my favourites from this palette. 1 is particularly lovely as a highlight. Really, for £3.99 these palettes are a great way to experiment with colours and have a bit of a play. You get 9.6 g of shadow altogether, .8 of a gram for each colour. MUA products are available to buy from Superdrug stores, and the MUA Store.

Look out for another palette swatched tomorrow! Till then...

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