MUA eyeshadow swatches

I was having a little play with the eyeshadows on the MUA (make up academy) stand in Superdrug recently and decided to purchase a couple that really impressed me. In fact, most of the shadows actually impressed me – the texture is so smooth they almost felt like a mousse rather than pressed powder and the pigmentation and payoff are really impressive for £1 each.
The two shades I picked up are shade 11 and 12 (both ‘pearl’ finish). Shade 12 is a mostly green/brown shade that when swatched has a hint of purple and 11 is a shimmering warm brown that has a frosty finish when swatched.
L-R: 12-11
Green-brown shade: 12
Brown shimmer shade: 11

Natural Light
Top: Shade 12
Bottom: Shade 11

With Flash
Top: Shade 12
Bottom: Shade 11

I haven’t used these to create a look yet, so will do an eye/face of the day when I do. How would you use these colours to create a look – what would you blend them with?

These MUA eyeshadows cost £1 each from Superdrug.

Bough by me.



  1. Daniela
    September 7, 2011 / 8:14 am

    I love MUA shadows! They are amazing, and for Ā£1 that’s even better šŸ™‚ Does the top shade look a lot like Club from MAC or is it just me?


  2. September 7, 2011 / 9:38 am

    I have heard that it looks a lot like Club from MAC but I don’t have it to compare. Even if it’s just a close dupe I’d go for this over MAC just for the price šŸ™‚

  3. Annette
    September 7, 2011 / 1:05 pm

    I was back in the UK last month and bought a few of these too. The nĀ°12 is supposed to be a dupe for MAC club (like Daniela & Jen said). On it’s own and really blended out in the crease it becomes a reddish brown colour. Pixiwoo does a Victoria Beckham tutorial using MAC club – so if you’re looking for a way to use it…
    I also have the same brown which is great as an everyday shade. And the dark purple which i don’t know if i’ll ever be brave enough to use but the colour is beautiful!
    LOVE MUA eyeshadows:-) x

  4. September 10, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    The Mac/Too Faced dupe looks cool. And the other one is very pretty too.

  5. September 23, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    These Eyeshadows are so the MUA range…x

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