Friday, 25 October 2013

Cheap and Cheerful: MUA Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tint in Diamonds and Bring It Back

MUA's new Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tints are *ahem* a little like a certain other eyeshadow stick we could mention, right down to the shades.  Diamonds, the pink shade above, is certainly very similar to Pink and Plenty from the Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes range released earlier this year.  The format is very familiar - chunky stick, twist up bottom, creamy shadow formula designed to be applied to the eyes and blended with a finger.  For some reason MUA have chosen to put a sticker on the lid depicting an eye - perhaps to prevent us thinking it's the 90s and applying frosty brown and pink shades to our lips?  I don't know.

Left to right:  Bring It Back, Diamonds

The sticks have a different bullet shape to Chubby Sticks - and actually I prefer this shape.  The pointed end allows you to go right underneath the eye without covering your whole eye area in shadow, and makes the sticks more usable as a chunky, smoky liner, should you be so inclined.

Left to right:  Bring It Back, Diamonds
Swatched, they're pretty decently pigmented - although the pink, Diamonds, is a little bit patchy.  Easily solved with some layering, though.  The texture is a little on the waxy, draggy side - it's worth warming them up on the back of your hand before going to your eyelids.  Wear on me was only okay - my oily lids ate through the colour in four hours or so without primer, but with primer or on less oily lids I expect they'd perform much better.

At a mere £3 each, these chubby chunky sticks pencils are truly excellent value.  Find them at the MUA website or in Superdrug stores, where they're available in six shades.

Disclosure: PR sample

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  1. Among these two, the bring it back is prettier. Love the color and it seems to blend well with the skin. i would love to try this one out.

  2. OMG!!! The bring it back is so pretty. I super like the color and it looks so natural on skin. I will def try this one out.


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