Sunday, July 26, 2015

Makeup Academy 5th Birthday Palette

Top row l-r : Taffy, Reveal, Peacherine, Penny, Fiery, Siren
Bottom row l-r: Shell, Thistle, China, Cool Grey, Obsessed, Smoke

If you saw my recent Superdrug haul then you will have seen that there was an offer on Makeup Academy where, if you spent a certain amount, you received this palette free. I do love a freebie so naturally I made sure that happened.

There are 12 shades in this palette. I would say that there are 3 shades which are totally matte and the other 9 are varying degrees of shimmer with 2 verging on glittery.

If I were personally buying a palette then this one has more shimmer than I would normally go for but I do really like the shades. Unlike most eye shadows which have such a low price point, I was really pleasantly surprised that there doesn't appear to be any fallout with these.

In my opinion, the paler shades could do with some work. As you can see from my swatches, 'Shell' is basically a nothing colour. I have also found with the paler shades that they are not very wearable for longer periods of time, unless you want to touch up throughout the day. For example, I personally find that 'Reveal' and 'Peacherine' lose pigment after a couple of hours on the lids, leaving just a shimmer. If you are going out for lunch, or a nipping to the shops etc. somewhere where you won't be out for long, then these shades create beautiful looks.

Regardless of this, I would 100% recommend checking out this palette. I love how varied the colour range is and I'm really excited to use 'Taffy' and 'Thistle' more throughout the colder months. 

Have you got this palette? Are there any other MUA palettes I need to get my hands on?
Nikki x
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