I really feel as if MUA have upped their game last year. They were the original big budget makeup brand, but Makeup Revolution soared in popularity and I found myself losing interest with the MUA releases. This year however, I’ve been really impressed with the new MUA launches and they’re not just regurgitating the same product over and over which is what is making me a little bored of Makeup Revolution. The MUA Natural Obsession Eyeshadow Palette £8 is the newest release to the MUA Professional 25 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes alongside the five others. I need a neutral eyeshadow palette like I need a hole in my head, but when a palette is this pretty, it’s hard to resist…
“Elegant, soft and striking shades complete this stunning collection of shadows. An array of neutral, apricot and bronzed shades in both matte and pearl finishes compiled to be worn alone or layered for a multi-tonal look. The 25 pigments have been created to harmonise and compliment each other, perfect for adding dimension, depth and a stunning finish.”
The MUA Natural Obsession Eyeshadow Palette caught my attention as the shades were a little more unique than the standard array of taupes and chocolate brows that you come to expect within a neutral toned eyeshadow palette. I have to say I hate the packaging of these 25 pan palettes. The lid has a little peg which slots into the hole in the base of the palette but my peg doesn’t fit the hole securely so the lid just lifts open with no effort which is less than ideal.
I’d much rather have a conventional lid as this packaging simply isn’t doing it for me, but you can see the shades inside nice and clearly. The palette is £8 for 25 shades and the palette contains 17 grams of product working out at 0.68g per pan which isn’t very much product at all so the pans must be very shallow. It’s poor value for money, especially when you consider the Revolution Chocolate Palettes are £9 and contain 22 grams for 16 shades.
I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting this palette to be amazing, so the quality of the shadows really has wowed me. I think it’s because the pans have the grid detail that the shades in the old style MUA Palettes had so I expected these shadows to have the same dusty consistency and mediocre pigmentation but these shadows within the MUA Natural Obsession Eyeshadow Palette are fantastic.
The shadows includes mattes, shimmers, satin and foils and there isn’t one disappointing shade within the palette; even the palest shades are pigmented, super blendable and very pretty on the eyes.
I think my favourite row would have to be first, but I think MUA have been clever with their layout as I think each horizontal row within the palette works well together and the first row creates a pretty pinky toned look.
Overall the palette is definitely a warm palette but I like that there are some cool toned shades thrown in to, making it very versatile and I particularly like the ratio of mattes to shimmers as you have everything you need to create a whole eye makeup look within this one palette.
I would love to know if you’ve tried any of the MUA 25 Shade Palettes before? Do you have a favourite?
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