MUA have recently launched quite a few new additions to their Pro Base range including powders, concealers and primers. I initially bought the MUA Pro Base Full Coverage Matte Pressed Powder and MUA Pro Base Full Coverage Concealer in the palest shade #100, and I’ll feature them on my blog very soon but today I want to talk about one of the deepest shades within the powder range; shade #180. My skin is exceptionally pale so it probably sounds crazy that I’d purchase the second deepest shade, but from the stock images online it looked like it would work amazingly as a contour shade for my skintone.
“Long-lasting, full cover matte powder that prevents excess shine for a flawless finish. Talc-free formula!”
The MUA Pro Base Full Coverage Matte Pressed Powder is £2.50 for 6.5 grams of product, and it is talc free and cruelty free too. The packaging is very basic but that’s to be expected from a product which is less than £3, with a white circular plastic compact and a clear plastic lid.
There are a total of nine different shades to choose from, and I have seen some negativity on Instagram on there only being nine shades, comparing them to Makeup Revolution and their more diverse shade range.
I do think the range could definitely be extended to be more inclusive, but brands such as Rimmel have only five shades of their Stay Matte Powders and Revlon only have three shades of both their ColorStay Pressed Powder and their PhotoReady Powder which is awful.
Considering MUA are one of the most affordable brands within the likes of Superdrug, I think nine shades is a lot better than Rimmel, Bourjois, Revlon, Collection and Maybelline.
I have never thought to use a face powder as a contouring powder before, but when I saw the photos of the MUA Pro Base Full Coverage Matte Pressed Powder in #180, it looked like a super cool toned shade which I thought would work really well as a contour shade.
The powder is very soft and smooth, and blends beautifully and this shade really does make for the perfect contour shade. I think it looks so much more natural too because it is a face powder, and once blended it really does look seamless on the skin. This swatch was done with my fingertip, but I could even blend the edges with my fingers.
#180 does pull a little warmer on the skin than it looks in the pan, but if anything it makes it look a little more natural and I just can’t believe it’s only £2.50 as it’s one of the best contour powders I’ve found, and it also doubles up as a perfect cool toned transition eyeshadow shade too.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the MUA Pro Base Full Coverage Matte Pressed Powder yet?