MUA is a brand I think is being a bit overshadowed by MakeUp Revolution at the moment but they have a great range of products and are a really affordable brand. My local Superdrug does not have the best selection of their range so I always head to their website to find their new products.
The Utopia Eyeshadow Palette is part of the Luxe edit from the brand which is slightly more expensive and often trend led. Whilst the packaging is a cheaper plastic it does look more expensive with it’s gold writing (which does wear off quickly). It is a blessing that a sponge tipped applicator is not supplied and the mirror is the full width and height of the palette
This eyeshadow palette consists of ten champagne / gold / bronze shades in a mix of warm and cool tones. The shadows are all high shine, glittery metallics. They don’t have the smoothest texture and are not the longest wearing on the lid. There is no divider between the shades so as soon as I saw this palette I knew that I would not be using it as an eyeshadow palette. The Utopia palette is a very affordable Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Dupe. Yes, I know that is not what it was designed for but it works really well. Unlike many eyeshadow palettes the colours are not ordered from lightest to deepest shades, rather the deeper shades are in the middle of the palette. Swirling your brush up and down the whole palette or just across a few shades gives me a strobed, highlighted or blush topper effect on my rich skintone. You don’t need a lot of product and a spritz of toner or make up spray intensifies the colour.
If you are a highlighter fanatic like I am and are collecting highlighting products left right and centre, this is a great buy.
The MUA Utopia Palette is available from their website and Superdrug stores – it retails for £8.00