I was recently invited to attend a Garden Party to celebrate the launch of the new MUA Spring collection. I wasn't able to attend as it fell around the time of hubs being diagnosed and having his surgery. I was delighted to get a goody bag in the post giving me a taster of the evening and some samples.
I don't blog make up normally, and today I have just one photo of my arm, but I will share some thoughts on what I've found.
In my goody bag I had some sweets - they were soon demolished! - some seeds, yet to be planted, all five of the whipped velvet blush collection, a pressed powder and the Make Up Academy Pro-Base.
The Whipped Velvet Blush comes in five colours, Ritzy, Chichi, Hedonic, Rococo and Spry. They retail at £3 each.
I foolishly didn't get any photos to show these in the packaging. I found them pretty intimidating in the package and wondered if I would look like Aunt Sally (if you are too young to remember, see here) with them, but actually I found them pretty flattering on the skin. I think with my very pale skin I would proably veer away from Ritzy, but the rest I can and have worn. Rococo is my absolute favourite, it blended well and gave me a healthy sheen. I my regular make up is a mineral powder foundation, I approached a cream blush with caution but was delighted to find it really worked well.
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The most impressive item in the whole goody bag was the Pro-Base Primer, this retails at £5.
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The Smooth, Set & Prime instantly reminded me of Dr Feelgood by Benefit. I have used Dr Feelgood in the past and it definitely cost me more than £5. This type of balm can be used a base, or after make up to set it. I have used it as a base for a week and had no reaction, I have super sensitive skin so that's a real positive. I used this as a base to the Dainty Doll Foundation which I find I need a primer under otherwise it goes on very chalky. I also tried this under my regular mineral foundation and again it worked really well. I haven't tried this for a touch up during the day yet. I have reached an age where a good primer is an essential so this is something I will definitely be purchasing.
As I am not a make up blogger (and photo shy!) I haven't included any facial pictures. My current normal daily make up routine is pretty sparse, I only dab on Laura Geller primer, dust over Bare Escentuals powder and mineral veil and I'm done. I don't bother with eye make up on a day by day basis as I have had some bad flare ups of eczema over my eye lids.
MUA have kindly given me a discount code which is valid until 4/3/15. If you make any purchases on their webstore, you can enter MUALBQ10 at checkout