Tuesday, 25 March 2014

MUA Pressed Powder | Review

Hey girlie's!!!

I'm sure you all know I'm a huge MUA fan, their amazing quality makeup for small affordable prices always lures me in and whilst I was out shopping in Norwich a short while ago I spotted their £1.00 pressed powders and of course I had to pick one up to try, I mean why wouldn't I for a single little pound he he.  

MUA's Pressed Powder comes in four shades from light to dark, they don't have shade names, they have shade numbers instead that go from 1-4, the shade I opted for was shade 3 as the first 2 shades where out of stock and the last shade was slightly too dark for me.

MUA claim their pressed powder creates a matte, perfect finish, and helps smooth skin and set foundation into place all day long, which for a £1.00 pressed powder is a pretty bold claim. I have to admit I didn't expect much to come from this product as it was such a bargain but to my surprise this really is a fantastic compact powder for everyday use!
The pressed powder comes in transparent, square packaging which is rather robust, I've actually dropped mine twice already and everything has stayed intact, the packaging didn't even open which I thought was brilliant. It's also a great size to throw in your handbag for any on the go touch ups.
The powder itself is extremely finely milled making it so silky smooth to touch, it picks up on the brush well, I use my Real Techniques Blush Brush to do so as I find it gives me a nice light dusting as personally I don't get too oily but I'd suggest a flat top brush if you do have oily skin so you can push the powder into your skin as appose to dusting it over.  I found the powder blended out beautifully giving most natural finish, it completely matted out my skin without looking cakey, controlled shine and any oil for around 5 hours which I think is great for such an inexpensive product. I've been using the pressed powder everyday since I bought it and it hasn't broke me out at all or clogged my pores, nore does it cling to any dry patches that I'm prone to getting from time to time.

Overall I really do like this pressed powder, its so simple and easy to use, great for on the go and you really cant argue the price of just £1.00! The only thing I would like to see is a translucent version of the powder as sometimes pressed powder shades can be abit iffy but apart from that it's great! 

Have you tried any of the pressed powders by MUA? What did you think? I'd love to know.  

nopin

17 comments:

  1. This has been probably the only MUA product I havent liked! Just something about it. Think it was the colour!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. Oh no!! Yeah maybe was the colour.. The only thing id's change is if they done a translucent shade, that would be so much better xoxo

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  2. I swear by the MUA bronzers - they're excellent value for money, and since my S&G One Heck of a Blot is about to run out I think I might try good old MUA as a replacement :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. Ohh ive never tried then bronzer but I intend too now :) xoxo

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  3. Is this worth picking up over the Rimmel Stay Matte? I'm going to need a new powder soon and there's so much choice!

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Tbh I havent used the Rimmel Stay Matte in a super long time but I defo think it's worth a try for £1.00 :) xoxo

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  4. I just repurchased my Rimmel Stay Matte, but (eventually) when that runs out I will have to try this for a quid! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hehe yeah defo give this little beauty a try when you run out hun xoxo

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  5. I'm a huge MUA fan but never tried the powder, think I might have to. Would love it if you could check out my new blog and possibly give it a follow.
    www.liannabell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Mee too, I just love MUA!!! Sure I'll check out your blog hunni :) xoxo

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  6. Great review, I'll have to give this a try! My beloved benefit has hit pan and I never wanna let go!

    tie-dye-eyes

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  7. I've never tried anything from MUA but I want to for the prices!
    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Ohhh really??? You need to get yourself a few bits hun, it's so afforable and fab prices xoxo

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  8. I love MUA. There's so many things I want to try but the stands are always pretty much empty when I go to my local Superdrug. I think I'll have to place an online order of the things I've missed out on haha xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I have that trouble... I always have to buy mine when I go into larger Superdrugs as mine is pretty pants xoxo

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