Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A baby MUA #Haul

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll have noticed I have done my fair share of ranting recently about how poor I am [not that I don't broadcast that fact heavily enough throughout my blog as it is anyway #cheapskate #smartprice'sbiggestfan.] Anyway, I got a bit fed up of the whole poverty stricken situation and wanted to cheer myself up - to which old Mr Credit Card called out to me and said "Go on lad, you deserve it" [before it cackled in glee at how much interest he's going to sting me with.] Unluckily for old Mr C, I headed straight to MUA's website  to spoil myself - and their range of beauty products defo don't break the band! 

MUA are quickly becoming one of my favourite budget beauty brands. And, with prices starting from just £1, it's not hard to see why *puts away my David Dickinson 'Bargain Hunt' fleece*. Here's a little rundown of the baby MUA haul I enjoyed this week.


Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Correcting Creams - in Yellow and Peach, £2.00 each

You may have read as part of my recent Budget Face Base [BFB] post about my love and dependency on the MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Palette to make me look less like a zombie and more like a functioning human. I use this palette everyday and have done so for a while, but I noticed a trend - the two colours from the palette I was hammering through at an alarming rate were mainly the peach and the yellow. So I invested in these extremely reasonably priced bad boys will hopefully help keep my atrocious, vampire-esque dark circles at bay.



Matte Lipstick in Lilac Belle, £1.00

No, that wasn't a typo. This bad boy legit only cost one english pound. Can you cope with that news? Cos I can't. 

One of the dangers of regularly stalking other beauty blogger's / instagrammer's posts is that quite often, you see a trend or a product that makes your heart soar and your mind say 'oh wow.' The second danger which follows this love at first sight moment, is usually the cost of said product. I've wanted to try a purple lipstick for actually ages after some intensive blogger stalking - and for just £1, even I can't deny myself this experience. Lilac Belle is a lovely, bright lipstick with a really creamy formula and it smells fab too - you might take a lipstick smelling nice for granted, but if you caught my Mac Velvet Teddy Dupe Review the other week - you'll know that this isn't always the case!




Lip Liner in Caramel Nougat, £1.00

That was actually a pretty seamless link... as I specifically bought this lip liner to compliment the use of my Mac Velvet Teddy Dupe lipstick. Unlike the dupe lipstick itself however, this lip liner has no noxious aroma associated with it and has a lovely creamy consistency - not scratchy and grim, like some lip liners can be. It also comes with a sharpener in the lid - it might be a simple touch, but I am made up with this feature - especially as it came on the top of a product that was just £1!



Nail Polishes in [L-R as seen on my nails above] Frozen Yoghurt, Pistachio Ice Cream and Bold Blue, £1.00 each

I heart pastel colours. Like, maybe heart isn't even a strong enough word. I am obsessed with pastel colours. These polishes apply really nicely. They're quite dry and thin in consistency; but thick enough so that I only needed two coats for an opaque, colour-rich finish. This consistency also means that they dry pretty rapidly too [though this cheeky heatwave we've been having definitely helped!] and don't go all tacky and smudge.





MUA Luxe Power Brow, Mid Brown, £3.00

I'm obsessed with a good pair of brows, so I couldn't resist trying out this new product. I actually really love this eyebrow pencil. One end is a thick, pearly, creamy highlighter and the other contains the mid brown brow pencil. Both apply really well and the highlighter is a welcome addition to my brow game. And the brown shade itself is really nice; you may have read in this earlier post of mine that the last brunette eyebrow pencil I bought - from Soap and Glory - was a little too dark / cold toned for my complexion and made my eyebrows clash intensely with my blonde hair. 

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What do you think of my choices? Have you tried any of these products before? Do you have any must have MUA products to recommend?

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