The last month I've been so busy with uni and everything, so I haven't really found time for blogging. Until last week! It started to clear up in school and at the same time I received a parcel from the lovely Marvelle containing the MUA Undressed palette! Since we don't have MUA in my country I got really excited because I've read so many great things about it + it's really cheap! Apparently it's very similar to Urban Decays Naked palette, and that's great because I do not have the budget for that one!
As you can see there are 12 shades in this palette. Nine of them are very shimmery, two are completely matte and one is matte with a few sprinkles of glitter in it. The shimmery ones are very pigmented, I think it's really hard to find eyeshadows that go on this well without a primer. I was really surprised! The matte ones are not so good. Without a primer they will barely show up and with a primer they show up pretty good but tend to get very patchy. Most of the shades are fantastic though, and they go on so smoothly, almost like a cream. Some of them do have a little bit of fall out so watch out for that.
The first shade is a perfect shade for highlighting your browbone. I actually prefer this one without primer because I felt it got a little more of an orange tone used with a primer.
The second shade is a gorgeous rose gold one, and it goes on SO smoothly! It is definitely one of my favourite shades in this palette. This one does give you a lot of fall out if you're not careful.
The third shade is what I think is the worst one in the whole palette. It is a matte one, you can barely see it with and without the primer (and I really packed it on there!), it doesn't blend very good and it goes on quite patchy. But they can't all be perfect now, can they!
Shade 4 is a creamy copper one, very pigmented and amazing for us blue eyed girls! The same goes for shade 6, which is a gorgeous gold.
Shade 5 is a matte, and just as disappointing as the other one. It is a little more pigmented but it goes on very patchy and you really have to pack it on there to get it to look sort of pretty. It does go on a lot better and less patchy over a primer.
The seventh shade is also a copper one, but this one has a lot more gold in it than shade 4. It is really creamy and extremely pigmented. You can barely see any difference from the one with a primer and the one without!
Shade number 8 I think is my favourite in this palette, although it's almost impossible to just choose one. It's the most gorgeous brown, it goes on really smooth, it doesn't have a lot of fall out (if any) and it's just so pretty!! It has goldy undertones which I absolutely love.
The ninth shade is a adorable baby pink. This palette has some of the prettiest pink shades I've seen. It goes on really creamy and it works really well without a primer too.
The tenth shade is also my favourite! Like almost all the other shades, haha! But this is a very pretty brown, just like shade 8. This is a lot more brown than the other one. I just love the texture and everything about it. I'm really a sucker for brown eyeshadows! I don't know why.
Shade 11 is a matte black with little blue sparkles. It isn't shimmery like the others, it's more glittery. It goes on very patchy like a lot of black shades do, but it goes on surprisingly better with a primer. The blue sparkles really show up over the primer as well.
Shade 12 is a really pretty icy blue! I actually hadn't looked at this before I swatched it now, and I was really amazed! I think it's so gorgeous, but in the palette it might look a little bit boring and gray. It goes on really creamy and didn't have any fall out.
Overall I think this palette is really amazing! I think it's a little bit crazy how you can get so many amazing shades for only £4(!) when there are so many other palettes out there that costs five times as much and has a lot worse shades. This was a really great first experience with MUA, and when I go to England I will definitely buy a lot more. These eyeshadows blend so beautifully and go on a lot more smoothly than - this is a little bit crazy, but I would say 90% of all the eyeshadows I own. It is just a really great palette. They should stick to the shimmery shades though...
And finally, I did a look with this palette to test it out and I thought I'd show you guys! Let me know what you think of the palette if you've tried it :)