This is my first ever venture into matte eyeshadow by MUA,
truth be told I rarely by matte formula eyeshadows I tend to favour metallic finishes.
If you are familiar with the MUA brand then you'll recognize their trademark
black and transparent packaging, which makes light work of spotting the shade housed inside.
Okay it is not the most daring nor is it the most pretty but it is far from ugly.
When evaluating the packaging I do think it is only fair to mention that the product cost £1
and considering the price point it could be so much worse.
MUA Shade 20 is a matte black that is flat and has no signs of glitter nor shimmer.
I feel it has an evident green tone in pan form that doesn't articulate when swatched.
As mentioned this is the first MUA matte eyeshadow I have bought/reviewed
and I have to admit that I am a little disappointed with the swatches.
The matte formula is just as soft but the colour pay off and finish is a little off.
It swatched patchy and chalky which pales in comparrison to the pearl finishes in the same line,
the pigment was also off point and looked weak and grey not a true black.
I tried this shade today without any primer and managed around 4 hours before the shade melted
and succumbed to my oily lids, I do feel this would survive 8hours + with the use of a base
but you will have to battle with the patchy and chalky finish.
A negative point I do have to mention is that I have noticed that the individual shades shatter very easily
this is a combination and fault of the packaging and the formula.
The formula of the individual eyeshadows are softer than those I have encountered in the MUA palettes.
The super soft formula makes light work for blending and application
but it does not fair well if you have a heavy hand or drop the pan.
Again yes the eyeshadow only costs a £1 but if you continuously break them it is still money wasted!
I did find this shade had a substitutional level of fall out, which I find annoying!
Round Up - A chalky green based black.
Best For - Those who have patience to make a chalky shade work.
Pigmentation -(5/10) Not the best shade from MUA
Availability - Most Superdrug stores, Superdrug website - link,
MUA website - link, £1 for 2g of product