The newest palette by MUA is their first combination palette - eyeshadows, blush, bronzer and a highlighter
all in one smallish compact so it is no wonder that it is flying off the shelves.
I was lucky enough to source one in my local Superdrug and thought you might enjoy some swatches
with a review too...I do spoil you all haha!
As expected The Artiste palette is presented in the same style as all of the pro palettes in the MUA line,
a plastic compact which has a transparent lid to allow you to view at ease what shades are house inside.
It also comes with a typical foam applicator and on the back of the palette each shade has a name
which is a first for MUA!
The palette contains 6 marbled eyeshadows -Pistachio (a light aqua green shimmer shade with deeper aqua marbling), Mocca (a light silver toned highlight shade with grey marbling), Ice (a bright blue with deeper blue marbling),Grape (a deep metallic purple with light blue marbling), Chocolate (a metallic deep bronze with ivory marbling) and the only matte shade Cookie (a warm bronze with pink marbling).
On the whole the shades are well pigmented with the deeper tones providing the best colour pay off,
the matte shade (cookie) is the superior shade in my opinion as far as pigmentation goes
and Grape is the most complex as it reflects pink in some lights.
The pans are well sized and again generally the shades are easy to blend and apply
and as you have a decent selection of shades it is a pretty good palette to have at hand.
As well as eyeshadows you have an 4 face products which include two blushes, a bronzer
and a highlight shade so a good selection of facial powders.
The two blushes are a little powdery but are the better pigmented of the facial products,
you get Pink Sparkle which is more of a bright coral than pink with a slight shimmer finish
and Primrose which is a mid toned neutral pink that is matte in formula.
The bronzer is aptly named bronze and is a light olive toned matte bronzer which is a good contour shade
for light skin tones or can be used to warm the skin but again a little powdery in finish.
You also get a light pearl pink highlight shade which is deemed shimmer kiss, when blended out this is
very similar to Benefit's Highbeam and is a pretty light shimmer based highlighter.
Truthfully this palette is a mixed bag, it's not rubbish nor is it great.
The blushes and bronzer let it down as they are powdery/stark in finish and hard to work with
but given that it is £6 and for that you get 10 pans of colour it is good value.
MUA The Artiste Collection is available now in both selected Superdrug stores
and via MUA's web store - link for £6.
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