MUA The Artiste Collection Palette - Review

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


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.

34 comments:

  1. Looks great!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. ooh wow the marbled shadows look cool, ah i want to get my hands on the eyelid primer so bad, but nowhere ever has it ):

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. I think it was discontinued?

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    2. You can still get it on the MUA website! I have it and it is really good!

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  3. The colours are nice but at the end of the day i've found with the MUA products you get what you pay for :)

    Lovely blog! Would love if you could check mine out and maybe follow each other  http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I'm pleasantly surprised by the shadows

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    1. They are quite lovely in terms of colour aren't they :)

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  5. Got mine in the post today, can't wait to try it out, along with a load more of the new releases from MUA! Exciting stuff, and such bargains too :)

    Laura x
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Looks really cool! I've never really seen a collection of eye shadows like this before, and at that price I defo need it!

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is a fab price for an all round palette :)

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  7. The eyeshadows look lovely! Xo

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    1. It is nice especially with the added marble effect :)

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  8. ohh my!! how pretty!! i just ordered this palette last week! i cannot wait to get it!

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  9. I was reading this post thinking omg omg this product looks amazing and the swatches of them looks really good too. When i reached the bottom and realised how inexpensive it was, i was gobsmacked! MUA always delivers such great quality for such a small price tag :) Definitely impressed! I love the speckled designs of these and the pink coral blusher reminds me a bit of the infamous NARS orgasm. Interesting and exciting post~ Thanks for posting xxxx

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    1. Yes it does look like Nars Orgasm...good call :)

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  10. so impressed by MUAs ability to bring out affordable products that are actually interesting and work!

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    1. Agreed :) they are a brand to watch :)

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  11. I think I would like the idea of this palette a lot more if it wasn't for the gimmicky patterns in the shades xo

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    1. I know what you mean, the marble effect doesn't really add to the shades to be honest :(

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  12. The blushers, bronzer and highlighter look soooooo nice! I think it's a great bargain product- it's a shame its impossible to track down in stores haha!x

    brutalfashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha really? My local superdrug has tonnes...look out for one in a give away tomorrow :)

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  13. I was doubting if this would be any good, but it looks fab! Must try and hunt it down x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. This looks a lot different in the pan to how it's turned out on skin!

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. Agreed, I think it is because the pans are quite large they look different...but who knows haha!

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  15. This is SO beautiful, I love how it swatches too x

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  16. The eye shadows look great! :)

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  17. This is actually now available for free today only if you purchase goods worth £6.00 and over i think it looks really fab. I am considering purchasing today to get this free. New follower

    SparkleDust-BeautyUK.blogspot.co.uk

    Kate xx

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  18. thanks for your review! It looks great! I have to buy this item ;)

    http://radkavackova.blogspot.cz/

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  19. It's always hard to know how pigmented the colours will be isn't it,
    for the price this doesn't sound too disappointing overall :)
    Thanks for the great review,
    new follower!

    Rae xx
    Somebrokegirl.blogspot.com

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