Happy Birthday MUA || 5th Birthday Palette Review

5th Birthday Palette Review
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MUA has been one of my favourite drug store budget brands since they launched in April 2010. They started off with a range of 80 products all retailing at £1 including lipsticks, eye shadows and mascaras, since then they’ve grown rapidly into one of the staple brands for Superdrug carrying a huge range with over 350 pocket friendly products. One of the brands biggest launches came at the end of 2013 with their Luxe range which is designed with a slightly more “high end” brand image but still maintaining the budget price tag that we all know and love.

5th Birthday Palette Review
To celebrate the brand’s 5th birthday, MUA have launched a special limited edition palette. It’s composed of 3 matte, 5 pearl and 4 shimmer shades selected as favourites from their other palettes and like the majority of these is priced at just £4.
Because of this being a limited edition for their 5th Birthday, half the shades have a special design printed on them. Although it was hardy breaking the bank this has made me a little scared to use it, much like whenever I pick up anything from a limited edition makeup range. Does anyone else do this or is it just me who likes to “save them for a special occasion”? Although unlike with some limited run ranges, I know I can and will be able to use these as part of my go to makeup collection. Because of the amount of shimmers and pearl finishes though, I believe this will be more suitable for nighttime than for in the day.
If I was to come out with on negative to this product, it would be as a celebration launch, I thought they may have had a shake up from their normal 12 shadow palette design with the foam brush, much like they have done with the much loved Elysium Palette or the newly launched Smokin’ palette where this is replaced by a liner. However, this is a minor comment! All in all I’m really chuffed that I picked this up, as per usual the quality of the pigmentation and texture for the money is a complete bargain and the range of colours is one of my favourite yet!
Have you picked up the 5th Birthday palette? What are your favourite MUA products? 

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  • Fun! I love cute little details like that. Makes me happier when I'm getting ready. (:

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  • Oh didn't see this when I was at Superdrug, I did get one of their new Spring/Summer palettes though and love it! xx


  • Ah this is lovely! I loveeeeee your blog's design btw; it's GORGE! I'm pretty new to the MUA love; I picked up my first couple of eyeshadow palettes at Christmas and I've recently been loving their colour correcting cream and powder. At those kinda prices, you can't say no <3

  • I also keep special edition things for a special moment. I will keep my MAC rocky horror palette in the best condition I can without being wasteful ;}

    I wish we had more MUA products to try in the States, I know I always say that! hahaha


  • Same! I'm also so scared to ruin how pretty it is though 🙂
    ♥ Fran xx

  • I picked this one up online, I do love the colours in the new spring ones though, so pretty!
    ♥ Fran xx

  • Thank you so much! Although, all credit to Love From Be who made it!
    & exactly, for the price you really can't beat them 🙂
    ♥ Fran xx

  • I'm so jealous you got hold of the Rocky Horror palette, I was late seeing that was launching!
    Hopefully they'll be bringing more MUA over soon!
    ♥ Fran xx

  • yep, i agree. this is one of the best but super cheap brand..


  • Definitely, sometimes cheap doesn't have to mean nasty!
    ♥ Fran xx

  • The colours look gorgeous in this palette, especially the shimmer ones! I love MUA products, I love their blushes. Unfortunately for me I live in France, so I have to wait til I go back to England to visit my family to pick MUA products up, which means so limited edition palette for me. 🙁 Although I do believe their website delivers overseas, I will have to check haha! 🙂
    Lovely blog, Paige x .


  • It's true that they could have come up with something more special but to be honest these shades are exactly the ones that I go for so I'm not complaining 🙂 I definitely need to check it out x


  • Those lipsticks look amazing! They are so worth the money!!!!

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