Thursday, 8 December 2011

MUA Heaven & Earth Palette Swatches & Review!

Being a complete eyeshadow palette addict that I am, I have spent an awful lot of time searching high and low in Superdrug stores for this much talked about MUA palette. Named ‘Heaven and Earth’, this is been sold out in most stores that I’ve been looking in for a very long time, until last week when I spotted it and swiftly snapped it up.

I am a sucker for neutral shimmery eye shadows (as you probably know!) and this palette contains 12 of the most perfect shades to create a smokey brown look or a natural golden eye.

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What I think: I have not been disappointed with this palette. The swatches above are on an un-primed arm and are surprisingly pigmented for the price of the palette. There are a good variety of golden browns, light shimmers and chocolates to suit every skin tone. I do find that I get a bit of drop out after using these shadows but these are easy to sweep away with a fluffy brush.
I would recommend this to any who is looking for a similar but cheaper version of the Urban Decay Naked Palette – this is just as good and a lot more affordable!
In terms of whether or not I prefer this to the famous Sleek palettes, I must admit I prefer Sleek a little more – the packaging of their palettes are more stable, I like the fact that Sleek name each individual eyeshadow and I like that they usually include a mix of matt and shimmer shadows.

Just to give an example of the kind of look I’ve been creating with the MUA Heaven and Earth palette, check out the EOTD below!
I use the lightest shades all over the eye, right up to the brow bone and then add a selection of the darker browns to the crease of my eye. I then run a tad of 2+4 from the bottom row along my lower lash line after using a black kohl pencil. Finished with liquid liner on the top lash line and mascara!

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This palette is available in Superdrug stores for £4!

What is your favourite brown eye shadow palette? What other MUA palettes do you recommend?

xxxx

22 comments:

  1. great colours!
    i like it!
    i love this shades!

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  2. I've wanted this palette for ages but never been able to get my hands on one. Which lipstick are you wearing on your title photograph? I love it .
    Katy

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  3. all of the colours look so pretty! i have been wanting this for along time, but everytime i go into superdrug to get it its sold out.

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  4. No matter who reviews this palette it always looks amazing :). Love the look you've done. X

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  5. Going to buy this ASAP! Love the eyes! x

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  6. I got this pallette as part of a birthday present and I'm in love with it!
    What do you use for application though, as I use a soft eyeshadow brush and it doesnt pick up the colour as well as your swatches :/

    Romina
    http://ignitingbones.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love this palette! I haven't tried the Sleek palette but I really want to.

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  8. I very like a Heaven and Earth :D

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  9. My every day palette is the Smashbox 'In Bloom' palette that gives me the perfect slight smokey eye without being overkill but can also be darkened for evening. It's expensive but so worth it! I have yet to look at the MUA palettes properly but may have to have a little nosey next time I'm in Lakeside.

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  10. Pretty looks! After seeing this and all the other palettes featured by bloggers, I have been on the look out (in stores) for this palette to but I have yet to find it - which is probably a good thing because I have more eyeshadow palettes than I can get round to reviewing haha!

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  11. Looks really good considering the price I think :)

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  12. Glad you all like the look of the palette - I was searching for one for around four months before I found it!

    Never too broke - I'm pretty sure I'm wearing Estee Lauder's Crystal Baby lipstick (my favourite nude) in my header pic! xx

    Ronn - I use my The Body Shop Mineral eyeshadow brush to apply this eyeshadow, because the hairs on it are much denser so they pick up more shadow! xx

    Cate Sewell - Lakeside have them at the moment, thats where I got mine from! I'm going to have to check out that Bloom pic! xx

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  13. I've had this palette for a couple of months now and use it pretty much everyday, it barely looks like it's been touched! very good for the price I think :) Really want to try the urban decay naked palette though! xxx

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  14. love the colors !

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  15. I love all the colours in the palette! It makes your eyes look great!

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    xxxx

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  16. Oh it looks gorgeous, MUA really are coming up trumps recently with their affordable palettes! xxx

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  17. Thank you! That's been added to my Christmas list! x

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  18. I have a bronze version of this which is quite pretty! x

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  19. I have alsso done a review on this palette near the time of its release and I agree it is really good for the price! :)

    Check my blog at: http://lipsticksandmascara.blogspot.com

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  20. My favourite browns palette at the moment is Sleek Au Naturel! I've just a review on my blog! http://pandaeyesandwhitetights.blogspot.com/

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  21. It's funny that we are miles away and we posted a test about the same product (and we agree on many things). :-)
    http://colours-of-letti.blogspot.com/2012/01/makeup-academy-eye-palette-heaven-earth.html

    BTW, I like the style of your blog a lot! Keep up the great work!

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  22. thanks for sharing.

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