Review: MUA Eyeshadows

As I’m sure a lot of you know a new line of cosmetics were released in Superdrug a few months ago.

I bought some of the MUA (Make Up Academy) cosmetics pretty much a few days after they first came out as there was quite a lot of hype about them and I can happily say they live up to the hype.


  • Any product from MUA only costs £1
  • VERY pigmented
  • Good range of colours

These eye shadows are very, very pigmented.

Are they they as pigmented as the Surgarpill eye shadows? No they are not, but they are a lot more pigmented than other brands I’ve tried. To give you an idea of how pigmented they are I’d say they almost tie with the Sleek eye shadows which are very close to Sugarpill quality.

They have a satin feel to them, they’re not powdery at all.

One problem with them is that they’re very loosely pressed, if you drop these they will pop but because of the shape it’s easy enough to mend.

And sorry to bring up the comparison to Sugarpill again but in terms of size they are pretty much the same size as Sugarpil.

All the swatches above were done with one swipe (except for the black which was two swipes).

The colours I chose were the more matte but they do have pearlescent colours, I personally prefer more matte colours but some off you might prefer the pearl ones. They are slightly more sheer than the matte colours but still very pigmented.


  • Very good quality
  • Excellent price!
  • Good range of colours
  • Cruelty free


  • Loosely pressed
  • The pearlescent colours can be quite sheer

You can get the MUA eye shadows in Superdrug or online at :



  1. says

    I couldn’t believe the price for the quality of them! I’ve got shade 11 which is a lovely bronze colour which is great for everyday use.

    I’m going to have to stock up on some more, especially now I’ve got my Superdrug loyalty card!

  2. says

    Hi, thank you so much for your review! Have you posted on MUA fb page? One point…MUA is not Superdrug’s range…just currently exclusively sold in their stores and on line at Have you seen the new MUA Pro range? Thanks Adam

  3. says

    Hello! Your wonderful article, thank you discovered these eyeshadows. One question, do you know if they shiping to Spain?

  4. says

    We’ve had these in for a while now and they always sell well (especially the coloured eye pencils). The funny thing is, if the superdrug you visit has both a MUA stand and an Accessorize make up stand, a lot of the colours are exactly the same, the only difference being that Accessorize charge 4X more. Same with FAMOUS make up as well.

  5. says

    Oh my gosh! I’m so glad I’m coming to UK in two weeks so that I can get my hands on some of these! Thanks so much for this review Klaire.