MUA swatches – Theatrics merged trio and Cupcake and Candyfloss blushes

These are the new MUA bits I have from my lovely lovely blog swap with Fiona from ‘The Beauty Fiend’. I was photographing them pretty quickly when I got everything out as I was hurrying and just too excited so I thought I’d do a proper post with some swatches for you all.

These are both from the new line of blushes by MUA and they’re beautiful shades; the pale pink on the left is ‘Candyfloss’ and the peachey shade on the right is ‘Cupcake’. All of the single, powder blushes are priced at £1 each.
In the same order (this time), these are the blushes swatched. 
I really like both of these colours, I’m loving my peach, orange and coral products at the moment and Cupcake is a lovely one to add to that collection, being a soft and subtle shade that I think is just gorgeous. Candyfloss is a lovely shade, too, it’s a soft pink but with that hint of brightness too, I’ve not tried this one yet but I think that both of these will be gorgeous this summer. 
This is the merged, baked shadow trio in ‘Theatrics’ – Fiona got me this because she saw that I had the first three and thought this would complete my collection. I wasn’t planning on buying this any time soon as I don’t wear colours too often on my eyes but I’m so glad that she bought it for me as I really do love the shades. These merged trios are priced at £3.
I know that these aren’t particularly opaque but they’re gorgeous shades and I think they’d be quite buildable. The left shade is a dark green colour which has cream veins running through it and it transfers into a nice, smoky green when on the skin. The middle, purple, shade is a darker tone than I expected but it has a beautiful amount of shimmer to lift it a little. The shade on the right really surprised me the most, though, just looking to be a cream and gold mixture it transforms into a gorgeous dirty, antiquey gold colour on the skin; I am absolutely in love with it. 
This one shows you how the particles of glitter can catch in the light. 
As I said, before, these aren’t the most dense colours but the formula is just lovely and I think these are going to be able to make some beautiful looks. Also, because these are baked shadows, they can be used wet in order to make the colours look more intense. This isn’t something I’ve tried and not sure I’d want to as I like them as they are, but for someone looking for something more it might be a good idea to try out! 


  1. Anonymous June 29, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Candyfloss for sure!

    • admin June 29, 2013 / 2:38 pm

      It's pretty isn't it 🙂

  2. Fiona Sykes June 29, 2013 / 3:29 pm

    I'm glad you like everything! I must admit I've gone out and bought these now after getting yours, and BonBon as well! They're lovely, and for a quid I might get the whole range! xx

  3. admin June 29, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Hehe not surprised! I've only got two left to get, might as well get them at some point too xx

    • admin June 29, 2013 / 6:17 pm

      Lovely aren't they Sara 🙂

    • admin June 30, 2013 / 10:53 am

      You've got the right idea Carrie! Hehe xx

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