Wednesday, 21 August 2013

MUA: Make up academy - Colour Blast first impressions and swatches

Yay, my Colour Blasts by MUA arrived! I've been hoping they'd come quickly and, considering I wasn't able to order them until early evening on Friday, they've come in pretty good time!

MUA have released a set of 6 Colour Blast eye tint pencils in a nice selection of colours; there's the three neutrals that I have to show you today and then there's also a dark charcoal colour, a dark purple and a light pink which add a nice extra dimension to the range.

Being a bit of a fan of neutrals it was an easy choice as to the first three for me to purchase; though I'd definitely like to add the other three to my collection in the future.

These three are called (l-r) 'Stay', 'A girl like Me' and 'Bring it Back'.

As you can see we have a nice light, champagne colour, a nice medium taupey shade and then a darker, chocolatey shade with a hint of bronze. A pretty nice range of neutrals considering it's only a collection of 6 shades. 

And to the swatches! The colours are really nicely pigmented and very buildable plus they're very nice, rich colours. I think they'll give options for a large range of possible looks which is nice for something so affordable and considering we're only looking at three shades.

And I thought you'd like to see how much shimmer they have - The champagne shade is the most shimmery, and then they get less shimmery the darker you get. I do like the amount of shimmer, though, I think it's quite fitting to each shade and the darkest shade is nice in that it looks like a nice chocolate'y brown until the shimmer shows that bronzey tint.

These pencils are Uber affordable, as you'd expect from MUA, and at £3 each it's really easy to build up a nice collection. 

I am yet to see what their longevity is like so I can't comment on that, really, but I can say that they don't have that instant solidity that some other shadow pencils offer - But this is a good thing in terms of blendability, I think that these will be lovely to blend. It's how they stand up in terms of their lasting ability that I will be keeping an eye on once I've worn them a few times. I'll be sure to let you know once I have a better idea!

All in all, as far as first impressions go, I'm very pleased and really looking forward to trying this out!


  1. These look just as good as the 24/7 urban decay eye pencils. Very pigmented. I love the two lighter shades xx

    1. Mm they don't set like the urban decay ones do so I'm going to see how long lasting they are. But the softer formula is as much a positive as negative as, as you know, the UD ones aren't great for blending as they set so quickly. So as long as the longevity isn't compramised I think they'll be really, really good. We'll see :D xx

  2. I love the look of the chocolatey shade - Bring it back, think it would go lovely with most of my other shadows :o). Xx

  3. I'm so jealous I really want these!xxx

  4. Have you tried them on your eyes?
    The shades are so nice, I think I will have to invest in them :)
    I love MUA, affordable yet good quality which is brill! x

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