I filmed a First Impressions using the New MUA LUXE Pretty Edgy Palette which is below, in this post I will also be including my full review, swatches and whether I feel the palette is worth its price…
The Pretty Edgy Palette is described as, ‘Make a statement with the MUA Luxe ‘Pretty Edgy’ eye palette. Encased in a cool gold studded clutch, this palette features a mixture of pretty pink neutrals with dark sultry tones in velvet matte and shimmery textures.’ – *source*
The palette contains 10 shadows which are larger than the regular mua palette shadows, it has a beautiful black gloss casing which is very study and a gold stud design on the top. There is also a nice size mirror in the palette and a double sided sponge applicator.
Inside the palette the top row is dedicated to the shimmery shades, were as the bottom is all matte. There are 6 shimmer shades in this palette and 4 matte.
All the colours have a nice pigmentations, although the mattes obviously are more pigmented than the shimmer shades. However, the shimmery shades are very buildable and you can easily achieve good pigmentation by layering.
I have swatches all the colours in the palette on my arm for you to see what they look like compared to in the palette. I felt they were all quite close to pan bar Lace, which looked more red in the pan and is more damson on swatch. Also, the matte shades are slightly darker on application than in the pan.
Over all, I didn’t find them too dusty, had minimal (If any) fall out and thought they blended together really easily.
The biggest thing I left out of my First Impressions video was how they lasted on the lids, as I wouldn’t know that without some time wearing them. I purposely didn’t apply a primer and found they lasted really well. I would say I usually get 2-3 hours without them wearing and creasing from regular MUA Palette with no primer, with the LUXE Pretty Edgy palette I got 4-5. With a primer they lasted 7 hours although they did smudge a little towards the end of the day, so generally I feel they are better quality.
So, the question still stands, is the LUXE Pretty Edgy palette worth the £8 price tag, especially when their regular palettes (Containing 12 shades) are half that price?
Actually I think it is. The casing is super sturdy and unlikely to come open when travelling, something the other ones always do. The studded design is eye catching, I’m a packaging whore what can I say – I like things to look pretty on the outside too! I love the inclusion of the mirror inside. It fills the ‘lid’ and is quite rigid, so you can angle it to how to want it. The shadows are nicely pigmented, aren’t powdering and I didn’t end up with smudges and marks from fall out. They also last a little longer than the other shadows from the standard MUA eyeshadow range. The LUXE palette definitely screams more luxury and after so many bloggers complained that the MUA palettes were rather ‘no frills’ I think MUA has hit the nail on the head with the LUXE range, giving people what they wanted – it is more money, but I feel worth it.