Tuesday, 25 February 2014

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

For me 2014 will be the year when I'm trying a lot of new types of beauty products and try to include them more in my makeup routine. I've already started to explore for me new ways of filling in my eye brows and another product that I haven't used very regularly up until now at least is highlighters. Since I'm still very much a novice regarding highlighters I didn't want to spend a fortune on a product that might not be for me at all, so I decided to go for this lovely shimmering gem from MUA (Makeup Academy) a brand that has proven with several of their products that you don't need to pay an arm and a leg for a good quality makeup item.
The Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter (£3) comes in quite a sturdy plastic no frills compact and you get a very generous amount of product. The packaging is far from glamorous, however the highlighter itself is beautifully presented with a pretty swirly pattern, that makes it look like a much more up-market product. The highlighting powder is very sheer and sits lightly and comfortably on the skin without settling into fine any lines or creasing. The texture is smooth and easy to place and blend onto the brow and cheek bone and even though the formula is light, it doesn't flake or break into pieces when you apply it. Another great thing is that it's densely packed with pigmentation and the lightest sweep with either a brush or your fingertip across the powder will pick up loads of product with a beautiful radiant shimmer. It may look a little bit pink in the pan, however on the skin it's simply soft and luminous and the champagne colored shimmer looks very natural even in very strong lighting. When you've applied the highlighter it stays in place all day and the subtle shimmer adds a lovely healthy glow.
Last month I did a post on my favorite 5 MUA products but at the time I had only just started to test this highlighter, but had I written that post today this wonderful product would be included in that group of favorites for its subtle natural glow and the beautiful design of it. If like me you've just started using highlighter, and you're looking for a great starting product, this is ideal and if I've tempted you enough to buy this lovely shimmer you can get MUA from Superdrug or directly from MUA online, and the great news is that MUA also ships worldwide!  

98 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous!!!! I want one!!!

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    1. It's beautiful - I can't believe it's only £3!!! :o). Xx

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  2. Looks like a perfect highlighter. I really need this ... Thanks for the lovely review dear.
    Kisses :* ♡

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    1. It's lovely to wear with just the right amount of shimmer :o). Xx

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  3. This looks gorgeous - both in the pan & swatched!

    BeyondBlush

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  4. This sounds amazing. Great review x

    Pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  5. This sounds amazing. Great review x

    Pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  6. This is really nice I will definitely pick it up

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    1. It's great when you can find little gems like this without having to spend too much :o). Xx

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  7. This looks so gorgeous! I wish we had MUA in Belgium :(
    xx Anine

    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Anine - MUA does ship worldwide so it might be worth checking out their online store :o). Xx

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  8. This looks like a really nice highlighter! At first I thought that it was going to be too bright, but it looks like just the right amount of shine! :D
    Thanks for the great review!

    www.amiciarai.com

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    1. If you can't, then MUA delivers worldwide when you buy from their online store :o). Xx

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  10. This looks gorgeous - definitely going to try it out :)

    http://meltedglitter.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Hiya Rachel - I don't think you'd be disappointed, and it's sooo pretty :o). Xx

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  11. I love this:) http://rosebeautynow.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  12. That definitely looks a lot more expensive than £3!! What a lovely find, thanks for sharing going to have to add this to my wishlist now!

    Emma x

    http://missemmacharlotte.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're so right and I've really enjoyed wearing it :o). Xx

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  13. I've wanted this for ages, looks so pretty!

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    1. It's a beautiful shimmer - plain and simple :o). Xx

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  14. Such a gorgeous highlighter and for that price?! I need to get my hands on this.

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  15. So swirly! Is it odd that it reminds me o creamy chocolate? Promise I won't eat it!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. :o) - it reminds me of whipped cream.. now you've really set me in the mood for a yummy dessert :o). Xx

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  16. This seems lovely, and such a good price. Will be picking this up!

    www.skinandroses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :o). Xx

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  17. Gorgeous product! I need to try more products by MUA...Great review :) xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  18. WOW, great Highlighter!!! <3<3<3

    Greets, Silvi
    http://fashion-beauty-zone.blogspot.de/

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  19. This looks gorgeous although having spent ridiculous amounts of money on highlighters lately and being on a spending ban adding this one to my collection will have to wait!!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Very sensible - I'm sure you have a long list of shopping for the trip to the States anyway :o). Xx

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  20. love it, I would like to invite you to my blog, http://noveltyeye.blogspot.co.uk follow my blog on GFC & bloglovin
    xx

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting - follow you now, and hope to see you back here again soon :o). xx

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  21. I have this, its so pretty. Easily one of my fav highlighters x x

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    1. I've been very impressed by it, a keeper :o). Xx

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  22. I tend to only use Benefit highlighters (I never really know what I'm doing) but this one sounds good for only £3! It's so shimmery.

    Tara xo

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    1. :o) - I'd love to try Benefit highlighters, although I'm not sure I would be good with the liquid ones :o). Xx

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  23. Wow this is beautiful! Must really brighten up skin on full days! Must try xx

    Secret little Stars
    www.secretlittlestars.com

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  24. Just recently bought it and it's quickly made it into my must have for nights out!


    Samantha
    sjmcdf

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    1. I completely understand that - it's so lovely! :o). Xx

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  25. I never normally use highlighters but this seems like a great product and so well priced!
    thegirlsnextdooruk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's what I thought - so if it all went pair shaped at least I hadn't spent too much :o). Very virtuous of me for once... Xx

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  26. This is beautiful! So affordable too x

    daisy-drops

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  27. This looks amazing I wish I could get my hands on that xoxo Cyndi www.cdelbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't know how much it would be to ship internationally, but at least the option is there :o). Xx

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  28. I just came across MUA lately and I want everything! So cheap and good quality :)
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. I don't like everything, but they do have a great range of products and e.g. their eye shadow palettes are super value for money :o). Xx

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  29. I absolutely love this product and I use it everyday without fail. Even when I do not want a lot of makeup I just feel that this gives a healthy glow to your cheeks and gives it a really nice effect. The only fault I have with this product is that the lid completely broke off so now I have two separate pieces and I just stack it on top of each other but it doesn't really close. Regardless I still love this product and think its great for the price at only £3!

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    1. Hiya Shelby - I think I'll try it on a no makeup day too, great tip :o). Xx

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  30. Gosh this looks like such an amazing highlighter. And for the price its really unbeatable!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely - perhaps another type of product to save on :o). Xx

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  31. Im in love with this.. i actually (gasp) prefer it to the MAC one...

    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't tried the famous MAC one, but I can't say that I blame you - it's so pretty and you just can't compare the price :o). Xx

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  32. That's so beautiful, I can't believe it's only £3! I read the whole thing waiting for the 'but...' and to hear something negative, but it sounds like a total winner! I have never tried anything from MUA, I clearly need to change that. xx

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    1. That's very true - with this product there is no but... :o). Xx

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  33. Wow! This shade is gorgeous!!! And it has such an amazing price!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. It's a real bargain and I'm almost embarrassed to only pay £3 for it :o). Xx

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  34. Good review honey,
    Very interesting and useful post.
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  35. This looks amazing! It reminds me of the new MAC one but is a LOT cheaper xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I don't know if it's an exact dupe, but it's definitely an excellent product :o). Xx

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  36. It's beautiful!

    http://www.cindyslittleblackbook.com

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    1. Yes, it's an excellent little product and I've now realised that it also works great for a no makeup look :o). Xx

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  37. This looks like a great product! Perfect for the upcoming season. Bring on the sunshine!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yes - it's a sunny day here today and I can't wait to out and enjoy it :o). Xx

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  38. This is beautiful! And the price is perfect.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Keisha - it's so affordable you can even get 2 :o). Xx

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  39. I love no frills packaging when the product works well...it really shows what the brand cares more about...fancy packaging or a worthwhile product. Loved your review :)
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    1. Me too - I completely agree with you. Gorgeous packaging is only worth something when the product itself is equally good if not better :o). Xx

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  40. Such a gorgeous highlighter! Looks a tad glittery though x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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    1. It's definitely shimmery, but not glittery really :o). Xx

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  41. Lovely post Charlotte :) MUA is my favourite Makeup Brand at the moment! Love it :D Gorgeous Colour Highlighter.. Perfect for Makeup looks in the spring and summer :D
    Ava xox
    http://xovintagewayoflifexo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hiya Ava - thank you so much, that's so lovely of you :o). Xx

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  42. I have this too ! And i totally agree, great review :')

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    1. Thank you!! It's a brilliant little bargain :o). Xx

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  43. I've been looking for a highlight like this for who knows how long! Definitely will be picking this up! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Seems like a very nice product!


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    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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    1. It's brilliant and I don't think I'll be splurging on a highlighter when you can get a gem like this :o). Xx

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  45. I love this highlighter, so pretty and such a bargain!
    I just wish they had more in stock on the MUA site- I'd love to buy another one!
    L xo
    Head-full-of-flowers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean, it's so annoying when you can't get products that you want and love. Sometimes I even buy two of them in one go :o). Xx

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  46. Wow, this highlighter looks beautiful!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  47. I want to start using highlighter and this one looks so good! What brush do you use to apply it?:)x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. At the moment I'm using an angled blush brush from BareMinerals, but I'm hoping to pick up a fan brush soon - I think that would work well too :o). Xx

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  48. I love this highlighter, and such amazing value too as you only need a little bit!

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

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    1. Definitely, it's wonderful little product and when you can get something like this, there's definitely no need to splurge :o). Xx

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