I’m gonna throw it out there – I don’t understand this new fangled thing of ‘no make up make up’ and wanting to wear make up to look like you’re not wearing make up. If I’m wearing foundation, the last thing I want to do is lead you in to thinking I’m not wearing foundation, because that’s gonna be one helluva nasty surprise if you ever DO catch me make up free. It’s a bit of an odd idea when it comes to coverage too, as products like the Undress Your Skin Foundation
from MUA comes in at quite a heavy coverage for a ‘naked’ look. It’s just all too confusing for my little brain to cope with the in’s and out’s of it all. Anyway, despite my utter disdain for MUA as a brand in general, I did give the new Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation
a little swatch in Superdrug recently and I kind of liked it. I also got given the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter
the other week too, and I kinda like that as well. So here I am telling you about them, because I like to
share like that.
The reason I really like the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter
is because it’s the closest I’m going to get to the Topshop Highlighter
at a price I’m willing to part with. Every time I go in to Topshop (which is probably once every 6 months because it’s a shop I very much dislike) I spend two thirds of the time standing by the make up looking at the highlighter. Yes I know it’s very different to this MUA one (as that’s a gold hue and this is very pink in comparison) but it’s the size and idea that makes it similar to me anyway. It’s a nice big pan that you can swish your brush around and swoop all over your chops for a lovely luminous ‘glow’. It seems to diffuse all your flaws and make your complexion so much softer without making you look like a skanky little grease ball. The formula of this one seems a little ‘harder’ than the topshop highlighter
which I find swatches very soft, almost creamy. Although you’re probably thinking the two are no where near alike, I don’t care, because this is curbing my cravings for the £10 one anyway…. For now.
The foundation I found to be quite nice at first, especially for £3. It does offer a very good level of coverage which boarders on the heavy side. However, I found that throughout the day despite using a powder of the top, my face felt a little sticky, which was shitty. I then found after a few days it started to break my skin out in all kinds of spots, which was also fairly annoying. I really did want to like the foundation as for the price and quality it seemed to have it did almost seem a little too good to be true. And it was. For me anyway. The colour range was also a bit weird. I say range but there’s only 3 shades – a very very light shade )which was way too light for my pasty face), this medium one in beige which matched my skin the best, and the darkest shade I cannot be bothered to find the actual name of because it may as well just be called ‘DARK ORANGE CACK’….. So I’m back to disliking MUA anyway, apart from the Highlighting Powder. That can still be on my hit list, the rest can remain on the shit list.