Of course I used one of the already famous palettes, Heaven and Earth, as it contains my normal every day colours. I have had this a few weeks and I am very happy with it. Costs only £4
My newest purchases are all the other items in this photo.
Eye primer, £2.50
Face primer, £4.00
Pro-base Makeup fixing mist £5.00
E5 eyelash brush £1.50
I also used the items in this photo.
Clinique chubby stick in Heaping Hazelnut £16
Benefit 10 £23.50
No 7 tinted moisturiser £11.50
Maybelline Pulse Perfection £5.00 (on sale at Amazon)
OK, so how does MUA work on an older, therefore wrinkly face? Pretty damn good actually. I have never used primers before, but have to say they do help make up go on smoothly and help it stay on for longer, result!
I used the eye primer before adding three of the colours from the palette to my eye lids,the first pale one on the top row, and the two darker hues on the bottom right of the palette. The colours blended well and looked pretty much how I wanted them to look for daytime. I think for night time I would try applying with a damp brush or sponge for more depth though. I even used the darker colours to line my eyes when I always normally use an eye liner pencil. I was very happy with both the pigmentation and application of these shadows, good job MUA! I like that the primer doesn't add any colour and is a white smooth liquid too. I also brushed my eyelashes through with the fabulous MUA lash brush, it really helped get rid of the little clumps I had.
Wow looks like I had huge dark circles under my eyes in this pic, that's probably because I did lol
Full frontal shot so you can see how brushing through my lashes with the MUA lash brush separated my lashes.
I rarely wear full foundation as I think as one gets older/aka wrinklier, even the best foundations settle into wrinkles. Therefore I always use a tinted moisturiser, which never settles into any lines. The only exception is when I go out in the evening to somewhere I know will be hot and sweaty I use bare minerals powder foundation. I still used the face primer though to see if my tinted moisturiser would last all day, it did. For my blusher I used Benefit 10, which I had asked Santa for :) I think it takes some practice with this blusher to get it right as it is so easy to get too much of the darker colour on your cheeks. Once you perfect application though it really does give your face some shape.
Lastly I used my Clinique chubby stick, I love the chubby sticks, so soft and moisturising on my lips and can not recommend them enough.
Sorry the photo isn't better, but I hope you can get an idea of how my face looks for a day time/natural make up. I also wanted people to see how make up looked on an older face, as every make up review I read is on beautiful, young, and unlined skin, that doesn't help me to know how make up will work with wrinkles.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing how lower priced make up works on older skin, particularly how MUA products work, as it's nice to know that as we get older we don't have to spend a fortune on cosmetics. I think MUA are just going to get bigger and better! I recommend the palette and the primers, let me know if you have tried them and how you found them, or if you have any questions for me.