September 23, 2013

Makeup Academy Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tints

Makeup Academy Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tints

I’m quite late getting into the whole chubby stick craze.  Not too long ago there were only a few options and now every brand seems to have their own version from lipsticks to eyeshadow.  Makeup Academy are the latest to come out with their Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tints* offering 6 shades to choose from.  If you’re expecting super pigmented eyeshadow, you might want to look elsewhere but here’s how to get the most out of these eyeshadow tints.

Makeup Academy Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tints

Makeup Academy Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tints

I have two shades from the range, Diamonds which is a light frosty pink shade and A Girl Like Me, which is a sort of light brown shade.  When I first tried them out I was really disappointed.  Without reading too much into them, I expected a much more pigmented colour but they apply much more sheer and in all honesty you can hardly notice them at all.  From the hand swatches they look not too bad, however I had to press really hard to get the colour to show up where as you couldn’t really do that on your eye area.  In my opinion, Diamonds is more of a shade suited for darker skintones so if you’re very fair like me I’d skip this one altogether.  A Girl Like Me shows up a little better, you can definitely see a brown tint and a shimmery effect but nothing too special.

I was ready to give in and write these off as a bad product but luckily, I found a much better use for them as eyeshadow primers.  I found that if I applied a matte brown shade over the top (for example Buck from Urban Decay’s Naked 1), it completely transforms the shade into a shimmer from a matte.  I did try the same technique with Diamonds but it didn’t work as well so if you are interested in the eyeshadow tints, I’d probably stick to the darker shades.  As with all MUA products, they’re not too expensive at £3 each.  If you have them but weren’t too impressed at the beginning, definitely try my technique and let me know how you get on!

*PR Sample
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