(Applying Makeup Academy Professional gold-tone highlighter to my tear ducts, using a MUA Pro shadow brush.)
I’m excited to partner with CVS Pharmacy to try the MakeUp Academy Pro line that recently launched exclusively in CVS Pharmacy. The MUA line offers makeup artist must-haves in bold colors, and pro-performance designs. I had a positive experience with the MUA lipstick collection, so I could not wait to try their new face collection and share my thoughts about MUA Pro’s highlighter, mattifying primer and ombre brush makeup collection.
MUA Professional Mattifying Primer Review:
This lightweight, clear primer does not feel oily or sticky. MUA Pro mattifying primer absorbed quickly into my skin, minimized my pores and made my skin feel silky. My face became a smooth canvas for my foundation to easily glide on, with even coverage.
(Swatch of MakeUp Academy Mattifying Primer)
Usually I have to blot my T-zone area a few hours after makeup application, however, I had no need to touch up or blot away any oils after wearing my makeup all day. MUA Professional Mattifying Primer truly leaves my skin looking flawless, and matte all day! I do not have sensitive skin, however, I experienced no breakouts after using this product. I will definitely make sure this primer is in my makeup bag for everyday use.
MUA Professional Highlighting Palette Review:
This highlighter is pigmented and lightweight. The pigmentation is easily buildable to achieve your desired glow. This highlighter gives you that natural glow that you would get if you were outdoors during a summer day.
I used the golden tone highlighter on the far right of the palette, for my makeup application, because I love how it looks on my dark skin tone. I used the MUA Pro brush to apply the golden highlighter in my tear ducts, on the bridge of my nose, just beneath my eye brows and across my cheekbones. I love the radiance that this product creates.
(Swatch of each MakeUp Academy Professional highlighter shade against my dark skin tone – I applied three build-able layers of highlighter to achieve a richer pigmentation)
MUA PROFESSIONAL OMBRE BRUSH COLLECTION REVIEW:
Large Shadow Brush
Large Brow Brush
MakeUp Academy ombre brush collection has soft synthetic bristles that easily pick up the product. The brush did not shed on my face mid application (which is a plus!). Each brush also seamlessly does it’s intended job. I used the shadow brush to apply my highlighter in the corner of my tear ducts and had no issues during application. The foundation brush also created a flawless and even finish on my skin.