Wednesday, 31 August 2011

MUA Professional Eyeshadow Palette Vs Avon 8in1 Eye Palette

Hey Beauts,

I know that MUA's Eyeshadow Palette in Heaven and Earth has pretty much been blogged and youtubed to death, but here's to hoping that I can provide you with a post with a difference. I was looking through my make-up collection the other day and stumbled across Avon's 8in1 Eye Palette in Neutral Tones which is pretty similar to MUA's palette. So I thought why not compare them in a post - so that's exactly what I'm gonna do now.

Both palettes consist of very earthy/neutral tones, so perfect for an every day look

They are extremely cheap compared to more expensive, yet similar palettes (mentioning no names!) as MUA's palette comes in at £4 and Avon's palette is £10.50 (currently on offer at £6 on Avon's website)

The MUA palette is definitely more pigmented compared to Avon's

MUA treats you to an extra four shades than Avon - and it's cheaper!

The MUA shades lasted over 5 hours LONGER than the Avon palette

The MUA palette is more versatile in that the darker shades can be used to create a heavier look for an evening out

The lighter shades in the Avon palette would work best as highlight colours, whereas the darker shades could be used as contouring and shading colours

As for the MUA palette, you can create an everyday neutral look by using the lighter shades, or go full on out with a heavy bronze smokey eye when using the darker shades

I personally feel that the MUA palette wins hands down as it ticks all the right boxes - it's cheap, versatile, highly pigmented, long lasting etc. Don't get me wrong - I am a big fan of Avon's products, but unfortunately this eyeshadow palette doesn't really do it for me.

What do you guys reckon??


  1. Great review :) What are the textures of the eyeshadows for each palette? They look fairly matte but are there any satins or shimmers? x

  2. I had an Avon palette once and really didn't think much of it. I love the MUA eyeshadows a lot!

  3. Hey girls,

    Thanks for the comments :)

    As soon as you apply the MUA shades to the eye you can definitely feel that they are a lot more velvety compared to the Avon palette.

    All of the MUA shades have a shimmer to them, but some more than others - the darker the shade the more shimmer it seems to have. As for the Avon palette the lightest shade (1st on the left) and the third from the right are a matte effect and the rest are a combination of satins and shimmers. I hope this helps!

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