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MUA Glitter Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial

MUA Glitter Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial
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If you’ve been a Glossy for a while now, you’ll have noticed that we’re big fans of MUA. Our ‘Trick or Treat’ box featured a selection of Luxe Makeup Kits, while previous editions have included makeup palettes and lip lacquers. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you that the next treat in your GLOSSBOX ‘Advent Calendar’ is a shimmery eyeshadow palette by MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY!

Cosmic Vixen Eyeshadow Palette

Entirely cruelty free and talc free, the MUA Cosmic Vixen Eyeshadow Palette contains 15 highly pigmented formula, including both matte and shimmery shades. The stunning on-trend hues range from purple to red, and from brown to gold – all of which are perfect for the festive season. Plus, they all boast a silky and blendable finish.

Tutorial: Your Festive Eye Look

You can create a multitude of looks with these glittery Christmas colours. To inspire you, our in-house makeup artist Lucinka has created a shimmery eye look that you can easily recreate at home.

These beautiful shades don’t have names, so we’ve numbered them below for you.

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Step One

When creating your festive eyelook, you want a smooth base to work off. Apply a primer across your lid to prep your skin, take out natural oils and cover veins. Why not use the MUA Professional Eye Primer? You can buy it here.

Step Two

Now for the base colour. Apply the festive matte red (1) across the lid and blend into your crease and up towards your eyebrows.

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Step Three

Next, you want to blend the gorgeous mauve shade (2) into your crease. I just love how much depth and definition it adds to the look.

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Step Four

It wouldn’t be a Christmas look without some glittery flare! Add a little brown shimmer (3) to the outer corners of your eyes. It’s easiest to apply the pearlescent colours using your fingers. Simply dab it on so the glitter really packs a punch!

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Step Five

Now for our favourite shade in the palette. Apply the lovely golden hue (4) to the centre of your lid. It’s so sparkly! Don’t you just love how pigmented these shades are?

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Step Six

For extra flourish, apply the delicate silver-gold colour (5) to the inner corner of your eye and under the arch of your eyebrow. It lights up the eye for a vibrant eye look.

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Step Seven

Repeat these steps on your lower lash line. Apply (5) to the inner corner of the lower lashes and (3) to the outer corner, making sure to leave a gap in the middle. You can then sweep (1) in the gap and blend the colours together.


Step Eight

Apply a thin line of eyeliner to your upper and lower lash line and smudge out the outer corners for a sultry and dramatic look. Lucinka loves to use the Inglot AMC gel liner in black. This fabulous paint pot allows for precise application and, because it's waterproof, the depth of the colour lasts much longer than a regular pencil.

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Step Nine

Round off the look with lashings of mascara. Why not use the MDMflow Greater Than mascara you got in your Advent Calendar? It’ll lengthen and curl your lashes for a bold, dramatic finish.

The Finished Look

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About The Brand

MUA Makeup Academy is the go-to brand for on trend, affordable and high quality makeup. It’s also an added bonus that all of their products are 100% cruelty-free. If you want to complete your Christmas look, why not try the Ultra Sparkle Lip Toppers or one of the illuminating Prism Highlighters?  Shop the range here.

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