Everyone knows by now, if there’s one thing I love, is a good drugstore palette. So when a new palette is dropped, I’m straight on it for research, deciphering if it’s good or not. When this Burning Embers palette hit Superdrug, I impulsively bought it, alongside it’s twin palette Tropic Oceana (review coming soon!) I saw the price, how many colours you get, and it went straight to the till with me! MUA is a very under-rated brand, or has many enemies mainly because of how cheap it is. And yes, some products can be very iffy, but not all of them!
Packaging; Burning Embers was the first of these type of palettes by MUA, or at least that I seen. Holding 25 pans of colour, and a simple look of packaging. With it’s size, I wish it came with a mirror of some sort, as it can easily slide into a bag for travel.
|The sunlight was extremely bright during this flatlay…see a better representation of the top row in the picture above or below!|
Product; At the time of purchase, I was going through a “day” type look phase, as I was never really experimental with my eyeshadow, so this palette was pretty perfect. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows is pretty good, although many of the lighter shades needed to be built up to actually be used, but there is a good range of transition colours in the middle, along with some beautiful pearl shadows! And personally, there are only 3 shadows, I may not reach for in this palette!
Also, many people were claiming this palette to be a dupe for the Modern Renaissance palette, and I would like to confirm, it is 100% not! It has more pink and light brown shades compared to the very warm deep colours found in the MR palette. The shades were quite easy to blend, however I felt the darker colours, specifically the bottom row had to be buildable (although they showed up quite pigmented in swatches) hence hard to blend completely without disappearing.
|Swatches of my favourite shades (Had to lower brightness due to the sunlight making it hard to see the swatches)|
Price; The price of Burning Embers is £8, which is brilliant for 25 eyeshadows, compared to other brands. MUA pride themselves on good prices, and with their normal 12 pan palettes being £4, double for 25 is pretty good!
Where to buy? You can buy this palette from Superdrug!
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