Review | MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

Want to know my thoughts on the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter?
Review | MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

What is it?
It’s a powder highlighter that’s said to be lightweight and transforms your complexion with luminescent shimmer.
Review | MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter
Price
The MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter retails at £3.00 and is available to purchase from Superdrug online and in store.
Packaging
The highlighter comes in a white plastic compact complete with transparent lid. It’s not the most luxurious packaging the world have ever seen but it does it’s job at keeping the highlighter safe and is easy to store.
Review | MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter
My thoughts
Believe it or not but I’d been trying to get my hands on this Make Up Academy product for absolutely months before I managed to pick one up. Every time I tried to order on the MUA and Superdrug site it was out of stock, even when I went to my local Superdrug stores there wasn’t one in sight. I was actually beginning to give up hope until I finally spotted one. Was it worth the months of waiting and hunting down you ask? I think so. The MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter is a pearly champagne pink shade that looks slightly metallic and works well on my cool, pale complexion however I know people of all skin tones love the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter so I’d imagine most people would find the shade to work well for them. When used lightly it adds just the right amount of shimmer to the face without making you look over the top but if you are after a more noticeable highlight for say, a night on the tiles, this can easily be built up, or blended out if you accidentally apply too much. Also, if you’re in need of a good inner corner highlight, there’s nothing stopping you from using the highlighter as I find it works really well. In terms of staying power I find it lasts around 7 hours on me which isn’t at all bad, especially for the price you pay. Personally I find this product to be quite similar to MAC’s MSFs. Having said that this is definitely not as soft, silky and finely milled as the Mineralized Skinfinishes, but at a whopping £19.00 cheaper I can’t really complain as it’s a good budget alternative. Also, anyone else notice the similarly to MAC’s Extra Dimension Highlighter when it comes to the embossed design? It’s well known by now that MUA like to take “Inspiration” from pricier, higher end brands which normally I find a little shady but on this occasion I can’t help but love it.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Packaging keeps the product safe and is easy to store
  • Gives the skin a lovely glow
  • Doesn’t look dramatic or over the top (Unless that’s the look you want, you can build it up)
  • Can easily be built up or blended out
  • Can also be used as a eyeshadow
  • Purse friendly alternative to a MAC MSF
  • Wear time isn’t bad

 

Cons
  • Not as finely milled, soft and silky as MSFs (However at a mere fraction of the price it’s nothing to turn your nose up at!)

 

Overall
I’ve thoroughly enjoy using this product and really can’t fault it. Although it took me months and months to track down, I think it’s safe to say it was worth the wait as it’s a fabulous highlighter, I’d even go as far as saying that in my eyes it’s one of the best products MUA have come out with so far.
What’s your favourite Make Up Academy product?
Shannon xo
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  • Rachel Charlton-Dailey

    God I adore MUA

  • Manasi Nanwani

    Girl its such a pretty shade!!

  • Abby Connigale

    Heard so many good things about this and it looks so pretty, going to have to try it soon! xx

    Abby |

  • Olivia

    I know what you mean, ive been hunting it down for ages too! Really want to find it too now after your review! looks lovely x

    Olivia Roses | Bloglovin

    • Keep your eyes peeled at your local Superdrug if they stock MUA, it's got to appear at some point 🙂 xo

  • Kat B

    Jealous! I've been trying to get my hands on this for months as well!

    Kat B
    Katience

    • It's an absolute nightmare to get hold of but I'm sure you'll get your hands on it soon 🙂 xo

  • Katy Stephenson

    i need to try this out, such a bargain and i love mua products!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  • Angela Angeline

    I purchased this product over a month ago, and it went missing! I think my little girl took it from me so I have yet to try the dang thing!

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  • Grace Ziegfeldgirl

    I have this as well, it's a great highlighter for the price and I agree that it is probably MUA's best!

    • Absolutely love it. MUA seem to be really on the ball when it comes to products lately xo

  • Dani Garzia

    It took me sooo long to get my hands on this as well! It seems everyone has the same issue with this product! It was definitely worth it though I used this for months on end! x

    • Yeah, it doesn't seem to be the easiest product to get hold of, I must say xo

  • Liss Cope

    I absolutely love this highlighter! and it such a bargain! : )