Review | MUA Pretty Pastels Palette

Want to know my thoughts on the MUA Pretty Pastels Palette?
Review | MUA Pretty Pastels Palette

What MUA say
“All our beautiful palettes come with 12 complimentary shades so you can pick and choose for a variety of looks. They’re a soft, blendable texture that glides on with ease. At just £4, you basically need them all…
Pretty Pastels. What girl in the world doesn’t love pretty pretty pastels? From a young age we’ve all adored the soft tones of yellows, pinks, blues and greens and why does it need to end there?! You can get your pastel fix by simply adding this gorgeous palette to your life – how easy is that?! Choose from 12 gorgeous pastel shades that will add a fresh, glowing look to your eyes. With super pigment as always with MUA but softer tones, this palette is perfect for playing with colour but not committing to a really striking bold eye for that cute yet gorgeous look!”
Review | MUA Pretty Pastels Palette
The MUA Pretty Pastels Palette retails at £4.00 and is available to buy on the MUA website and also in Superdrug stores.
The packaging that the shadows come in is sadly prone to cracks and scratches but I suppose for the price you pay, it is sort of expected.
Review | MUA Pretty Pastels Palette
My thoughts
I’m a sucker for highlighting and eye brightening shadows so I thought the Make Up Academy Pretty Pastels Palette would be perfect for me. Firstly the palette contains 12 shades, all of which are shimmery and blend well. I really like how there is a wide range of colours in the palette. You’ve got pinks, lilac, yellows, greens and blues so there is plenty of variety. One thing that does let the shadows down is the pigmentation and texture. Each shade is pretty sheer and chalky in texture which can become quite messy. Although the shadows blend well, in terms of staying power, they aren’t the best which I think is a real shame. Of course the use of a primer or a good base will improve their cons so I highly recommend teaming them up with one you trust and find works well to get the most out of these shadows that you possibly can.
Review | MUA Pretty Pastels Palette | Swatches
Review | MUA Pretty Pastels Palette | Swatches
  • Affordable
  • Nice range of shades
  • Good eye brightening, highlighting colours
  • Blend well


  • Packaging is prone to scratches and cracks
  • Quite sheer
  • Longevity isn’t the best
  • Can be a little messy and are a tad chalky


Although this palette is nice, it isn’t anything really spectacular. I sort of feel like the Pretty Pastels palette really lets the other MUA palettes down as other palettes I’ve tried such as Heaven and Earth and Glamour Days are much better quality. Sure the shades are nice and really do brighten the eyes but they are sheer and don’t last at all.
Are you a fan of the Pretty Pastels palette?
Shannon xo
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