Looking for professional-level makeup that doesn’t break the bank? Then let us introduce you to MUA Makeup Academy, the brand that delivers on-trend, affordable, and high-quality makeup. Creating everything from foundations and concealers, to cream blushers and primer oils, this range is quickly going to become one of your faves. To make it even better, all of their products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, as well as everything costing less than £8. Check out our MUA Makeup Academy Essentials and add them to your haul.
Blushed Liquid Cream Blusher
One of the best kept secrets of MUAs, this cream blusher takes your complexion from zero to one hundred in seconds. The lightweight, creamy texture blends seamlessly onto the cheeks for a finish that looks like your skin, but better. Available in a range of flattering shades and at £2.50 each, there’s no excuses. We’ll take one of each please.
Pro Base Primer Oil With Gold Flakes
Finding the perfect primer can be tricky. Some can feel sticky on the skin, while others seem to do nothing, but the Pro Base Primer Oil With Gold Flakes is the exception. Although the oil formula may make some of us with oilier skin types a little dubious, this primer absorbs in seconds, leaving nothing but a natural, luminous glow with a dewy finish – the perfect match for radiant, healthy skin.
Pro Base Long Wear Matte Finish Foundation
Discovering a high-quality foundation for £5 is pretty much unheard of, but MUA Makeup Academy have managed to do exactly that. This award-winning formula is a go-to in so many makeup bags. The full-coverage, long-wear finish sits on the skin all day without caking, creasing, or turning shiny, which is exactly what we’re looking for in a foundation. Enriched with vitamin E to hydrate and condition the skin, this foundation is the one you need to create a flawless base.
Pro Base Full Coverage Concealer
We love finding a go-to concealer that you can always rely on for brightening the complexion, concealing dark under eyes, and correcting uneven skin tone, and we think you’ll love this one too. The Pro Base Concealer is the ideal lightweight, full-coverage concealer that hides blemishes and discolouration, whilst being long-wearing and crease-free.
Intense Colour Lip Liner
When it comes to lip liners, MUA Makeup Academy have got it covered. The Intense Colour Lip Liners have a creamy, highly pigmented formula that lines the lips precisely for a long-lasting pout. Available in all shades of nude, as well as some reds and purples, there’s the perfect lip liner for every lipstick here.
Velvet Matte Long Wear Liquid Lip
The Velvet Matte Liquid Lip will get you your best lip looks every time. The full-pigment, velvet-soft formula glides onto the lips for a super matte finish that still feels comfortable and doesn’t crack. The quick drying formula means you can swipe and go, and the range of colours has something for everyone.
6 Shade Eyeshadow Palette
Yes, we’re guilty of having 45 different palettes with every colour of the rainbow in, but sometimes carrying them around is just not feasible. That’s why we’re obsessed with the Six Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Natural Essentials. This palette contains six ultra-soft, blendable, and pigmented eyeshadows in a range of neutral tones that are perfect for every day looks. Keep this in your makeup bag wherever you are.
Micro Brow Pencil
Mastering the perfect brow can sometimes seem like an art form, but the Micro Brow Pencil makes quick work of mastering your arches in seconds. The super fine retractable pencil allows you to create thin, hair-like strokes that leave your brows looking natural. The long lasting, smudge-proof formula will stay in place no matter what your day throws at you.