Friday, 4 November 2016

MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton

My obsession with Highlighters has been further indulged with the release of this amazing MUA Luxe The Art of Illumination Highlighter collection. I was lucky enough to attend an event which showcased each and every product and gave a masterclass in using each product and how and where to apply it your own highlighter depending upon your face shape.
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
The collection is inspired by the highlighting phenomenon but with an Autumnal twist. Within the collection is a trio of new products aimed to give you that perfect highlight and with each product being totally different, there is something for everything depending upon your need. Designed to emphasise, minimise or balance facial features depending upon your face shape.  I love that there is a mixture of textures within this range and there is something for everyone depending upon your need.


For me the star of the show is the The Luxe Glow Beam Liquid Cushion (£6) which is a luxuriously lightweight, gold highlighter, it gives an almost rose gold hue when swatched and is so light and delicate it has been used almost everyday since it came into my possession.

As a liquid highlighter and cushion highlighter at that, it is different to anything else I have used to date and I love that I can use the accompanying sponge or my fingertips.
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
The one item which is totally different to anything else I have seen or own is the MUA Luxe Glow Beam Highlighting Powder (£5). Featuring a unique rotary compact which crushes the powder, a dusting of fine particles appear as it rotates creating a beautiful golden dust!  

This product can be used on the face and the body and it gives such an amazing colour payoff, you only need such a small amount.  Again, I found this easiest to apply with a blending brush and using the pot to tap off any excess powder, it also works well around the tear duct.
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
If a highlighter palette is more your thing then this MUA Luxe Radiant Illumination Highlight Kit #1(£5) is perhaps for you. The palette contains both soft and radiant powder highlighters in 6 shades which are both matte and shimmer formulas. The beauty of these shades is that they can be layered together or applied separately depending upon how much or little of a glow you want.
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton

As you can see from the swatches, the top three shades are more matte with a cream, pink and slightly yellow shades and the bottom three take on a slight shimmer with a gold, beige and peach shade (right to left). 

So now I have my new products, I needed to know how to get the best use out of them. Thankfully I was provided with these amazing diagrams with a backlight to help me out and this is where I should be highlighting with a round face:
MUA Luxe The Art Of Illuminaton
The card states that if you have a round face and want to add dimension then add highlight to the centre of the face to pull your features forward. You can also highlight your upper cheek bones and under your eyebrow arch. So where you can see on the facechart the white highlighted dots, that there is where I should now highlight.  There are also face charts for Oval, Heart and Square.

These are amazing items which you need to add to your stash and they will be much needed and used as the festive season approaches.  Available now at Superdrug.

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

31 comments:

  1. These look like great value products. I love the look of the Highlight Kit.

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  2. I like the price of this kit. Very affordable. Will check it out.

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  3. Oooh I do love a good highlighter! I love how it gives you recommendations for face shape too!

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  4. I bought the highlighting powder just the other day and its gorgeous!
    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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  5. I've never heard of this brand before, but it looks really good!

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  6. I love MUA products! So happy they have this line now, need to try it ASAP!

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  7. I love the Art Deco packaging style and they sound like good value.

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  8. Ohhh I might have to treat myself to these, I love how you get a card to help you with ideas on highlighting. x

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  9. I am obsessed with my cushion bronzer so the highlighter sounds amazing! i haven't seen any MUA makeup that's tempting me in a while but these look gorgeous, great post :D xx

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  10. All of these look fab, pleasantly surprised by how that first highlighter turned out!

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  11. That palette looks awesome! I always need more highlighters in my life :D

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  12. MUA create such on trend, great value products, and I love the highlighter - so pretty xx

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  13. My mummy could do with some new highlighter. Might have to pop into Superdrug. We love the look of the gold!

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  14. These look amazing - so gutted to have missed this event. I need a highlight masterclass! x

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  15. I love the look of that palette - need that in my collection x

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  16. Wow the palette looks so amazing and quite affordable. I like MUA products, thanks for sharing this one. I like the gold one mostly. Worth to buy.

    http://thestyletraveller.com/

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  17. I'm so out of touch and have only just heard of highlighters. Loving the idea of the Glow Bean Gold powder though - that pot is magic at stopping too much being used.

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  18. the packaging of these looks great. it looks like they've stepped up their game

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  19. The liquid highlight cushion looks really interesting, something different to anything I've tried before x

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  20. The highlighter colours look gorgeous, thanks for including the diagram as I found that very useful. x

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  21. Oh my, that liquid cushion looks amazing- and the fine gold powder too!

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  22. MUA products just keep on giving, I do love highlighters but never good at using them so it would have been awesome to attending this event to learn how to use it

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  23. So reasonably priced. I've never tried any of their make up and I should as I've never heard anyone say a bad work about it

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  24. OK, I am totally obsessed with anything Art Deco, so you had me just with the packaging. Need these in my life.

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  25. I love MUA so can't wait to try these out, will keep an eye out for them next time I'm in Superdrug.

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  26. I love MUA! They have such great products for such bargain prices, I definitely need the palette in my life. I am a nightmare for buying highlighters

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  27. These look great I love the look of the palette just my colours I need to invest in some new stuff

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  28. This collection is absolutely divine! I am into makeup and skincare and this definitely hits a spot in my heart. Thank you very much for sharing!

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  29. This looks like such a gorgeous collection, I really love the look of the powder and the cushion! Can't beat a good highlight ♥

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