Continuing with my MUA product reviews, next up is the adorable eyeshadow trios! I purchased two from my haul over a month ago, and I really wish I had picked up a few more. These are definitely a bang for your buck and a must have in your make-up collection! The two trios I purchased were Passion and Pink Sorbet. These trios contain baked eyeshadows, which intrigued me as I haven't experimented with many baked products before. But after trying these I'm hooked!
As with most of the other products offered by MUA, the trio eyeshadows are encased in black and transparent case, which I find to be a very sleek design. Although it is plastic, it is quite durable as I have dropped these a few times and it has yet to shatter. I find that all MUA products have quite durable packaging considering the price. The size of the trio is perfect - it is definitely compact enough to fit into your everyday make-up bag or travelling long distances. The only thing I don't like about the packaging is that it does get quite messy. Oh and I also wish MUA products would include a mirror, it would be so convenient for travelling! But for the price, which is a measly £2.50 (approx $3.75AUD), you cannot complain!
Moving onto formula, the baked trios do differ quite a lot from the regular MUA eyeshadow formulas (single & palette form). I find that the shadows itself are more 'hard' and 'firm' to touch whereas when swatching or applying the regular shadows are they much more soft and delicate. With that being said, the baked eyeshadows do have extraordinary pigmentation and application is amazing. Even with the lightest hand, the colour payoff is beautiful, which is always a bonus. Both trios I purchased have minimum fall out even though they are so pigmented and all shades compliment each other perfectly to create the perfect look.
Both Passion and Pink Sorbet have metallic finishes to them. Being a big lover of mattes, I would say that even though the finishes are metallic, they are not overly shimmery/glittery to intimidate you. So it is the perfect amount of shimmer. I found that without using a primer, these baked shadows are able to last up to 4-5 hours before creasing/losing colour etc on my oily eyelids. Of course, if you do use a primer they are able to last ALL DAY (right up until you remove it at the end of the night) without any hassles.
The baked eyeshadow trios also come with a duo ended sponge applicator. I'm not quite fond of sponge applicators, but I do find that they come in handy when you're on the go or to add a highlight shade in your inner corners.
Overall, I absolutely LOVE these eyeshadow trios and definitely cannot wait to get my hands on more! They're amazing, amazing, amazing quality for only £2.50 and have a great variety of shade collections to choose from!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a magnificent day! xo