Friday, 2 September 2011

Make Up Academy Dusk til Dawn Palette

After buying the Heaven and Earth Palette and loving it and had a look at some of the other offerings MUA had. The Dusk til Dawn Palette really caught my eye, it’s made up of some shimmery neutrals and some more glittery deeper, darker colours. The amount of looks you can do with this palette, makes it great value for money.
As the name suggests if you want one palette, to take you from getting ready for work in the morning, to making your eye make up a bit more dramatic after work, this would be a great one to pick up. The packaging is very portable, slimline and not at all flimsy, so it will withstand travel.
Their are no mattes in this palettes so if you don’t like shimmer, or glitter you might want to look at some of MUA’s matte range. I would definitely advise using a primer, to get the most out of these shadows and they really benefit layered over a creamier base like a pencil or cream eyeliner, or if you have a sticky eyeshadow base such as Fyrinnae’s Epoxy, that should work well with the really glittery shadow like the black one.
The neutral shades, don’t give any dupes for the Heaven and Earth Palette so if you already have that one you’re not going to end up with loads of similar colours. Some of the neutrals are a bit on the sheer side, but that’s not something I mind really, it makes them great for blending out the darker shades. The darker shades are really pigmented, I have similar shades from Mac, that have a drier texture and bad pigmentation, so I’m really impressed with these.
Top Row
Bottom Row
I think most people will find something to like with this palette, I will try to get a couple of FOTD posts up, in the next few days to show the different looks you can create with this palette.
You can pick this palette up at Superdrug for £4.


  1. I saw this recently and considered it but I'm always very safe with my eyes... neutrals or standard black smokey eye. Sometimes I'll line the bottom lashes with colour but really need to start branching out. I look forward to seeing some looks you create with this to use as inspiration :) xx

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  2. I've just finished the first one, I'll be posting it later today :)