A few months ago Mua released a limited edition eyeshadow palette to celebrate their fifth anniversary. I'm not sure if Superdrug stores are still selling this palette but I believe it is available online on EBay. I really like this palette as almost all of the colours are intensely pigmented and striking shades. It has a mixture of browns, pinks, bronzes and purple shades. The majority of the shades have a shimmery finish but there are some matte eyeshadows in the set.
Firstly I would like to say that the quality of these eyeshadows is amazing. While all of Mua's eyeshadow palettes deliver high quality, this palette is probably their best quality yet. The eyeshadows are very velvety and are so easy to blend. They are very soft and have an almost creamy texture and the pigmentation of the shades is very impressive, particularly in the shimmery shades.
Shade 1 is a beautiful pale pink colour with a shimmery finish. This is probably the most creamy of the eyeshadows, so much so that it is actually quite fragile so be careful not to drop the palette as it will smash. It's a very pretty, spring shade with cool undertones.
Shade 2 is a light stone colour with a shimmery finish. It's a very useful shade for highlighting and using in the inner corner of the eye. Again, this is a very cool toned shade.
Shade 3 is a peachy, rose gold shade. It's a light shade and is similar to Shade 1 but far warmer and with warm undertones.
Shade 4 is an intense, matte mocha shade. It's a dark shade and is very pigmented. This shade does have some fallout so be sure to tap off any excess before applying. A little goes a long way with this shade and it is very dramatic.
Shade 5 is the most pigmented shade of the palette and is an intensely shimmery bronze shade with strong warm undertones. It's a very bright bronze and is incredibly vibrant. This is one of my favourite colours from the palette.
Shade 6 is a smokey violet shade with a matte finish. This shade is very cool toned and is almost a grey-violet shade. I think that this shade is very sultry and is one of the more smokey shades from the palette.
Shade 7 is a very pale cream shade with a hint of pinkness to it. The shade has a very slight shimmery finish to it.
Shade 8 is my favourite shade from the palette and is a gorgeous, vibrant purple shade. The colour is a metallic, shimmery mid tone violet shade and looks amazing when worn with shade 6. This colour is very pigmented and feels creamy when applied.
Shade 9 is a mid tone matte brown shade with warm undertones. This is one of the more wearable browns of the palette as it is a far lighter and less intense colour than the others. It's a very useful shade but is not as pigmented as some of the others.
Shade 10 is a deep, steel grey shade with blue undertones. The shade has a shimmery finish and is very pigmented. It's a very intense colour and has some fallout. Although it is quite difficult to use, it's a very nice colour and is perfect for creating a more intense, smokey look.
Shade 11 is a cool toned brown shade with a slight shimmery finish. It's very similar to Shade 4 but has more shimmer and is slightly less dark.
Shade 12 is a matte black shade. It's very pigmented and a very intense, dark shade useful for lining the eyes or in the outer corner for definition and drama.
Overall I am very impressed with this palette and think that it is one of Mua's best palettes yet. Every shade is pigmented and wearable and there is a good mixture of different colours.