I just can't stop trying Makeup Academy products. They're affordable and most got really nice quality. In this post I'm showing you the Makeup Academy Contour Pen Liners in 5 shades: Black, Dark Brown, Auburn, Sea Blue and Smoked Plum. Read more to see the photos and what I think about it.
3 in 1 Contour Pen
Create the look with this fantastic 3 in1 Contour Eye Pen. The angles of the nib allows you to create different looks whatever your occasion. Add drama by creating big and bold eyes, go glamorous for a soft and sulty effect, or define eyes for an ultra chic finish. -muastore.co.uk
Each pen is £1.50 available from the muastore.co.uk website and I bought 5 shades Black, Dark Brown, Auburn, Sea Blue and Smoked Plum. Each pen is 0.4 g. I am not sure if it's gross or net weight.
Here are the actual shades from left to right: Sea Blue, Smoked Plum, Black, Dark Brown, and Auburn. Each pen is encased in a black glossy case. It's slimmer, shorter and very light as compared to regular pen liners. It's a twist up pen when you use the product. The liner inside is flat and wide like a lenguine pasta.
Here are the actual swatches on my arm, No primer is applied underneath. From top to bottom: Dark Brown, Auburn, Black, Smoked Plum and Sea Blue.
Here's a simple winged liner look I made using the black and Sea Blue shades.
I am not really impressed with these 3 in 1 Contour Pens. I thought I could use them as eyeshadow base that's why I purchased them.
I find these pens not really pigmented except for the sea blue which has an "okay" color pay off. Dark brown, auburn and black shades when applied thin layers are not enough for me but they show up quite okay with thick layers. They appear patchy and not the shading is not evened out. The Smoked Plum is a disappointment. I love purples but this one is a no no. Even with thick layers, the outcome is not a vibrant and pigmented plum but a dirty purple. The Sea Blue is however, very good. It's bright and very pigmented even with a thin layer. They are also sort of greasy and oily and they surely crease on the lids. They are also not smudge proof and certainly non waterproof. They can be used as eyes hadow base but make sure to prime your lids beforehand, then set with an eye shadow similar to their color to ensure a pigmented and crease-less look.
I gave most of the shades to friends and family but I kept the Sea Blue one because I love how bright, pigmented and vibrant it is.
I love Makeup Academy cosmetics and I always give their new products a try because of their affordable prices and they always give their customers awesome treats like free shipping, discounts, freebies and more. Not all of their products may be impressive but many are of good quality with cheap prices. So make sure to read reviews before purchasing them. But, if you are into experimenting with makeup and don't want to shell out much money, then Makeup Academy is for you.
Visit their shop here: http://www.muastore.co.uk/store They're expanding their product range and adding more and more new items from time to time. They have also now added the Fashionista Range which are super affordable and you can create and customize your own makeup palette. I just made mine and I will be showing it to you in a different post so please follow me via GFC or Bloglovin' to get updated when it's up. They're currently on half price promo for summer and it'll end July 28th. So go ahead and check out their site.
Do you own any Makeup Academy products? How do you find it?