So this little palette is a bit of a find, which palette is that? Well the MUA Fire Vixen Eyeshadow Palette* of course! I picked this up last month along with a few other bits – you can check out the Updating My Seasonal Beauty Haul to see what else I bought at the time. Back to the palette at hand. This has to be the perfect Autumnal/Fall palette, the colours alone speak to the season.
Let’s talk nitty gritty, what is the pigmentation like? In short, all of the eyeshadows have great pigmentation, seriously. You can see in the swatches below, I’ve done them in order of the palette, top to bottom. The pale matte shade isn’t showing because I’m pale and it barely shows against my skin, standard. You might be able to make it out if you squint. I really enjoy the selection of shades, all of the matte shades work both in the crease or as all over the lid colours.
Ah but how to the eyeshadows wear? Surely because it’s so cheap they’ll wear off really quickly and crease? Nope and nope. I use a primer and then top it with the pale eyeshadow to set it down, then apply whichever eyeshadow I’m going for that day. They wear incredibly well, we’re talking a full day of wear here without panicking that it’s turned into a creasy, oily mess.
They all apply well too, none of the shimmery shades are chunky and even with all that pigmentation, they blend out nicely, leaving a lovely fade rather than disappearing entirely. I would recommend building up your colour, using a light hand, you can easily build and blend, it just looks better and you’re more in control. There is a good selection of colours available, yes it is an Autumnal focused palette, however there are greys, in there along with a selection of bronze, rose gold, reds alongside all those orangey tones.
I honestly cannot express how much I love this eyeshadow palette. The only thing to be aware of is that it contains talc as one of it’s top ingredients. Aside from that I don’t have a bad thing to say about it. The packaging is slim and sturdy – great for travel and generally not taking up too much space. I would really recommend going out and buying it now! It’s only a fiver too, so an absolute bargain for 15 eyeshadows! It is love. I’m wearing it in the video below – I’ve also created a makeup look focusing on this palette, you can check it out in my Autumn EyeLook | MUA Fire Vixen Palette post to have a nosy.
Are there any other eyeshadow palettes you’d recommend for Autumn/Winter? Have you a favourite I need to try out? Would you like to see more eye looks using this palette? I’ve already created a couple of days worth of looks as I took it with me while I was away with work and used it everyday.