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MUG Eyeshadow Review With Swatches

MUG Eyeshadow Review With Swatches

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[You can click on the eyeshadow names mentioned below to view them directly on the Makeup Geek website]


Shimma Shimma | Gold Digger | Peach Smoothie | Chickadee | Crème Brulee |  Cosmopolitan | Mango Tango |  Goddess  | Cocoa Bear | Country Girl | Unexpected  Bitten | Sensuous  | Simply Marlena  | Razzleberry Peacock | Ocean Breeze  | Poolside  Envy  | Dirty Martini  | Lemon Drop | Corrupt  | Z Palette Large – Black  


Before I show you the swatches, I just want to say that I LOVE THESE EYESHADOWS! I would definitely recommend these to anyone and everyone!

I’ve seen a lot of reviews that compare the MUG eyeshadows to MAC ones – and rightly so! I’m going to go far as to say that MUG eyeshadows are better than MAC ones. Here are a few of many reasons why I think this:

Firstly, they are a fraction of the price compared to MAC eyeshadows! The MUG eyeshadow pans retail for $5.99 a pop which is approximately ~ £3.80 whilst a MAC eyeshadow pan retails for £10.

Secondly, they are just as high in pigment (if not, more) compared to MAC eyeshadows:
*FYI I’m not comparing the shades, rather demonstrating the pigmentation of them both!*

Shimma Shimma by MUG and Nylon by MAC

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Another reason I like these eyeshadows is because they are so great for my freelance kit. The colour range is absolutely amazing, and I was able to customise a variety of colours all in one Z palette.  And what’s more –  the pans are already magnetic and cling onto my Z palette far better than the MAC eyeshadows that have an additional strip of (weak) magnet on the pan.

Here, I’ll show you what I mean:

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See how the whole pan is magnetic for MUG? Whereas the MAC pan has a strip of magnet attached to the otherwise non-magnetic pan.

Also, (this is something that bugs me personally) because of the magnetic strip attached to the bottom of the MAC pan, the eyeshadow pan itself sticks out a bit more in my Z palette compared to the MUG pans… I feel like the magnets attached to the MAC ones are fairly weak and don’t sit firmly amongst each other like the MUG ones do.

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And obviously most important of all…. MUG DOES NOT FUND ISRAEL 😀 *not to my knowledge anyway*

And for someone who’s boycotting companies that fund Israel, I am so glad that these eyeshadows exist. I seriously feel like everyone should just drop off the MAC hype and invest their money to these eyeshadows. You can barely tell MAC eyeshadows apart from these MUG ones.

Righty-roo, now onto the swatches! I’ve written the name of the eyeshadow and described it’s colour so you could have a better idea of the eyeshadow colour along with the swatches. Apologies in advance for the rubbish angle of my arm!

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Swatches of first row:

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Swatches for second row:

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Swatches for last row:

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I hope you’ve had a good read and hopefully this was well-informed for you! Let me know if you have any further questions in the comments below!

Tam xxx

List of all the eyeshadows mentioned: