So, when I found myself browsing on the Make-Up Academy website & realised they had a huge sale... I just couldn't resist! I've never used any MUA products before but I've read & heard good things so I thought why not?! Here is what I bought and all for £18 (not bad)!
So I got a couple of eyeshadow palettes (the undress me eye palette is my new fave!), a couple of lipglosses & a lip tint/balm, a blusher, an eyeshadow blending brush which I am yet to use, a concealer stick which I love! Lastly, the new Mega Volume mascara & the new Extreme Volume Mascara. I'm not sure as to why I bought two volumising mascaras but hey ho!
Firstly, the Mega Volume mascara is very disappointing. It says on the mascara that it "dramatically thickens lashes with each stroke for mega volume". I can assure you that it does the complete opposite. I must admit, I am more of a length person but this mascara just does neither. I had to apply 5 coats for it to even look like I was wearing ANY mascara. I don't mean to be so negative but that's just my experience!
I don't know if you can really see in the picture below but the brush is rubber, which I think may be the problem because I just don't like plastic/rubber bristles! I feel that they just don't work as well as well as a thicker bristled brush.
As for the Extreme Volume Mascara... LOVE IT! It volumises (is that a word? lol) & lengthens and everything you would want in a mascara!
You can see in the picture that the brush is much thicker, I know that usually isn't meant to mean its going to be the best mascara in the world but I can assure you this really is... I will definitely be re-purchasing this mascara when this one sadly is no more. It says on the side of the mascara "magnifies lashes for a spectacular false lash effect". I do like to wear false lashes, however knowing that this mascara is definitely on par with wearing false lashes I may jus opt for a few coats of this next time I think of whacking on some falsies!
Also, a little experiment I tried... when I was testing out the Mega Volume and was very sad it wasn't very good, I thought hmm I wonder what the two mascaras will look like together? So over the top I applied a couple of coats of the Extreme Volume. Now, if MUA made a mascara like that I have no doubt it would fly off the shelves! Major volume, major length, amazing definition. Just, perfect.