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MUA Fire Vixen Palette Review

This Palette Gives You Summer Heat For Just £5

The success of palettes like Urban Decay's Naked Heat have put bold eye-shadow looks featuring pink/red tones, bronze, orange, and rose gold firmly in the beauty spotlight. Unsurprisingly, every brand worth its salt has come up with some kind of fire-inspired palette in recent months, meaning there's something to indulge in at every price point.

One of the best bargains is MUA's incredible Fire Vixen palette. At only £5, it is the perfect way to dip your toes into this trend if you're insure if the fiery hues will suit you. Let's take a closer look at what you get for a fiver.

Featuring 16 shades, a combination of matte and shimmer in everything from banana to fuchsia, the colour combinations with this set are endless, and I was also surprised at the colour payoff. The matte pink and orange in particular swatched beautifully with just a couple of swipes. Here are some of the bolder mattes on the skin.

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The shimmers (or "high pearl" as the brand calls them) live up to their name with plenty of light-reflecting pigments. The orange gold at the centre of the palette (bottom on the swatch) and the red-bronze shade second from bottom right (top of the swatch) have particularly good colour payoff and a lot less fallout than I was expecting, though all the shadows are fairly soft and crumbly, so consider a primer, and go easy as you're swiping away with your brush.

Overall, for such a good price you really can't go wrong with this palette. I love that each shade is genuinely different from the next: even those that look similar in the pan look different once they're applied to the skin. Though I have a feeling the shimmers would wear down much quicker than some of the more basic matte shades (like the greys), having those contrasting hues to build up interesting looks is a bonus.

MUA Pro Eyeshadow Palette Fire Vixen (£5)

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Gemma Cartwright
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