Review | MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

As a self confessed Kim Kardashian fanatic (don't judge, the Kardashins are all amazingly beautiful and business savvy!) I am constantly in awe of her dewy glowy skin. Having very dry skin myself I always find it nice to put some oomph into my cheeks on top of my foundation, or else I feel like I look plain and monotone. Strange I know, but skin is made to be glowing and illuminated in my opinion. 

While I'm not the world's biggest fan of the MUA brand, in fact their shoddy customer service severely puts me off, but I couldn't pass up this product from their latest line, Undress Your Skin. A mere £3 in Superdrug no less! 

I spotted this lovely looking highlighter and immediately loved it. (I don't know how they've managed to get away with almost copying MAC with the design of the product in the pan though!)
MUA say: 'A lightweight baked powder designed to provide sheer coverage and a radiant soft-focus effect to transform your complexion with luminescence shimmer. The Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder perfects any look by creating a natural, healthy glow that is suitable for all skin tones.'

Benefit Watt's Up // MAC Soft & Gentle // MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter
Although I loved this product based on the look of it, I admit that I'm left a teeny bit underwhelmed with the application of this highlighter. It looks so golden and delicious in the pan, and then on a swatch it comes out very pink, like a light champagne. I swatched it with my other two favourite golden highlighters because I thought it could match them, but as you can see it clearly doesn't. It's not incredibly pigmented and the shimmer's not all too brilliant. In fact I wore it out and had to reapply my highlighter a number of times, which never happens to me usually. 

So MUA's highlighter is good for a bargain £3, but here is a classic case, in my opinion, of you get what you pay for

Are you more of a matte or dewy skin kinda gal?


  1. Aww that's such a shame it doesn't come out how it looks - I didn't expect it to be such a pinky colour at all! x

  2. Ahh it's a shame this didn't perform well - it looks soo pretty in the pan. I'm the same as you though, I know MUA have a few gems in their lineup but their awful customer service really puts me off spending my money with them!



  3. Aw no, shame it's not great. I couldn't believe how much of a rip off from MAC it was either! Soft & Gentle is my go to highlight xx

  4. I agree with the thought of you get what you pay for with MUA but I think this would be ideal for a first highlighter to add to your collection :)


    Love Faye xoxo

  5. It's a shame this isn't the color you wanted, but I actually think this looks really gorgeous! <3

  6. I'm actually a big fan of pink highlighters, so Ill have to give it a go!

    Today I'm reviewing the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/ xxxx

  7. I love the look of this product. I don't actually use a highlighter myself mostly because I've never really experimented with them. I think for £3 I would be tempted to give it a go, even though you have been underwhelmed by it. It would probably be a nice little cheap highlighter to start with, and then if I like them, I could invest in something a bit more expensive.

    Good review. :-)

    Bump to Baby

  8. I am also a Kim K fanatic! I know some have strong views but each to their own, I am yet to find an awesome highlighter! xx

  9. All the MUA products look so much better in the packaging than what they turn out to be like :( so disappointing!
    luckfashion.blogspot.com xx

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