Make Up Academy (MUA) • MUA - Pressed Powder • Pressed Powders

rated 2.5(13 reviews)

Average Rating.2.5
Would buy this product again.46%

rated 2 of 5 nikkyemilia on 12/24/2014 5:43:00 AM more reviews by nikkyemilia

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

It's a not very good powder for an oily skin type. Combined with my foundation, it makes my skin look very cakey and unnatural. It also doesn't hold for very long, an hour tops, and after that my face looks very oily and shiny. Now, to be fair, I do have relatively oily skin so no powder can keep my face matte for an entire day, but other powders I've used usually last for at least a couple of hours. I wouldn't recommend buying this product if you have oily or combination skin.

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rated 1 of 5 CloMaii on 9/2/2014 10:43:00 AM more reviews by CloMaii

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Very Dry, Tan   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I am very disapointed with this product from MUA. I applied my Maybelline FitMe foundation then set it with this. The product left my foundation patchy and uneven. Although, I was not predicting outstanding results considering it has a price if £1. I will not repurchase!! A good cheap powder is the Rimmel Stay Matte which is around £1.99!

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rated 4 of 5 Jessicaj123 on 7/20/2014 12:44:00 PM more reviews by Jessicaj123

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

I think this is a really good pressed powder it keeps me matte all day I got the lightest shade and it's fine I thinks it's really good for the price but it is a bit chalky

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rated 2 of 5 polmaysaund on 5/10/2014 2:38:00 PM more reviews by polmaysaund

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I wear full coverage foundations and combing this with one just makes such a cakey texture it's horrible. I am also very fair and the lightest shade is far too dark for me. However my tanned friend wears this on top of a tinted moisturiser and it looks great on her! Depends a lot on your base I think and also it's £1 so definitely worth trying to see if it suits you

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rated 3 of 5 mysteries1984 on 1/22/2014 12:10:00 PM more reviews by mysteries1984

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Other    

I'm somewhat neutral on's by no means terrible, especially for the price. It lasts on my combination skin a good 5/6 hours or so before needing reapplication. It's quite nice to apply, and the texture is silky. The packaging feels a little cheap, but that's essentially true of all MUA products. For £1, you can't really go too far wrong; but if you add an extra quid or two onto that you'd probably do much better.

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rated 3 of 5 aliceprestidge on 1/12/2014 6:06:00 PM more reviews by aliceprestidge

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Other, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

This press powder is good for the cost but for around the same price (maybe cheaper) you can get the press powder from the natural collection at boots what works significantly better then this ... A disadvantage of this product as well is of you drop it (like I have on a multiple amount of times) it all turns into dust! - so in conclusion if you want to perchance a cheap press powder I strongly advise getting the press powder from the natural collections instead of this as it is the same cost market and is better then this one from MUA

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rated 4 of 5 ksa12345 on 12/4/2013 9:24:00 AM more reviews by ksa12345

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Great for setting concealer! I got shade 3 for contour too... Love MUA

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rated 4 of 5 megabubs on 11/30/2013 2:56:00 PM more reviews by megabubs

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Great price, only £1! I love this power, even more than Rimmel London's pressed powder. It doesn't come off easily and lasts quite a long time before I need to touch up again. The only downfall is even the lightest shade is a little dark. To make it work I have to blow on the powder brush before I apply.. It makes it go on my face a bit lighter. But I love it, would and have repurchased.

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rated 2 of 5 makeupgalley2 on 10/3/2013 1:45:00 PM more reviews by makeupgalley2

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Blue    

I am quite young so this was a good buy for me. At only £1 I thought this was worth a try. it makes your skin feel silky soft and smells good. It doesn't last that long so touch ups meeded but who cares fpr the price! I still had a bit of an oily nose but not that noticeable. For £1 I would definitely buy again.

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rated 1 of 5 mndjohn on 9/18/2013 3:47:00 PM more reviews by mndjohn

Age: 19-24   Skin: Other, Dark   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I'm afraid it's one those "you get what you pay for" products. It's very chalky and it doesn't do much for the foundation. The shades selection is bad. The packaging is a basic clear square pot. For 1 £ I'm not devastated but I won't certainly purchase it again

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