I have been officially converted to a shimmer lover - for years I have loved matte eye shadows, matte powders, matte blushers. Products with no traces of shimmer or gloss but voila, here I am, currently wearing the latest glossy and shimmery launches from MUA. The new Bronzed Shimmer stick is a pretty genius idea, it allows you to blend the formula into your cheekbones to create that "sun kissed beach look". So, what is it like? Well I found that it was very easy to blend and the pigmentation was very intense so I didn't need to use much. I did think that the amount of bronzer would run out quickly but I was definitely wrong. You only need to work in a small amount into your cheekbones, then using a clean foundation or blusher brush, gently blend into your skin moving upwards towards your temple. I am loving this product, it is so cheap for just £4 and it really reminds me of the Victoria's Secret look. It isn't too glittery though which is what I love, I don't feel like Tinkerbell and I can adapt this stick with my usual contouring routine.
For the lips, the Luxe Whipped Velvet gloss in 349 is perfect for my skin tone, I have been putting a thin layer of foundation onto my lips to really let the MUA gloss pop - it is such a beautiful shade and it is very pigmented for just £3. These two products have not left my side, I cannot recommend them enough - especially with summer right around the corner! There are five different shades in this range, perfect for every occasion! As a brand, I don't think Make-Up Academy gets enough praise, the products are so affordable and they really let you experiment with different looks without having to spend a fortune. Perfect for you girls that are in secondary school right now! Have you tried either of these products yet? I'd love to know what you think of them! 10/10 ♥