MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Palette Review (DEMO included!)

Hello all! I’m here with a cheap and cheerful review featuring MUA Cosmetics. I bought this gem quite a while ago and I had to share it with you all as I think it is the gateway to skin correcting, without ridiculous prices!

I have been using this pretty much every day since I have purchased it and I am already close to finishing one colour in particular!

If you are not already aware of skin correcting, it is using a vibrant colour to cancel out undertones to your skin. For instance, people with dark under eye circles would use a Peach-based corrector to neutralise under-eye darkness and provide a great base for concealer (particularly if fond of the highlight look).

So you’ve seen what this palette looks like from the featured image, shall we take a look at some swatches?

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From this picture you may judge the concealer and Lilac corrector are the only swatches that look true to the palette, which is correct. Although the other shades are not as pigmented as they seem in the palette, they are great nonetheless.

The first thing I like about this product is that it doesn’t drag, it glides very easily and blends exceedingly well. Secondly, I like the consistency of this product. It it light-weight but effective! I also like how universal this palette is. By that I mean, the palette and the powder in this range are suitable for a multitude of complexions.

There are a range of ways to use this palette:

  • Peach can be used to correct under-eye darkness and/or add radiance.
  • Lilac illuminates whilst also correcting yellow undertones.
  • Green is extremely useful for neutralising redness, blotchiness and broken veins.
  • Yellow helps to brighten whilst being perfect for concealing purple undertones.
  • Use the flesh-toned cream to highlight bone structure or just as a usual concealer!

It is recommended to of course use in conjunction with the Pro Base Prime & Conceal Powder as the two go hand in hand but, I was actually a little too scared to try this out. I had a feeling the powder would highlight the imperfections I’m trying to correct rather than hide it! But hey, who knows.

I use this every day before I apply my foundation and concealer. Out of this palette I use the Peach and Green shades the most. I have actually hit pan on the Peach shade and have nearly finished it! After applying this and blending ever so slightly, I go ahead with my concealer and foundation until my face demons are masked!

Here is a demonstration:

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Without any foundation and concealer. As you can see, my under-eye circles are pretty bad and I have a few pesky face demons invading my face!

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With the Peach corrector applied to my under-eye area and towards my inner corner.

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With Green corrector applied to areas of redness.

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Left side: Concealer only.

Right side: Corrector Palette and concealer.

As you can see from this last picture, the corrector aids the concealer in applying smoothly. On the left hand side, you can see the creases are quite long and far down. However on the right hand side, you will see the creasing is not as bad. I believe this is also light reflecting as you may see when you compare both sides. The Green corrector did a great job in almost hiding my blemishes completely. I have always had problems with unde-eye creasing unfortunately and when using powder it doesn’t exactly eliminate the creases. It does still look great when powdered however.

My verdict? :eyes::thought_balloon:

I would purchase this product again and recommend it to anyone who suffers with many skin blemishes/discolouration. It certainly makes a difference to my makeup routine and it’s great for the price which is £4.00! I love using this palette for illuminating too when I feel like putting in extra effort into my contouring (Lilac and Yellow are the best for this). It covers redness brilliantly and it has proven to be handy as I have hit pan on it and continue to use it every day.

If you are interested in testing this product for yourself, you can purchase it here.

I hope you found this review useful! Let me know if you do decide to try it out, I would love to know your thoughts!

What is your favourite MUA product?

Take care my loves, :kiss:

 

Louise Yafai

Louise is the founder of Non-Fiction Beauty. She studies Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy and has an addiction to sweetcorn.

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