Tremendous thanks to Nicole, the jetsetting genius behind Beauty-Free (a blog that tracks beauty products exclusive to airports/Duty-Free).
When she’s not circling the globe, Nicole generally lives in England, and she very kindly sent these beautiful swatches of a (new to me!) brand called Makeup Academy. Here is her unedited review (so you, too, can enjoy her delightful Britishness):
There is a drugstore brand here called MUA (Makeup Academy), known for selling all products at £1. The quality is ok, but they have just launched a Professional range with some interesting products. I picked up three of their new eyeshadow palettes and the quality is great, comparable to Sleek. The shades are pigmented and some are quite unique — the only duffs are the glittery colours, which have quite a bit of fallout. They cost £4 each, so a pretty good deal!
The palettes are Heaven and Earth (neutrals), Starry Night (cool silvery shades), and Dusk Til Dawn (the one with the lovely green-blue). The palette pics were taken in indirect sunlight and the swatches were photographed outdoors in direct sunlight.