Review and swatches: MUA Mosaic Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow and Mosaic Blush in English Rose | KITSCH/SNITCH

Review and swatches: MUA Mosaic Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow and Mosaic Blush in English Rose

July 26, 2012


I got these as part of my MUA haul. They were £2.50 each or two for £4 (which is approximately AU$6 for both) on the MUA website. I got the Mosaic Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow, which is the lighter more pinky shade of the two bronzers available, and I got the Mosaic Blush in English Rose which is the only colour the blush comes in.



I like the concept of these items, because it looks interesting, and I like seeing the colours that go into the over all look. You can use each section separately, for example if you wanted to use a particular brown from the bronzer as an eye shadow, or a light pink of the blush as a highlight, but it's a lot of effort and you wouldn't necessarily buy these with the intention to use them as a palette. The packaging is fine, I love a clear lid and it's quite simple. I have heard that they can be quite stiff to open but I have no problem with mine.

I think the mosaic is particularly effective with the blush, the mix of pink, purple, and peach creates a really nice neutral pink, and I like seeing the colours used to make that particular shade. Also if it were one flat shade it could be pretty boring to look at in the pan and may be easily over looked.

Mosaic Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow

Each shade of the bronzer swatched without flash

Each shade of the bronzer swatched with flash

Bronzer swatched on the finger

Bronzer swatched together: blended and heavily swatched, without flash

Bronzer swatched together: blended and heavily swatched, with flash
I am too pale to use this as a bronzer at the moment so I have only used it as a browny-pink blush (which looks quite nice). You wouldn't necessarily use it as a contour because it has quite a bit of shimmer to it. I do think the pink tones in this could work well as a bronzer for people who have pinkish skin tones, and don't like really golden bronzers, but I think I will get more use of this as a neutral blush.


One annoying thing that I find with this bronzer is that it creates a lot of mess in the pan, this doesn't happen with the blush. The above photo is what it looks like after I lightly swirled a brush in it. Not a huge deal, but I would not take this in my makeup bag with me, this is staying at home for sure.

Mosaic Blush in English Rose

Each shade of the blush swatched without flash

Each shade of the blush swatched with flash

Blush swatched on the finger 

Blush swatched together: blended and heavily swatched, without flash

Blush swatched together: blended and heavily swatched, with flash

This is by far my favourite of the two MUA Mosaic items. This blush is so pretty! It's a mid toned pink with a slight mauve tone to it, which I love. This is super shimmery though, so if you don't like a shimmery blush then don't get this. I have recently been all about matte blushes, but am now in a shimmery mood, so this is perfect for me. My only issue with this blush is that it is so light that the pink colour barely shows up on the cheeks. This doesn't bother me so much, because it is so pretty, but I have started using this as a highlighter instead of a blush, or I will put on another blush and put this over the top for a really pretty shimmer. If you are fair skinned and like a subtle pretty shimmery pink cheek, buy this blush. If you have darker skin and love a pink highlight, also buy this blush.

So in summary, I love the blush but will no doubt use it as a highlighter more than a blush. The bronzer is ok, but I will no doubt use this more as a blush than a bronzer. Confusing, but great products for such a cheap price.

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