Review : MUA 3in1 Extreme Contour Eye Pen

MUA have recently released their 3 in 1 Contour Pens. I was lucky enough to receive two of these pens in shades 3 and 6 (Fresh Mint and Smoked Plum).

The outer packaging explains the three different ways to use these pens. You can define and create a bold eye using the widest part of the nib, create a smoky eye using the mid part of the nib or use the tip of the nib to create precise lines around your eyes.

I’m going to get the only negative out of the way early on. The one thing that I dislike about these pens is the fact that I can’t see which colour the pen is without removing the lid. I personally would prefer if the bottom of the pen was coloured the same colour as the product.

The pens their selves are very soft and creamy and the colours are beautiful, with an almost metallic sheen to them.

Top Shade 6 Smoked Plum – Bottom Shade 3 Fresh Mint

Both of these swatches were with just one sweep of the pen. The colours are very build-able, this along with the nibs makes them very versatile.

Left Shade 6 Smoked Plum – Right Shade 3 Fresh Mint

Fair play to MUA, they did well with the colours, I love both of these colours against my blue eyes.

Due to the pens being so soft they glide straight on without any dragging or harshness on your eye at all. I’ve worn these both with and without primer. They do last well without primer but I would recommend using primer, especially if you have greasy lids like me and are planning on wearing them all day. They would last without primer if you were only wearing them for a couple of hours in the evening. Another way to hold them in place would be to use an eyeshadow to set them.

The Contour pens come in a range of seven different colours and cost just £1.50 each (yep, really!) you can buy them online from MUA Store or from Superdrug stores.

MUA seem to be the ones to watch at the moment, they’ve also released a new range of false eyelashes along with their very popular Love Hearts range and are set to release their own BB Cream from mid March.

Have you tried these pens?

*Disclaimer : MUA kindly sent me these products for review purposes. Despite this all opinions are, as always, 100% honest and my own. I am not being compensated in any way for this post.*

12 Comments

    • February 24, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I love the sound of the gunmetal one, but it was lovely to receive shades I wouldn't automatically pick. x

  1. February 21, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    I have gunmetal, sage and mint. Love mint for spring! And of course the price is right. I find these only do and hour or so on me, unless I set them with shadow and then they do much longer. But great colour options for £1.50! x

    • February 24, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      The price really is right, such a bargain! Mine do last longer than an hour without anything, but that is just applied to the lashline x

    • February 24, 2012 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you so much for being my 400th follower!! I hope that you enter my giveaway! x

  2. February 21, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    I have been wondering what these were like, they look really nice though! They look really creamy to apply! xx

    • February 24, 2012 / 10:53 pm

      They are a dream to apply, so smooth! x

  3. February 22, 2012 / 12:20 am

    wow, the prices are amazing! these are interesting colors, i'd love it if they were a little brighter. thanks for the swatches:]

    new follower here!

    • February 24, 2012 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks for following 🙂

      You really can't go wrong for £1.50, they are quite buildable too so the colour can be a lot more dramatic x

  4. February 22, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    I really like the Fresh Mint colour. Looks great!

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