Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

MUD CARES PALETTE ($25.00) is a quad of eyeshadows developed and created by Makeup Designory (you know, the school!).  Not only that, but this palette donates 100% of the proceeds towards building homes for children in Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS.

Palette colors:

Spanish Gold Warm, amber brown

Dulce de Leche Soft brown-based pink

Cashmere Medium beige with coffee warmth

Moss Golden olive green with gold flecks

What really impressed me about the palette was how utterly pigmented each of the colors were.  They really are true-to-color and go on like a dream.  Soft and finely milled with just a touch of shimmer/sheen.  It’s more a sheen than true shimmer, but they’re definitely not matte shadows.  I can really see this palette working for most skin tones and complexions; it just has a good mix of colors that have enough depth to really have fun with.

Plus, MUD offers these tips on using it (how awesome is that?):

Great on all skin tones
Mix Spanish Gold with Moss to create a rich liner
Use a sheer swipe of Cashmere for a touch of warmth
Use Dulce de Leche as a highlight for a dimensional effect
Use with Black Eye Pencil and Black Cream Mascara for a dramatic evening look
Use #330 Shadow Fluff Brush for a brilliant sweep of color on the entire lid
Use #330, #350 or #800 Brush to blend and define the crease
Use the fine sharp angle of #210 Angle Liner Brush to apply along upper and lower lash lines as a liner or to achieve natural hair strokes on eyebrows
Use #810 Smudger Brush to smudge or smoke out eye liner or crease color
Use #320 Shadow Brush to apply to the center of the lid
Use #300 or #350 Brush to blend and highlight the brow bone

See swatches & another product photo…

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31 thoughts on “MUD Cares Palette to Benefit Children in Africa AND It’s Really Pigmented!

  1. Shefali

    Wow what a great palette!

  2. Wonderful colors! It is just a great basic palette for neutral lovers. The price is good too.

  3. I’ve never heard of MUD before. Have you used them before?? I looked at their site and I like the colors a lot. I just don’t know if I should get them.. . I’m really interested in it though

  4. erica

    Looks like one of my all-time favorite MAC quads, Chromezone (I think its #2), but a little more toned-down.

    New lemming!

  5. Miss G

    I’m a graduate of MUD and I will agree, these colors are super blendable and the pigmentation is amazing. MUD products are great, I highly recommend them :)

  6. Kristina

    These colors are gorgeous. I like the idea of spending money for a good cause. Where can I purchase this quad?

  7. Those look seriously beautiful, and I feel like they would be perfect as an everyday palette for me. Maybe I’ll look into getting it after Christmas (you know, once I’m done spending money on everyone else but me ;_;).

  8. love

    YES, Love the colors!!
    Where Can I buy this palette??

    Will it really look good on my skin tone, NW43/ Deep Mineralize skin finish?

  9. victoria

    where can you purchase this?

  10. Lynn

    does it comes in other colours? and can only purchase from the mud site?

  11. Kate S.

    They have a shop in New York on West Broadway and another in L.A. But, you can also order from them online :-) I bought one, too, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I’m going to buy some for Christmas gifts. I can give to friends and a worthy charity at the same time. Brilliant!

    Here’s their website address:

  12. even if these were not pigmented, i will buy them…at least the money is for good cause!!! either ways there are tons of stuff lying around dat i bought due to hype surrounding them n now thats just waste….thnks for telling us about this…:)
    i will mention this on my blog (definately credit to temptalia site will be given…:)

  13. Shit. Its practically identical to the shades in Cargo’s Plant Love Goddess Palette [which is on my x-mas list, heh heh]. You should check it out.