MUA Cosmetics | Burning Embers Palette

There’s a hot new palette in town and it’s worth every penny. If you love warm tones and variety, then I highly recommend the Burning Embers Palette by Makeup Academy. Priced at a modest £8, it contains 25 mesmerising shades including mattes and shimmers. It’s a very pretty palette to look at and the colour selection compliments it well. I find it hard to believe it’s a drugstore product!


I will start off with what I did not like about the palette right away – the matte shades are hard work and don’t show up too well on me. I really have to work hard to get that colour pay off. They are fine if I mix the with another palette, but on their own – a little meh.


I LOVED the shimmers. So intense and colourful! I would say it’s a great party palette, but I wouldn’t shy away wearing this in the day time. The colours can be easily toned down.


The shimmer shades work best when applied wet – I suggest using Mac Fix Plus to add further dimension to the colour. One look and just wow. I am obsessed with the Peach/Pink mix and for the price you are paying – this is  a total bargain.


Most drugstore palettes have a lot of fall out and this one did not, which is a bonus. Fall out doesn’t bother me a lot, but if it’s a pricier palette then I don’t expect.


Burning Embers can be compared to Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance and Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette in terms of the colour selection. This Pink/Red trend with a dash of Gold isn’t about to die anytime soon, so if your craving a makeup hit then treat yourself to this. You can head over to Beauty Breaks with Vicky to read her comparison of the three palettes and watch her YouTube video right here.

You won’t be breaking the bank, plus it’s actually a good palette.


Let’s take a look at the swatches:

Row 1

L-R: Heat, Flare, Sparks, Light and Match


The first row is very neutral with a hint of duo chrome. Colours can be intensified to preference.

Row 2

L-R: Flash, Kindling, Warmth, Glint and Flicker


Row 2 has a strong duo chrome finish especially with the shade Glint. This could even be used as a inner corner highlighter.

Row 3

L-R: Ignite, Burn, Wild Fire, Scorch and Sizzle


Row 3 has my perfect pastel shades. I love peaches in this row.

Row 4

L-R: Energy, Torch, Blush, Spark and Beacon.


Row 4 contains strong neutral shimmers – these will be a great all over lid colour too.

Row 5

L-R: Blaze, Flame, Dazzle Char and Fume.


Row 5, the most dazzling and handsome of them all. This is row that most reminds of the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette.

In terms of packaging and size, it’s perfect. It is slim, hardly takes up any space and has the clear cover which I love. Looks nice and professional too. 10/10 from me.


You can purchase the Burning Embers Palette right here and here.

Will you be taking the plunge?




  1. February 1, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I mean for £8 this is just a bargain. I think some colours wont show up on my slintone like you said but some of them are just stunning. I bet the fix plus helped keep these on for longer but for that price it’s definitely worth it! You always recommend the best stuff!

    Amina xx

    • February 1, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Aww thank you my love! I just love the brighter colours as it reminds me a lot of the Huda palette xx

  2. February 1, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Love it! Love the swatches especially the 5th row on you! You’re right the mattes nothing to write home about but the metallics are amazing quality! Thank you hun! Love the review. Xx

    • February 1, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      I only bought this palette thanks to you xxx

  3. Laura Hollier
    February 1, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Looks like a good palette!

  4. February 1, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Wow really beautiful pictures. Nicely done 🙂

  5. February 1, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    This palette looks amazing and the swatches came out so nicely. Glad to see that MUA are upping their game with the palettes!

  6. February 1, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Omg MUA are stepping up their gaaaaame!

  7. February 1, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    I think row three is my favourite but Blaze is pretty stunning too! I can’t believe this palette is only £8. I’m definitely going to add this to my collection soon.

    • February 2, 2017 / 7:14 am

      I know right! Such good value for money xx

  8. Gemma
    February 2, 2017 / 3:40 am

    I really need that MUA palette in my life. It looks SO pretty and decent for the price xx

  9. February 2, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Amazing shades. I adore these sort of colours.

  10. February 2, 2017 / 8:05 am

    It’s a gorgeous palette but I can kind of see what you mean about payoff in the swatches. It looks like a lot of work to get the colour you want to achieve.

    Fiona xx

  11. February 2, 2017 / 9:17 am

    A great in-depth review as always! I love the look of the colours, I was looking at MUA bits the other day and don’t think I saw this palette otherwise I probably would have got it – looks lovely! The matte shades are always a little less easy to work with, particulary with budget brands x

  12. February 3, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    What a gorgeous palette, the swatches look amazing!! And such a brilliant price too xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  13. February 5, 2017 / 7:51 am

    This defo looks worth a purchase at that price – especially seeing as I decided not to part with nearly £60 for the Huda palette!

    Gemma x |

  14. February 5, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    These shades look incredible Xx

  15. February 7, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    This looks really nice! MUA has some right gems doesn’t it!! Xoxo

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