MUA Radiant Under Eye Concealer


 Okay let’s address the huge elephant in the room right away, shall we? This under-eye concealer has glitter in it. GLITTER! Pardon my french but WTF, MUA? Really? I understand the idea of reflecting light away from imperfections and products having a shimmering or sheeny quality to them, they’re not my favourite but I get where they’re coming from my actual glitter is just mad. My worst nightmare in fact. I am a stickler for eyeshadow fallout and much as I love the effect I avoid glitter at all costs because I know it will end up all over my face so the idea that you would start off with glitter under your eyes.. I can’t get my head around it and past my initial trial of this for review purposes can’t see another occasion where I will wear it. Someone on twitter did suggest that I may like it as an eyelid primer but there’s a creasing issue there which would make it not so fit for purpose.. nice thought though.


The colour and formula are good, nice coverage, I did experience some creasing but I’d say it was on a par if not better than the equivalent I use from Collection (2000) but I just can’t get past the glitter and am dying to know if it’s just me or if MUA have made a huge faux pas in the development of this product. Surely I’m not the only one who can’t get on board with glittery concealer but maybe I am, let me know how you feel about it below

Available online here for £3.00

Miss BB



  1. Jodie
    1 October, 2013 / 9:36 am

    I agree with you about the glitter. I got the elf under eye setting powder and it has flipping glitter in it and it just looks like I have eyeshadow fallout. Shimmer is fine but actual particles of glitter belong only in eyeshadow, or lipgloss if they’re very tiny. Glittery face products just make you look like a kid playing dress up haha.

  2. 1 October, 2013 / 10:37 am

    I thought the idea of glitter and shimmer was to draw your eye to it, ie a highlighter, and the idea of a concealer is to draw your eye away from it. Seem like opposing ideas to me! I’m with you on this, silly MUA.

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  3. 1 October, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    I don’t understand the glitter either…

  4. 2 October, 2013 / 7:35 am

    I think we should well and truly talk about the elephant in the room. It is like MUA got the “Twilight” memo about 8 years too late. I have to admit, I did buy it to try but after watching both my husband and 4 children rolling around laughing (admittedly whilst I was trying my best to keep a straight face) I just can’t get on board with it. Same as OPI nail varnishes. There I said it. I don’t like the formula of them either.

    I digress, back to the MUA concealer. I have found a use for it though. Blended out very sheerly as a highlighter is the only way it isn’t going to end up in the bin, and it actually works. Would love it if you could do a vid at some time on how to use products other than for their intended purpose. I hate throwing anything away and have found several ways of using stuff up!

  5. Selina Torres
    8 October, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    Wow! Glitter? What are we, 14? Thanks for the honest (and frankly hilarious) review! I think I’ll avoid this concealer…

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 October, 2013 / 7:39 pm

      haha thanks! It’s pretty bizarre isn’t it?

  6. Kathryn Humphrey
    15 December, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    I agree with you. I was at work and caught myself in the mirror and my under eye was so glittery. Will deffo be going back to the Collection concealer

  7. Silke
    17 January, 2015 / 12:37 am

    Ive ordered this product too and it came in the mail today. I tried it on about an hour ago and i first thought that the brush i added it with was full of eyeshadow till i saw it was really just the product so i was looking up reviews to see if it was just me and reading this really made me laugh because that’s exactly how I feel about it

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 January, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      haha!! It’s just the most ridiculous product!

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