MUA Prism Collection Review

MUA has launched a collection consisting of color highlighters called Prism. Combining these highlighters creates a multidimensional effect for a creative, fresh and radiant look. I’ve received a selection of the MUA Prism Collection, which I’m going to review in today’s post.


The MUA Prism Loose Powder Highlighter (€6,49 Euro/18 gr) is a product that can easily be used on the face and body, available in three different shades. It comes in a plastic jar with a sifter to carefully dose the amount of product. I’ve received the shade Star Illusion, which is a peachy color. The other shades have a green and blue color.


The MUA Prism Highlighters (€5,99 Euro/8 gr) are pressed powder highlighters, available in five different shades. These come in a plastic compact with a transparent lid. I’ve received the shades Rose Tinted and Aquatic Shine, which have a pink and blue color. The others have a yellow, violet and green color, so these are all quite unique.


I’ve swatched the MUA Prism Loose Powder Highlighter  in Star Illusion and the MUA Prism Highlighters in Rose Tinted and Aquatic Shine from left to right. The loose powder highlighter is very finely milled. The press highlighters both feel very soft. They apply easily and blend out beautifully. The intensity of the colors are more visible for the pressed highlighters than the loose one. However, all of them don’t really impress me when it comes to the swatches. They look very powdery and dull, not really reflective like I would expect from a highlighter.



For applying the highlighter on my cheek, I used the MUA F11 Highlighting Brush, which is a tapared brush that according to the brand, offers precision in highlighting different areas of the face. Overall, I like this brush. I prefer it to be a bit more fluffy but it feels nice and soft and diffused the highlighter very beautifully on my cheek, which you can see down below.


Here is a before (left) and after (right) using the products of the MUA Prism Collection. I used the MUA Prism Loose Powder Highlighter  in Star Illusion on the highest points of my cheeks, the Prism Highlighter in Rose Tinted on the middle of my lips and cupids bow and the Prism Highlighter in Aquatic Shine on the inner corners of my eyes.


I didn’t expect much of the products after the swatches but they have really surprised me in a positive way when I applied them to my face! This is why I think using a product is very important than only showing swatches.

The Prism Loose Powder highlighter is a gorgeous subtle cheek highlight and has a beautiful, healthy looking and wearable shade. The other two are a bit more bold but I absolutely love how radiant they look, especially Aquatic Shine as an inner corner highlight! I of course wanted to show everything in one look so I tried to keep my look nice and simple however, the lips and inner corner highlight might be too much like this. I would probably need some type of eyeshadow to combine with the inner corner highlight next time, but I can absolutely see myself using these shades.


The MUA Prism Collection products definitely created more dimension in my face. I do think that in direct sunlight, they look a bit too shimmery/glittery on my face, but that’s because I prefer glossy/dewy looking highlighters. I think these are fun and I’m impressed on how the colors are nicely noticeable without turning ashy on my skin. If you want to keep it wearable, best to use the pressed highlighters as a lip or inner eye corner highlight.

The MUA Prism Collection is available at and selected Kruidvat Stores.


Have you tried unique highlighter shades? If so, how do you like to use them?

*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.


  1. March 26, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Op je gezicht zien ze er heelmooi uit! Ik zag alleen bij Veracamilla dat deze highlights een overspray hebben. Dus na het eerste gebruik zijn ze helaas al veel minder mooi en glazend.

    • Lariesa
      March 26, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Wat stom!! Het is mij helemaal niet opgevallen dat er een overspray op zat. Ik heb wel het product op mijn gezicht gebruikt na de (teleurstellende) swatches, dus dat is wel gek dat het bij mij andersom is haha. Ik ga er in ieder geval vanuit dat ik de “normale” product heb gebruikt op mijn gezicht ipv de overspray want ik heb een flinke laag gebruikt voor de swatches.

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