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Monday, 26 November 2012

Review: MUA Lipsticks in Shade 2, Shade 8 and Shade 16

As you all know I recently lost my MUA virginity on a recent trip to Superdrug (6 products for £4! Wow) and I picked up 3 lipsticks. When I swatched these using the testers in store, they seemed quite sheer but I think there must have been something off with the testers because there is nothing sheer about the shades I picked up!
I chose a good variety here. A pinky-purple, a deep red and a fun peach shade. Every one of these shades has come up smooth, strong, super pigmented and really moisturising. To be honest the colours are very true to what you see in the bullet.


 Shade 2. A rich pink which leans purple/blue. I love this colour. It's possibly my favourite of the bunch. It is so lovely and pigmented but I think I could definitely get away with it for daytime.


Shade 8. A strong red with a slightly golden shimmer (not very well photographed). I really like the colour here but this had my least favourite texture because there was a very, very fine grit from the shimmer. It's not anything really noticeable but I'm trying to be very critical!


Shade 16* is a very bright peach/orange. I feel like this is the darker more wearable version of Barry M's Lip Paint in Peach, which I reviewed here. It has a great smooth texture and applies beautifully.

All of these lipsticks work great blended out into more of a stain with a balm over the top for more longevity and a sheerer colour.


As an example this is Shade 8 worn as a stain. This is the make up look that I had yesterday for dinner and meet ups with my family. It's a really wearable daytime look. This lasted me a full Sunday lunch, 3 drinks and 2 games of Scrabble before it was pretty much gone. Not bad for a £1 product.

These lipsticks are so versatile and I absolutely love them. These will not be my last MUA lip products, I can assure you of that. For £1 each, why not pick up the whole lot? I know I might do!

What do you think of these shades? Which is your favourite? 


Lauren

*this shade was actually marked as shade 14 but I'm almost certain that it's 16. Sorry!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful swatches! Cant wait for my first ever haul from MUA to arrive :)

    P.S. Just had a little look around your blog and i think its great. You are one gorgeous lady! Following your blog now. Cant wait to read more :)

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    1. They are super impressive! I think I'm gonna try an eye palette next :) they have so many that come highly recommended.

      Oh my gosh as if! I literally cannot stop grinning. Bleh. Thank you so freaking much! :):) x

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  2. Haven't tried them yet, hopefully soon. :) Shade 14 is my favorite. x

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  3. I love MUA lipsticks, I hadn't noticed shade 8 before though, it looks lovely! Plus they're so cheap that you can afford to experiment a bit, you can't go wrong! :)

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    1. Thank you :) it's a beautiful colour. I know! I want to do some really wild costume-style looks. Because why not? haha :) x

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  4. Shade14 looks so nice. I can't wait for my very first MUA order to arrive, all the way to Malaysia.
    Sadly I just bought one lipstick from MUA, should have bought more.

    Shade 2 is nice too. So many nice lipstick and dont know which one to choose. :)

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    1. Wow! It'll be worth it I promise :) I know thats the worst thing, too much choice! Thank you for commenting :) x

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  5. hi there i was just wondering if anyone else had no14 bare??? my lipstick is a very neutral beige not orange ;")

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    1. To be honest the labelling is a pain because it's all just numbers! The sticker on the peachy/orange one said 14 but I think it might be shade 16 called Nectar :S Sorry for the confusion :( x

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  6. These shades are gorgeous! I especially love the red and coral! So pretty! x

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    1. They are so lovely and smooth, Literally cannot believe that they are £1 each! x

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  7. I have the peachy coral shade 16/14 :) love MUA lipsticks, such a bargain! Xx

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    1. I know! I definitely want some more :) x

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