Review: MUA Lipsticks

First off apologies for the dodgy lighting, I have to remember to take pictures on days where it’s not raining (which in England is rare!)

I have quite a few of the MUA lipsticks, not all of them as not all of them suite me or are my style, but hopefully I can show a good selection of the MUA range.

Anyway, I’ve had these for about 3 months now so I have a pretty good idea of their pros and cons.

None of these lipsticks have names which for me is a bit of a pain in the neck as I find it very difficult to remembers numbers, heck I’ve had the same mobile since I was 15 and I still can’t remember my own number!

The shades above are the most pigmented, the ones bellow are quite sheer.

Personally I like all the shades minus shade eleven as it tends to apply in a slightly patchy manner and dose not really suit the super pale like me.

I wish I could tell you more about the smell but I have a really bad sense of smell so all I can say about it really is I quite like the smell and don’t find it particularly offensive.

As far at the taste goes, again, I have a bad sense of taste, but don’t mind the taste at all. Some lipsticks tend to have a horrible tar-like taste, not the case with these.

All of them are extremely creamy, they just glide on! But the downside to this is that they do have a tendency to bleed so you will need a lip liner.

One thing I especially like is that you can see the shade on the base. I hate, hate, hate having to open up all my lipsticks when I’m looking for the shade I want.

This way I just have to glance at where I keep my lipsticks, see it and pull it out. Simple and practical. Love!

Basics:

  • 3.8g
  • 13 different shades sold presently
  • £1 each
  • Presently sold only in Superdrug
  • Basic but sleek packaging

Pros:

  • Excellent price
  • Extremely pigmented
  • Cruelty Free!
  • Good range
  • Very creamy

Cons:

  • A few of them are sheer
  • Tend to bleed, use a lip liner
  • A few of them have a tendency to stain

You can get the MUA products in pretty much any Superdrug store or online: http://www.superdrug.com/mua-makeup-academy

I hope the review helped :)

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Klaire! Going to superdrug tomorrow and I will definitely be picking up shade 1!!! I was wondering if you had any lip liner recommendations? Lip liner is something I’ve never really used but I’ve heard you can clear ones that work with all lipsticks and stop bleeding? Any recommendations would be appreciated!

  2. admin says

    @Sophie I’d highly recommend the Barry M lip liners. I’ll try and do a review on them soon too :)

  3. says

    Hi I just wanted to say I think this review is great but I think you’ve got shade 3 and 13 mixed up! Easily done with the shade numbers only being on the lid (biggest flaw with the lipsticks in my opinion) but I have shade 3 and it’s a bright pink (brighter than I though!) :)

  4. says

    Great review! These lipsticks are such a bargain for £1 each! Also, not sure if your aware (sorry if you are!) but the clear tip at the end that shows the colour of the lipstick actually comes off and is a little lip balm!:)

    xxx