For so long now I have been loving the MUA brand, in particular their highlighters, foundation and eye shadow palettes which are incredible! But the one thing I hadn’t actually tried was their lip products. So I decided this week to go and have a look around Superdrug and pick up a couple of bits. I haven’t used the products as of yet I’ve just swatched them, so today I’m going to give you my first impressions!
Today I swatched them and then wore them for about 20 minutes each just to get a feel for them for this first impressions post. I brought 3 Velvet Lip Lacquers and 1 Metallic Liquid Lipstick.
The first thing I noticed with all of the matte lip products were how drying they were, even though I only wore them for 20 minutes they really did dry my lips out a lot! Of course this is not great, they aren’t as drying as some of the liquid lipsticks I have tried, but they are very drying even when I tried putting a lip balm on first. However the metallic one wasn’t drying at all and is probably definitely my favourite for that reason.
The Velvet Lip Lacquers that I tried were Kooky, which is a very deep purple. Tranquility, which is a pink based nude and then Reckless, which is a red.
The Metallic Liquid Lipstick I tried is called Blaze, which I would describe as a ruby colour.
Below I swatched them on my wrist so you guys could take a look at them. I tried to take photos of them on my lips but I am still working out the whole photo thing ah!
The photo on the left is immediately after applying them. the photo on the right is once they were dry. As you can see they are gorgeous colours!
So here are a few pointers from me..
1) The matte lipsticks are super drying. They dry really quickly, apart from Reckless which took a little longer to dry than the other 2.
2) The applicator brushes are a lot bigger than I would have liked. It took me forever to actually apply the lipstick as the applicator is so big and it could be ridiculously messy if you don’t take a lot of time over it.
3) The colours are gorgeous! I love all four of the lip products I tried, definitely a gorgeous range of colours, I am sure whatever colours you are into you could probably find one.
4) They take so long to take off! Honestly they are really good for how long I think they will last. I wore them for 20 minutes each, drinking and eating to make sure they were okay and they did not budge at all. When wiping them off it took so long honestly. For me, that is what I look for in lipsticks, the fact it took me so long to take off suggests they will stay on for a very long time. Of course I only wore them for a short amount of time so I can’t say for sure, but once I do wear them for a long period of time I will write a more in depth review of them, if that is something you guys would like.
Overall I would rate all of the lip products I tried a 7 out of 10. Purely because the applicator is way too big for my personal liking and they do dry your lips out a lot! Other than that they are incredible products and as a first impression I would definitely recommend them, that may or may not change when I wear them a lot more but right now, just from swatching them and wearing them I really do love them.
I really hope you guys liked this post, I know I haven’t posted much, but I am now back from my travels from Portugal and I am going to be back to posting a lot more again!
Let me know what posts you guys would like to see in the next couple of weeks, maybe a giveaway to come over on my Instagram at some point soon too so keep an eye out on that! If you don’t already follow me, follow me @zoelouisesmithx. The giveaway will be either when I hit 25000 or 30000, I’m still undecided yet!
See you guys soon with my Portugal adventures post and a couple gifted item reviews!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I brought all of the products mentioned with my own money and wanted to write an honest post. All products are linked below:
Velvet Lip Lacquer; Tranquility: http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-Lacquer—Tranquility/p/573313
Velvet Lip Lacquer; Reckless: http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-Lacquer—Reckless/p/573309
Velvet Lip Lacquer; Kooky: http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-Lacquer—Kooky/p/573306
Metallic Liquid Lipstick; Blaze: http://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Lips/Lip-Lacquer/MUA-Luxe-Metallic-Liquid-Lipstick—Blaze/p/573324