So I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this review or not, because I want to keep my blog about fashion and not branch off into a ton of things, then I realised – fashion is about the decoration of ones self, which includes the body AND face.
So without further ado, I present to you the subject of my blog post. Meet MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer’s!
Available in 5 highly pigmented and super sumptuous shades, these lip lacquers are the current beauty “must have”. From left to right, we have Criminal, Funk, Atomic, Reckless and Kooky. The packaging of these is gorgeous and gives it a luxury feel. Considering these are £3 each, they’re actually packaged to look a lot more expensive. The frosted tubes is a lovely touch and the gold lettering sets off the whole luxury feel.
Now, I must apologise in advance for the pictures that go with the reviews. I have arthritis so I’m not the BEST at putting on lipstick – and it was done in a poorly lit room! All photos are taken with flash on too which I think brightens the colours.
The first colour I’m going to start with, is the one which surprised me the most. As much as I love pink, I never ever wear pink lipstick – however I LOVED this. I could definitely wear this on a night out, or with the right outfit – through the day!
When trying this next one on, I was unsure as it is a lot more orange than it looks online. However, I really liked it! Adam has bought me some orange shoes and a dress with orange embellishments for Christmas and this colour will be perfect. I applied a thin amount here to show that you can get more out of your colours by putting on thin layers and layering to get different shades. I got this lovely dusky coral, however when layered it became a bright vibrant neon! I adore this shade and will be wearing it with my lovely new dress in….exactly a month! (Watch out for a follow up post :))
The next shade, and probably the most wearable is Funk. If you use a tiny amount, it can be the loveliest dusky pink, or again you can layer it up for a brighter look. I put a thick layer on here, however it can be lighter with less product. This is more of a day to day colour and I look forwards to experimenting with it!
Ahh Kooky, the dark horse of the collection. This one is by far the most pigmented..and the one that takes the most confidence to wear! This is a one slick wonder, and gives a non patchy perfect application every time. The colour is a deep, violet purple rather than a plummy purple which is unlike anything I’ve previously chosen, however I adore this. The “grunge” look is very in right now and teamed with some liquid eye-liner and lashes, this could be the perfect match to my faux leather skater skirt and boots.
And finally, there’s reckless. This is by far the most predictable for me to wear, however it is unlike any other red in my collection….and I DO have a collection! This is more of a blue based deep red rather than the other pinky reds I own, so it gives a really sultry, vampy feel to your lips. This is vintage glamour all over and teamed with winged eye-liner, a good brow and a smoky eye, this will get me through the party season!
Each lip lacquer I tried had the same pro’s and cons. The Pro’s are the pigmented colours, the matte effect on the lips, the long wear time and the “wow” factor. The cons were the slow drying time (I learnt if you cake it on it will never properly try!!) and the fact it takes some real scrubbing to get this off your lips! Well…I did say it had long wear time! I think for £3, these two issues can be overlooked – just make sure you have a baby wipe handy to fix any mistakes before it truly dries because once it does – it’s not going anywhere! I love MUA as a company, and have been watching them grow and develop over the last couple of years and it’s great to see a company who listens to what their customers want! More of these would be amazing, maybe in some more “daytime” colours and even pastels and maybe some kind of removing pads/balm would be amazing!
Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase (which came in record time) and have to faults with the products/company! So, if you fancy something bold this party season, grab yourself a bargain and invest in a Velvet Lip Lacquer!!
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