I've been trying to hunt these down for a while, the amount of times I went into Superdrug to find an empty stand.. Has anyone else noticed that there's nothing in Superdrug at the moment? So I finally got my hands on the Matte MUA Lipstick range and a MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer! So as I'm writing this I have half my lips in a Matte Lipstick and the other half in the Lip Lacquer, I'm strangely liking the combo...
I would also like to apologise for the awful photos, I cant seem to get decent ones with the winter lighting :(
Firstly I got the new Matte £1 Lipsticks, I've been desperate for MUA to bring out Matte Lipsticks as you probably already know I really love Matte Lips. When I first saw them I wasn't too sure on the colour range, I only really wanted two but then Superdrug had 3 for 2 on and well... I ended up with all five.. oops...
The five colours in the range are (From top left clockwise), Pouty Pink, Peachy Keen, Wild Berry, Totally Nude and Scarlet Siren.
Pouty Pink: This is the Barbie Pink Shade of the range, I wasn't too bothered at first about picking up this shade as even though I do wear a lot of pink lipstick I don't wear this particular shade but It's actually quite sheer and easy to wear.
Peachy Keen: This just reminds me of MAC, Again this is another colour that can be sheered out, I wouldn't say its the best for this time of year its definitely more of a spring summer pink based peach shade.
Wild Berry: I was so excited for this shade for the autumn winter months, it looks like a deep berry shade, its a purple when swatched with a pink undertone, it reminds me of MAC Rebel a lot, I'd say its the most sheer out of the entire range, which makes it less bold.
Totally Nude: This more wearable than I first thought, It's a pink based nude, which again I think it looks better sheered down to make it more wearable.
Scarlet Siren: The classic red of the bunch, its also the most pigmented I'd say, its a pink toned red for definite though.
Each of the Matte lipsticks still seem moisturising and go on well, for £1 I think these are actually really quite good and wearable, plus I think the range definitely has one for everyone.
The MUA Luxe London Range is the new Luxury range from MUA and I was super excited to try these lip lacquers as they remind me of the Lime Crime Velvetines, Then I realised they're probably similar to the NYX Matte Lip Creams too. I got the shade Reckless, there's five again in the range, Atomic (Orange), Kooky (Purple), Criminal (Bright Pink) and Funk ( Dark Pink) are the other four.
Reckless is the Red of the range and it is rather dark with a bit of a blue undertone to it, its a lot drier than the Matte Lipsticks, but man will it not budge! I cant get the swatch off of the back of my hand!
(Swatches: Bottom to Top - Totally Nude, Scarlet Siren, Pouty Pink, Wild Berry, Peachy Keen, Reckless)
I also tried the drink test with these and both stayed on without coming off, after about 3 hours wear the Matte Lipstick was fading but the Velvet Lip Lacquer is still going strong!
Matte Lipsticks - £1 Here.
Velvet Lip Lacquers - £3 Here.