Sunday, 25 January 2015

mua luxe velvet lip lacquer: review and swatches

I'm really excited to share this lip velvet post with you guys, because as you may have already guessed from previous posts, I really love the budget makeup brand MUA. Not so long ago, they released a Luxe range, featuring products of a higher quality, greater novelty and posher (is that a word?) appearance- and still positively bargainous price points. Among this range are the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers. Let's take a look, shall we? 


    Ta da! It looks great, doesn't it? Not cheap at all. And it feels pretty luxe too- heavy and sturdy and durable, complete with a practical and fuss-free doe foot applicator. I've got the shade Funk, which is a somewhat warm toned bright pink- sort of a hot raspberry shade. It's vivid and totally opaque, with a slightly creamy consistency that applies easily without streaks or patchiness, and dries down to a brilliant finish. It ticks every lip velvet box whilst avoiding all the associated pitfalls. Transfer proof. Very long wearing. Waterproof. Doesn't flake. Doesn't feel heavy.

     In fact, while the formula itself is slightly thicker, the finish is almost identical to Lime Crime's Velvetines- except these are £3, making them more than a tenner cheaper in price. Win!

    Another bonus is an impressive shade range, including a bold red (reckless), a vampy purple (kooky), a bright blue-based pink (criminal), as well as less bold shades that veer closer to nude territory (halcyon and tranquility, for example). All that for a three quid drugstore brand is seriously something. 

   Here's how funk looks on the lips:

mua luxe velvet lip lacquer- funk
mua luxe velvet lip lacquer- funk
mua luxe velvet lip lacquer- funk

   So all in all, I don't think you'll be surprised to hear that I thoroughly recommend them. They are bloody fabulous! 

Let me know if you've tried any of the other shades x

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