(shades: Peachy Keen, Shade 4, Shade 11, Shade 13)
I know some people tend to avoid cheap makeup brands because they think the quality isn`t that great. However, a ridiculously high price does not always mean you get a better product. For instance, I prefer my six pounds Rimmel mascara instead of my 16 pounds Model Co. one, my e.l.f primer instead of my Benefit one…But that`s just me and in some cases, it is true that with a cheap product you`ll get cheap results. But in my opinion, when it comes to lipsticks and eyeshadows, MUA truly is a brand you can trust. These lipsticks were only 1 pound and I`m still wondering why I only bought 4 and not 10. The matte ones are in a white packaging, while the shimmery ones rest in black tubes. That makes it a lot easier for me, as I know for which shelf to go for. When it comes to my makeup I tend to go for nudes, because I like to create a natural look. But I read an article on how trying new things can make you happier/improve your brain activity, so I`m stepping out of my comfort zone. So for every nude I buy, I also buy something in a very bright/radiant/powerful colour. (fingers crossed I also get to the part when I wear them) Now let`s see the shades I have:
- Peachy Keen – This one is actually a lot brighter when you apply it or at least on my lips looks more coral. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with this one, in terms of colour and formula. It`s not as creamy as the shimmery ones and it fades more quickly. As a blush this would have been a colour that I would adore, but as a lipstick, not so much
- Shade 4 – It`s a lovely baby pink, perfect for daytime. It`s very creamy and it just glides on your lips, adding a bit of colour and shimmer
- Shade 11 – I think this is my favourite nude lipstick! The colour is more pigmented than it looks like, but I like it better this way. Again, a very creamy formula. I use this daily whenever I go to work and after 6 hours, it still hasn`t faded away. Sure, if you eat or drink, chances are you`ll have to apply it again, but I think this goes for 90% of the lipsticks out there
- Shade 13 – A very powerful red. This will look perfect with a minimal look, focusing all the attention on your pout. Normally, this colour is a bit too much for me, but as I said earlier, I`m stepping out of my comfort zone, so I can`t wait to give it a try
So there you have it, my MUA lipsticks. I`m really impressed with them, so I`ll definitely try more colours. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. At one pound I think you have a good selection of colours to choose from, both shimmery and matte. I like the fact that they are creamy, that they last a decent amount of hours and are very pigmented. At this price, what more could you ask for?