Tuesday, 3 June 2014

MUA Luxe Matte Velvet Lip Laquers.



It just so happens that I absolutely adore MUA, and who wouldn't? Super affordable products which are actually really good most of the time. The one thing about MUA though is that when something is in high demand it can be almost impossible to get your hands on (remember the Pro-brow Kit anyone?!). In the two Superdrug's nearest to where I live the MUA stands are nearly always empty, and its such a pity as I want to try everything at least once, but it's probably quite good for my bank balance. 

You may remember a little while ago that I posted a little MUA haul, and in it where these two lovely little lip products. The truth is I had been waiting ages to get my hands on them, and every time I checked Superdrug they were always sold out! So, obviously I was the happiest person in the world when I finally got my hands on them. Low and behold I haven't actually used these as much as I initially thought I would as they are a little high maintenance for me. 

So lets start with the review shall we; the MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lip Laquers at first glance are a cross between a lip gloss and a matte lipstick, or perhaps just a matte lip gloss? I'm not entirely sure, perhaps I'm just not very good at the technical terms. I've always been a huge fan of Rimmel Apocalips ever since they were released so when these came out I automatically assumed they would be extremely similar. However, unlike the Apocalips which are easy to use and creamy in consistency; the Velvet Matte product has a strange drying or even crumbling sensation when you apply them to your lips! You really do need to take care when applying these as they are not the easiest thing in the world to apply. They also go onto your teeth quite easily, which is definitely not an attractive look. 

Once perfected, they do look really nice, and the colours Reckless, and Kooky which are the two I purchased are extremely edgy and different from any other colours I have ever worn on my lips. At £3 they are not bad, and the black and gold with frosted glass packaging is so luxurious that they are worth having just to decorate your dresser, but I'm not entirely convinced about the product itself. They just don't wear very well. After just an hour I found that they flaked off my lips or would not hold up against eating or drinking, not to mention kissing (should you be so lucky;)). Obviously, because the colours are so bold and strong I would wear these for a night out rather than for every day wear, but as they don't last long on the lips this is a bit of a problem. 

If you are someone who can be bothered to reapply lipstick all night (or day) then by all means go ahead and try these, but I don't think I like these much. I'm so disappointed as I generally love MUA products, but I'm afraid these just don't hold up against other similar products. I will keep holding out hope that these will eventually work for me or that I will get used to them, but for now I'm not overly impressed. 

Have any of you tried these? Did you have any of the same issues as myself? 
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  1. I haven't tried these but I absolutely love mua as well, and I just got the pro brows kit last weeks of waiting for it to be stocked in superdrug! But it's such a shame about the disappointing formula, their lip products are usually really good for the price!

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. I know I'm so upset, but the brow kit is pretty amazing! I've had to repurchase that one a couple of times:) Let me know how you get on with it hun :) xxxxxxx

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  2. I love the idea of a matte lipgloss though I'm not sure if I could be bothered to maintain them either.
    They might make a good purchase for an occasional wear when you're feeling something different and at £3 you can't complain really.
    I love the shades you've picked out, the Kooky in particular. My Superdrug seems to be pretty well stocked on MUA so i'll take a look.
    dreamsof-newyork.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely worth a try at £3, and I'm with you on the colours! So pretty! Let me know how you get on with them should you purchase:) xxxxxx

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  3. Wow, Matte Lip gloss? I feel ashamed to say I have never heard of them before.

    Everyone is loving MUA at the moment, and I am not surprised! Their products are brill to say they are so cheap!

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    Rebekah Hannah

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    1. Yup, probably because they are always sold out haha! And yeah MUA is defo one of my fave budget brands I love trying everything from there! :)

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