Sometimes the only way to get through a Monday is to play with new lip products. (And coffee. Lots of coffee.) I picked up four new items from a company called MUA over the weekend, and I have some quick swatches and first impressions for you.
MUA is a British brand that’s probably most similar to Wet ‘N Wild, offering solid products for not a lot of money. Now, CVS is offering an offshoot of the brand that focuses on lip products, makeup brushes, and false lashes. Naturally, I did not contain myself when I saw the display the other day. (They were Buy One, Get One 50% Off!)
Lip products, from top to bottom:
Liquid Lipstick in #201 Magenta
High Shine Lipstick in #220 Flesh
Color Intense Lipstick in #259 Raspberry
Luminizing Lip Gloss in #110 Bare
Before we get to the swatches, I want to point out a couple of things about these four products:
- I’m thoroughly surprised by the formulas. They’re all priced for $8-10 and I was nervous about how they might perform for the money. But I can honestly say that these are worth it, for now.
- The colors are beautiful and pigmented.
- These smell. Janky skanky. And each one smells differently, with the gloss being the absolute worst. Fortunately, the odors don’t last after application, but still.
MUA Liquid Lipstick in #201 Magenta, High Shine Lipstick in #220 Flesh, Color Intense Lipstick in #259 Raspberry, and Luminizing Lip Gloss in #110 Bare
UGH. That High Shine Lipstick in Flesh has my heart. Such a beautiful nude!
So far, I have no complaints about the formulas- any of them. They’re smooth, pigmented, and comfortable. My issues are with the smells. The Color Intense lipstick smells like vanilla tobacco and the lipgloss smells strongly like plastic (the other two don’t smell as bad).
Smells aside, the formulas of the product themselves are really nice and worth checking out. I’ll keep you posted as I wear these and test them further. Let me know if you check these out!