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Monday, 12 July 2010

Lou's Reviews :: MUA Lipstick

Aloha Bloggerinos,

On hearing that Superdrug had launched a new brand called MUA (MakeUp Academy) with everything priced at £1, I thought I ought to check it out.

Whilst the eyeshadows and glitter liners looked appealing, I decided on a lipstick, since I seem to be a little obsessed with them at the moment.

Rather disappointingly, the MUA range doesn't have pretty names for its colours, and this little gem is beautifully named "Shade 7", mmmmmm appealing.

Shade 7 is a lovely coral colour with peach undertones and is surprisingly moisturising. It's lasting power is average, but for £1, you can't complain. It is fairly scentless which I like as I'm not one for strong smells unless it's shower gel or perfume, so this is a brucey bonus.

I think for a pound I'd pick up a few more cheap and cheerful lipsticks to wear under lipglosses, but it's not like the jazzy Rimmel number that I'm proud to take out of my bag!

Product- Average
Price- Wowee!!
Packaging- Poor

Have you tried any of these lippies? What did you think dear Bloggerinos?

Prestige reviews coming soon, when I've had a good go of them.




  1. My local superdrug only got these in last week, I bought 2 lipsticks and a bronzer. I was quite impressed by the quality of the lipsticks considering they were only £1 I didn't think they would even show up on my lips. The bronzer I didn't get to try as it broke before I got home so it went in the bin.

    I don't like the fact that they don't have names either and I don't like that the shades are on the lids. I stupidly took both lids of at the same time to swatch them and don't know what one's shade 6 and what's shade 9 now! x

    1. I dont know if you know now but Shade 6 is the pinky one of the 2 - Shade 9 is a kinda a brown purplely kinda colour (not sure how to describe it)! Hope this helps! :) x

  2. Oh no what a bummer!! I bet if you wrote to Superdrug they would be pleased to hear it!

    I think defo yes to the lipsticks and a shame about the bronzer. For a squid though, it's not a huge loss eh!

    Thanks for commenting!


  3. You should try the shadows, shades 9 and 12 are super pretty. 9 is like a more purple Stars and Rockets and 12 is a reddy brown with silver-green duochrome!

  4. I have 2 lipsticks a blush a mascara 8 eyeshadows and an eye dust. Phew lol. I love them all,the eyeshadows are so easy to blend and the colour stays on me for the whole day.Think i will buy all the different lipsticks and a few more eye dusts.I have both high end and low end brands and think these are fabulous.Although i do agree that they should have a more appealing name.

    Love the post xx

  5. Lovely shade, looks like it has great pigmentation!:D
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  6. I haven't got around to trying the lippies yet but their 'Pearl' eyeshadows in the inspiring names 'Shades 1, 11 and 12' - very pretty and excellent quality.
    Kat x Click&Make-Up

  7. I've tried a few things from this range, I love the eyeshadows :) This lipstick looks pretty too! x

  8. ive only brought one product from MUA,and its the pressed powder.i got it in shade 4 and unfortunatly its a little dark,so i use it as a natrul blush.It looked fine in the shope.must be the lighting .the glitter liners look great.ive used them before(MY CUSION) AND ITS FAB!!!(BLUE)

  9. Oooh I havent tried the pressed powders but I'll have to have a little look (and hope the light is good!) xxx

  10. If you take off the clear bit with the color in it off (you probably need to use your teeth hahaaa) then theres product that you can use! :D xx

  11. I just purchased shade 1 and shade 11, good lipsticks but not a fan of the packaging! For 1 pound you can't complain though!

  12. i have either shade 4 or shade 6 i always forget, and it is rubbish. doesn't even show up! x

  13. I kinda have to dissagree.. I quite like the simple packaging. But i agree that price is fab! I've only recently purchased 2 lipsticks and a blush, I've not tryed the blush yet but i have lippy in shade 4 and 7? I absoloughtly love them! And i think i may be purchasing a few more on my next visit to town..

  14. I have one myself, and it's coral, but I don't think it's as bright. I love mine, and I would get more. As it is so cheap, I'm embarrassed to out it on in front of people, so it is one that I'd buy on my own, and put on before going out to meet friends!


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  16. I have the MUA lipstick in shade 7 and I love it. I love how pigmented it is however I have another one (cannot remember which shade number for the life of me) which isn't pigmented at all but I am looking forward to picking up some more colours! Taylor xox

  17. Hi louise
    I watch your videos but i just thought id tell uabout a sneaky little thing that i found out from a you tube video. The little round disc at the bottom of the lipsick that shows you the colour you can acutually po off and is a little extra bit of lipstick!! I love my mua lipstick in shade 5. It has a 'sprinkle of glitter' in it!please check out my blog and you tube!Izzyxoxo
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  18. I have one in the shade '15 Juicy' and i am away to get more! I really love it the colour is amazingly pigmented and for £1 wow! I think i will do a blog post on these as soon as I get some more!:-)

  19. I love MUA I've just done a post about their brushed

  20. Hi Louise,

    I have only recently discovered the joy of you tube, I stumbled across your channels & blog and fell in love with you a little bit (ok, maybe a lot!).

    You're such a lovely lady with great make up & style tips and hilarious escapades.

    You've inspired me to be daring and experiment with a red lip!
    Lack of funds, your very informative review and luscious lips in your vids led me to the MUA shade 13. I shall be sporting it tomorrow for a night out in town (Liverpool). So just thought I'd leave you a comment to thank you for the confidence and inspiration!

    Looking forward to watching more vids & reading more blogs :D

    Sprinkles of Love xx


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