*Suitable for vegans
I spent my Tuesday out for a day with the lovely Emma from Emmaloubookblog. It involved a ton of amazing food from Moose, and a fair amount of shop-prowling. I came away with a few products I’ve been lusting after for quite a while, including one of the MUA Lux Lip Lacquers.
I included the shade Funk in my Spring wishlist after a friend recommended it, but whenever I’ve actually checked out the range I’ve almost always changed my mind and wanted Atomic instead. I jumped in and picked it up yesterday in Superdrug for a glorious £3- obviously a bargain.
The deciding factor was actually swatching it on my hand in store and not only thinking it was an awfully pretty colour- but I could not get it off for the life of me. No amount of scrubbing at my hand worked. I am all about lipsticks with that kind of staying power.
MUA Lux Lip Laquer On The Lips
I won’t lie, my very first impression was almost just to bin it. I applied this properly in a changing room with the intention or brightening up the lipstick I was already wearing and it was immediately an awful, patchy, cakey mess of lipstick. Cue immediate lip scrubbing and massive disappointment.
I’m not one to hate products so quickly though and so when I got home I decided to try again. I scrubbed my lips completely clean, and reapplied. This stuff remains pretty heavy feeling and sticky for the first few minutes but later dries out into a pretty comfortable, lightweight pop of colour. Colour me impressed.
The Final Word
I’m not so keen on the first few minutes or tar-lip but the after affect was pretty nice, and though I’m not entirely sure orange lips are a thing I’ll be wearing daily it’s certainly a nice change from the same three reds and purples. It’s about as on trend as I’ve ever been.
This certainly isn’t an on-the-go lipstick; it’s one you put on before going out and will most likely avoid retouching for the rest of the day. I tried eating/drinking and kept it on for several hours (an interesting sight, considering I was wearing no other make up at the time) and the MUA Luxe Lip Lacquer’s staying power was pretty incredible.
This product perhaps doesn’t compare with other matt lip products like Nyx’s Soft Matt Lip Creams or Bourjois’ Rouge Edition Velvet in terms of instant comfortable wear, but it does feel much less high-maintenance; a small price to pay.
If you’re looking for a cheap way to jump into the world of bolder matt lips, I’d certainly recommend the MUA Luxe Lip Lacquers.
Have you tried them? What did you think?