Friday, 27 December 2013

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers

About a month ago I spotted these new MUA (Makeup Academy) lip products on the Superdrug website on a 3 for 2 deal so I had to indulge. They are part of an MUA Luxe range which is slightly more expensive and has more appealing packaging than their usual basic range. These Velvet lip lacquers are £3 so they are still fairly inexpensive compared to most other brands. They are a bit like the Rimmel Apocalips in terms of them being a super pigmented lip product with a lip gloss style applicator but these are matte rather than glossy.

L-R: Funk, Atomic and Criminal


There are 5 colours in the range (see here for all colours) and I was able to get my hands on three of them. I really like all of the colours I got - Funk (a rosy toned pink), Atomic (a bold red-orange) and Criminal (a bright hot pink).

L-R: Funk, Atomic and Criminal

I think these are great for an easy bold lip. The applicator makes them easy to apply neatly and you only need a little bit of product for full on pigmentation. In fact, the less you use the better as it's better to apply this in thin layers otherwise it can take longer to dry and end up cracking when you move your lips!

Once this product dries, it has a matte look but it's really comfortable to wear and it doesn't dry out the lips. It lasts for hours too. Although beware of eating/drinking/licking your lips with this one as when it gets wet it has a tendency to flake off a bit. Mainly around the inner part of the lips so it's not massively noticeable but because it's painted on to the lips it doesn't just smudge off gradually.

I definitely think these are a great bargain buy so they are worth checking out if you have an MUA stand in your local Superdrug. I like the look of the Power Brow products from the same MUA Luxe range. They look like a bit of a dupe for the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil that looks great but is rather expensive!

Do you like the look of these lip lacquers?
Have you tried them?


  1. I love the whole MUA range. Amazing value for money, will be investing in some of these for sure.

  2. Great review, I have just bought one of these & haven't tried it yet so looking forward to giving it a try.

    Hayley -


  3. I love the look of these and would love to try a couple but I'm having trouble finding them! They're not stocked in the two Superdrugs I have easy access to. I can get them online obviously (although there's always at least a couple of shades out of stock) but I'm stingy when it comes to paying for postage!

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  4. When I was in Superdrug I swatched one of these recently and I was sooo surprised at how pigmented they were! They were amazing!

  5. WOW - these are so pigmented and bright. I had no idea MUA had released this range. They look so pretty

  6. Lovely review! Can we follow each other?

  7. They look gorgeous, especially that funk shade! It goes well with your skin tone! :)
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  8. I like these lip colours.


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