Monday, 21 October 2013

NEW MUA Matte Lipstick

MUA have released a New Matte Range, currently consisting of a palette and 5 lipsticks.

Matte Lipsticks
"Everything from nudes to bolds, MUA's matte lipsticks are available in 5 wearable shades that glide smoothly over lips to give a beautiful non-glossy finish."

MUA Matte Lipstick: Totally Nude, Peachy Keen, Pouty Pink & Wild Berry - 3.8g - £1.00

Another MUA product review, but these lipsticks are the NEW Matte Lipsticks which come in 5 lipsmacking shades. They're priced at £1.00 just like MUA's other range of lipsticks and look pretty much the same except for the colour of the shell.

The lipsticks are barrel shaped which means they're quite easy to hold whilst applying. Compared to MUA's other lipstick range which are black in colour, the new matte lipsticks are packaged in white shells - making them easy to tell apart from other ranges. They still have the silver band around the middle and transparent gloss at the bottom so they keep in style with the main MUA range.

There are 5 different shades in total, although I'm reviewing 4 of them - Totally Nude, Peachy Keen Pouty Pink and Wild Berry. There's bound to be a shade that suits you within the 5!

MUA Matte Lipstick Swatches
Totally Nude: Exactly what it says on the label - nude. I love my nude shade lipsticks and this one is a great shade! It's perfect for making the eyes or cheeks pop on a night out or to create a natural look with minimal makeup.

Peachy Keen: This shade is very similar to MUA's Double Take Long-Wear Lipstick in Nectar. The pigment is strong although I wasn't too keen on Peachy Keen as it seems a bit 'too much' and comes across more of a Summer shade rather than an Autumn/Winter look.

Pouty Pink: This shade is a Barbie pink. Again, this shade was also quite bright when opened but was surprisingly light when swatched! It's not too 'in your face' but again I think it's more a shade for Summer than for AW2013.

Wild Berry: Purple/Aubergine shade. When opened,Wild Berry is really dark and I was a bit scared at first to try it. When swatched the colour has a warm pigment to it and unlike some of the matte shades, Wild Berry looks great for this season!

The pigment of all 4 lipsticks are surprising considering they're matte. I wasn't impressed with the application. The lipsticks didn't glide on very well and made my lips feel uncomfortable although this could be the change in weather causing excess dryness. They lipsticks did stay on for a while until they started to bleed so they would be good for a night out or for work until lunch when you could re-apply! Overall I wasn't totally sold on the matte look. I much prefer MUA's other range of lipsticks which give the impression of a glossy look.
Price; 5 STARS Even if you're just curious about the shade and want to experiment with different looks, a £1 is definitely worth it considering other lipsticks available on the high street.

Promises; 4 STARS The matte lipsticks are exactly that, matte. No gloss, just flat.

Ease of Application; 3 STARS None of the lipsticks went on very well. They didn't glide
smoothly over my lips which made it slightly uncomfortable. It could be the weather causing excess dryness on the lips but either way the lipsticks didn't glide on well.

Would I Recommend to a Friend?; YES The lipsticks come in great wearable colours, especially Wild Berry which is great for this Autumn Season. The matte look is also quite desirable throughout Autumn/Winter although I personally didn't get on very well with them.


  1. I'd really like to try these! I've been looking for a nice dark lipstick for a while now and the shade of Wild Berry in the tube looks lovely, it's just a shame that it doesn't transfer the same! :( Followed you on gfc too! :)

    1. Thanks for the comment!
      The application may differ from person to person, I just prefer their other lipsticks :) But even for a £1 they're worth a try!


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