Review: MUA Lipsticks

Saturday, 3 July 2010

When I saw that Superdrug were releasing a £1 make-up range, I was a little sceptical to be honest. When I first saw the range in store, I decided to only pick up an eyeshadow in Shade 1 (Which I really like). I popped into Superdrug recently while I was waiting for the bus and decided to try out a few of the MUA lipsticks.

(Just as a note for people around the Birmingham city centre area, they stock MUA in the Superdrug on Corporation Street and I noticed that they stock it in the Bullring store now too. For a list of stores which stock MUA, take a look here.)

In daylight - Left: Shade 11, Right: Shade 7

What they say: (From Make a statement with our show stopping shades.

Price: £1 each


With flash - Left: Shade 11, Right: Shade 7

In daylight - Left: Shade 11, Right: Shade 7

What I think: The packaging feels sturdy and kind of reminds me of NYX round lipsticks. I'm impressed that you get 3.8g of product, while with brands, such as MAC, you only get 3g.

The first things I noticed when I opened the lipstick was the smell, which is kind of sweet and artifical, but not in a bad way (I'm not very good at describing smells...), and that the lipstick had little pits/air bubbles in, which I've never seen before in a lipstick.

The colours of the lipsticks are gorgeous. Shade 7 is a pretty coral colour, with very subtle shimmer, while shade 11 is a bit like a warm-nude-my-lips-but-better colour, since it practically matches my natural lip colour. Both lipsticks are highly pigmented and extremely wearable. The wear is good - It stayed on for ages, even after eating and drinking. The finish has a slight sheen, which I think is really pretty. The formula is nice and creamy, so they apply easily.

I would definitely repurchase these, especially shade 11 because I'm really loving this colour. I honestly have no complaints with these lipsticks. :) Next time I'm in Superdrug, I'm going to take a look at the other colours and maybe pick up some more.

Have any of you tried any of the MUA lipsticks? Do you have any recommendations for other shades to try?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. my favorite is shade 7. so pretty. :)

  2. @Lane - I agree, it's a pretty colour. Perfect for summer :)