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MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer Review

March 12, 2014


I’ve seen a host of reviews on this product all talking about how amazing it is and with the temptation of the shade “Atomic” (you’ve guessed it, a bright red) being too much for me to resist, I ended up buying this a few weeks ago. Usually not being a fan of wand style lip applications, I was sceptical to begin with.


I tried it out the day I bought it and slapped it on quickly, whilst running late for a meal with friends. Wondering if I’d made the right decision to indulge in a red lip shortly before stuffing my face I can safely say it was probably -the- best choice I could have made.¬†During application, I ended up with a rich, yet bright full bodied red with a matte finish. This dried in less than a minute and didn’t rub off onto my wine glass during the evening. I also remembered when getting home, that I had swatched this on my hand with a tester in Superdrug and it remained there even after scrubbing it in the shower – however this seemed to come off pretty easily at the end of the night with my trusty micellar water.


The next test was during our last gig – with more time to apply this evenly and with two coats – this remained absolutely perfect after a half hour set on a very hot stage and even survived further on into the night after Gem and I ditched the venue for a slightly stranger environment – a 90’s esque bar, for our friends birthday.


Here’s me rocking the new MUA Luxe Lip Lacquer in “Atomic” on stage last week. Photo Copyright our lovely live photographer Tony Gaskin at Stagedive Photography. (Sporting the mouth wide open and sweating like a mofo look)

I am absolutely over the moon with this purchase, I really hope MUA release some more neutral “everyday” shades since this red is going to be reserved for less ordinary days and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it. And if the product itself wasn’t enough – it comes with a purse friendly price tag of only ¬£3.00 and you can find it here at Superdrug. My next purchase is definitely going to be “reckless” which is a much darker red.

Have you tried this out yet? What were your thoughts?

Totally hellbent for lipstick that stays put until the end of a very sweaty night!


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  • Reply Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit) March 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Wow, it looks intensely pigmented and it’s a lovely shade on you :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    • Reply Pants March 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Charlotte :o). It took me ages to get it off my hand after I’d swatched it! Definitely easier to take off after a few (or maybe 8+) hours wear!

  • Reply Tayla Hart December 17, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Thank you for your review of this lippy, I have “reckless” ordered at the moment, it should arrive tomorrow.. Lime Crime has just announced it will not be supplying New Zealand anymore (this is where I am from) so I am trying to find something just as cool to take its place…(and for the price, which in NZD is $6.. Ill be super stoked if its as awesome as I’m hoping it will be!!) I am so happy that I found your page because I too am a musician, I play venues every weekend and makeup that goes the distance is really important to me! I can’t wait to try my new MUA luxe lippy tomorrow… (I also have Serene
    Tranquility and A flush on the way but it’s Reckless I am excited about!) I may write another post once it has arrived and I have thrown it at my face! lol. Peace, Love and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    • Reply Pants December 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Aww thanks for reading Tayla, I hope the post has gone some way in showcasing just how amazing (yet affordable) this lip lacquer is. I’ve since bought two others; Criminal & Atomic. All three are life safer’s and last for hours so they are the perfect essential or on stage! Do let us know what you think when your’s arrives – you can get in touch via twitter; @hbfl or @amie_dakesis / @gemma_dakesis too!
      P.s it’s always great to find other female musicians :D xx

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