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Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

MUA – Lipstick in Shade 9

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MUA Lipstick in Shade 9 Review

This is the third MUA lipstick that I have tested (you can read one of my previous reviews here). MUA lipsticks are remarkable in the fact that they are fantastic value for money and cost just £1! Yes, you read that correctly, just £1. “But are they any good?” I hear you ask. Well keep reading…

Shade 9 is a dark metallic reddy brown colour, it is surprisingly creamy and applies really nicely from the tube – it certainly doesn’t feel like a budget product. It is a really dense metallic colour with a golden undertone as you can see from the swatch image below.

MUA Lipstick in Shade 9 SwatchMUA Lipstick in Shade 9 Swatch

Makeup Academy Lipstick in Shade 9 is great given it’s price but as it is so thick and metallic it does show up every single crease and flake on the lips, so should only be worn on freshly exfoliated lips that have been treated with a good moisturiser. If you are over 40 or have particularly lined or dry lips then I would suggest you avoid this colour altogether and go for something more glossy.

MUA Lipstick in Shade 9 LipsMUA Lipstick in Shade 9 Lips

The sleek black tube wouldn’t look out of place in a cosmetic purse filled with Chanel and Mac products, and I do think that this lipstick is great value for just £1. I think that it would be nice though if MUA gave their lipstick colours a name rather than a number.

I do like this lipstick but I’m not sure I will wear it particularly often given the issue with it showing up imperfections on the lips. I will continue to try out more of the other 16 lipstick colours in MUA’s budget range, in fact I could try them all and still have spent less than the price of one Chanel lipstick!

MUA Lipstick in Shade 9

MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick is priced at £1 (did I mention that before?) and can be purchased from MUAStore and Superdrug stores. You may also be pleased to know that none of MUA’s products are tested on animals, another reason to purchase this lipstick guilt-free.

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  1. Pretty shade and I also love how it has a slight shimmer <3

  2. Ah the lovely MUA lipsticks 🙂 i wouldn’t personally go for this shade but these lipsticks are lovely, i want to try other shades!


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