MUA – Lipstick in Shade 9
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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.
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.
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 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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