I cannot resist matte liquid lipsticks and lip products. They are pretty much all I wear these days, so when I get to try out another cruetly free brand I leap at the chance! The lovely Leah of Just Me Leah very kindly sent me these to cheer me up a little while ago because she's a total sweetheart. Her blog is awesome, so you should totally go check it out. I couldn't resist holding off on photographing them and swatching them properly for my blog so it's taken me a little while to use them, but here are the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers and my thoughts on them.
The actual lip lacquers come in these little cardboard boxes. These are a little bashed about due to their travels and also me keeping them in them till I got chance to photograph them.
The back of each of the boxes tells you the colour contained within and a little about the product themselves. They claim to be smudge proof so I had to give them a proper test run.
The four colours Leah kindly sent me are left to right; Criminal, Funk, Atomic and Kooky.
The packaging is a frosted matte tube and they have a sticker on the bottom with their name too. I really like the matte effect of the tubes. The colour has separated a little in the tubes but each is really full of product.
I've swatched them in the same order I photographed them in above. Criminal is a really bright classic Barbie pink, Funk is a gorgeous rose toned shade, Atomic is a fab orangey red, and Kooky is a blackcurrant purple. The applicator is a soft doe's foot style which I personally prefer for liquid lipstick.
Here are close ups of Atomic and Kooky. The colours are all really opaque which impressed me, especially as purple tones tend to be trickier for brands to get right. Atomic is more orangey in person than in this photo.
Criminal and Funk again are both really opaque. All of their formulas are nice and creamy and dry in about a minute. All of these photos are just one coat of the product! I was really impressed with how soft they felt, a lot of liquid lipsticks feel like they are going to be drying but these don't. As for their claim to be smudge proof... they really are! I gave them a good press and rub on my arm and they didn't shift. You will need a good oil product for removal because they are so smudge proof!
In all, I am seriously loving these lip lacquers and at £3 a pop they are a complete bargain, I will definitely be trying more of their shades. They have a range of really bright shades, as well as more classic nudes and some funkier tones like lilac and black too.
Have you tried any MUA products before? What is your favourite? I'd never tried any of their products before and really want to try more now.