A Mini MUA Luxe Haul: Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless & Funk, and Powerbrow

top- Reckless, bottom- Funk

MUA (MakeUp Academy) recently released their Luxe collection. These come with fancier packaging than the standard MUA offerings, eg. the lip lacquers come in frosted glass packaging giving it a slightly higher-end feel. The prices are still low-end though, the lip lacquer and Power Brow both cost £3 each, which is rather fantastic. 

The Velvet Lip Lacquers come in 5 colours. I chose Reckless, a cool-toned strong raspberry red, and Funk, a cool toned mid bright pink. Both are highly pigmented and one swipe is all you need. Which is handy because building them up isn’t so great. This causes them to be a bit flakey and doesn’t give the smooth, velvet finish that one swipe gives.

The lip lacquers dry down pretty quickly and they will feel dry on your lips. If it gets too uncomfortable a little bit of lip balm stops the dryness. It does take away the matte-ness though. They remind me of NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream’s  and they’re a decent cheap and cheerful dupe of Guerlain’s Rouge L’Extrait.

I’m really impressed with these. They’re long-lasting, highly pigmented and beautiful colours. You really can’t go wrong for £3 a pop.

MUA’s Powerbrow in Mid Brown is another great performing product. I don’t like to define my eyebrows too heavily and this product is ideal for a light application or a more heavily defined brow. Mid Brown is perfect for my colouring, I’m very pale with naturally dark brown hair. It also comes in Fair and Dark Brow. I use the crayon side to lightly fill in my eyebrows where needed and the highlighter sides adds a nice bit of lift to the eyes. I’d go easy on the highlighter side throughout the day though, it is a bit glimmery. 

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Again I’m really impressed with this product. It’s easy to use and lasts all day and for £3 it’s definitely a bargain.

Have you tried anything from MUA’s Luxe line?



  1. December 7, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    Those lippies look sooo pigmented and rich and thick! i'd love to rock the trend if my lips weren't so dry!

    • December 8, 2013 / 10:41 am

      yeh they're probably not the best choice if you have very dry lips, such a shame x

  2. December 8, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Oh my god the Velvet Lip Lacquer seem so nice!!!!
    Need to get it ASAP


    • December 8, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      they're not without their faults but for £3 they really are a bit fantastic

    • December 9, 2013 / 1:26 pm

      it's a nice little product. apparently their £1 lipsticks are good too, although I havent personally tried them

  3. December 9, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    What impressive colours!! Love te frosted packaging too. X

    • December 10, 2013 / 2:27 pm

      yeah, I'm seriously impressed with the colours too, look much more expensive than they are x

  4. December 13, 2013 / 8:09 am

    Awww…they are so pretty. Love the lip colors especially reckless. Wearing it will def make me look sexy =)

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