Monday, February 20, 2012

Not Quite A Pitbull

For a complete non-beauty blogger, there seems to be an awful lot of make up going on about the place lately...

One of the many things that blogging has given me is an insight into how other people do things and a chance to learn. I've always seen make-up as a necessity, it's functional, it allows me to look like a human being rather than my au natural pasty faced, tired, uneven skin toned self. But more recently, mostly from seeing other bloggers talk about products I never knew existed or how they create their beautiful looks, I've started to see the fun side and enjoy using new products and also new brands.

One of those new found loves is lip colour. I've always been a bit scared of bold lip colour, but I've  realised it doesn't have to be scary, actually it can be subtle. This is a recent purchase.

So I'm new to MUA. They're another budget make up brand to hit the market, and they have been on the edge of my radar for a while after they released an eye shadow palette that was similar to the much talked about Urban Decay Naked palette. But living in a rural abyss means that I've never seen MUA on sale in any of the Superdrug stores near me, until last week. Here's what I didn't realise... they have a £1 range. Everything- eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish, etc etc. £1.

MUA Lipstick- Shade 11

So basically, it's like my lip colour, but better. It's a tiny bit more orange in tone than I expected, but I still love it for an easy to wear, everyday lip colour. I'm now eagerly awaiting the release of the Love Hearts collection which I've seen featured by numerous bloggers of late, as the candy colours are lovely. I look like I'm about to be sick if I wear pastels, so nail polish and coloured lip balms may well be the only opportunity I get to enjoy them.

As texture/application goes, well I'm no expert. I find it goes on just fine, the coverage after one coat (is that the right word, I feel like I'm talking about nail polish) is complete, the formula seems relatively moisturising. I reckon, for £1, it was definitely worth purchasing. It will continue to live in my handbag make up bag and I foresee further purchases as I continue to venture further into the world of wearing 'proper' make up.



Rachael said...

That's a really lovely colour. Lipstick still scares me a little, I haven't really found my shade I guess. Love MUA though, such a good range.

Sarah said...

I've never tried MUA before but I really want to, the range seems to be getting rave reviews from everyone, especially the eyeshadow palette. The lipstick that you chose is a lovely colour and seems to be well pigmented, how long does it stay on your lips for? I love that it is moisturising, lots of lipsticks seem to be quite drying on lips! I am so looking forward to the Love Hearts collection, the packaging for it looks so cute! :) xx

Chloe said...

It's definitely well pigmented, and although it's not specifically supposed to be a moisturising lipstick, it's relatively moist on the lips- I certainly haven't found it drying. 

As for staying power, I drink quite a lot through the day- I put this lipstick on first thing this morning, when I left to catch my train at 0745 and between then and 1200 when I reapplied it, I had 3 cups of coffee, drank 2/3 of a 500ml bottle of water and ate a cereal bar. It needed reapplying by 1200, it had pretty much disappeared by then, but that's just the lipstick on its own- no setting agent etc and for £1, I don't think that's too shabby. 

Desperate to try the Love Hearts goodies too, although I'm not sure we'll get them here as our Superdrug is hopeless!

Chloe said...

Lipstick terrifies me! I'm still trying to work up the courage to wear a brighter colour than this, but my plan is to build up slowly.Wholeheartedly recommend MUA for trial and error too- at £1, you can't really go wrong, and there's a wide range of shades.