Matte Lipstick Pouty Pink
Matte Llipstick Totally Nude
Cost - £1 each.
There was a time in my life where looking for bargains in the make up society were a must and sometimes I still like to enjoy brands such as MUA and ELF who are affordable for everyone.
Not all cheap brands have terrible quality , in fact I absolutely adore their lipsticks , especially when they are only £1, how can you turn down such a bargain?.
I have purchased all of the previous MUA lipsticks previously and when the new matte range came out I had to get them too, for me you can never have too many lipsticks right?
Ok so I know they have been out for some time now but to be honest I got busy with many of the other treats that I simply forgot to even pull them from their wrappers. I apologise!
To be honest I have always looked for a nice matte lipstick at a price that was not around the £15-30 price mark so I got my first pink shade and natural shade to try them out .
They have 7 shades altogether
Obviously for me the other shades seem too daring for my skin tone but they do look fabulous shades for those more daring than me.
So lets take a look at the lovely lipsticks from MUA
So my first impressions were not so great, They looked cheap and Ii hated the fact that they were white packaging, I much prefer their black but I know they were trying to make these stand out from the normal lipsticks they supplied so I give them the benefit of the doubt.
As always the lipsticks had a lovely little twist of pot on the bottom which to me never gets used as I do not see them any different to the lipstick themselves , I thought it may have been a lovely gloss to compliment the lipstick instead .
Plus the fact that the pot is so small I would have to carry around with me a tiny little lip brush to get in their as my finger is certainly to chubby to get in there for a dabble.
Compared to their other lipsticks , this new matte formula is very dry and not creamy at all . I seem to have to rub it on my lips to get it on there to look like I am actually wearing anything at all.
The totally nude is not pigmented at all and looks terrible on but the pouty pink look more pigmented with a pretty shade and even coverage.
Ok I admit it, rather disappointed in the matte formula which is everything to me.
I feel I have to apply pressure on my lips to get a coverage but because I have to do this and because the formula is very matte , it does mean that these lipsticks last a little longer than my usual lipsticks.
They seem to be long wearing, cheap and actually work on even dry lips but the downside is that they have a waxy texture and not that pigmented.
For me I would not buy these again , I find the original formula of the original lipsticks more to my liking .
I suppose these lipsticks will be given to my daughters, I think they would appreciate them more than me .
Have you had a better experience with these lipsticks, would you give them a try for the £1 price tag?