MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquer

02 April 2014

I spotted the new MUA Velvet Lip Lacquers in Superdrug and was instantly drawn to them. The range consists of five vibrant Lip Lacquers two pinks, a purple, a red and an orange, the matt Velvet finish and bright shades suggests they were intended as a dupe for Limecrimes Velvatines which i haven't yet tried so unfortunately i cant compare too. I picked up the shades Atomic a bright neon orange and Criminal a bright neon pink, i thought they were both perfect on trend lip colours for Spring Summer.  

"Get the ultimate velvet-matte pout with this richly pigmented, silky smooth lip lacquer. The quick-dry formula glides on effortlessly to leave a gorgeous matte finish, that is smudge-proof and long lasting" 
Thats the claim, heres what i thought...

The Lip Lacquers come packaged in a sleek looking black box with gold font. The lacquer itself in a frosted plastic tube with a black lid again with gold font. I think it looks simple but stylish and definitely more expensive than their £3 price tag.

When i bought these i had no idea what to expect i hoped that the colour came out as bold and vibrant as it looked and i am happy to report i was not disappointed. The Velvet Lip Lacquers are incredibly pigmented no wishy washy colour here. Both shades come out very bold and neon like on the lips, once dry they do darken slightly, but still remain impressibly bright.

I find the formula very strange indeed,  its quite thick but applied well to the lips and for such a bright shade i found it quiet easy, usually i make a huge mess with bold lip products. As for quick-drying i have to disagree here it seems to take forever to dry and i applied it thinly just enough to give even coverage on the lips. Whilst drying it's also incredibly sticky and at this stage will smudge and transfer easily. Once dry it feels cemented to the lips, when taking the above pictures i had to really scrub at my lips with makeup remover to get the first colour off just it wasn't budging.

Now the real test was on saturday, i wore Atomic the neon orange on my night out i was interested to see how well it would last the night with a lot of drinking involved! After the struggle i had to remove it when testing i had high hopes however i was left feeling disappointed. It started to come away when drinking quite quickly in the center of the lips leaving me with a dodgy orange rim, attractive... I had to re-apply on every trip to the ladies and by the end of the night the outside of my lips were so dry i could just crumble buts off, not the long lasting wonder i had hoped for.

My thoughts-
I am left with mixed feeling for these Lip Lacquers, i am so in love with the amazing neon colours there such gorgeous stand out shades. I also really like the matte finish yes i wish they didn't take so long to dry but when they do i think they look great. I am disappointed with the wear i don't really want to be worrying about having dodgy partially crumbling lips on a night, i no at £3 you cant be expecting miracles maybe these are best suited for a just few hours wear or if you don't mind all the re-applying.

Has anyone else tried the MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Lacquers? What did you think?


  1. I've been mad after the Limecrime Velvetines, I was wondering when another brand would give the style a go! Such a pity they take so long to dry, and don't last great, especially with such gorgeous pigmentation! x

  2. I'm yet to see these in any of the superdrugs I've visited coz I've wanted these ever since I saw them come out!
    They look lovely

    x x

  3. £3 is amazing and I love the vibrancy, perhaps not great on the lasting finish of them :( xxxx

  4. I was in love with these when I first tried it on and thought it would be a cheaper option for my much loved lime crime velvetine but I couldn't cope with the crumbling and weird patchy wear that seemed to appear after a couple of hours
    Beth x


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