Wednesday, January 15, 2014

MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner Review-Swatches and LOTD

Review By Natasha
MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner Review and Swatches
Hi Girls,
I hope you had a great weekend and a great week so far. I am back again this time with a lip liner review from MUA. It is their lip liner from the £1 range. I am still new to MUA make up products and do not own any. I was sent this lip liner by Radha so I am here to tell you about it. The lip liner I shall review is called MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner in Softly Lined. As everyone may know MUA (Make up Academy) is a famous UK drugstore brand that does sell all kinds of make up at affordable and dirt cheap prices. As I mentioned I have not used any of their products before so my review would be only in terms of this particular lip liner and not the brand as a whole. Let us find out more in the review what I think about it.

About the Product:
Affordable lip liners
MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner Review-Swatches and LOTD
MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner Review-Swatches and LOTD
Price: £ 1 .. dirt cheap right ;)
Available at and also you can buy online 
Product Description:
What does MUA say about their lip liner:
With a creamy and strong pay off you will love them ! There are 4 shades ranging from a soft pink to deep plum shade which match most MUA lipstick shades or you can even use them as lipsticks too.!

Cera Alba,Richinus communis oil, hydrogenated palm kernel glyceride, ceresin, copemicia cerifera cera, Isopropyl myristate, diethylhexylcyclohexane, theobroma cacao seed butter, Bytylparaben, BHT, [+/- ci 77891, ci 15850, ci 77499 ]

The Product Description and Ingredients details taken from for readers concern. 

My Experience with MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner:
All come with handy sharpener in the lid. lip liner comes in a pencil format which needs to be sharpened. It has a transparent cap with a built in sharpener. It is easy to sharpen the pencil due to the fact that the sharpener is very conveniently available on the cap itself. The cap is an issue because it tends to get off and may create a mess if you are travelling with it. Also if you sharpen the pencil the cap gets dirty and you have to make an extra effort to wipe it off. Hence the packaging is not very travel friendly in my opinion.

The pigmentation and Shade:
The lip liner is a light blue based baby pink color. On the website it looks more purplish whereas it is a silver pink which means it has a metallic finish to it. The lip liner glides on smoothly on the lips without any tugging or pulling. It is soft enough but then not that much that the tip would break off. It works good as a lip liner in my opinion but provided you have a lipstick in a similar shade. It can also be used on its own as I have in the picture topped with a clear lip balm as lip liners can be extremely drying and may accentuate the fines lines of the lips.

The shade may not be suitable for women of all skin tones in my opinion unless you are fond of shades like this. The staying power is 2 hours if used all over the lips alone or else is good enough to withstand if used a lip liner topped with a lipstick. It is quite comfortable and decent on the lips. They remind me of the Elf lip liners which retail for a $1 in the US. For the price it is good and worth a try if you are ok with the shade,

My Likes with MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner:
  • Very inexpensive.
  • Glides smoothly on the lips.
  • As a lip liner does a good job.
  • Pretty baby pink shade.
My Dislikes with MUA (Makeup Academy) lip liner:
  • Availability is a major issue as they can only be ordered through their website.
  • Contains parabens.
  • The shade may not be suitable for all skin tones.
  • The cap gets loose and is not travel friendly.
  • Sharpening creates a mess of the cap.

Rating: 3.5/5

Final verdict:
Given the fact that it costs just a £1 it is good and is decent but the shade may not be suitable to all plus the availability is an issue. When I tried it, it did suit me. Hence I would say that it suits fair to medium skin tones but the shade may not suit all and is a personal choice. I find it is decent and is definitely worth a try if you love the shade and the fact that it is so inexpensive.I hope my review was helpful to everyone reading this. This was my first experience with an MUA product. Please leave your valuable comments, I would love to read your inputs.

Until next time.. Ciao.
Love, Natasha

About Myself: 
I am a make up and beauty blogger from the city of dreams Mumbai and write for my own blog My Little World of Make up – since almost a year.As you can tell I love lipsticks and everything about make up especially that which suits my budget. I am a thinker, philosopher at the same time very fun loving simple person who loves cracking one liners/jokes which come spontaneous to me. Do visit my blog too if you want to follow me and know me more.

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