Thursday, 31 October 2013

MUA Luxe Collection - Velvet Lip Laquers - Swatches and first impressions

I knew that my MUA Luxe products would arrive today because the sky is gray whereas yesterday it was blue and perfect photograph taking weather. But that's life and nothing's going to stop me photographing these beauties, and it seems that nothing's going to stop them from being photographed either, dim lighting be damned they were going to shine!

First I fell in love with the packaging, it just looks so pretty; the dark green/black textured effect card with the gorgeous gold lettering, very 'luxe' indeed! 

Then I fell in love with the bottles - That gold lettering again, looking rather beautiful on the tubes themselves and just look at the body of the tube! That frosted effect makes them almost look like they're luminescent in some lights and in others it really worth with the whole 'velvet' idea. Very, Very nice. 

L-R we have 'Atomic', 'Reckless', 'Kooky' and 'Funk'

This is 'Atomic' - It's one of those shades that photographs a little differently to how it really looks. Here you can see it as an amazingly bright orange but in reality it's got enough red and pink in it to make it a really orangey toned coral - I think I'm going to try and photograph these again another day to see if I can capture them differently, but for now just marvel at that pigmentation, the creamy texture, just wow. 

'Reckless' is, yup, another one of those awkward colours. This shade is a lot deeper/darker than it seems in this picture, though I do have some other photos later on that show these shades a little better. Again, though, some shades just don't capture in some lights. This shade is equally as fantastically pigmented as the previous shade. 

I wasn't sure what I was going to think of a really pinky shade but 'Funk' is this Gorgeous creamy raspberry pink and I'm quite in love with it. As with the others, pigmentation is stunning, creamy, gorgeous, yay. 

'Kooky' is Purple with a capital P - You can see that it's a stunning true purple with that gorgeous creamy hint to it too. I love it though I am interested to see how intense it's going to look on the lips - As with the previous, pigmentation is amazing and the formula wow.

From this angle you can see how they go matte once they've had some time to dry - I'm picturing some Good looks with these! 

You can see the shades together here, all equally as bold and stunning. I'm wondering how each of them will work on the lips and I can't wait to find out and to find ways to make them work for me - I love love love how fantastic this formula is, utterly amazing (the only reason the red shade looks a little transparent to the left is because of the silly way that I swatched it)

In all of the photos the products were swatched with One swipe of the product, just one, no building up needed!

When I do swatches I always wipe them off with a baby wipe - These did Not want to budge. This was after really scrubbing at them with the wipe (See the redness in my hand!) and then really rubbing/scratching at them with my fingers/nails - Very impressed.

I'd love to see these in some more shades in the future, a neutral, a dusky pink, things like that. I'm Very impressed with the Luxe range, MUA, well done, very very well done indeed! 


  1. Nice review! Atomic looks like such a pretty shade, I would love to try it to see if it's as long lasting as it sounds :o). Xx

    1. I'm about to apply Funk, can't believe how excited I feel about it. Honestly I tried washing it with my s&g peaches and clean when I was washing my face and that only took some off, I had to really scrub at it with my Loreal miscellular water to get it off, I mean really scrub! I'm really looking forward to seeing how they hold up on the lps xx

  2. Woah, what amazing pigmentation! These look awesome. x

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

  3. I love the colours and glad to know they hold up. I like to dress in neutral colours and use pops of colour on the nails, lips, etc and these are definitely what I'm looking for. Great review!

    The Frugality Project

  4. They are all such lovely vibrant colours, I think funk is my favourite x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  5. These are absolutely beautiful! I really, really, really want Funk. The others look equally stunning too especially Atomic and I quite like Reckless too. Really fun, vibrant and highly wearable long lasting pigmented shades. Good prices too. Think I'll pick up funk when it comes to superdrug!

    Kate | A British Sparkle xx

  6. My lips got a bit dry after a few hours but nothing a spot of lip balm couldn't improve - I still had colour on my lips but it had worn a little (But I'm definitely impressed with the wear)

    This evening I'm wearing Kooky mixed with a very creamy lip balm, very sheered out but gorgeous - Loving playing with these, I expect to report back as time goes on xx

  7. Omg, they are beautiful. I really want to buy them now. I'm a big fan of really bright lips and these look amazing.

    Thanks for posting this. *New follower*


  8. These look amazing!!

    How much are they?



  9. ooo, thanks for the swatches, i'll have to keep my eyes peeled for these beauties. I really need Reckless and Funk in my life! :) x

  10. Goodness me can't believe I didn't put the price in! They're £3, amazingly! I'll edit the price in when I get the laptop out, sorry for my daftness!

    Glad you're all loving the swatches, though, and thank you So much for the follows, much appreciated, hope you enjoy my future posts too :) xx

  11. Amazing post!
    also, would you say they are really similar to lime crimes velvetines?

    1. I've never tried them but I've heard many suggest that they are. Once some more bloggers are posting about them I'm sure someone will be posting a comparison :)

  12. These look brilliant! Do you know if they will be in Superdrug or only online?

    Random things and Strange whims

  13. I love Funk and Atomic! Gorgeous swatches. x

    Zubia | The Bedside Dreams

  14. OMG! Super pretty! thanks for the swatches hun! Will definitely get those shades except the plum one, my hunnie doesn't like me to wear those kind of colors. Anyways, I hope you could show us some photos of you wearing them! :) Hope you could visit my blog. :3

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