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!