04 November 2012

MUA Lipstick | Shade 8

I have a phobia of lipstick. A phobia that I am trying my absolute best to overcome.
This MUA lipstick is the first ever lipstick I have purchased with my own money. Why did I dive straight in at the deep end and pick shade 8, a deep red colour? I'm afraid I can't answer that one...I literally have no idea what came over me. Probably the worst colour I could have picked.
After all, I'm hardly easing myself in with a bright red, am I.

Anyway, onto the lipstick itself.
For the price, I think the packaging is pretty decent! I love the fact you can see what shade of lippy you're picking up without having to peek inside, and the black plastic looks simple and clean. Most importantly, it does its job of protecting the lipstick.

Without flash

With flash (aplologies for the sulky pout)
The pictures above make it look a bit pinky but I can't say I noticed this at all in person.
Shade 8 is in fact a warm deep red colour with a lovely subtle golden sheen. Although the colour does need building up on the lips, with a few layers it is a fab shade that is perfect for my skin tone.
The wear isn't great as it starts to fade (unevenly) once you start eat or drink anything, but then again what do you expect from a lipstick with such a tiny price tag?

Fortunately I can't say it has scared me away from lipstick altogether. I may only be brave enough to traipse round the house with it on at the minute, but I did wear it to nip out to the car yesterday.
I know, calm yourself ladies!
I will definitely be stocking up on a few more shades from this range in an attempt to try and overcome my lipstick fear...
...maybe more subtle colours next time.
The MUA lipsticks can be purchased from the MUA website here for a mere £1, and there are 16 shades to choose from.
Do you have an MUA lipstick?
What shades would you recommend to try for someone who isn't used to wearing lip colour?
Thanks for reading,
Jo xx


  1. Ooo, this is super pretty! :) I have a couple of MUA lipsticks (here's the link to my post: http://spiderleglashes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/haul-review-my-first-mua-experience.html). I really like the Natural Collection lipsticks from Boots though and they have lots of natural colours that are really cheap too. :) xo

    1. Great post, I've popped a quick question in the comments box! Oo I'll definitely have to look into the Natural Collection lippies, thank you for that!! :) xo

  2. This is really lovely, I love the golden shimmer!
    My recommendation for a lippy for you is 17's Belle, it was my favourite for a very long time and it's the perfect 'your lips but better' shade. It's moisturising and a bit glossy but not too obvious. A great transistion lipstick!
    I actually did a post about it if you fancy a look :D

    Mollie xo

    1. Oo thanks a lot Mollie I'll have a nosy at this now, I definitely need something more subtle to set me off! xo

  3. I'm having a giveaway over on my blog at the moment which includes a MUA lipstick and eyeshadow, and a few other beauty products and I would love for you to check it out :)
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    1. Thanks Sophie I'll check it out :) xx

  4. Love this shade, looks really nice on you.


  5. Cool post dear :)
    Join Estée Lauder Giveaway on my blog :)


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