MUA Lipsticks: Review and Swatches

mua shade 4 14 12 2 lipstick swatches
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Hello, lovelies! Today I'm posting about a few MUA lipsticks that Sandra sent me during our swap back in December. She did send me an additional color but sadly that one arrived broken and I haven't been able to twist up the bullet. I found these lipsticks to  be a bit of a mixed bag (I loved two of them and the other two I just found okay). These are only £1, so they're still really impressive for the price.

Shade 2: A very beautiful mid-tone purple. This is the best of the bunch. It applies smoothly, feels comfortable on the lips, is very pigmented, and doesn't accentuate dryness. 
Shade 14: A peachy coral. This is my favorite of the four. The formula is very similar to Shade 2's. The color is gorgeous!
Shade 12: A glittery pink. I don't have anything negative to say about this one quality-wise, but I don't tend to wear glitter on my lips. Plus, it has a really strong and unpleasant scent.
Shade 4: A baby pink. This one is really sheer. It took me 4-5 layers for the swatches to show. It's very similar to Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch except it's not as hydrating.
Overall: The MUA Lipsticks are impressive. I wish I had access to $1 lipsticks of this quality. I've gotten a lot of use out of Shade 2 and 14. Great budget alternatives. I'd love to try some of their red shades. Let me know what your favorite MUA Lipstick shades are!

P.S. I wrote this post before the recent MUA controversy. I know some people said they did not want to support the brand anymore. Let me know what you think.  

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  1. They look really impressive, especially for what they're priced! Unfortunately I don't have access to MUA either, which is a shade. 14 looks absolutely lovely, as wel as 12!

    xx
    http://crookedteethxo.blogspot.be

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  2. Their lipsticks are worth the pound! I love shade 2 and 4. They look the best on me :)
    Think you might like their reds too!
    Hareem x

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  3. I've only ever bought the Heaven and Earth palette from them because of the hype it received, but after their recent portrayal of the brand through their Facebook I don't think I could support the brand any more. Their products are very affordable though!

    Amy at PaintPotted xx

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  4. I love and own them all :) I just think £1 is amazing... the kinda lipstick to pop in your bag on a night out, and not be devastated about if you lose it :) xx

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    1. Definitely, I like that point of view xx

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  5. what is this controversy? I am intrigued.

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    1. It happened mostly on Twitter and on their Facebook page but you can see a glimpse here:
      http://raspberrykiss-raspberrykiss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mua-im-no-longer-fan.html
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  6. shade 2 is my fave! they are sooo good for the price xx

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  7. I want to start experimenting with colours other thank pinks and nudes so and going to pick up some of these because of the price if I deiced I can't wear coral it won't matter. x

    whatsonyourtulips.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Great for experimenting because of their affordability, you're right xxx

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  8. Shde 14 looks gorgeous, I can't believe they're on a pound, off to superdrug I go!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  9. Shade 2 looks great. About controversy... Let's be honest, it's all between bloggers, normal consument won't notice that tbh. It was unprofessional behaviour, not the first time actually, but I will still buy from the brand. Not everyone can afford Naked 2 palette from UD costing £36 instead of MUA Undressed 2 for £4...

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Yeah, most of the time the general public doesn't even find out about makeup brand's controversy like Urban Decay, Lime Crime, MAC, etc. A lot of brands have had controversy at one point or the other xx

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  10. Shade 14 is gorgeous! I can't wait to try MUA products, they seem really nice for the price : ) xx

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  11. I have a MUA post in draft too and was unsure whether to post it! It was rather stupid and unprofessional what Mr MUA posted but not sure I will stop buying the products x

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  12. I love how shade 14 looks on you! I love inexpensive makeup with decent quality. I'm unaware of the mua controversy though, will look up on that being the curious and/or nosy person I am :P

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    1. You can see a bit of it here:
      http://raspberrykiss-raspberrykiss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mua-im-no-longer-fan.html
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  13. I have shade 12 and I hate it.. I didn't know it has a glitter to it and those type of lipsticks just don't work with me but I love all my other MUA lipsticks! xx

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. controversy?!?! what happened?!?!? i guess i gotta google it! heheh. lovely review of the lippies!

    http://makeupland2011.blogspot.com/

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    1. You can read a bit of it here:
      http://raspberrykiss-raspberrykiss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mua-im-no-longer-fan.html
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  15. I love the first 2 shades, they're pretty good for such a cheap price tag!

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  16. I've always wanted to try MUA ... anything, haha! Shade 2 looks so pretty and Shade 12 looks like it'd just be fun to stare at, not so fun to use! Although I didn't notice the glitter until I read through the review! Seriously wish we had access to some of these UK products xx

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  17. OMG these look great, I love shade number 4 :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  18. Wish they sold MUA here in Canada! These sound amazing, especially for the price. Shade #14 looks so perfect for spring :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  19. These are all lovely colours, I particularly love shade number 2! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I've never tried any of these! For a pound they sound brilliant. xx

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  21. they all look amazing! shade 14 looks amazing :)x

    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Ooh Shade 4 is so, so pretty! I love that Baby Lips, so I'm sure I'd like this color, too. And I think Shade 12 looks gorgeous, it's a shame it doesn't smell nice! I wish we had MUA things in the US because I really, really love the way the products I've tried from them perform!

    xo
    aly

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  23. Shade 2 is one of my all-time favourite lipsticks :)

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  24. i really want to try more MUA lipstick shades, but in-store they're always so jumbled up, so i love that you've swatched these so I have an idea of the shades!

    sophiellafashion.blogspot.com xx

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  25. I own loads of MUA lipsticks and I love them.They are really good for the price, the main brand I use for lip products xx

    thesecretblogger1830.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. MUA lipsticks are great, especially for the tiny little price infact I own all 16! I'm over the MUA controversy! What they did, and how they deal with complaining customers is pathetic, childish and damn right unprofessional but I buy their products to use not to support the brand!

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    1. It's incredible that you can have 16 lipsticks for the price of one MAC lipstick xx

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  27. Shade 2 is my favourite from the whole range. Although they do nice reds too.

    Xx

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  28. I have a few & think they are a bit sheer

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  29. love the shade 12 and 14.. :D

    beautyfoodlife.blogspot.com

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  30. I have some of these lipsticks! You can go wrong with it being a pound! Which does not break the bank at all.

    I have read about the controversy but tbh I don't think it would effect consumers in general. If they spot it in the shop, swatch it, like it then they'll buy it! xo

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  31. Shade 14 is so pretty & looks lovely on you1 I'm off to read about the controversy now, I'm really out of the blogging loop I think!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  32. I have the shade in coral absolutely love this colour!!! It is so pretty and £1 you seriously can not go wrong with that. Great post babe!! Xxxx

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  33. Shede 4 is one of my favorite lipsticks! I can't believe they're so cheap.

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  34. I love MUA lipsticks
    www.nidasbeautybag.wordpress.com

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