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.