Tuesday, 22 May 2012

MUA Cosmetics

MUA Lip Gloss Shade 5
I recently purchased some cosmetics from MUA. I've never tried any of their products before and I was browsing their website and noticed a few things that caught my eye. I don't normally wear lipgloss so I thought I'd give it a go for £1. I wasn't expecting miracles but the shades were quite true to form.

I tried out the new lip boom that is fronted by Alexandra Burke. I'm not the biggest fan of hers but I put that aside as the lip packaging itself does not mention her, only the outer packaging. I got it in the shade "cheeky". One end is a lipstick, the other end a lipgloss. The lipstick was a shade I wouldn't normally wear and looked quite pink but was in fact a lot more nudey pink on the lips. It wasn't overly moisturising but it didn't make them look as dry as some products I've tried in the past. The lipgloss made it all come together and a lot more wearable in public.

Also on my shopping list was the liquid eyeliner in black. For £1 I thought I'd give it a try as I've not yet found a "holy grail" liquid eyeliner. It glides on ok but found it to smudge quite a bit and you do need a few layers to build up the colour. The brush was just the right width for me as I don't like thick brushes, it's hard enough trying to apply eyeliner perfectly! Overall, given the price, I'd definitely re-purchase.

The love hearts range caught my eye when I first saw it released but it was a bit like gold dust for a while so I let the novelty settle before I made my move. I've got far too many pastel shades at the moment so I went with a bright orange in shade "I want u." Nice name! The consistency was ok but wow what a nice shade, as always a few coats and it'll last a couple of days. What more do you expect?

The only thing that I was less than impressed with was the eye palette I received free with my order. Although it was free, I still believe that the quality should still be there and upon swatching, one of the shades completely fell apart which meant already I was down one shade. Other than that, I was really happy with the pigmentation and as someone who doesn't experiment with eye makeup that much, I want to start trying out some new things to brighten up my eyes. I did contact MUA twice but had no response to which has made my opinion of MUA cosmetics change somewhat.

I also got another lipstick in shade 4. It looked like the same shade as the lipboom lipstick but it was a lot different. The pigmentation was quite poor which meant it didn't go on very nicely and there's no other words apart from horrible. It didn't go on a shade, more of a slight glitter to it and I immediately knew I would never wear it again. 

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for and although I was happy with some of the products I received, the customer service has put me off. Does anybody else find this with brands?

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