So as a self-proclaimed liquid to matte lipstick or liquid lipsticks in general junkie, it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with them. Now I must be honest I’ve only ever ventured into the Sleek Matte Me range and although I love them sometimes you have the urge to try another brand. When browsing online I saw a video by *NinkComPoop talking about the MUA LIP LAQUERS and I it’s safe to say my interest was piqued. I went to their website and was overwhelmed by their range of colours but to play it safe I chose four: 2 metallic and 2 matte.So lets start with the metallics: the colour payoff was incredible and no matter the light you could clearly see the shimmer, but it wasn’t overwhelming which is something I worry about with metallic lipsticks. The formula was creamy but slightly sticky almost lipgloss like (with the shade Blaze at least), however it was wearable and didn’t dry your lips out. They wipe off easily at the end of the day for simple clean up however downside is that they do come off fairly easily when eating or drinking.
Next up is what I was most looking forward to: MUA LUXE Velvet Lip Laquers. The two colours I chose were Symphonic – a matte lilac/lavender shade and Potency – a matte black. First the formula is as it states once dry they feel soft to the touch and don’t feel like they’re sapping the moisture out of your lips. [HELPFUL TIP: I personally put chapstick on for at least 10mins before applying matte lipsticks.]
Now then these are liquid to matte lipsticks so are expected to last a lot longer than a creamy/glossy lipstick so it is to be expected that they would be a lot harder to remove. I had to rub my lips quite a bit with a wet wipe for about five minutes to get these off, but plus side they stayed put all day. Another downside I found is that with Potency is took about 3 layers before the colour was completely opaque; I had to apply, wait for it to dry then reapply three times. So from my experience that colour at least is one to wear if you’ve got a little extra time in the day to apply. However all in all a great experience and I definitely recommend and for only £3 each they’re a bargain.