Hellooooo IMBBians!! 😀
Phew!! After almost a month(more or less :P) I am writing a review How I missed writing. *cry* I had my finals which just got over a few days back. 😀 And with that, my engineering life comes to an end 😛 I really can’t express how happy I am. *happy dance* To add on to that joy, I got placed at Just Dial as a Junior Software Engineer 😀 Everything happened so quick that it felt like a dream to me. Right now I feel like putting on some really loud music and start dancing *hihi* 😛 But blogging gives me equal joy and here I am typing away to glory 😛
Okay now let me stop blabbering and get down to today’s review 😀 Today I have MUA ie Makeup Academy lipstick in Shade 8 MUA is completely new for me! I heard about MUA only after I started reading IMBB 😀 I really thank IMBB for the things it has introduced me to. I was the kind of person who would stick to lip balms and kajal before IMBB happened. Now I experiment so much and all because of IMBB. So as I said, I read a lot of good reviews about MUA lipsticks on IMBB. So when I saw this online, I ordered it immediately 😛 Err, yeah you can say it was an impulsive buy *hihi* Let’s see how this fared:
For people who do not know about MUA, here is a quick introduction from their website.
Great makeup doesn’t need to cost the earth and it’s MUA’s promise to bring surprising quality, colour, fun and innovation to each and every product it delivers. Bringing guilt free makeup to every lady’s bag!
Product Name: MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 8
Price: It is just for £1.00 in UK 😀 Yes, MUA brings you makeup which costs you less than £4.00!
BUT, I got it on online and in India, these lipsticks are priced for Rs.700 *cry* I got it on offer for Rs.400 😛 How we ladies love discounts *rofl*
Product Description by MUA:
Make a statement with our show stopping lip stick, available in 16 shades. Make Up Academy provides trend shades on a budget, allowing you to achieve the latest looks without breaking the bank!
Ingredients: If you flip the sticker on the lipstick, you find the list of ingredients. 😀
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Glycol Montanate, Synthetic Wax, Montan Cera, Bidiglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Propyl paraben, Methyl paraben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate. May contain +/-: [CI 15850,Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 77492,CI 45410, CI 19140, Synthetic Flourophlogopite, Tin Oxide.
My take on MUA Lipstick Shade 8
Like I said, it was an impulsive buy 😛 I go really weak in the knee when I see lipsticks, credit goes to Neha *hihi* She just made them so tempting with her reviews that now I am a lipstick freak too *hihi*
Packaging– So the shade I am reviewing today has a beautiful black body with lipstick enclosed in a silver case. It has a cute little pot at the bottom which can be unscrewed and contains the same shade of lipstick in it. Uhh… some free lipstick you can say 😛 So if you are done with the bullet, use a lip brush and finish off the pot *hihi* And the pot also helps me to easily locate the lipstick from my stash. The lipstick case closes with a click and is travel friendly.
Texture and Shade- This is a maroonish pink rosy shade which goes well with almost all skin tones. The texture is very creamy and it glides like butter on my lips 😀 I don’t use a lip balm before applying this one and it hasn’t dried my lips till date. It is very moisturizing that way. But make sure you exfoliate your lips before using this one or else it can look patchy or settle between lines. The pigmentation is quite good- with a single swipe I get decent coverage. But for better coverage, two swipes are required. This particular shade 8 lipstick has slight shimmer in it. Out of all the lipsticks in this range, this is the only one with shimmer. They aren’t that visible on application though. I’m the kind of person who would never prefer shimmered lipsticks but with this purchase I have no regrets. 😛
Fragrance– It has a slight chemical fragrance which becomes null on application.
What I felt after using it for almost a month now- I am in total awe of this lipstick! No kidding! :O How can anyone make such good lipsticks for £1.00? The shade is great! The texture is amazing! The color pay-off is wow. And now coming down to how long it stays on my lips- for a very very VERY looong time 😀 I apply it in the morning and with heavy meals it stays on for almost 4 hours leaving a pretty pink stain(but with shimmers which are clearly visible). I dont mind the slight shimmer though. Then the stain stays on for as long as I wipe it off with a makeup remover. 😀 Pretty impressed with this I must say :O
On the whole, this shade is a winner for me I sooo want to try the rest now *happy dance*
Pros of MUA Makeup Lipstick in Shade 8:
• Gorgeous shade
• Color pay-off is great.
• Staying power is awesome. 😀
• Pretty packaging.
• Cruelty-free makeup.
Cons of MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick in Shade 8:
• Not easily available in India. Even if they are, it’s over-priced. *cry*
• *Some may not like the shimmer.
• Can appear patchy if you don’t exfoliate your lips.
• Settles between lines.
Will I repurchase/ recommend MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick in Shade 8?
I will definitely repurchase this one .. I will try other shades in this range as well *happy dance*
I would recommend this to ladies who love rosy shades And if you are worried about shimmer, just look at the swatches below 😛 The shimmer is visible only when it leaves a stain, so if you don’t like it you can always rub it off and re-apply This is a steal at £1.00 *happy dance*
IMBB Rating: 5/5
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