Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 8 Review

Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 8

Hellooooo IMBBians!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Phew!! After almost a month(more or less :P) I am writing a review ย How I missed writing. *cry* I had my finals which just got over a few days back. ๐Ÿ˜€ And with that, my engineering life comes to an end ๐Ÿ˜› I really canโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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* ๐Ÿ˜› But blogging gives me equal joy and here I am typing away to glory ๐Ÿ˜›


Okay now let me stop blabbering and get down to todayโ€™s review ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜› Err, yeah you can say it was an impulsive buy *hihi* Letโ€™s see how this fared:


For people who do not know about MUA, here is a quick introduction from their website.
Great makeup doesnโ€™t need to cost the earth and itโ€™s MUAโ€™s promise to bring surprising quality, colour, fun and innovation to each and every product it delivers. Bringing guilt free makeup to every ladyโ€™s bag!

Product Name: MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 8

Price: It is just for ยฃ1.00 in UK ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, MUA brings you makeup which costs you less than ยฃ4.00!

BUT, I got it on onlineย and in India, these lipsticks are priced for Rs.700 *cry* I got it on offer for Rs.400 ๐Ÿ˜› How we ladies love discounts *rofl*

mua shade 8 lipstick swatches (1)

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. ๐Ÿ˜€


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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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. Uhhโ€ฆ some free lipstick you can say ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ I donโ€™t use a lip balm before applying this one and it hasnโ€™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. ย 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. ย Iโ€™m the kind of person who would never prefer shimmered lipsticks but with this purchase I have no regrets. ๐Ÿ˜›

mua shade 8 lipstick swatches (2)

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 ยฃ1.00? The shade is great! The texture is amazing! The color pay-off is wow. ย And now coming down to how long it stays on my lips- for a very very VERY looong time ๐Ÿ˜€ 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. ย Then the stain stays on for as long as I wipe it off with a makeup remover. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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:

โ€ข Gorgeous shade
โ€ข Color pay-off is great.
โ€ข Staying power is awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€
โ€ข Pocket-friendly.
โ€ข Pretty packaging.
โ€ข Cruelty-free makeup.

Cons of MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick in Shade 8:

โ€ข Not easily available in India. Even if they are, itโ€™s over-priced. *cry*
โ€ข *Some may not like the shimmer.
โ€ข Can appear patchy if you donโ€™t exfoliate your lips.
โ€ข 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 ย And if you are worried about shimmer, just look at the swatches below ๐Ÿ˜› The shimmer is visible only when it leaves a stain, so if you donโ€™t like it you can always rub it off and re-apply ๏Š This is a steal at ยฃ1.00 *happy dance*

IMBB Rating: 5/5

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32 thoughts on “Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 8 Review

  1. aww thnks for the credit *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*
    u made this lipstick look like million bucks *clap* *clap*

  2. awwww Princy, Congrats for the job *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* I missed your review the most. *haan ji* *shy* . And lovely clicks and equally lovely review! *clap* *clap*

    1. *thankyou* so much Shilpa *puchhi* that means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’l be regular with my posts ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. it is not MUA rather you who made it a 5/5 product with your review and swatches *clap* congrats for everything, job, joy and graduation….missed you on IMBB …. and waiting for your second OOTD….. *hifive* *puchhi*

    1. Sumera, you tempted me with MUA stuff ๐Ÿ˜› aapko bhi credit dena padega *hifive* and *thankyou* so much! It is indeed a very happy phase of my life ๐Ÿ™‚ I missed writing for IMBB too *puchhi* second ootd very soon ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Beautiful lip swatches, Princy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on your new job! I remember how exciting and nervous it feels at the same time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. *thankyou* Padmashree ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a phase of life which everyone faces at some point of time nah ๐Ÿ˜€ the feeling us amaaazing *happydance*

    1. Ratiiii *happy dance* yes the color is beautiful ๐Ÿ˜€ and nahin nahin I don’t have puuuurfect lips *hihi* according to me, Sumera and Neha have THE most puuuurrrrfect lips!! *jai ho* *jai ho*

  5. *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* swatches
    congratulations for job offer ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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