Product Details (From the website):
Smooch your way to red carpet glamour with MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers. Long – lasting and kiss proof, these intense formulas come in five rich, vampy shades. Encased in chic frosted glass packaging, these lacquers glide on with the ease of a gloss, drying in seconds into a matte velvety texture. They are the ultimate make-up bag must have.
Price: £ 3.00 for 6 ml. And I bought it for INR 550.
My Take on MUA Luxe Atomic Velvet Lip Lacquer:
Packaging: The initial packing of the product is a golden black cardboard box with golden lettering over it. The outer box has a long window to look on the inside color easily. The lacquer comes in a lightweight faux glass bottle with a black screw cap on which the brand name is written in golden fonts. The applicator is a basic doe foot one.
The applicator no doubt helps apply anything evenly on the lips, but with this quick drying lacquer one needs a steady hand and has to be very careful during application. The bottle looks blurry which gives the normal bottle a classy look. And a small sticker bearing the shade name can be found on the bottom of the tube. Overall the packaging looks chic and travel friendly. But be careful not to drop the bottle, as the faux glass can develop cracks after falling.
Shade: Atomic is a neon-ish warm coral orange color. The shade is very bright with no shimmers to it. The shade can make maximum skin tones look washed out and appear dark. I wore it bare faced without any makeup and it made me look very dark and my lips wear neon-ish orange, I was very close to look like a clown. This shade is apt for very fair skinned beauties and will look nice on them. But if you don’t mind wearing such a bright lip color, you can definitely purchase this bright orange shade. The shade is apt to wear on parties and weddings with the right kind of makeup; otherwise there are chances that one can look ghastly.
Smell: The lip lacquer posses a weird chemically synthetic kind of fragrance to it. Nothing like vanilla or chocolate and I totally hate that smell.
Texture, Finish and Pigmentation: The lip lacquer is smooth and creamy and has a whipped cream like consistency. It starts off as creamy and then it sets dry on lips for a matte finish lipcolor. The lip lacquer dries up very fast within seconds. The lip lacquer glides on easily with the doe foot applicator. It doesn’t tug lips while applying. One has to very careful as when it starts drying, it becomes almost non fixable.
It feels a little heavy on the lips when it starts drying and also one should not rub or purse lips during that because the lip lacquer can end up becoming flaky, patchy and sticky. Once dry, the lip lacquer becomes completely budge proof and transfer proof as well. The lip lacquer gives a satiny matte kind of finish on lips. The lip lacquer no doubt is very pigmented and opaque but due to its thick creamy consistency it applies a little streaky on the first coat, but with right kind of application technique one can avoid the streakiness.
One can also build the product and I would recommend first applying thin coats of it and let it dry out completely and then go for the second layer. The matte formula of the lip lacquer can be very drying for some and emphasizes dry areas of lips. The lacquer clings into the flaky and dry patches of lips. I would highly recommend exfoliating your lips and then apply a lip balm and let your lips completely absorb it after which put on this lip lacquer. Dry lips will definitely have to apply a lip balm/gloss over or under it. Well hydrated lips definitely accept the lip lacquer better than dry or parched lips; it applies smooth without streaky lines.
Staying Power: The shade lasted on me for around 3-4 hours and with mild snacking it started to turn into flakes and become to crumble on my lips. I think this is the flakiest shades among all. The lip color in the inner corners of lips starts turning flaky and patchy even without eating or drinking anything. Unlike other lip lacquers which partially survives heavy and oily foods, this one will get completely wiped off from lips and the color will travel around the whole mouth area. That situation looks really funny when the color is everywhere around your mouth except on your lips. If I won’t eat anything heavy in between, there are chances that the lip lacquer will stay a little longer on your lips.
Pros of MUA Luxe Atomic Velvet Lip Lacquer:
• Bright warm orangey red color, good for bright lip color lovers.
• Doesn’t budge or transfer easily onto cutleries.
• Gives a velvety matte finish.
• Is pure matte, matte lipstick lovers will love it.
• Packaging looks superb and classy.
• Very creamy and smooth texture.
• Glides on with ease with the applicator.
• Very pigmented and opaque.
Cons of MUA Luxe Atomic Velvet Lip Lacquer:
• Most flaky and patchy among all the shades in this range.
• Dries out lips, even my normal lips felt the need for extra hydration.
• Not easily available in India.
• Can emphasize dry and flaky lips.
• This shade will wash out many skin tones.
• Doesn’t survive heavy and oily foods.
• Smells really weird.
• Staying power is not good considering it is a dry lip color.
• Mildly stains the lips after removing.
• Can sometimes apply streaky.
• Every time it need nicely prepped lips before application.
IMBB Rating: 3/5.
Will I Recommend MUA Luxe Atomic Velvet Lip Lacquer?
Not really, I wouldn’t recommend this shade to anyone. It’s flakier than the other shades of this range and doesn’t last really long. But only if you liked the shade you can go for it.
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