Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Makeup Acadamy (MUA) Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer Review

Hello Beauties I hope you are all well and also wrapping up well in this freezing cold weather :) 
I havent bought anything from Makeup Academy in such a long time and thought a couple of weeks ago that I should pop over to their website and take a browse.  I am glad I did because I noticed a nice amount of new products for me to try :) 
Now the Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers as far as I remember is around a while now but I thought I should give them a try :)  
I chose 4 shades out of the 10 shades available :)  Each Lip Lacquer costs £3 :) 
Makeup Academy state : 
 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.

I have to admit choosing just 4 shades was kind of hard as all the shades look beautiful and suited for everyone :)  
So lets talk a little about the packaging :) 
I think the packaging is absolutely lovely :) 
Each tube of Lacquer comes in a black paper packaging with gold writing all over 
The tubes are frosted with a black lid and on the lid is more gold writing which looks like you've paid more than what you really did ;) 
What I also love is the doe foot applicator :)  I love getting doe foot applicators as it makes applying lip products so much easier :)  Especially when working with lip lacquers you need a good applicator.  

So now that we have covered the packaging lets talk shades and formula's :) :) 

Aflush:  This shade sure is a Spring/Summer shade :) a very bright Coral pink :)  This sure is a hate/love shade to be honest and in all honesty even though its a beautiful shade me thinks its not for me :)  Its very pale on my lips and not my shade for my skin tone :)  It applies sort of different to the rest of the shades too as I noticed it dries alot quicker so you have no time to clean up if you made a mistake :)  For all of you girlies out there who do love that bright pinky lip this is surely worth a try :)  

Criminal:  Now this is more like it :)  Another perfect Spring Summer shade :)  The pigmentation of this shade is AMAZING!!!!!!  A Bright Fuschia pink shade this is amazing on the lips and perfect for everyone of every skin tone :)  This applies like a dream and even one coat is perfect :) 

Dare:  This is an amazing shade and one of my favourites :) :)  This is a deep berry shade.  This will compliment anyones skintone :)  Its so highly pigmented that one layer is perfect.  
Applying this is like a dream its so creamy and soft :) 

Reckless:  This is you perfect red :)  It is the perfect suit for my skin tone as you will see in my lip swatches :)  I adore this shade and its actually making me want to wear red more often :)  This is perfect for valentines ;) 

For those who may have never tried Lip Lacquers and wondering what they are:   
Lip Lacquers are basically your lipstick, gloss and stain all in one :) :)  The difference between lipstick and lip lacquers is that lipstick has wax in it and lip lacquers dont :)  

The MUA Luxe Lip Lacquers are in no question very very pigmented :)  When applying these at first feels like you are applying a normal pigmented gloss.  The Lip Lacquers start off very creamy but you have to work fast and careful with them because once they start drying they are non fixable unless you take them off with an oil based makeup remover.   When they start drying on the lips you will feel the product getting sticky so be careful not to snack you lips together while this is happening or its going to become patchy.  Once dry you can go ahead and apply another layer if desired.  When they dry they set to a matte finish and are budge proof.  I have even done the kiss test on my kiddies (with worried looks on their faces as my very bright lips comes towards them)  Not even the slightest mark :)  

I do have to admit if you are one who does not like matte lipsticks you will not like these.  Also I highly recommend you ex foliate and lightly apply balm to your lips before applying these as they can be and feel very dry on the lips :)  If you are looking for a long lasting lip product that you do not need to top up every hour these are perfect :)  They will fade eventually in the corners on the mouth but a simple top up will sort that out.   
I have found while wearing any sort of lip lacquers that you have to be careful not to eat anything with oils as oils will make the lip lacquer come apart on your lips.  The lip Lacquer will start to separate on your lips making it look extremely patchy (believe me I know as I shared some McDonalds chips with my kiddies and could feel the lip lacquer separating on my lips a horrible sight.  

Overall they are definitely worth trying out for the price you are certainly getting what you are paying for :) If you havent had the best of luck in the past with Lip Lacquers you could try following these simple steps to try again:

  • Make sure you exfoliate your lips simply by gently rubbing your tooth brush in circular motions around your lips or make up you own homemade lip scrub with honey and sugar and gentle rub around your lips at night 
  • Follow with applying your favourite lip balm onto your lips 
  • Before applying the lip lacquers to your lips apply a tiny amount of balm and let that set on your lips 
  • If you want extra staying power from your Lip Lacquer try applying a light layer of lip liner all over your lips :) 
  • Apply one layer first and let that dry on your lips before applying another layer.  If you apply a 2nd layer while the 1st layer is in the middle of drying you will cause it to become patchy on the lips and end up with a total fail :) 
  • Stay clear from any foods that contain oils 
  • If you find the Lip Lacquer is too drying on your lips throughout the day apply a light amount of clear balm over the lip lacquer :) 
  • Do not apply the Lip Lacquers on your lips if you are experiencing dry chapped lips as it will emphasis your dry lips :) 
I really hope you enjoyed with review :) 
Have you tried these yet?
Whats your thoughts on them :) 
Until Next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Loevens said...

Dare looks amazing. I have not tried these yet. But I definately have a few Shades on my wish list.

Krystal Marie said...

These shades look absolutely beautiful! I l've liquid lipsticks so much lately! Thanks for the great post!

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Barbie's Beauty Bits said...

Love the pinks. Aflush & Criminal are right up my alley. They are liptastic!

Stavroula DrugstoreBLover said...

Lovely review Nina! Beautiful colours, especially Dare! :) x

Laura - Alagoz said...

The colors of these look stunning <3

Pink Frenzy

Charli Bruce said...

I have a few of these and although I like them I feel like all the different shades wear differently and definitely in the middle of my lips throughout the day xx

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All the little things - Irish Beauty Blog said...

Oooh these look beautiful! Dying to try them. x

Jess | Just Jesss said...

I love how bright these are! Great tips for wearing them, too :)

Jess xo

Dyna said...

OH MY GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! I recently got these to review too!!!

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Michelle K said...

I love a matte lip, and these really are excellent for the price xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

Alice Furlan said...

I love the colors of these but I had the same experience with terrible separation and very drying feeling. I still use them sometimes though..the colors are too gorgeous!
Alice|Alice's Beauty Madnesse

Kristina Maggiora said...

I looooove MUA's lip products, they're amazing :)

Creepers & Cupcakes

Shumaila Jaffer said...

i own 2 of these and i have love/hate relation with this ... will try your tips

Nina s said...

Alison I contacted you on google hangout !! :)

Ara said...

Haven't heard about them yet, but they look nice.
I think I might have to give these a go soon.

Lovelyladyjb said...

I like the "dare" shade the best, and it looks like its contains a lot of moisture!

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