Product Type: MUA makeup
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MUA Lipgloss Shade 1
Member Name: angelboouk
MUA Lipgloss Shade 1
Advantages: price, design, flavour, shiny, not sticky
Disadvantages: doesn't last long, limited shade choice
Make Up Academy (MUA) is a budget make up brand offered by Superdrug.
MUA currently offer a few different types of lipgloss which vary in price. The basic lipgloss range is presented in a squeezy tube. We then have the standard lipgloss range for the same low price.
There are five shades available simply titled shade 1, shade 2 etc and the shade range includes mainly pink and red shades with a clear one as well. I own shade 1. Each lipgloss is presented in a thick, plastic tube with a screw off lid. The lid doubles up as the lipgloss wand and the applicator is a soft sponge. I like the packaging - it is secure and decent looking and not much different from the £9.00 No7 lipgloss I also own.
*~Price and Availability~*
This lipgloss and the other MUA products can be purchased from www.superdrug.com or instore. This particular lipgloss is priced at a purse friendly £1.00. Each tube contains 2.8ml of lipgloss.
As you may be aware from previous reviews, I am a huge fan of the MUA range. The range is so cheap that everyone can afford to own a few bits of make up without breaking the bank. Whilst I have an extensive collection of expensive make up including Clinique and Lancome, I like to bulk my make up box out with some cheaper brands too. I have tried several products in this range now and my most recent purchase led me to purchase this lipgloss. I made an additional saving as the range was on a '3 for 2' deal which is even better!
I wear lipgloss daily. I hate 'naked' lips and I am not really keen on lipstick as my lips dry out very quickly and lipstick looks awful on them! I have a large collection of lipglosses and balms (possibly 50ish) so I have different options for each day! I opted for shade 1 as the more vibrant shades looked a little too strong for me as I prefer only tinted lips as opposed to full on colour. I actually wanted to buy shade 5 (clear) but at the time of purchase, they didn't have it in stock so I made do with this one.
This lipgloss is very easy to use as you would expect. The plastic tube is a good size as is the lid and I can clearly see how much lipgloss is left. The wand is long and extends far enough into the tube to allow the gloss to gather on the sponge. I have been impressed with the simple yet effective design of this lipgloss. I prefer a sponge applicator to a sloped plastic applicator (which the other MUA lipgloss has). The sponge is soft yet durable and doesn't feel harsh on my lips.
I love the scent of this lipgloss and it reminds me of sweet popcorn with a hint of vanilla. Some lipglosses don't carry a pleasant scent so this was definitely an added bonus given the price! The lipgloss slicks on effortlessly and only a small dip in with the sponge is required to coat the lips. Shade 1 appears quite silver like and shimmery in the tube. On the lips, it actually looks clear with a hint of shimmer. It isn't over the top or tacky looking but does give my lips a shiny, glistening appearance which I like.
The lipgloss sits neatly on my lips. It leaves them feeling soft and smooth with a hint of hydration. The sweet flavour is evident for a short while but loses appeal. Whilst glossy, the lipgloss doesn't leave my lips feeling heavy or sticky which is always a good thing when you live in Scotland as the windswept look is common! The shimmer and general gloss effect doesn't last long - possibly an hour if you avoid eating and drinking.
A nice, subtle shimmer lipgloss for daytime or evening use. It is super cheap and smells nice - it just doesn't last long. I wouldn't expect all day lip coverage from such a cheap gloss anyway. On the odd occasion I have worn a lipstick, this gloss looks nice over the top of the lipstick and sort of seals it in place and adds a glossy coating to the lipstick. A bargain at £1.00 and one to try out! My tube looks barely touched and I use this gloss regularly.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a bargain lipgloss!