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Thursday, 15 September 2016

MUA Matte Lipstick in Wild Berry Review


I initially launched my blog hoping to feature a lot of budget beauty products on here, and in the budget sense, products that are literally as cheap as chips (that's one way to put it). However, with so many reviews on here they get all muddled up. So, I've decided to create a Budget Beauty series, and it'll also give me a chance to showcase a lot of my favourite products that I haven't yet featured. To view all of the Budget Beauty series, all you'll have to do is click on the logo in the sidebar.

Moving on, many moons ago when MUA launched their matte lipstick range (way back in 2013), I was really glad to see a deep berry shade make an appearance. However, the reviews I read weren't very favourable, but I decided to try it out anyway.


First of all, the shade isn't anywhere near as deep or as pigmented as it appears to be. Whilst in the tube it looks quite vampy, it's actually more of a medium raspberry when applied. However, the feeling of disappointment subsided incredibly quickly when I realised that infact this toned down version of the berry lip was actually super flattering, as well as being super wearable. You can built it up in layers, and whilst it does have a matte finish, it doesn't look dry or cracked in the slightest. I normally pair mine with the Body Shop lip balm in Plum (which is very similar in shade), it adds some hydration and stops it from drying out quicker.


One great thing about MUA lipsticks is that they include some extra product at the bottom of the base to help you get a better idea of the shade, you can also use a lip brush to apply it straight from there (great if you're running out!).

Now, onto the downfalls. I've tried quite a few shades from MUA's original line (shade 1 is spectacular and immensely popular), and the formula has always been spot on with those. However, with this one I found the formula was crumblier, and this was similar to other reviews I read. It has a tendency to ball up and some bits can literally crumble off. Hence, why in the pictures you can see there is a lot of product around the tube as sometimes it crumbled off into the lid and went all over the tube. (I might have left the messy tube as it was to illustrate my point, or I might have forgotten to wipe it down before taking pictures, but hey that is the point of reviews, you know it's been well loved!).

Application can therefore be a bit patchy, due to the above. However, you can just use a brush or your finger to blend it in.

The wear time for me is about 4-6 hours, and it actually fades off evenly. The biggest selling point of this lipstick, for me, is the shade! This is my go-to, favourite lipstick of all time. Yes, the formula isn't the best, but I've gotten more wear out of this £1 lipstick than I have out all of my other lipsticks combined. You probably just need to spend an extra minute working with this lipstick, but it's all worth it! I spotted another shade 'Marsala' in the range which I'm keen to get my hands on too.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What is your favourite lipstick?

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59 comments:

  1. The shade is nice but I prefer my plums to be more pigmented and darker. We are so ready for fall, aren't we? :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I prefer this when I want a more subtle everyday look, but pigmented plums are lovely too :)

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  2. The shade is nice but I prefer my plums to be more pigmented and darker. We are so ready for fall, aren't we? :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  3. That's a real pretty shade perfect for Autumn

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  4. Such a lovely subtle shade for autumn! My fave lipstick is a Revlon one in Tutti Frutti, its such a pretty sheer orange shade!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I saw that one from the Lip butter range :)

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  5. Love the shade, perfect for autumn! I have a dark red by MUA and I love it!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. I think I have the same, it's lovely :)

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  6. For £1 I think you can't really go wrong with this lipstick as you wouldn't expect every aspect of it to be spot on when it's so cheap. The shade isn't what I would have thought it would be from just looking at the bullet but it still looks like a lovely one for autumn and winter :) x

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    1. Yes, I think it's easy to point out the cons, but for £1 it's still better than a lot of lipsticks! It truly is a lovely shade :) xx

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  7. I love sheer lipstick, so much easier to wear than full on pigmented ones! This is a really pretty shade but I'm not sure if I would get on with the formula!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. There's another lovely shade called Marsala, and the formula of that one is much better :) xx

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  8. That shade is surprisingly sheer. I think most of their products are a hit and miss to be honest :/
    I had the shade 1 and liked it a lot. Whenever I forgot lipstick at home, I would just go out and buy shade 1 because it was dirt cheap, and it didn't matter if I had one,a trillion, or lost them all. LOL.
    Angie
    www.chocolateandlipstick.com

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    1. I actually prefer the fact it's sheer, it makes it more wearable for me :) Haha that's hilarious, a great anecdote! xx

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  9. Great review! I'm always looking for more affordable products. This shade looks beautiful! :)

    www.letmecrossover.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a gorgeous autumn shade! They're so affordable and have such great shades! :)
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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  11. I think if this was darker and a little less glossy this would be perfect, though this colour is still gorgeous!
    www.britishmermaid.com

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  12. I also have a wild berry colour from MUA. I LOVE IT SO MUCH when during winter. I might have to buy some more.

    Ana
    http://anarazon.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Snap! I take it everywhere with me during Winter :)

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  13. This shade looks lovely on you, so perfect for Autumn!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  14. Nice post, love your blog!<3
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  15. I thought it would be darker than it actually appears. It looks good though.

    Wendee//theglossychic.com

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  16. I love that color girl. It's perfect for the fall <3
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  17. I had one of their matte lipsticks and the formula was horrendous, I reckon I got a dud as mine never lasted for that long and mine flaked off! The shade iss o pretty though
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I think there were some formula issues, but the newer ones are a lot better!

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  18. I've got a red one by MUA but this one is high pigmented I think.

    xoxo

    Priscilla

    BEAUTYNATURE

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    1. Thank you, I've tried quite a few of the reds, they were great!

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  19. Ah, I'm kinda sad it's not as pigmented. I have one by NYX that I'm lovin'

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. I do like that it's a bit sheer as I find it more wearable on a daily basis, although if I was going full vampy lips I'd go more pigmented too :)

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  20. For the price you really can't go wrong and it's great to see that you can find such affordable products out there. It is a bit disappointing to see that it's nowhere near as vampy as it looks in the tube though x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. That's definitely true, for £1 it is still pretty amazing! :)

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  21. This is such a pretty shade, i love berry shades. x

    www.themakeupaficionado,com

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  22. I've actually fallen in love with this shade!! So perfect for Autumn xx

    www.taintedblues.co.uk

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  23. I worry when products don't go on as pictured. Great to know this could be layered for intensity. Its a pretty color. Nice review.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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    1. Haha it's not a bad thing in this case, thank you :) xx

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  24. It looks pretty amazing on your lips considering it was only a pound! I agree though, it is misleadingly dark in the tube

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  25. Oh wow what a perfect Autumn lip colour! Such a great price too xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  26. It looks so pretty shame about the mess it has created in the tube. It seems worth using still though as it looks so good! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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