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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

MUA Matte Lipstick in Mystic Marsala | Budget Beauty


I couldn't not do a post on this incredible budget offering from MUA. I came across this MUA Matte Lipstick in Mystic Marsala back when I was writing a review on the Wild Berry shade from the same range (here). I don't know how I missed this shade before, but I made sure to pick it up on my next trip. I must have had it for a year now and I LOVE the shade. I normally go for a few products on a daily basis, so mascara, concealer and eyeliner, and I find that my face sometimes just looks a bit dull, but this breathes some colour back into it! The shade is perfect, it perks up my complexion but at the same time it's not very dark at all, it looks quite natural on and so can be worn literally everywhere.


All of the MUA Matte Lipstick comes in a white tube, again with an bit extra at the bottom to give you a better idea of the shade. The packaging is a bit basic, but then again it doesn't get fingerprints marks nor does the lid get loose if you chuck it in your bag. Again, for the small price of £1, the packaging isn't too bad at all.


The formula of Mystic Marsala is pretty good too. It's very creamy so it glides on quite well, and it doesn't really stick to dry patches that much like you would normally associate with some matte lipsticks. It might do if your lips are particularly chapped, but it's actually a nice matte for dry lips. It's not drying in the slightest nor does it ever feel uncomfortable on the lips throughout the day. Infact, I rarely put a lip balm underneath, and might only top it up with The Body Shop Lippy Sticks on the move.

It wears really evenly too. It's not the most long lasting but it can definitely last around 4-6 hours, including eating and drinking. When it wears off it'll just leave a stain, so no tell tale lines. With the formula of Wild Berry shade from the same line, I did point out that one was a bit crumbly, but Mystic Marsala doesn't suffer from the same problem. This one does feel slightly more dry though when your first put it on.


As for the shade, I'm really struggling with how to describe it! So I'm going to go for a warm chestnut pink, with some mauve tones to it. Can you see how much I'm struggling?! Let me know if you're any better at this! I think the shade might also work differently for everyone, so on me (see below), it definitely pulls more of a neutral brownish pink, but that is super flattering on my medium skintone. Also, as you can see from the swatch above it is really pigmented, although it isn't quite as pigmented on the lips, I still prefer to apply a bit to the centre of my lips and blend it out for an everyday look usually.


Overall, I don't know why this shade isn't talked about as much because I can see a lot of people enjoying it, and I think it's a good one to go for too if you struggle with finding a good nude (I nearly always end up looking washed out). Plus, the bargain price of £1 is too good to say no to haha! You can pick it up from Superdrug, or find the rest of the collection on MUA's website here. I can't even think of many cons, as the formula could stand against way more expensive options (it's only slightly dry when you first put it on), and the shade is perfect.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Do you have any lipsticks that you think are overlooked?

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74 comments:

  1. I love the shade name Mystic Marsala and the colour is gorgeous, great review x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you, it's a lovely name isn't it?!

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  2. How can this lipstick be only £1 ? It's crazy ! The shade is gorgeous ! Thank you for sharing !
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  3. I've not tried anything from MUA before, but this lipsticks look gorgeous! It's such a bargain too, as you really can't go wrong for £1 xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  4. This sounds so nice and for the price, how amazing!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love the shade, so pretty! The only thing I've tried from MUA is their Burning Embers palette. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. I really want to try that one, it looks so pretty x

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  6. I have a few MUA lipsticks and they're great for £1! I love this shade, it looks perfect for Autumn time.

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I absolutely love the sound of this - whenever i buy anything from superdrug, I always glance at the MUA lippies and think that they're probably too good to be true given the outrageously good price! However, I'll definitely buy some now! xx
    Marina xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. They are really good! Their original line is also really creamy and they wear so well x

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  8. Great post!
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    Have a nice day!
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  9. I mean, for one pound! That's nothing! I also don't see why ppl wouldn't talk more about this shade-- as its both beautiful and could be worn on a lot of different skin types.

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    1. I agree, it's less than a bag of chips haha!

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  10. This is definitely my type of shade. I love marsala/reddish nudes, so I need this. And it's not bad price-wise!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  11. This lipstick sounds very good! It looks good on you :) x

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  12. That looks like the perfect shade for summer and fall! I love the matte look.
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  13. The MUA lipsticks are so good and I love that you get a little extra product in the base too. I am convinced I had this very shade once in my collection. It looks familiar though I don't recall such a lovely name. Hmmm...xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I keep forgetting the mystic part myself, and calling it marsala! They are really good for the price x

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  14. I know what you mean, I have problems explaining lip colors as well, haha. I love the shade though, that's a color I would typically go for as well, although I'm trying to curb my spending on lipsticks in general, as I have way too many. The Essence lipsticks are also pretty underrated!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

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    1. I still need to try the Essence ones, the matte lip I want is always out of stock! I think they do similar shades to this too x

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  15. Such an unusual (but beautiful) shade, I wouldn't be able to describe it either!

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  16. What a beautiful shade, suits you well! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  17. Only £1?? That's seriously too cheap! I agree, the shade looks really pigmented and it looks good on you too!

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  18. The shade is stunning and the price, it's even better! Great review xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  19. Girl!! That color pay off is amazing! I love how it looks matte also moisturizing! Makes me miss using the Milani lipsticks.

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  20. Great post, I like it.

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  21. Ah what a pretty lipstick shade, I love how MUA is so affordable too. I’m currently into trying natural brands, Borlind do a particularly lovely shade called celebrity red, although for every day I like a similar colour to the one here. For cheap and cheerful I like Poundland make-up which is a bit like MUA. Thanks for sharing, great post! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I still need to get round to trying Poundland's own brand, sometimes you can find really good branded products in there too! Borlind sound lovely x

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  22. This is a really pretty colour on you! Have a great day! Gemma x
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  23. Mauve shades are my fave kinda shades!!! This shade is gorgeous 😍
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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    1. I love ones with a mauvey undertone too x

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  24. Its a really pretty shade!I will definitely need to pick this up soon because I don't own anything like this in my collection x

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    1. It's well worth having for the price x

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  26. This is such a beautiful shade for fall! I went through a phase a few years ago of wearing seasonal lip colors and then I quickly fell into a nude rut; I need to give my bolder lippies some love! I've never heard of this brand before, I don't know if they're sold in the states, I'll have to see if I come across it. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. I'm starting to like nudes more too, but it's hard to find nice ones for medium skin tones. Oh no I don't think they are sold in the states, that's such a shame. Thank you x

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  27. That color looks so pretty for everyday wear. I haven't tried lipsticks from MUA before.
    Simera |Beautetude

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  28. The price of this lipstick has really surprised me, what a fantastic deal! It looks beyond gorgeous on your lips by the way; flawless!

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  29. Wow it's such a gorgeous colour - can't get over the pigmentation for that price!

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  30. I definitely have to get my hands on that lipstick! The color is amazing for the upcoming fall season.

    Samara | themarshallwardrobe.blogspot.com

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  31. That looks like a gorgeous lipstick :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  32. Beautiful shade!! I only wear matte lipsticks <3

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

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  33. I've had a few MUA lipsticks in my time and one of the ones was a matte one but I found it quite drying on my lips which is a shame. However, they must have reformulated it as this one sounds amazing. The colour is soo pretty too
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. I think some shades weren't as good as others, like wild berry was a bit too crumble but this is perfect x

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  34. Such a beautiful shade. I had some lipsticks from MUA before and they were really good quality.

    Georgiana / Beauty Nerd

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  35. Looks lovely on you! Great to find these affordable products that actually work. I also adore the name Marsala xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  36. That is so beautiful! I will definitely keep my eye out for it! Thank you for the heads up haha xx

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    Abbey x

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it too x

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  37. I haven't tried out MUA but I really want to now! I think Mystic Marsala looks absolutely gorgeous on you. Unfortunately I have very pigmented lips so usually colours come out way too warm on me than I'd like. If there's more of these in a few shades lighter I think I'd fall in love <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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