Thursday, 15 September 2011


Day 2 of my guest blogging series and here we have Daniella, if you like a blog with a bit of everything on it then Madame Gourmand is definitely one for you to follow! She posts about anything from food to complementary therapy - some really interesting stuff!

Hello, My name is Daniella and I write the lifestyle blog Madame Gourmand, I was thrilled when Jade said I could write a guest post for her readers, I will be writing about lipstick today and I hope you enjoy reading it! 

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t heard of the brand MUA, if you’re a beauty blogger you will know that the brand is very active on both twitter and facebook and are quick to interact with customers. 
MUA certainly found a niche in the market when they launched their range of affordable products including the professional range.  I’m a bit of a makeup snob and prefer higher end products like Chanel, Dior and YSL, having said that I do like a bargain and whilst browsing the stands at Superdrug picked up this MUA lipstick in shade 2.

I‘d prefer the colours to be named rather than numbered but that’s just personal preference and has nothing at all to do with the actual product. 

The packaging is very simple, a black tube with silver detail, surprisingly it doesn’t actually look cheap and you certainly wouldn’t be embarrassed getting this out of your makeup bag to apply in public.  If you have ever purchased one of the MUA lipsticks you will know that the compartment at the bottom of the tube which looks like the colour indicator houses a small sample of the lipstick which you can apply with your finger.

The colour is a cross between a plum and a pink, I guess this will look different on each skin tone, at the time of application I was wearing tinted moisturiser only and looked quite pale.  In my opinion the plum tones seem to be more prominent on my skin however when I wear false tan the colour looks slightly pinker. 

The pigmentation is good however the staying power is not great and I found the product was quite drying. 

For £1 I guess you get what you pay for, I would personally prefer to pay more for a pigmented, moisturising and longer lasting product.  If you’re on a tight budget this would be perfect for you. 

The MUA lipsticks are available from Superdrug for £1 at the time of writing, 10 shades were available online.

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