Wednesday, 16 January 2013

MUA Lipstick Shade 11 & 16 - Review & Swatches

Helloo i am going to do a review on MUA lipsticks.MUA lipsticks are raved about many bloggers so i thought to give them a try. keep on reading to find out my experience with these lipsticks

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) & 11

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) & 11

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) & 11

According to MUA


Girls, there is nothing better than lipstick. Apart from maybe lipstick that costs just £1! Ok definitely lipstick that costs just £1. Don't say we're not good to you. Our amazing lipsticks come in 16 shades from red to pink and nude and are packed full of pigmentation. With just one swipe you'll have fantastic colour pay off resulting in gorgeous lips! Why not pick a shade you've not tried before and get a new look? It is just £1 after all...did we already mention that?

My thought

the fact that these lipsticks cost such a wee amount of money is amazing so if you go wrong with a shade it won't be a burden on your pocket.the lipstick comes in a black colored plastic packaging which does not look cheap if you consider the price tag.The packaging is bit flimsy though, and the lids won't hold tight but this is not a high end branded lipstick right? the colored bottom of the lipstick is remove able, unscrewing it would reveal a pot of some extra lipstick. the colored bottom idea makes it very convenient to pick up the shade you want from your stash.

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 & 11 - Swatched (multiple swipes)
from my experience i have found both the lipstick differ in color pigmentation and payoff

MUA Shade 11

shade 11 is warm pink toned nude and its my favourite shade of the two, it is everyday wearable kind of shade.the formula is creamy and sheer on application, it actually feels like a lip butter on the lips and its moisturising as well, with just one swipe it gives a pretty natural pink color to the lips and yes the color is buildable.As the lipstick is sheer it stays for two hours on me and fades evenly.i really like the vanilla scent of lipstick but once applied the scent slowly disappears.

MUA Lipstick Shade 11 - Single Swipe

MUA Lipstick Shade 11 - Applied

MUA Shade 16 (Nectar)

well to be honest i am regretting buying this shade.MUA lipstick shade 16 is named Nectar,the lipstick bullet looks neon orange but on application its a sheer peachy orange shade.the color doesn't compliment my fair to medium skin tone at all, i think the color is not meant for Asian skin tones it would rather suit more paler or darker skin tones.moreover it's nothing like the shade 11, the texture is pretty dry,it settles into the fine lines of the lips and emphasise any dry flakes.the application is uneven but buildable after multiple really bothers me how these lipsticks are from same range yet so different.well good thing is its just for £1 so you can not complain with such price tag .but still i couldn't throw it away in my stash not getting any use out of i thought of a way to make it use able.

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Single Swipe

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Applied

there is another thing i am not liking, which is MUA love hearts lip balm" Great lips".well its not that it didn't work for me, it certainly is a great lip balm but i didn't like the color it's kind of a nude color which makes me look dead.

so i found a way to use both of them.i apply a single coat of mua nectar than with my finger i apply great lips over gives a really pretty nude color to my lips which doesn't make me look dead or washed out..and i also use this over my body shop strawberry born lippy to add a hint of peachy pink color.

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Applied under the MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm " Great Lips"

MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Applied over The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy Balm

this experience was kinda love or hate for me but i would love to venture into other shades by MUA.because for just £1 these lipstick are worth the shot

i would rate them 3.5/5


  • Incredibly inexpensive
  • Creamy and sheer formula
  • Pretty colors
  • Buildable application
  • Some extra lipstick
  • Sweet vanilla scent


  • Pigmentation varies from color to color
  • Some colors could be a bit dry
  • Uneven application

Price    £1 , PKR 200

did you try MUA lipsticks? do share your experience


  1. I think i will have to give in at some point and try MUA lipsticks. shade 11 is pretty :)

  2. Hey there, This is just so awesome post! Loved it (: Are we following yet?!xx

    xoxo ♥

  3. Both colors look really pretty, i hope the application was even too :)

  4. I find MUA lipsticks budget-friendly and pretty amazing. :D

    1. yes they are inexpensive but i think every color in the collection has different pigmentation

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. I tried 2 of MUAs lipsticks but both of them were pretty dry. I thought the whole collection would be the same. I guess I'll give it a try again! Thanks for the nice reviews.

  7. Thabks for the review...i dont like the one i have but must give other shades a try oo.

  8. shade 11 is a pretty shade, i have 4 MUA lippies n nectar is best shade among them

  9. The colours look great and maybe I will just take a look at it.The texture, colour and moisture is just the right amount. Since I am very tanned, this colour suits me best and I find it difficult to find a similar colour in high-end brands. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Do you know what capital letters are?


do leave your lovely comments to make my day :)