Saturday, 27 November 2010

MUA Lipstick Swatches (Shades 2, 3 and 11)

MUA, or Make Up Academy is a budget brand that you can find in most Superdrug stores and every single item costs £1.
They have lipsticks, eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascaras and loads more to chose from. They give the shades numbers rather than names which is a bit boring but for £1 each, you can't expect them to waste money hiring someone to think up imaginative names for the colours.
I have 3 of the lipsticks here to swatch for you.

Shade 3
This a hot, Barbie pink. It's definitely not a subtle colour but good for pairing with understated eyes and will make you stand out in a crowd.

Shade 2
A subtle, plummy pink. This is great for everyday wear but best suited to fair complexions.

Shade 11
This is a great shade if you're craving nude lips. It has a hint of orange but still looks natural and elegant.

These lipsticks wear very well considering the tiny price tag. Just beware of getting left with the lip-liner look as the colour wears throughout the day, it may be a good idea to refresh your application every hour or so.


  1. I really like shade 2, can't go wrong for a pound!

  2. Thanks Marina!

    Shade 2 is my favourite too Gem, I wear it all the time. I know, the price is incredible.


  3. I love 11! I went to London and bought 2 of them! Please visit my blog I suppose you live in the U.K. I'm trying to get in contact with some girls from the U.K. to share some ideas if you or someone is interested please get in touch!