Since trying Make Up Academy's products I've been thoroughly impressed (apart from the concealer I got which didn't have a tester in the shop but was £2 or something so I just got it in the lightest shade but was too dark for me and ended up looking orange!) Yes, apart from that, the value for money is absolutely exceptional and I just love their products!
I was desperate for some new lipsticks as I often find many of the ones I already have dry my lips out which is just the worst thing! I was also on a very tight budget and after searching the web high and low and reading many reviews I finally concluded that I wanted to try out MUA's lipsticks as they're only a pound and the reviews said they didn't dry their lips out.
I picked up shade 14: Bare and shade 8 which doesn't have a name.
The really cool thing about them is that in the bottom they have a little pot of lipstick-y lip-gloss in the same colour as the lipstick which I haven't actually used yet but I think they would make a good primer.
Swatched without flash, 3 layers on each.
Bare is actually a really good nude lipstick, it's not too sheer and is nice and creamy. The best part is that like shade 8, it doesn't dry your lips out, hallelujah! If anything I'd say it's quite moisturising. However, it definitely doesn't have the staying power of shade 8 and after a drink and a bite to eat it was pretty much gone.
You can see how sheer it is here as I only applied 1 layer. You can also see how dry my poor lips are, bring on the warmer weather!
Shade 8 is very sheer and I found worked better once your lips are roughly filled in with red liner first then with a couple of layers of the lipstick applied on top. It has tiny little sparkles in which at first I thought I wasn't going to like but I actually do, it just makes it a little bit shimmery and eye-catching. This colour has a fantastic staying power, I wore it to college which starts at like 8:30 and it was still there at lunch, obviously not as much but there was still a bit of colour, it acted almost as a lip stain! :)
Overall, I'm very happy with my MUA lippys and wont hesitate to get some more, I think they have 16 shades and I might just end up getting all of them, well why not for £1 each aye?! ;)
Until next time,