One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 27 - 2014

You know the mosquito in Bugs Life?  The one who should know better and despite his mate’s warnings, flies toward the deadly bug zapper with those immortal (final) words: “I can’t help it, it’s so beautiful!”

That’s me that is.

You see, I didn’t get on with the Lime Crime Velvetines that I bought.  I appreciated their pigment, their glorious matteness, and the lovely packaging but the wear.  Oh. God, the hideously ugly wear that left me with the kind of ring of death that sends a shiver down the spines of XBox owners everywhere.

Well, I saw the pretty matte lip lacquers from MUA and flew toward them anyway.

One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

My Superdrug was pretty low on stock and the only one I fancied (they didn’t have the red) was this hot pink, called Funk.  To all intents and purposes, these are decent dupes in terms of pigmentation and texture for the Lime Crime Velvetine ones I own… I really can’t see any reason to pay the extra monies for the Lime Crime ones.

With that revelation outta the way, I still don’t like how they wear on me.  They’re fine for about 35-40 minutes but then it all gets rather ugly.

One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

During application, you still have to be careful not to slap your lips together until the lacquer has been given a moment to dry and I’d also recommend to apply lightly, going back for another coat if necessary.  While the lip lacquer remains in situ, I’d agree with the smudge-proof statement which makes it a great choice for a high-impact, albeit high-maintenance night out.

One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

I’ll leave you with a (currently rather rare) FOTD of me wearing it, you can see how the matte texture looks on my lips.  It’s not too unflattering but bear in mind that my lips are back in good condition after a Lanolip repurchase!

Ultimately, I won’t be purchasing any of the other shades available despite the short-lived temptation, if you see me edging towards the MUA counter, someone please slap me with some bug spray.  I just can’t deal with the effort required to keep these looking good for longer than 10-minutes.

One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk is priced at £3.00 and available to buy instore at Superdrug and online from muacosmetics.co.uk

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8 Responses to “One. Hot. Pink. MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk”

  1. Charlotte says:

    LOVE MUS lipsticks for their price so this matte version looks lush and really suits you!

    I found your blog via BlogLovin and would love if you could stop by & catch up on my latest GHD Party Hair Tutorial & Pink Jewel Styler post for some inspiration too :)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4995777

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  2. daisy says:

    WHAT?! I was sooo super impressed with these. So gutted you didn’t like them but I have to say I completely disagree with your review! :-(
    Maybe try the colour you originally wanted, it might change your mind!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    • Hi Daisy, how do you find the wear and wear-time before it needs removing and reapplying? Perhaps I should try the red.. but then, I thought that about the Lime Crime version too and still hated how it wore away!

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      • inaya says:

        heya! i used to face the same ‘ring around the mouth’ problem with sleek lip creams. however, the key is, SWIPE the wand off of excess product (on the rim of the tube) and apply it once. let dry, apply again for a high impact true-to-tube colour finish

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  3. sophie says:

    Have you tried the Collection (formerly Collection 2000) ones? They’re called Cream Puff something-or-other. There’s not a great colour selection but they’re only £2.99 and they wear insanely well on me – I generally only have to reapply once or twice a day and I drink coffee/cans of Coke almost constantly. Also they smell AMAZING.

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    • I haven’t! When they were released, none of the shades really wowed me.. they’re quite neutrally aren’t they? I’ll give them a go though because I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams which are (probably) really similar. Cheers x

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      • sophie says:

        Yeah, the shades are a bit meh, which is a total shame. I have the pinky one, the coral one and the darker nude and I wear them to work quite often. The pinky one is actually a really lovely rose-y shade. I do wish they’d do a full-on vamp red, though… x

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  4. Hollie says:

    Such a shame you don’t like this. I have four and I fecking love them. I find the wear time to be fantastic. I have the red and wore it for a Xmas party, put it on a 5pm and it was still perfect at 3am when I got back to the hotel.
    I haven’t really put funk to the test yet but I’ve been really impressed with the wear time on the red and deep purple shade I have.

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