Beauty On A Budget: MUA Lipsticks!

Hey everyone!

As Christmas is coming up and unfortunately not all of us have the funds to spoil our loved ones to the high heavens, I thought now would be a perfect time to be doing a few more budget beauty posts in the hope of helping at least someone out with a present/stocking idea or two. Today I’ll be talking about some of MUAs £1 lipsticks that I’ve picked up and how I’ve been getting on with them. You can also have a little read about one of my all time favourite super cheap palettes by MUA here.

I bought all of these from Superdrug and even though they’re a bargain at £1 each, I did manage to get them on a 3 for 2 offer (with a few other bits) so I actually got all 4 lipsticks for £2! I decided to go for shades I think I’d wear the most, as quite a pale person there aren’t all that many shades that truly suit me so I went for two red shades perfect for this season and two more subtle purpley shimmery shades for more every day wear.

Here they all are on:

Shade 1:

I’d call this a strong, classic red with a wine-coloured undertone.

Shade 2:

This is a subtle shimmery pink with a purple hint.

Shade 9:

Probably my favourite – a really lovely sheer purple with quite a bit of shimmer.

Vintage Rouge:

The words that come to my head are “pin-up”, it’s that kind of shade that’s unapologetically red, no burgundy tones, just a stunning red that also compliments whiteness of the teeth.

I am honestly so pleasantly surprised by these £1 lipsticks, I’ve been opting for more of a satin finish in lip products recently as at this time of year my lips are dry enough from the cold without wearing matte products on top of them, killing them even more. These creamy lipsticks work perfectly as they sit on the lips so nicely and aren’t drying at all, you can top them up whenever you want and they won’t build up a weird residue like a lot of matte products and you don’t have to be worried about using a lot of product as they’re so cheap!

The only thing that gives these MUA lipsticks away is probably the packaging as it is quite cheap looking due to the shiny plastic finish but that’s literally the smallest possible issue as the quality is amazing. I’d highly recommend these as a gift or even for treating yourself this Christmas, they come in loads of different shades suitable for so many skin tones and Superdrug has almost always got 3 for 2 on beauty on so you can get them for an even better deal!

Have you tried any MUA lipsticks or products at all? I love their highlighters too!

’Til next time,
BTB Xx

68 Comments Add yours

  1. Gemma says:

    Only £1 for these! The quality looks amazing! Could even be better than some higher ends. I definitely adore the pop of these colours. To receive them on 3 for 2 makes them that just little bit better.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know!! I was so impressed at how much of a bargain they are! X

  2. Emma says:

    Wow! The quality looks brilliant for only £1! I love shade 9 and that red pinup colour is gorgeous! Will have to take a trip to Superdrug as I’m usually a Boots kinda girl x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know they are so pigmented! It’ll definitely be worth it, they’re such a fab brand! X

  3. Caroline says:

    I loove shade 9! It’s totally my style. It’s only for £1?! Wow, love MUA lipsticks. xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah they are such a brilliant price aren’t they! Xx

  4. Chloe says:

    Hi, it a shame about the pacakaging but at that price who cares as they great, a nice stocking filler.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah you can totally overlook the packaging for that brill price and quality! X

  5. Katie Henry says:

    These look so good! Such Christmassy colours will definitely see about getting some.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They have loads of other shades too for all year round 🙂 X

  6. I have tried their bronzers and lipsticks! Everything is so cheap! But good quality so it is very good value for money! xx corinne

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know, they’re definitely my favourite drugstore brand by far for all round greatness! Xx

  7. Only £1 for them?! Wow that sounds so good, especially with how they look! Shade 9 is so pretty too!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know, there’s something for everyone in their range it’s brill! X

  8. Jas says:

    Okay so firstly your lip photos are gorgeous!! And secondly I’ve tried an MUA lipstick before and they’re pretty good – when you factor in the price they’re a ridiculous bargain, especially on 3 for 2!
    Jas xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much! I know it’s such a damn good deal, I bought my first and just had to go back for more! X

  9. Oooo wow! I am off to Superdrug tomorrow! Shade 1 and Vintage Rouge are gorgeous. At £1 each i might just buy their whole collection x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      There are so many to choose from too, these aren’t the only ones! I don’t know how more people aren’t raving about them! X

  10. Emma Drury says:

    Love how pigmented these are, and what a bargain! Defo going to pick some up!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know, they’re so worth the money and perfect for a cheap and cheerful prezzie! X

  11. Kate Ballamy says:

    Oh wow these look stunning, and what a bargain too! Especially love the look of shade nine, What a gorgeous finish?

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you! I know it is super lovely, I am so delighted with their quality for the price! X

  12. Seriously, only £1??? I’m off to Superdrug tomorrow! My favourite is the first red, the blue undertones would be best for me. Your lipstick photos are gorgeous, thank you for such fab review x PS, I LOVE your logo!
    Lisa | www. lisasnotebook.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah brilliant isn’t it! Ooh I hope you find something fab to suit you! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words! Xx

  13. Liz says:

    For £1 these are great stocking fillers!! I’m sure I have some in my collection but I honestly don’t know! I might have to have a trip to Superdrug to look even if a satin finish isn’t usually for me! Lovely post and love the pictures!
    Liz x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They really are! They’re perfect mini presents, maybe treat yourself if you don’t have one yet as they are super lovely 🙂 Thank you so much! X

  14. Tor says:

    I love MUA, it’s such amazing value!
    I think I agree, Shade 9 is my favourite too!

    Tor xx That’s Peachy

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Shade 9 is super popular!! MUA are such a fab brand I agree 🙂 Xx

  15. Kayleigh Zara says:

    These are brilliant for the price! The quality looks really good on your lips for the price. The shade 9 looks stunning it’s such a unique colour x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know I couldn’t believe it! Thank you 🙂 X

  16. Heather says:

    I haven’t tried any MUA products for ages x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They are as brilliant as they ever have been if not better! X

  17. Alice says:

    £1 is incredibly affordable, wow!! I didn’t know they were that low in price. I looove the first colour, it’s right up my street as I love a darker red but I’m loving the classic red too. Would go so well with winged eyeliner. MUA are a pretty great brand, I always use their setting spray as it’s amazing x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Hell yeah girl they’re fab, the first colour would suit you so well! Ooh I’ve never tried that but I’d try anything from them as none of their products have let me down yet! X

  18. I love this post and you are so right not everyone has money to fault are Christmas, I love MUA & their lipsticks they have such good pigmentation for the price! X

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thanks girl! They really do, they are such a fabulous brand! X

  19. Gemma says:

    What a bargain, they are all gorgeous! I love shade 9 x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I think shade 9 seems to be the favourite, they have something for everyone! X

  20. Chessie says:

    Can’t believe these are just £1! Shade 9 is probably my favourite as well – definitely a great stocking filler x

    Chessie | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Shade 9 is a huge winner, they are the perfect price and size for stockings, I’d love to receive them all haha! x

  21. Eli cole says:

    Girl! I hate yaaaa… 😉 how come can you buy them for 1£??? In my country each costs 300ars…thats like 15£ each!! Having said that I love the colors absolutely fab and sexy!
    Keep it up!!!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Oh no that’s such a shame! I thought they’d be the same everywhere! Thank you 🙂 X

  22. Yasmin says:

    I’ve always loved Mua lipsticks it’s so soft and moisturizing and great colour pay off . My favourite shade is 11. Such A lovely peachy nude. And yes every highlighter is on fire!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know right?! I’m so glad they’re getting a bit more attention, they deserve to have it! Their highlighters are amazing! X

  23. Rachael says:

    Ahhh shade 2 is stunning! I love the purple undertone, I can’t believe how affordable they are either, I’m definitely going to swatch these when I’m in town next!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know it’s amazing! They’ve got so many shades to choose from for this price too, definitely something for everyone! X

  24. I love these! No 9 is by far my favorite but the reds would be gorgeous for christmas! xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Everyone seems to love number 9 🙂 I definitely agree, they are bright and lovely! Xx

  25. Joyce Lau says:

    MUA definitely do some good lipsticks. Their pigment is pretty good x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know, they are such a fab drugstore brand I love them! X

  26. Julia says:

    I am getting so much into red lipsticks now. I love these shades! And I can’t believe how cheap they are. What a bargain! I’ve never used MUA products but this may make me go on a shopping spree! Lipstick one haha

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww yay good! They are definitely worth looking into, MUA are such a brilliant budget beauty brand, one of my all time favourites out of any brand! Xx

  27. Alicia says:

    I’ve already got quite the collection of mua lipsticks! I absolutely love them, they’re so good and cheap! I especially love the matte lipsticks, they’re long lasting and come in beautiful shades!xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh I’m glad someone else loves them just as much! I haven’t tried the matte ones but I deffo will soon! Xx

  28. Cindy says:

    I’ve never tried anything from MUA but the color payoff of these shades look incredible!

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      They’re so pigmented and creamy, it’s amazing for the price! X

  29. These all look great and what a bargain price!? I love the look of shade 9 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know it’s a brilliant bargain! Everyone seems to love shade 9 🙂 X

  30. Leslie says:

    I am loving those shades! That shimmer shade is really calling me for the holiday parties!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 you can’t go wrong for £1, treat yoself! x

  31. I tried the MUA lipsticks a couple years ago when I worked at a nightclub, because I always lost them while working, but I actually wasn’t a huge fan of the formula.. 🙈 Your pictures look as though they’ve changed the formula though, which is fab because I loved the colours and the price point?! 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ Red is definitely your colour by the way.. 😍

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Oh no! I think they have a few different finishes so it could’ve possibly been that?! You should deffo give them a try, you can’t go wrong for £1! Thanks girl :* X

  32. Chloe says:

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe that these are only £1! That’s truly amazing! The red one is probably my fave as I have a definite love for red lipstick! xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know it’s brilliant! Red is a super classic lip colour 🙂 Xx

  33. EVA says:

    Omg that pink shimmer looks amazingggg on you! I usually steer clear of shimmers and metallics on the lips but you’ve sold it to me! And for a pound as well, you can’t really go wrong!

    whatevawears.co.uk

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 It is honestly such a nice and subtle shade when you want a natural look! X

  34. Jade Mayhead says:

    I have a few of the MUA lipsticks and I love them!! I am especially loving the pink shimmery one on you😍
    I might have to try and find that one, because like you, I’m pale and don’t want to use to many drying lip products because my lips are so dry😩

  35. Anu says:

    There’s seriously so many amazing affordable brands out there! Personally I haven’t tried any MUA products as they’re not sold in Finland but these definitely look amazing :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

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