Beauty On A Budget: MUA Lipsticks!

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
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  1. Gemma
    17th Nov 2017 / 6:40 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:26 pm

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

  2. Emma
    17th Nov 2017 / 7:06 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:32 pm

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

  3. 17th Nov 2017 / 8:17 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:28 pm

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

  4. 17th Nov 2017 / 8:19 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:33 pm

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

  5. 17th Nov 2017 / 8:27 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:29 pm

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

  6. 17th Nov 2017 / 8:31 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:36 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:29 pm

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

  7. 17th Nov 2017 / 8:45 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:30 pm

      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

  8. 17th Nov 2017 / 9:01 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:30 pm

      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

  9. Emma Drury
    17th Nov 2017 / 9:10 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:31 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:37 pm

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

  10. 17th Nov 2017 / 9:36 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:48 pm

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

  11. 17th Nov 2017 / 10:25 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:49 pm

      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

  12. 18th Nov 2017 / 11:29 am

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

    Tor xx That’s Peachy

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:52 pm

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

  13. Kayleigh Zara
    18th Nov 2017 / 12:59 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:53 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:53 pm

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

  14. 18th Nov 2017 / 5:22 pm

    £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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:55 pm

      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

  15. 19th Nov 2017 / 10:13 am

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:54 pm

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

  16. 19th Nov 2017 / 12:59 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:38 pm

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

  17. 19th Nov 2017 / 3:16 pm

    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 ?

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:38 pm

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

  18. 19th Nov 2017 / 4:41 pm

    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!!!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:39 pm

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

  19. 20th Nov 2017 / 5:41 pm

    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!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:40 pm

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

  20. 20th Nov 2017 / 7:19 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:41 pm

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

  21. 20th Nov 2017 / 9:46 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:41 pm

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

  22. 20th Nov 2017 / 10:39 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:43 pm

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

  23. 21st Nov 2017 / 5:45 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      21st Nov 2017 / 8:44 pm

      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

  24. Alicia
    21st Nov 2017 / 9:47 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 3:01 pm

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

  25. 22nd Nov 2017 / 5:55 am

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

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 2:59 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 3:00 pm

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

  26. 22nd Nov 2017 / 4:51 pm

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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 2:59 pm

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

  27. 23rd Nov 2017 / 11:15 am

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 2:35 pm

      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

  28. 24th Nov 2017 / 12:39 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 2:29 pm

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

  29. 24th Nov 2017 / 2:07 pm

    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

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      24th Nov 2017 / 3:01 pm

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

  30. 25th Nov 2017 / 11:47 pm

    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?

  31. Anu
    28th Nov 2017 / 3:23 pm

    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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