Welcome back to the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl…


It’s sunday today, which means it’s DAY SEVEN of the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl… Day seven already – where’s the time gone? It’s sad to think that we’re almost done! Oh well, there’s always the Christmas Beauty Brawl to look forward to…


It’s the BEST day – lipstick day!




I’ve been looking forward to lipstick day FOR AGES! I have lots of lovely lipsticks, some high end and some budget brands. For the Beauty Brawl, I decided to go for a lipstick from a brand that in recent weeks I’ve grown quite fond of – Makeup Academy or MUA for short. I’ve already tried quite a few of their normal lipsticks so I decided to opt for one of the MUA Matte Lipsticks to try out and review. After much deliberation, I finally picked Mystic Marsala as my colour of choice. While we’re on the subject of MUA’s lipsticks, does anyone know what that little pot at the bottom is for?! 


Today’s Top Trump


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I love the colour pigmentation of this product – it’s beautifully bright and bold. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually like this colour. I’m normally a nude girl but the red, plumy colour of this lipstick was surprisingly pretty on me… That being said, I was a little disappointed with the product itself. Unlike the regular MUA lipsticks, it’s not creamy or easy to apply, it sticks to the lips and makes it a nightmare to apply properly.


The packaging I’m not too keen on. I think that’s simply because lipsticks always tend to be housed in black tubes not white ones. The white plastic tube with a silver stripe that the MUA Matte Lipsticks are presented in are sleek and stylish but also look ever so slightly cheap…


The price of the MUA products always amaze me. I mean, how can a lipstick cost just £1 and do what it’s supposed to?! It’s rare that I give 100 out of 100 for something, but at a £1 a tube, this lipstick deserves top marks.


Final thoughts…


Overall, I have mixed feelings about this lipstick. The colour pigmentation is great, the price is fantastic, but the product itself is a let down. It’s drying and doesn’t apply well, unlike the other MUA lipstick… I think a new formula could be needed! Have you tried MUA’s Matte Lipsticks, what did you think?