The trend for lip lacquers is growing steadily into 2014 with several make up brands launching their versions of these gloss/lipstick hybrids. I’ve been lusting after the Lime Crime Velveteen liquid lipsticks for sometime, but every time I went to purchase one, they were out of stock. Not a happy girl, until I watched a YouTube video with BritBeautyBlogger Jane sharing her new find, the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers. My first attempt to purchase them was similar to the Lime Crime debacle and they were out of stock for a few weeks but hurrah! I managed to get hold of three of them. I got the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers in Atomic, Funk and Criminal.
I haven’t got a picture of the boxes that they come in but they are very luxurious looking, and look a lot more expensive that the £3 that they are. The black and gold theme runs through to the lids of the frosted glass looking tubes, in which the Velvet Lip Lacquer is encased.
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers are just the most incredible product in terms of pigmentation. The colour is vivid and vibrant and leaves the tube as a shiny gloss. Once applied to the lip, it dries to a velvet matte texture. I have one small niggle with the product and that is that it smears when being applied and dries with gaps and two coats of lip lacquer doesn’t quite work. Its non flaky and non drying however moisturised, primed lips are a must. The doe foot applicator isn’t perfect for precise application so you have to be really careful. The longevity of the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers is just fantastic.They adhere to your lips and stay there. When I was swatching them for the photos, I literally couldn’t get them off to apply the next one. I think I got a good 8 hours out of them before I reapplied, even then I only had slight wear where I had been drinking and eating.
Although I haven’t yet tried the Lime Crime Velveteen liquid lipsticks, I think that the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers are brilliant dupes and more purse friendly than the £11 Lime Crime. They are supposed to be available in Superdrug stores but I have yet to come across them in any of my local branches, so I ordered direct from the MUA website. You can also get them from the Superdrug website. For £3 each, I’d buy them all!