Monday 13 May 2013

Budget Beauty Series - MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Stain And Balm - Irreplaceable And Broken Hearted

A few weeks ago the lovely Mummy Lou was kind enough to buy me a couple of things from Superdrug. I pursued the shelves for a little while before settling on two items from one of my favourite budget beauty brands MUA.

 I've become a bit obsessed with these chubby style lip colours lately - I love the Chit Chat ones from Poundland, the Revlon ones and the Ted Bakers ones that I have, so it was pretty obvious that somewhere along the line I would try the new version from MUA.

The MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint And Balms, are basically chubby pen style, twist up moisturising lip tints. They come in 5 shades for a nude, to red tones, and of course pinks. The shades I got were Irreplaceable and Broken Hearted.

Irreplaceable is a proper pink colour. It looks very bright and is almost fuchsia tones but it is in fact very, very wearable.

Both of these lip colours feel very creamy and moisturising which makes them very easy to apply and they have a really glossy finish.They have also have a pleasant minty smell and flavour.

and of course here is a full face shot, so you can get another idea of what it looks like on.

The next shade that I picked up something way out my comfort zone - I really am trying to get out of my pink and nude rut so instead of the most obvious shade Rendezvous, which is a nude colour I went for Broken Hearted.

Broken Hearted if I'm honest does look pretty scary in the tube - it looks like a bright red but it swatches down to be an all be it very bright raspberry toned red.

It's still a bit of a departure for me, as it does look really bright against my almost ghostly skin, but in the summer or with a tan or for an evening out this is actually really wearable - you need to be a bit careful with application of this one because of the colour, but the extra effort is so worth it.

and of course my much requested duck face to give a full face view :)

To be honest the lip shot don't look too different here but there is a definite difference between the two shades. As you can hopefully see from these side by side swatches Broken Hearted on the left has a lot more red tomes, where as Irreplaceable is a lot pinker.

I have to say I am so, so impressed with these. The pigmentation is amazing, the texture is super, creamy and   moisturising, and they actually seem to last on the lips. What shoots these way ahead of the Revlon alternatives is the taste and smell, these actually smell and taste of proper peppermint, as opposed to the hideous synthetic mint ish flavour of the Revlon. A lot of people think that MUA have taken the copying / duping thing too far, but personally if they can continue to produce products as good as this for me they keep doing it till the cows come home. These come in 5 shades and retail at a pretty amazing £3 each! that's £13 less than a Clinique Chubby Stick. Do they compare? I really can't say as I've never had the pleasure of owning one but for £3 they are definitely worth a try and I can definitely see myself buying at least one more x Have you tried lip pens like this? which ones would you recommend? and are Clinique Chubby Sticks really worth the money? please let me know in the comments xx


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  2. I bought three of these and love them so much!!!


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