MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless

After giving a not-that-fantastic review on the MUA Ever After Matte Palette, I wanted to quickly follow up with a better review on another MUA product I bought this year.  It’s from their MUA Luxe range – Reckless, a Velvet Lip Lacquer.  You know I love my lip products and this one is on point and I wish I bought more colours.

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To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to like this but I bought it because I was curious on how matte lip lacquers would fare on my lips and at only £3, I wasn’t fussed if I only used it once – anything for a beauty blog post, right?

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless swatch

It is beautiful.  A beautiful beetroot rich dark red.  I actually wore it on the day I had a beetroot and red wine beef stew for lunch and thought, “Hey, that matches my lip colour!”.

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless

And the application.  Oh the application.  You have to be really careful to apply this slowly in front of the mirror.  Good thing that the doe foot applicator is nice and thin so you can get it into the corners of your lips without making a mistake.

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless swatch

[ Mucho apologies for the not-so-stellar lip swatch.  Pre-baby days, I would have done the lip swatch again until I achieved perfection but nowadays, mehhh, I have a demanding baby and too many other distractions in my life! ]

It dries really quickly.  And when it does, it stays!  It does not budge.  And there’s no noticeable stickiness and it doesn’t bleed.  And more importantly, it does NOT dry out lips.  I applied it without priming my lips beforehand and my lips did not shrivel up.  There isn’t a noticeable scent nor taste.  I wore it for hours and it faded slightly after the 6 hour mark but not much.  It is simply beautiful.  I am wowed!  Just wowed!

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless has totally converted me into a matte lippy lover!

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2 Comments on Review & Swatch : MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless

  1. Sherry Wicks
    13/11/2014 at 8:56 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try something MUA for a while. Great post.
    x, S

    • Ling
      14/11/2014 at 11:26 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Sherry 🙂