Friday, 24 February 2012


mua lip balm in great lips and hot lips

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mua lip balm in great lips(nude) and hot lips(pink): superdrug (£2)* 
(will add lip swatches when i get home!)

Another product from the MUA and Love Hearts range, this time the Im reviewing the MUA Lip Balms. I have two shades, Great Lips and Hot Lips. Great Lips is a peachy toned, almost nude shade. However on my (pigmented) lips it doesnt give any colour. It would probably work well over a nude lipstick for a glossy finish but gives very poor colour on darker lips. Hot Lips is a blue toned mid to dark pinky-red, It probably leans more pink in the pan. On my lips its a juicy dark pink, but like I mentioned before my lips are quite pigmented so the colour may differ depending on your natural lip shade. Its not a colour I would go for as its a bit dark but it is very flattering and gives a lovely juicy pout.

The packaging is nice, its cutesy and fits MUA's target audience (I'm guessing younger girls, 12-17 mainly because of the price point). Personally I don't like lip balms in a dippy pot like this, I don't like putting my finger in products as its unhygienic. You could use a lip brush though if your as fussy as me! However that is not much of a issue though if you aren't as picky as me! My only major issu is that they have a very synthetic vanilla smell to them. I'm really funny about the way a product smells and tastes on the lips.

Overall the MUA Love Heart Lip Balms are OK. They obviously aren't intended to be something that is super pigmented and for the price I think its acceptable for them not to be opaque. A pretty average lip balm but the packaging is cute, but not something I'd choose. The formula is sheer, but build-able, It feels very smooth and non sticky. They wear around a hour or so before needing reapplication.I think they would be best used over a lipstick as a gloss, but without something underneath its barely noticeable. They are pretty fun though and some of the other shades in the range like Sweet Kiss and Sugar Lips look very pretty in the pan, but I highly doubt they'd be pigmented either.

23 comments:

  1. I also have Great lips balm and it's clear on my lip, great to use under a lipstick if your lips are dry. I'm like you, I also find it very unhygienic, I'm fine when I just washed my hands and then apply it. Recently I becamed obsessed with using brushes to apply lipsticks. x

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  2. Such lovely shades... The packaging is enough for me though! :) x

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  3. the peachy/nude one is gorge...shame it doesnt give much payoff! i dont think i will like them though if the scent is vanilla :( xx

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  4. I love the packaging, and the colours look so nice, pity they don't look as nice on! x

    befriendingskeletons.blogspot.com

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  5. These look nice, I like the nude colour but I have pigmented lips too so it probably wouldn't show up x

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  6. i hate using a pot of lip balm aswell, carmex all the way!

    fiveandfivemakesix.blogspot.com

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  7. They look so so cute!
    If I could buy those here I'd buy it even if it's only cause of the way they look ahahaha

    pssshhht.blogspot.com

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  8. are these out in shops now?
    please check out my blog xo

    http://charlmorgan.blogspot.com/

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  9. Im exactly the same, hate sticking my finger in balms or vaseline tins!


    cubloveclothes.wordpress.com XX

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  10. Id probably use it like those little rosy lips vaseline pots, a little bit of tint on the lips rather than a highly pigmented colour. I wish they would make the smell nicer though, I hate that sickly smell.

    xx

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  11. The Love Hearts for MUA range all looks so adorable, but I guess you get what you pay for; I wouldn't mind paying more if the actual products were better.

    www.coffeeandrosesx.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  12. Love the packaging...

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  13. I love the packaging, but if there sheer there is little point in buying them...

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very cute, i'd probs buy them just for the packaging :)

    Guys check out my latest post on MACs chatterbox :)

    xx

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  15. Love the nude one, but I own soooo many lip balms already, not sure I need anymore!

    http://www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  16. Are these part of the same collaboration as the sweet heart nail polishes, or am I thinking of a completely different product? Love your blog x

    http://lljnwlsn.blogspot.com/

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  17. I keep Great Lips in my bag for Uni. My lips are sometimes literally blue/grey something to do with bad circulation, so the nude just brings them back to normal haha I hate the stickiness though using my finger but I do use a brush when I apply at home which is better and seems to last longer too!xxx

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  18. So cute!!!

    W.

    http://wabie-daily.blogspot.com/

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  19. They look really pretty! I hate dipping my fingers in lip balm too.
    xxx
    Charlotte Couture Blog

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  20. nice review http://sparklingmakeup.blogspot.com/

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