Reveiw | MUA LUXE Lip Velvet 'Serene'

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hey Sweet Honeybee's!

I know lots of you Love the MUA Lip Velvets - they are a perfect dupe for the Lime Crime Velvetines, but at just £3 a pop these are a total bargain!

I was so excited when MUA announced on their facebook page that they would soon be releasing 4 new more wearable shades, and I managed to get my hands on one!

Its fair to say that I expected a lot from these as I had loved the other shades so much!

There are 4 new shades available which are named 'Tranquillity', 'Halcyon', 'Aflush' & 'Serene' - I chose 'Serene' but I really want to try out 'Tranquillity' too!

Lets start with packaging!

The packaging is the very same as the previous collection - It comes with a beautiful cardboard sleeve embossed with luxurious golden lettering. 
The tube itself still has the frosted glass effect - this is something I love very much, it is very expensive looking and it feels nice in your hands!
I also like that the shade name is on the bottom of the tube - so you don't have to keep opening each and every one to find the exact one you want!

The formulation of the product is still smooth and creamy! 
It dries matte but applies almost like a gloss - it glides right on. I like this as it allows you to smooth over edges and get the perfect application
When I swatched 'Serene' On the back of my hand I fell in love with the candy pink colour and thought it would be great for those days when I feel like my look needs a pop of colour - or for when I'm feeling more adventurous with my make up.

However, when I applied it to my lips my reaction was totally different -it's so bright, almost neon?!
I was a little disheartened as I was expecting this to be a more wearable shade like MUA had promised, but maybe it's just my skin tone that doesn't seem to match it.

I assure you I have not edited my pictures in any way, it really is that bright! I have tried to capture it in different light so you can really get a feel for the colour. Perhaps it would work better with tanned skin, but I really couldn't see this being something I would wear everyday.

The first time I applied this shade I felt it was a little patchy, so I took it off (which was not easy, so MUA have kept the great, long lasting formula - yeyy!), exfoliated and dried my lips and applied again, and it swept on perfectly.

Ultimately, I am glad that I have had the chance to try this out and I really cant wait to try the other 3 shades, but I don't think that 'Serene' is a shade that I will be wearing everyday :'(

For now, you can explore the previous Lip Velvet Collection here!

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