mua heaven and earth palette
sleek pout paints pinkini, peachy keen, milkshake
starting with the mua palette, i must admit i was super dubious about this. i've tried a few of the £1 eyeshadows and despite everyone saying they're amazing i think they're crap. i think the fact this was the last one in my local superdrug is what convinced me to buy it.. (i don't understand my logic either) anyway so far so good. it's in no way comparable to the urban decay naked palette but it's alright. teamed with a primer they seem to last well, they're easy to blend together and there's little fall out. really can't complain for £4. actually yeah i can, there's no matte shades. BUMMER.
pinkini, milkshake, peachy keen
now i did get pretty excited when i heard about the sleek pout paints but i wasn't sure how practical they'd be. i did intend on just buying one but they're on offer 3 for 2 so i thought BUGGER IT and got 3. i spent ages trying to decide which colours to pick because luckily for me my local superdrug had all of them in stock.. i figured these colours would be most wearable without mixing because really.. who has the time or patience to mix new lip colours every morning? not me.
i've seen a lot of swatches and mixes on other blogs but none really of how they look on so i thought i'd spam you with my face because it's all well and good looking at the colours on someones arm but i think it makes a huge difference seeing how they actually look once applied. speaking of application i know most people who've reviewed these have said how vital it is to use a lip brush but i used my finger because i'm mega lazy and got on just fine. if you're careful and apply gently i see no need for a brush at all but personal preference and all that.
this is pinkini and my favourite. it reminds me of impassioned by mac but a little deeper. i wasn't expecting to like this as much as i do but it's WONDERFUL. even though this is the brightest colour i bought i've found it to be the most wearable. i've managed to wear this without applying lip balm and i don't know why, but it doesn't seem as drying to me. yeah, fave.
this is peachy keen and the one i was most excited about. i can't say i'm a massive fan of this colour on me to be honest. i think it might work best mixed with the white but like i said.. can't be bothered with the mixing. when i bought these i didn't intend to mix, i just wanted to wear the colours as they come. this one is also really unforgiving on the lips - shows up every tiny imperfection and thus requires balm or a little gloss even. the main thing i love about the pout paints is how the finish looks like a lipstick, so it doesn't really appeal to me to have to add a balm.
finally milkshake. i've applied this really lightly in the picture so it's more like a lip stain, as you can see from my swatch though it does (like all of the pout paints) have super pigment power and can be built up to that colour really easily. in fact it's harder to use these as a stain because you really do only need the tiniest amount for the full effect. milkshake was my last choice when picking which colours i want, and i'm so glad i got it. it's such a beautiful colour!
what do you think of the pout paints? any recommendations for the mua range? i've been bitterly disappointed by the single eyeshadows but maybe i'm picking the wrong ones!