Monday, 6 May 2013

MUA Power Pout Review

Monday, 6 May 2013
Honestly, I don't know why I bothered.
I already have a gorgeous Revlon Balm Stain, I don't need to try the MUA ones,
they're not going to come even close to Revlon - there's no competition.
Of course I'm right.
I also have the shade Crazy in Love, but I don't have it with me at the moment.
Rest assured, my findings are exactly the same.
(Blurry picture, sorry!)
I wanted to love these lip stain balm colour tint things.
I swear I did, but MUA seems to be just missing the mark a lot for me lately.

As you can see, the packaging is beautiful, similar to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable
Balm Stains and the Clinique Chubby Sticks - complete with the twist-up at the
bottom. Handily, the colour of the tube indicates the colour of the product, so finding your
favourite shade amongst the clutter of your make up bag is a doddle.

The application itself is glorious. The product slides on like a dream; there's no tugging, or pulling.
And my lips actually feel moisturised when I use it.
The colours are beautiful as well. Justify is a beautiful orange shade - pictured below -
so far this ticks a lot of positive boxes.
Until I try and wear it....

Once this has dried on your lips, there's no chance of reapplying as it's not just the
product that has dried, thee skin you applied it to has dried out as well.
There's no suppleness that I expected from a moisturising product, just dry.
And if you try and reapply, the moisture from the new layer is snapped up by tiny pieces
of dry skin, resulting in that weird kind of flaking where the skin is all rolled in the lip colour
leaving your lips bumpy and unattractive.

And, with talking and drinking and such, those yucky pieces of skin that you thought had gone,
have migrated to the corners of your mouth where they look crusty and disgusting.

I tried this with extra lip balm underneath, on top, without - I get the same results.
I tried using a lip scrub first, and not scrubbing - that makes no difference.
I just can't seem to get these to work for me. 

And the worst thing? They don't even stain!
As I said, I also own the darkest shade available and it leaves a barely-there mark on my skin.
At £3 each, I can't complain about the longevity too much, but at the end of the day
it's not even worth the gimmick.

Thanks for reading :)


  1. Oh noes! I've only read how amazing these are, thanks for pointing out that they are drying - my lips are pretty delicate at the moment so I don't want to go shoving anything on them to make them drier. :-)

    1. No problem sweetie, thanks for reading! I had really dry, cracked, peeling lips not too long ago and Carmex saved my life! I hope they get better :)

  2. I think I will give it a miss then and stick with my revlon one! Thanks for letting us know it's not worth. Great review:)
    A MakeupHabit

    1. Trust me, that's a good idea! The Revlon ones are obviously over twice the price of the MUA ones but you really get what you pay for! No problem sweetie, thanks for reading! :D


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