Monday, 14 September 2015

Bargain Buys - Lipsticks♥

Every makeup brand does lipsticks, highend or drugstore, they're all out there and range from £1 upwards. Of course, we would all love to splurge every so often but really, who has enough money to buy a mac lipstick every month at £15.50 each? I've found some amazing bargain lipsticks cost less than £5. Interested? I bet you are!

MUA (Make Up Academy), a brand available from Superdrug. A lot of people tend to overlook this brand due to it's pricing (don't fear, I used to!) and don't look into it much. In fact, it's a great brand which offers extremely high quality for their prices. Seriously though, can we look at the packaging? It looks very sleek and in my opinion, quite professional! Best part of it? These beauties only cost £1, yes you read correctly, £1!

Left - Shade 2
Right - Shade 16 Nectar
You're probably thinking that they're only £1 so they're rubbish. Well, let me tell you, they are not at all. The colours look pigmented just looking at them. They are very, very creamy, which is a good thing as nobody likes dry lipsticks (well, at least I don't!) and being creamy means they glide on your lips easily. They're also comfortable on the lips, and are light to wear too - they don't feel heavy on the lips.

Some of the colours are dupes for high end lipsticks, and that's always an added bonus! There's a wide range of colours to choose from, so you can always buy a few as at £1 each, it won't break the bank! The finish of the lipsticks are quite glossy and the lasting power can last for a good few hours, depending whether or not you're eating or drinking. 

Personally, I would definitely pick these up as they aren't a disappointment, and for £1, you can't complain.

Ever tried these lipsticks? Will you be picking them up anytime soon?


120 comments:

  1. You've made me want to try more of their lipstick range now, I only have two and find them to be okay for the price as well - they are definitely creamy! I love the look of shade 16 Nectar xo

    Beth | PolishedCouture.wordpress.com

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    1. Haha oops! I'm planning on getting more soon too! x

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  2. Great post! I love finding cheap buys especially with make up! My budget can't include a lot of MAC

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    1. Thank you! So do I, it's amazing! Me either, I don't own any Mac x

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  3. Love the purpley shade. I really like MUA but I think seeing as everyones loving Makeup Rev they're getting a back seat! I loveeee their matte lipsticks though, they're so good x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I agree with your point, MUA aren't getting spoken about like it used to. As much as I like MUR, I do really like MUA x

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  4. I've never tried MUA but that coral lipstick is gorgeous! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  5. I'm always on the hunt for a new lip color and those shades look nice!

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  6. The purple lip color would be lovely for fall. Amazing price point, :)

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    1. I am loving it for autumn at the moment! x

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  7. I'm just getting into wearing lipstick, so I will definitley check out this brand for the fall! Thanks...

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  8. I already have an MUA lipstick in a bright red colour, but they seem to have updated their collection since I bought that. MUA are amazing for affordable but good quality products, similar to Makeup Revolution. They honestly outshine most of the more expensive drugstore brands. xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Their reds seem so luxurious! Yes people compare them to MUR a lot! Sometimes better quality too x

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  9. Very pretty! I bought some MUA palettes when I was in London. I live in the US so they don't sell those here, NYX is pretty similar brand. I wish they were offered in Walgreens or CVS here!
    Jenna from jennaredfield.com

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    1. Their palettes are great quality for the price. You could maybe ship them over! I've never tried NYX but I've heard a lot about the brand x

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  10. gorgeous coral-y shade, and such a bargain! it's mad you can buy pieces of makeup for £1!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Your usual expectation of makeup for £1 is that it's rubbish but it isn't! x

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  11. I LOVE MUA LIPSTICKS!

    It's so good how affordable they are and such great quality too!

    Lovely post!

    Francesca xx
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. These lippies may be inexpensive, but they do not look rubbish. The appear to be very creamy and moisturizing. You selected lovely shades as well.

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    1. They are indeed! Yes I love the shades x

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  13. Thanks for introducing me to the MUA brand! I love when inexpensive products turn out to be really amazing! www.littlemissfangirly.com

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  14. I love both of the shades you chose. CVS is selling MUA, but I'm not sure if it's the same brand as in the UK. I haven't tried the US MUA lipsticks yet. The packaging is black but slightly different from what you've showed

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    1. Maybe it's makeup revolution (MUR) but I'm not sure. You can get MUA off their online store x

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  15. Ooh, I love finding good deals on great quality makeup products! I'm definitely more of a drugstore beauty junkie but I haven't tried this brand before. They started carrying it at CVS so I'll have to try them out soon! Thanks for your review! :)

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    1. I love drugstore makeup as it's good bargain for money! x

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  16. Don't you just LOVE when an inexpensive brand or product turns out to be amazing??!! This post reminds me of my favorite Wet n Wild lipsticks, they're like under $3 and the color payoff is amazing.

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    1. Yes, it's fantastic! That's amazing! I don't think we get that brand in the UK x

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  17. I definitely used to think that "cheaper" lipsticks were bad quality but I was quickly taught otherwise! It is hard for me to spend lots of money on higher end products when there are always good less expensive dupes!

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    1. I used to always think they were sheer and rubbish but they're not at all! Love a good dupe x

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  18. My favorite drugstore brand for lipsticks is Milani. Have you tried? :)

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    1. Ooh are they? Afraid I've not but I want to! x

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  19. These colors are gorgeous! I am shocked that they are so inexpensive. You've inspired me to branch out and try some bargain brands.

    Best Wishes,
    Allison Jones
    www.livelifewellblog.com

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  20. Yes! Love these lipsticks! I love the vanilla scent and moisturizing formula. Definitely an underrated drugstore/high street find. I wear the color "Flesh" often and find it's a pretty similar shade to MAC's Patisserie or Syrup (depending on your skin tone). I have these all swatched on my blog here so you can really see the differences: http://bit.ly/1W3SHU4

    Steff @ http://brighterdarling.com

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    1. Yeah they do smell nice. I agree, nobody really does know about them! x

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  21. Shade 2 would be perfect for Autumn and is so affordable for only £1!

    Tayla | Daisychains16

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    1. Currently my go to lipstick for Autumn! x

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  22. I think I owned a couple of these a few years back and loved them! But they got pushed to one side then binned. My collection just got too big. Fab post.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Maybe you could grow your collection again by buying more! x

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  23. I had one of these a while ago and for the price point they are impressive great budget buy!

    www.MyBeautySleuth.com

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  24. I have never heard of this brand before! You can't beat inexpensive lipstick! Love those shades

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    1. You should look into the brand and try some products, especially the lipsticks x

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  25. These shades are super gorgeous! I love Shade 2 for the upcoming Fall season!

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  26. I'm such a sucker for drugstore lipstick! Thanks so much for sharing these! xoxox, Kayla www.lostgenygirl.com

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  27. I love a good deal on lipstick! Thanks for sharing this great deal!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

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  28. Thank you for sharing... lip color is always so hard for my to buy!

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    1. Always very hard to narrow it down to just one or two! x

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  29. You're right - price isn't everything. I often find myself borrowing my two daughter's "low end" lipsticks.

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    1. Sometimes they're better than highend lipsticks! x

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  30. I can't wear lipstick a lot because my lips get so dry. I love recommendations for bargain lipsticks so I'm not mad when I can only wear it occasionally.

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    1. I sometimes suffer dry lips and because these are creamy, they don't dry out your lips! x

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  31. Such nice colors! I've never seen this brand where I live, but it looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Maybe you should order them off their website! x

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  32. do they have these in the US?!?!? I've never seen them!

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  33. Nice shades! I love how you say "rubbish" so cute...I am Canadian, so we had some of the British lingo growing up, I live in the US now. Thanks for sharing! I have never seen these in the US either...

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    1. Aha! They're available at CVS (I saw on their website just there!) x

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  34. These are gorgeous and such bargain! Need to check them out!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Isn't the price just so incredible for the quality you're getting? You honestly do! x

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  35. I have never tried MUA but I would love to try the pink/mauve shade!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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    1. That colour is gorgeous and very appropriate for the upcoming A/W x

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  36. I'm not really into lipstick, but I would love to try these!

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    trulyyoursa.com

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    1. Maybe if you try these, then you'll like lipstick a little bit more! x

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  37. These look like a great bargain .I'll have to see if they carry this brand in a store near me. Otherwise, I'll check online too.

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    1. Yeah you'll definitely need to have a look! x

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  38. I love those shades! Too bad I don't think I can get these in the states.

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    1. I might be incorrect but apparently they're available at CVS? They're on their website anyway x

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    2. I will definitely look today to see if they're at CVS!

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  39. MUA is so underrated it does some great beauty products and although these lipstick colours would not suit my skin tone they would look great on you!
    http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

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    1. It is! It's got a lot of undiscovered beauty gems! Aw thanks x

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  40. I've tried a few MUA lipsticks in the past and have always really liked them - it's just a shame all the good shades sell out so quickly at my local Superdrug!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. I haven't tried their matte lipsticks but their original range are fantastic! It's the same for me! x

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  41. I love the shades and pigments considering their price. Definitely a good buy! :)

    cheonsadiana.wordpress.com

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  42. Can't argue with that price in fairness! Just as good in my opinion! X

    Vintage fun over on-
    hailandharmony.blogspot.ie
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  43. Definitely need to pick myself up some of these, the shades you have are gorgeous x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♡

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  44. Holy crap I can't believe these are only £1!! I need to get myself one in each colour!
    Thanks for sharing
    Lisa
    beautyspotl.com

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  45. I love these lipstick shades, a friend of mine bought one the other day and it looked really good on her! I think I'll be trying them soon too! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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  46. What a bargain! Insane! :) I must try out MUA - I have heard a number of bloggers raving about this brand. Need a trip to Superdrug asap :)
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Such a bargain! It's been quiet lately but their stuff is impressive x

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  47. I love MUA's nail polishes, they're such a bargain and great quality especially for the price! I've not tried their lipsticks but I'm tempted now :)

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

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    1. Majority of their products are incredible! Apparently their blushes are fantastic x

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  48. Ooh I've not tried either of these shades! MUA have some fab ones in their line, though it's a bit hit and miss it's great when you find a good one :) I love Shade 11 right now xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    1. I want to try more! I think most are great colours, just depends on your skintone and undertone! x

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  49. MUA is such a gd bargain brand! =) xx


    http://thebeautyprep.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. One of the best bargain brands available! x

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  50. I have never tried these but the shades are beautiful.

    Sempiternal Adventures

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    1. Hopefully you'll try them now after reading this! x

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  51. I love MUA lipsticks I wrote a post bout them too I love how affordable they are xo

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    1. They're affordable yet great quality x

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