I’ve been raving about MUA for many many posts (about their BB cream, about their liquid liner, about their glitter crackle polishes, the nail polishes from their Love Hearts collaboration, etc). I absolutely love that brand! They are really right on trend with the products they are releasing on to the market, and they are doing it at the right price (let’s hope they are doing it ethically too!).
So naturally, with all my positive experience with MUA I was super excited to get their newest Out There Plumping Lipglosses from their Pro range, even though I’m not much of a fan for lip products (I have them, in plenty, but I just don’t wear them because they just wear off within minutes of leaving my house because of my smoking and then I just cant be bothered with reapplying it and all that jazz!). But hey, these are MUA lipglosses – they will be awesome, right?
WRONG! And I hate to say that. It really hurts me. Because I feel like I’m betraying myself. I love this brand. I really do. But I just can’t lie to you guys either – and my integrity and honesty to you is more important to me in this case..
The Out There Plumping Lipglosses come in gorgeous shades – I love the Sienna one they sent me with its orange/tangerine tint with the super tiny golden sparkles in them. Just purely beautiful. And they apply like a dream too – they are definitely not sticky, BUT whatever MUA put in them to make them supposedly have a plumping effect, it BLOODY BURNS!!! I couldn’t keep the lip glosses on for much longer than I had time to get the swatch shots done!
Most lip plumpers use some kind of menthol ingredient that make your lips tingle, but these actually really burn. And I have spoken to other bloggers and friends who have tried these – they all reported the same issue. They burn and proper hurt your lips. Even when you have removed the product with wipes, you can still feel a slight burn.
So yeah, they might only be £2 and come in gorgeous shades and I know us women are willing to go through pain to look beautiful what with our skyscraper heels and epilations, waxing, etc, but it’s a whole new level of pain when it’s on your lips! Stay away, people. Far far away from those Out There Plumping Lipglosses. Sorry MUA xxx