What can you get for £1?... not much! Readers in the UK will know that Superdrug have a bargain make up range exclusive to them available in their stores in the form of MUA. Most items are £1, including mascaras, lipsticks, eyeshadows and blushers.
At first I was a bit sceptical about what a lipstick priced at £1 could offer but I was pleasantly surprised with this. I bought shade 2, a bright blue toned fuchsia pink.
The packaging is pretty basic plastic but not totally unattractive, and it has a disc at the bottom of the tube which shows the colour for easy reference when it's floating around beside other black tubes of lipstick and you can't find what you are looking for! You can also pop this little bit off the bottom of the lipstick (see pic below)and it has a small amount of lipstick in the pot. Not exactly sure why this is but I guess it means there's always a bit extra after you have finished the tube!
Shade 2 is a bright fuchsia, the lipstick is highly pigmented and went onto the skin easily as I found thet formula to be quite soft.
Just to show how pigmented it is in the picture below I have swatched MAC's Impassioned lipstick (which is one of my favourites from MAC) on the right.
MUA (on the left) is ever so slightly more blueish in tone but I would say it's a pretty good dupe for the MAC lipstick at a fraction of the price! What do you guys think?
There are plenty more shades in the range to choose from and for £1, I would say it's a pretty decent bargain. I plan on stocking up on some more MUA products in the future. It's certainly one good inexpensive way of trying out colours you may not have usually. Go on, be brave with one of the bright shades for the price of less than most magazines! The MUA range is available in Superdrug and online here
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