Friday, 17 February 2012

MUA Lovehearts Lip Balm & Single Eyeshadow Review & EOTD.

MUA Lip Balm in 'Sweet Kiss' £2 for 10g
MUA Single Eyeshadow in Shade 30 £1 for 2g
(Available in Superdrug)

I'm not usually attracted to gimicky or girly packaging as I always want to concentrate on the product inside, but something about these lipbalms with Lovehearts designs on the lids made me really want one! I think they're really cute and fun, and will stand out at the bottom of a makeup bag/box, and with it being Valentines week a review of one of them seemed fitting! I bought the shade 'Sweet Kiss' because I'm like a magpie to pretty coral pinks, particularly when in such a sheer form such as lip balm. This lip balm has impressed me with it's quality for the price, the formula is really smooth and glides onto the lips well, it isn't sticky at all but is slippery on the lips with a faint vanilla scent that doesn't linger for long. It adds minimal colour, just a wash of pretty pink over the lips and I really like the outcome.
So far the only downside I can find is also with the packaging, it is what I call a 'dippy pot', I've always found them totally off putting. I absolutely despise Vaseline with a passion and as long as I can remember I've always cringed at the sight of people prodding their fingers around vaseline pots and smearing the stuff around their lips. It literally turns my stomach. We'll see if I can get to grips with this dippy pot and enjoy using this lip balm, or if it will be a short affair.

I love anything copper, metallic or gold, particularly when it comes to eye makeup, so I picked this up. Similarly to my first MUA eyeshadow (EOTD Here) this is a pearl finish thats strong pigmentation is a joy to use and work with. It has quite fine glitter particles in it which makes it a bit more sparkly and jazzy than some of the other pearl finishes. It blends very well and I experienced no fall out, which really surprised me actually. To me, the pay off and the finish on the eye looks more high end than high street, so again MUA have impressed me here and I'll continue to buy their eyeshadows. The packaging seems sturdy enough, and 2g of product is generous considering it's £1!

Below is a FOTD using these two new products so that you can see how I've worn them, let me know what you think.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyelid Primer
MUA Eyeshadow Shade 30 (all over lid and brought underneath)
M.A.C. Eyeshadow in 'Showstopper' (in crease and underneath)
Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown on the waterline
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara 

MUA Lip Balm in 'Sweet Kiss'

If you want to know any of the other products used on my FOTD then pop a comment below or tweet me @emilydimplesxo and I'll reply back to you straight away!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!


  1. I think the love heart balms are so cute, did you buy it in store or online? My local superdrug doesn't have them :( x

  2. great selection of make up here!
    twitter: @nyloncake

  3. Your make up is absolutely lush

  4. The eyeshadow looks lovely on you, & I love the colour of the lip balm, but the packaging puts me off!

    Catherine, XO.

  5. You really suit that eyeshadow, looks lovely with your hair colour :]

    I totally agree about vaseline, even the just the thought makes me gag.

  6. They both look super pretty! :)

  7. I love that eyeshadow! Suits you and your hair colour. Very pretty :)
    I saw those little MUA Balms in a magazine and im tempted to go out and get one when im next on my travels :) xx

  8. The lip balm looks gorgeous! Love your hair colour too! :) xxx

  9. you look gorgeous in that last photo! love your eye make up



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