Monday, 24 February 2014

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer - Atomic

When I first read about these MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers, I was intrigued.  MUA do great makeup at a really decent price and when I saw the colours available, I knew with Atomic, the shade swatched above, looked like a dupe for Limecrime's Suedeberry Velvetine.

I've not been lucky enough to try any of Limecrime's products but I love their packaging and brand identity. I especially love the look and finish of the Velvetine lip lacquers.  As an American product, shipping can be expensive for those living outside the continental US so to find something on our own shores that can fill the gap of the Velvetine until you can afford the real thing is great in my opinion.        

Atomic looks more red in the packaging but on the lips, it's more of an orange based coral, not a true red but almost there.  It is VERY bright but it really is a stunning colour.

In terms of application, it took me a while to get this on my lips without it looking like a four year old had done it but this could be more about my inability to apply liquid lip lacquers than the product.  It took a few minutes to dry and again, a few goes to get the coverage even but once it dried, I knew the colour wouldn't be moving from my lips any time soon. 

When it did come time to take this off, it stains so I'd recommend applying this first, before your base even so that if you make a monumental mistake applying the product like I did on occasion, it can be scrubbed off without wasting any other makeup product.

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer is £3 and is available on their website and in Superdrug.  What do you think of the liquid lip lacquer trend?  Let me know in the comments below and be sure to follow me on the sites below to keep up to date on all things Flails and Nails, until next time :-)



  1. Have you seen any lip laquers in a deep purple/black shade??? I find lipstick a chore but I love the look of dark lips!

  2. MUA do this shade in the same range which seems to be a dark purple - It's sold out on the website but check superdrug and they might have some left. Also, check out Rimmel Apocalips. I've the shade 'Eclipse' which is a dark berry but might not be dark enough for you.

    Funnily, Limecrime, the cosmetics company who do the Velvetine lip lacquers which these are basically a dupe for, are coming out with a new collection called 'The Clueless Witch' which are basically a dry blood reddy brown, burgundy and black. They're expensive and shipping might be a bit much but they are supposed to be amazeballs -


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