MUA Makeup Academy Love Heart Lip Balm Review & Swatches

MUA Makeup Academy Love Heart Lipgloss

Love Heart Lip Balm is a cute little £2 potted lip balm slash lip gloss from British brand MUA Makeup Academy. Available in six shades each little pot is like a conversation heart for V-Day featuring cute little sayings on the cover like “Hot Lips” or “Sweet Kiss”.

Each pot ranges out at around $3 dollars and change but I got it far half off thanks to a recent Facebook Sale. Actually they have a great deal right now for 40% Off your total should you want to grab some goodies as they do ship to the US.

Let’s take a look at the Love Heart Lip Balm!

I dunno how many folks remember Lancome’s Juicy Gelee but these little gloss pots remind me of those. Each pot contains a whooping 10 g of product which makes these are rather excellent beauty budget pick even with shipping included.

MUA Makeup Academy Love Heart Lip Balm

Now…..the pot design is an obvious magnet for bacteria. I’m not particularly keen on dipping my finger into lip products for application. If you can get passed the flawed design you might just love the formula.

It’s actually a pigmented balm (Hot Lips is a bright pink which I’m wearing sheered out below. I had to sheer out as it was a bit TOO bright for me.) that gives lovely lasting color. Although they market it as a balm it’s more of a gloss formula as it has an emollient texture with a high shiny finish and a lightweight texture that hugs lips and gives them a pouty appearance. Wear time will vary depending how much you apply…too little seems to last decently well but too much seems to migrate around my lip line a fair bit which results in a shorter wear time. The lightweight texture is an absolute joy on my lips since it has a nice moisturizing feel during the wear and the gorgeous shine factor is a complete plus.

MUA Makeup Academy Love Heart Lip Balm Hot Lips

MUA Makeup Academy Love Heart Lip Balm Swatches

Overall, this is a cute little gloss pot well worth indulging in. The pot packaging is a bit on the meh side…a tube would be easier to travel with and less worrisome….if you can get passed the packaging you’re in for a treat as no one would even guess you paid $3 bucks for it as it has the quality of a much higher costing lip balm/gloss.

MUA Makeup Academy Love Heart Lip Balm FOTD

Loves it.

Try one.

Muse Approved.

Available at www.muastore.co.uk

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  • 12/12/12 18:33 crotchfairy:

    As a fellow sleek devotee, I have to ask how similar are they to pout polish lip conditioners?

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    • 12/13/12 10:15 the Muse:

      pout polish is dense, I don’t like it nearly as much as this, this is softer, more emollient :)

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  • 12/12/12 18:48 Angela:

    This reminds me of the MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner, which I absolutely love.

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  • 12/12/12 22:34 Cindy:

    Oh oh! This is adorable! I love conversation hearts I neeeed this <3

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  • 12/13/12 11:57 Blanca:

    I ordered a couple lipsticks and also received one of these balms the colors are nice and all but they just make my lips crack in the worst way and my lips don’t usually do that only when I use these lip products, but I did like the shadows from this company.

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    • 12/13/12 12:02 the Muse:

      oh so sorry and surprised to hear it blanca, I thought it was so glossy and moist :( but at the least you got shadows too, they are fabs ;D

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  • 12/13/12 13:56 Danielle:

    I was just looking at these!XD I thought they were cute too!

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  • 12/13/12 22:42 Iris:

    I’d get it for the adorable packaging and use it at home (with a lip brush) before going out.

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  • 12/14/12 0:03 Rebecca:

    Oh beautiful! Muse, you look stunning!

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  • 12/29/12 18:52 Mahsa:

    I adore everything about this product! I am currently obssessed with MUA and am waiting for the next FB offer :) xxx please swatch whatever MUA you get your hands on I love your swatches they are so helpful! Xxxx

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  • 4/20/14 18:04 Naokawaii:

    Lovely tone!! I want this lip balm but actually their prices are a lil bit expensive for me…

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