September 4, 2014

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick is one of several new lipstick formulas that’s available exclusively at CVS and CVS.com this Fall with the new MUA Makeup Academy Collection.

Yes, it is indeed the MUA brand you know and love from the UK! However, this collection was created exclusively for the US release at CVS so many of the products you’ll be seeing are new and haven’t been available from the UK line.

Let’s take a look at the MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick.

One of the first things to take note of regarding the MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick is the price. Considering most MUA lip options in the UK are around $2-$3 you’ll find that the $9 price tag is a massive jump. Sad sigh. I wish the line was affordable as it is in the UK but you have to take into consideration that we have to pay airmail shipping anyway so in the end the $9 price tag isn’t too bad!

I hope CVS decides to run some sales on the line as it’ll make these more affordable in the end. You also have to keep in mine that the Nuance Lipstick line from Salma Hayek run around $9.99 each as well and these are on the same caliber of formula as those.

These come in a lighter black plastic tube and weight in at 0.1 oz each. The packaging features an exact color replicate swatch on the in a clear window on the top portion of the tube so you can “see” what the shade looks like prior to a purchase (as they are sealed). Typically this style packaging isn’t helpful to me as the swatches are slightly off but MUA seems to have gotten the swatch perfect as the color in the tube is spot for the one featured on the top.

MUA Intense Lipstick

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick (Magenta)

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick swatches

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick Swatches (Magenta)

The formula is quite heavenly. This is a smooth, soft creamy texture with a slightly slick fill and full opaque color on a single application. I find the texture applies easily without tugging and it lays evenly on my lips without accentuating drier areas or my natural lip line. I find the finish a bit of a hybrid as it’s satiny yet slightly glossy as well with a lighter, comfortable texture that doesn’t dry my lips out or migrate, feather around them. It wears for around five hours and during that time color remains very fresh and vibrant!

MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick fotd

Overall, MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick is quite a nice formula! Pigmented lipsticks are typically quite heavy but this formula manages to deliver gorgeous, intense color in a lighter, easy to wear formula that gives lips gorgeous, slightly glossy color.

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MUA Makeup Academy Color Intense Lipstick and the entire MUA Makeup Academy Collection is available now at CVS and CVS.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      yes jules, it’s a mac-like vanilla taste and flavor which isn’t too subtle!

  • Fancie

    Love the color you picked! It’s so cute on you lol. I was wondering if the formula was worth trying and it seems pretty nice so far. Idk about the $9 price tag though. I think I’ll wait to see if there’s a sale too lol

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks chica πŸ˜€ It is indeed! I bet they’ll have a sale though!

  • Angelina

    Such great lip colors I’m discovering here today ! This color : WOW ! Looks great on you too !