September 16, 2020

Etude House Muhly Romance Better Lips-Talk Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

I picked up one of the Etude House Better Lips-Talk Lipstick shades from the Muhly Romance Fall 2020 Collection! If you haven’t read it yet I already reviewed the Etude House Play Color Eyes Muhly Romance Palette as well that this lipstick pairs up quite nicely with!

Muhly Romance Better Lips-Talk Velvet are available in three shades. The shades are new (and the packaging) for Fall 2020 but the actual formula is available permanent from Etude House in a larger range of shades. I actually sort of wanted all three shades but at the time only one was in stock.

Etude House Muhly Romance Better Lips-Talk Lipstick come in limited edition packaging which is a rubberized barrel and an terracotta rose ombre shade that has rose gold accents and a magnetic closure. It’s a very pretty packaging that feels really Fall-like and matches the palette’s packaging perfectly.

I picked up the shade BR408 Sunset Picnic which is a rich burnt terracotta orange. It’s a gorgeous Fall foliage shade that has a bold color pay off or you can apply it lightly for a sheerer lip look. It’s matte in finish and has a velvety texture that glides onto lips easily with a powdery feel that wears surprisingly comfortable on my drier lips without being dry. The color doesn’t fall into my natural lip lines and has a nice, smooth finish. The texture is quite nice for a matte without any dragging or tugging during application and it wears for a solid five to six hours that leaves a slight stain behind as it fades. It has no fragrance nor flavor.

All in all, a beautiful shade and lipstick formula for Fall looks that pairs up beautifully with the palette that also launched in this collection.

This one gets a Muse Approval.

Do check them out before they disappear!

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Etude House Muhly Romance Better Lips-Talk launched in three limited edition shades for Fall 2020. The lipstick is not new but the three shades are and the packaging! This is a matte lipstick formula with a super easy glide formula that doesn’t tug or drag during application. It wears for a solid five to six hours with excellent pigmentation that’s bold and beautiful! It leaves a slight staining behind as it fades and has no flavor nor fragrance.


  • Applies with a smooth glide.
  • Looks smooth and flawless on lips with a non-drying matte formula.
  • Long-wearing.
  • Beautiful packaging!
  • No flavor nor fragrance!


  • Limited edition shade range makes it hard to not hoard your favorite!


Etude House Muhly Romance Better Lips-Talk is a great pick if you love a long-wearing comfortable matte formula!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Jujubes

    Out of stock on this lipstick too. I will have to try looking for it locally! Such a pretty collection, I want it all lol.

      • Jujubes

        I was looking at the Etude House website, the palette was sold out. I will have to buy it elsewhere as regular parcels from Asia will take months to get here in Canada because of the pandemic.

        • Isabella Muse

          Oh! I hate their site! The shipping sucks, cs is awful, I tend to buy from my fav ebay sellers!

          • Jujubes

            Thank goodness I just read your comment before I made the purchase at Etude House’s site! The palette is back in stock, I thought I’d come back to see what you said. I am going to buy it from ebay like you suggest. I noticed the other 9-pan palettes, I may pick up other shades too. These are made in Korea (as opposed to China for the Huda palettes) so I prefer that. You are a lifesaver!! I really miss your Korean and Japanese beauty reviews, I love their eyeshadows so much. šŸ™‚

          • Isabella Muse

            I have had crummy experiences with them šŸ™ Twice items broke and they don’t want to send a replacement šŸ™ It’s annoying. I boycotted them because they pissed me off so bad! Aww thanks <3! I try to fit in some K Beauty here and there! and J Beauty (which I've been really bad with lately). I'll start doing them again <3! it's always nice hearing someone enjoys them!

  • kjh

    Vowed Iā€™d never get another rubberized tube, after all the Nars barrels died before the product. Tempting, though. Great shade and tube design. Rubberized looks great, even if it has no shelf life.