MUA has added new and colorful shades to their MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer range. These six shades are named Tranquility, Zest, Vivacity, Moxie, Reckless and Kooky. I’ve never tried the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers before and since I’m a liquid lipstick hoarder, I was very excited to have received these shades for a review.
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers come in a plastic “velvet” matte transparent tube with a light gold top and black details. For some reason, I can’t find how much product there is in this tube. The bottom of the tube only shows the shade name. There is a barcode that you can peel off on the handle but it only has an ingredient list but doesn’t show the volume. I had to check the brands website to find out that there’s 3.5 grams of product but according to the Kruidvat website, it claims it has 6 mL of product which is impossible for it to weigh 3.5 grams. I have no idea which one is true but I personally think that the brand has the correct volume/weight so I assume it’s 3.5 gram (which would probably be about 3.5 mL). When opening the tube, it reveals a regular doe foot applicator.
Here are swatches of the new MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers shades from left to right: Tranquility, Zest, Vivacity, Moxie, Reckless and Cookie. It takes about five minutes for the liquid lipsticks to completely dry. Be careful and let the lipstick completely dry because when it’s still drying and gets sticky, it can transfer the product to the other half of the lip and it will become a patchy mess. When it dries though, it doesn’t go anywhere and is completely smudge and transfer proof. The scent of the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers is strong. It smells like lemonade syrup on crack. It is very strong when you hold it under your nose but it is ok during application and not noticeable after it has dried, just be careful if you’re sensitive to strong scents. All the shades have the same creamy formula but perform differently in pigmentation among other things, which I will explain in detail down below.
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Tranquility
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Tranquility is a Brown Nude with a Peachy undertone. The shade opaque and looks very matte and feels slightly chalky and grainy when I lick my lips. It also emphasizes wrinkles on my my lips. I’m personally not a fan of super wrinkly looking lips. I was a bit disappointed in this shade because of that but I really, REALLY love the shade itself. It makes me look tan and looks very flattering on me.
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Zest
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Zest is a Bright Coral shade. The shade looks is matte but doesn’t look chalky and has a slight shine, it does still feel grainy when I lick my lips. This shade is not completely opaque and slightly patchy but is still pigmented. This shade is so much fun and perfect for Summer.
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Vivacity
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Vivacity is a Bright Blue-toned Pink shade. The finish is comparable to Tranquility; opaque, matte and chalky looking but doesn’t emphasize wrinkles like Tranquility does. This is what I would call a typical Barbie-doll pink shade. It’s super girly and also a very fun and Summery shade.
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Moxie
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Moxie is a Raspberry shade. The finish is comparable to Zest. I have a weakness for shades like this one. I really love how it looks, timeless but with something extra. I think because it is more like a true raspberry shade, it’s a nice sophisticated shade for spring/summer. You often see shades like this during fall but they are slightly darker and reddish. I would wear a shade all year long though because it’s just gorgeous!
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless is a True Red shade. The finish is comparable to Zest and Moxie, matte with a light shine. This is a perfect classic red shade and I think everyone needs to have at least one good red lipstick in their stash and this is definitely a good one. It’s opaque and easy to apply.
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky is a Violet shade. The finish is comparable to Zest, Moxie and Reckless only being slightly patchy. I think this is the boldest shade of all the new ones, even though there are some bright ones in there, a lot of people are intimidated by shades like this one. I personally love it. It has a very blue undertone but I still think this looks very awesome and wearable.
I’m very pleased about the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers, especially looking at the affordable price. They feel super creamy, comfortable and hydrating when applying and also doesn’t feel drying on my lips when it has dried. The only thing that makes me a bit iffy is the grainy feeling. I didn’t mention wearing time just yet because I haven’t worn a lot of make-up lately. I only have worn the shade Zest for a day. I notice that it breaks down very quickly during a meal, so you definitely have to touch up or re-apply completely after a meal. The lipstick did stay on for the entire workday but I had to check frequently because I felt uncomfortable due to the grainy feeling and was afraid that the shade would crumble off (which happened with another brands formula) and would look horrible but thankfully, it didn’t crumble at all! I guess I just need to get used to the formula.
The MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers are available for €4,99 Euro at Kruidvat.nl and selected Kruidvat stores. This is the most affordable liquid lipstick that I’ve tried and think you should definitely check them out, because you don’t see a good liquid lipstick with a price like this very often.
My favorite shade is Moxie. Which is your favorite of these shades?
*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.