MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky

     The MUA Lip Bloom in Cheeky was part of my November Velvette bag. It is full sized and I’m quite surprised to see it in the bag. I haven’t used products from this brand as such – just a nail caviar and another lip bloom that I bought from a friend sometime back. I have heard a lot of good things about this brand. I always end up making a huge cart on their site but in the end don’t end up buying anything šŸ˜› Just a mental process I go through where I get the satisfaction of adding a huge load of stuff into a cart and then not putting any strain on my pocket šŸ˜€ But one of these days I’m gonna cave I’m sure about it and then go all out and pick all the stuff that I have been drooling over for so long. But for now lets take a look at this one…

What MUA Says About It

MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky

     “Created with Alexandra Burke by MUA!! Lipstick and highlighting gloss that creates fuller curvaceous lips for a dramatic illusion of volume.

There are 4 amazing ways to transform your lips and give them some Boom!
1. Lipstick alone for a matte look.
2. Lipstick with highlighter applied just to the centre of your lips to create a full volume illusion.
3. Lipstick with highlighter all over for a super-glossy look.
4. Highlighter alone for a sheer pearl finish.

There are 8 amazing shades in the range so grab yourself some BOOM!”

List of Ingredients
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky

     Aqua, Copernica Cerifera Cera, Cera Alba, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone Copolyol, PVP, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77510

Packing
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
     There are 2 products in this one tube like packing – lipstick and gloss. Made entirely of plastic this is over 3 inches tall and has the thickness of a lipstick. There is small transparent cap given in the bottom which shows the color of the lipstick and actually contains some product in it. You can just twist off the base and use it with a brush. The gloss comes with a standard doe foot applicator. Overall the look is decent and it does not either look cheap nor classy. You can easily carry it around in your purse but it might be a little cumbersome for a clutch. 
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
Texture
     The lipstick is supposed to be a matte texture but I didn’t find it as drying and think of it more as a semi-matte. It is as unforgiving as a matte lippy though and by that I mean that it emphasizes any dryness or patches that you may have on your lips so remember to exfoliate before applying. This went on a little streaky for me which I rectified by patting my finger on my lips (something I picked up from Jyoti of Everything that matters). The result was a smoother even finish to it. If you let it be for a minute and allow it to set it does not transfer then. I tried kissing the back of my hand and got nothing on it. But eating/drinking does mess it up and it comes away looking patchy. 
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
     The lipgloss…..oh my lord the lipgloss! I’m a self confessed glitter/shimmer addict but this was beyond me. It is full of chunky glitter pieces which feel gritty on the lips and you can make them out sticking at all angles on your lips. They don’t add any dimension at all except make you look like a bad impersonation of a disco ball šŸ˜› Not pretty at all! And so so irritating. Plus they get on everywhere when you try to remove them. Such a royal pain! What made them think that it was a good idea from any angle is beyond me. 
Pigmentation
      The lipstick is a very pale pink shade with a whitish tone to it. It washes me out completely and looks scary actually. Not a shade I would recommend on Indian skin tone. But it imparts full coverage. The lipgloss on its own is a very pretty shade of pink like a candy floss pink. It smells is so awesome and reminds me of NYX lipcreams – a lovely vanilla caramel that you just want to bite into. It is full of silver chunky glitter which is quite visible and looks very odd. The combination of the 2 does not lessen the whiteness of the the lipstick so for me it is unwearable. I would have never bought it. 
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
The second from top is just the lipstick, the one below that is just the gloss and the bottom one is the two combined
     Though I like the texture of the lipstick though I’m not found of matte lippies at all but this for some reason is comfortable to wear. But the lipgloss is a complete no-no. There is a price tag of Rs. 1050/- on it which is completely absurd. You can buy this product from the MUA website for 3 Pounds which is like Rs. 301/-. Even with shipping I’m sure it wont cost so much. And the product is not worth the tag one bit. 
MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
     Honestly I wanted to be neutral about this product but it was such a turn off that I couldn’t mince my words. MUA has a lot of great stuff in its basket but this was not one of them. If only the glitter was better this would have been a great product coz the lipstick has a great texture and the gloss smells oh so lovely! But sadly it misses the mark. Hope you guys like the review. See ya!

MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
I felt this needed a futuristic FOTD šŸ˜€

MUA Lip Bloom Cheeky
Would you purchase MUA Lip Bloom in Cheeky again? – I wouldn’t have bought it in the first place given the color. 
Would you recommend MUA Lip Bloom in Cheeky to your friend? – No!