Is Cheap MUA Make Up Any Good?

Is Cheap MUA Make Up Any Good?

Soooooo….It’s been a while.

Sorry for the lack of posts (if any of you care) but I had a week away in sunny Cyprus and to be honest I just wanted to relax and get away from working and blogging – but I was obviously looking through social media as that’s just a given when you’re lying on a beach!

Before I went away I ordered some cheap MUA make up bits, just because I was curious to see if they were any good and live up to some of the cheaper brands out there.

I bought 4 items and the total came to just £11.50! Which is pretty insane. I bought a highlighter stick, a concealer wand, a velvet lip colour and a blusher/powder.

So here’s my thoughts on each product….

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer – Tranquility


I actually really like this product. Although it says it’s velvet, I’m not too sure how that’s meant to look, but I’d say it has a nice matt finish. The thing I really like about this lipstick is that it applies really well, it dries really quickly and it is not sticky AT ALL! It is actually one of the best consistencies I’ve tried in a liquid lipstick so I really rate it. Also the colour is a lovely dark pinky brown colour. I’d highly recommend this one and for £3 you can’t really go wrong!

MUA velvet lip lacquer

MUA Cover & Conceal Wand – Natural


So everyone (well a lot of people) raves about the collection liquid concealer which I must admit is a brilliant concealer and it’s a reasonable price of £4. With that in mind I though, okay this is £1.50  lets just give this a go, and I didn’t really have a high hopes if I’m honest.

Honestly… I was really hoping I’d found another little gem in this product. But it really is awful! It is so watery and when you apply it to your skin you can hardly see it. Although it’s really really cheap, it’s not worth your time or money at all. For all those collection lovers, stick with that one for now on ha!

MUA cover and conceal concealer

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder – Pink Shimmer


I am becoming a bit obsessed with buying highlighters and shimmers at the moment, and luckily enough you can pick up some good ones for a great price (If you want to check out a previous post on my highlighter review, find it here).

This one at £3.00 isn’t that bad, but I’d say it’s not that pigmented compared to the likes of the Primark highlight palette or the blushing hearts one. It does give a nice pinky shimmer and if you’re looking for a subtle glow then this may be worth a go as it is a nice subtle glow when applied on the top of your cheekbones.

MUA skin highlighting powder

MUA Luxe Highlight Shimmer Stick


I really like this product! The only other stick highlighter I have is the Benefit Watt’s Up one and that is pretty expensive for a highlighter. This one is a pretty decent dupe and leaves a nice bronze shimmer rather than a blush shimmer. It is much more pigmented than the powder one I mentioned above, and you only need one swipe to get a lot of product on your cheek, and I just use a blending sponge to blend it in!

MUA highlight shimmer stick

Out of all the bits I picked up from MUA, I’d say I like 2 out of 4. The highlight stick and the liquid lipstick are two great products and for that price they’re a must to try!

These are the first make up items I’ve bought from MUA and I am happy to try a few more seeing as the price isn’t too bad at all!

Have you tried any MUA products? What are your favourite cheap makeup brands?

Rebecca x



  1. 6th July 2017 / 00:58

    I have been pretty happy with Loreal and not happy with Maybelline.

  2. 5th July 2017 / 22:50

    I don’t know why but MUA it’s not a brand that attracts me, I never seem to have interest in buying their products :/

  3. Louise
    5th July 2017 / 21:36

    I have the powder highlighter was one of my first highlighters, love your post 🙂 xx

  4. 5th July 2017 / 21:06

    I love the velvet lip lacquers too, they’re such a bargain and they do exactly what they’re supposed too with the added bonus of fairly pretty packaging. Love them!

  5. 5th July 2017 / 20:53

    I love the MUA highlighters, such a good affordable brand! I want to try more products, and this has gave me a good list!x

  6. 5th July 2017 / 20:44

    the undress your skin highlighter looks amazing. I’ve only heard good things.
    panda xo |

  7. 5th July 2017 / 14:11

    I love the sound and look of that lipstick, for £3 I think I might have to try it! I’ve never tried anything from MUA before so I might have to try a few bits! I love your photos in this post!

    Ellie x

    • Rebecca
      5th July 2017 / 20:29

      Ellie, you need to give it a go, I think you’d love it! This was my first go at MUA, and to be honest after using the top later of the powder highlight I am in LOVE now! x

  8. 4th July 2017 / 19:42

    This was such a great post! I saw a tease of the photos on Instagram earlier so I darted over! I love the lipstick, it looks amazing?! And it is cheaper than the NYX Lingerie ones so I’ll have to check them out! xxx

    • Rebecca
      5th July 2017 / 20:28

      Thank you funny! Yeah it’s cheaper than NYX and actually really good, I’m loving the lipstick. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  9. 4th July 2017 / 13:10

    I think I’ve heard that you need to scrape off the top layer of the highlighter to get the full pigment. I have one as well, but in a different shade and it’s super nice and a very bright highlight. I’m curious to try the stick one as well! x Nikita

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    • Rebecca
      4th July 2017 / 14:28

      Ohhhh really! Thank you for that, I will give that a try, it is so pretty though. The stick is so good! x

    • Rebecca
      4th July 2017 / 14:29

      They are brill! x

  10. helenevlacho
    3rd July 2017 / 23:04

    What a pity you liked only the 2 of 4 products. I found MUA when i received a palette in a beauty box a few months ago and i wanted to check out the brand a little bit more. The palette was really wonderful so i bought another one and a few more things as the luxe brow sculpting gel which i totally loved. They are so affordable in the end.

    • Rebecca
      4th July 2017 / 14:30

      The other two products aren’t bad (well the concealer is rubbish) but the two I mentioned were by fave, but I do want to try their palettes! I’m pretty impressed so far 🙂 x

  11. 3rd July 2017 / 22:34

    I love the look of the liquid lipstick, gorgeous shade! I’ve not got much from MUA but I recently tried one of their Sheen Lipbalms for like £2 and that is lovely! I think it’s hit and miss with cheaper brands, can find some real gems sometimes but some just don’t compare to more expensive brands x

    Tiffany x

    • Rebecca
      4th July 2017 / 14:31

      Yeah I agree, I just wanted to try some of their products out as they were so cheap and sometimes you do find such a good bargain! The liquid lipsticks are so good! Love how they apply 🙂 x

  12. 3rd July 2017 / 20:58

    Great post…I was jealous as soon as I read about a week away!!!! I haven’t used any MUA products so I can’t comment on those but I find cheap nail polishes are good! 😋

    • Rebecca
      4th July 2017 / 14:32

      Aha, I’m the same, intrigued about weeks away! Ah it’s worth a try, some of their products are great 🙂 x

  13. Edie
    3rd July 2017 / 20:07

    Mua Elysium palette is incredible! It’s so pigmented!

    • Rebecca
      4th July 2017 / 14:33

      oooh, need to give this a try, thank you!

  14. soph
    3rd July 2017 / 19:08

    I find mua a bit hit and miss.. I’m glad you’ve found products that work for you though, x

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