MUA Nail Varnish Swatches

16 Feb

Waaaah Worst Blogger Award. I’m full of excuses lately, but the simple fact is I just can’t find time. I paint my nails at night, wake up and leave before the morning light is good enough for photos, then my nails get all mashed and chipped by the end of the work day. It’s exhausting! Soooo, Worst Blogger Award.

About 2 weeks ago (woops) I posted some teaser photos of upcoming hauls. Here’s the first! I placed a MUA order when they were having their massive sale, and yeah. Stuff arrived!

mua02I accidentally left out my Great Lips lip balm in this photo and my BB cream, but pretend you see them… Anyway, that’s a concealer, eyeliner, mascara, 2 eyeshadow palettes, 6 lipsticks, 4 polishes, and an invisible lip balm and BB cream. All for about $30 NZD. Woooo! Best sale evaaah.

While I am by absolutely no means a true beauty blogger, I thought I’d attempt some lipsticks swatches on my hand. I’m sorry XD

mua11L-R: Shade 3, Shade 5, Shade 7, Shade 14 Bare, Shade 15 Juicy, and Shade 16 Nectar

mua12L-R: Shade 3, Shade 5, Shade 7, Shade 14 Bare, Shade 15 Juicy, and Shade 16 Nectar

Anyway, enough of that terrible-ness. Onto the polish!

mua01L-R: Amaretto Crush, Shade 13, Shade 21, Stormy Skies.

I think it’s weird how some are named and some are not, but oh well. Onward!

mua03MUA Amaretto Crush, 2 coats

mua04MUA Amaretto Crush, 2 coats

mua07MUA Shade 13, 2 coats

mua08MUA Shade 13, 2 coats

mua06MUA Shade 21, 2 coats

mua05MUA Shade 21, 2 coats

mua09MUA Stormy Skies, 2 coats

mua10MUA Stormy Skies, 2 coats

Aaaand  that’s all the MUA polish I have for now. I’m waiting on another package from them that I ordered with MaSu, but it sadly hasn’t arrived yet (hmph).

Things I like:

  • Fairly well-pigmented, 2 coats is sufficient for full coverage in person.
  • Price! Only £1, which converts to about $1.80 NZD.
  • Formula was easy to work with.
  • Looooove the colours!

Things that could be worked on:

  • Tiny bottles by my standards (6.2mL).
  • Weirdly stiff brush meant I had to be careful with application – you can see where I’ve messed up.
  • Only some shades have names… This bothers me >_<

All in all I’m pretty happy with these, and I’d buy more! If you’re buying from MUA and you spot a colour you like, don’t hesitate to pick it up. You can’t really go wrong with such a great price.

If you’re curious about the rest of the stuff in the haul, feel free to ask because I probably won’t end up posting about it. I’m pretty happy with all the stuff I picked out, I chose the concealer and BB cream well and the eyeshadows are amazing. No complaints here!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some Paris Sparkles lovin’ so see you then!

-Del xx

 

 

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5 Responses to “MUA Nail Varnish Swatches”

  1. everysensory February 17, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Cute! What, no LIPS?! 😀

    • Delindel February 17, 2013 at 8:15 am #

      Haha heck no! I don’t have sexy lips like Teigan >_<

  2. vonimoller February 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    1. I like shade 21 and stormy skies. They actually are all pretty to be honest.
    2. It makes no sense to name some of the polishes and not the others???? Perhaps the creative team were fired. I’d name shade 21 neutral perfection and shade 13 pixie or emerald forest.
    3. I’m not a lipstick person but shade 3 I really like. It stands out to me even though I never wear lipstick. Just looks cute and sassy.
    4. I am loooooving the neutral eye compacts!!! And you got such a lot for actually quite cheap! Super bargain!!!

    • Delindel February 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      Yeah I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to lipstick but Teigan has been convincing me to get a bit more adventurous. I figured these would be a good place to start, since they’re so affordable 😀

  3. Reetta N January 27, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    I’m glad I found a better swatch of the Amaretto Crush, the one on the MUA website looked completely different! But it looks really pretty on your nails 🙂 How do you like the lipsticks?

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