MUA & Alexandra Burke: Lip Boom

MUA Lip Booms £3*

Well who would have thought… Alexandra Burke making lipsticks! 

Last week I went along to the launch of the new Lip Booms, created by MUA and Alexandra Burke. (For anyone who’s reading this outside of the UK, Alexandra Burke won the X-Factor in 2008).

The Lip Booms are a duo lip product with a matte lipstick on one end and a highlighting lip gloss on the other. You can either use the separate products on their own or use the lip gloss on top of the lipstick, in the centre of the lips for a 3d, fuller lip look. The 8 shades are named after Alexandra’s ‘famous’ catchphrases, including one all you X-Factor watchers will remember… ‘Ok.com’. The bottom of the lipstick twists off so you have yourself a little pot of lipstick… I can’t for the life of me figure out the point of this. If I ever find out, I’ll let you know! 

So what do I think? Well let’s start by saying, they’re £3, so my expectations weren’t that high and I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed if they weren’t amazing. The lipsticks are matte, so can be quite drying. I found 3 of them really nice; ‘OMG’, ‘Bring It’ and ‘Doin It’, but didn’t get on well with the others. The lip gloss really does create a 3D effect, but the texture is far too gritty. I wouldn’t recommend using it on it’s own and also, BEWARE… you won’t be able to get glitter off your face for at least 24 hours after using it. BIG mistake testing these out on a Sunday morning…

I’d recommend using these on a night out, when you can pile on the lip product, look great, but not necessarily care how your lips feel. They do look good and I think they achieve what they’re supposed to. 

The Lip Booms will be available from Superdrug from 9th May for £3. 

What do you think of these duo lip products? Is this something you’d be interested in trying? 

Lily xx

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