I was in my local Superdrug (it's literally less than 5 minutes walk from my front door, this can't be a good thing!) and thought I'd have a nosey at the MUA section. I'm usually quite disappointed, there's never any palettes and everything else is just a pic'n'mix, if you actually manage to find what you went in for it's a miracle!
I didn't have anything in mind but when I saw the matte lipstick range I knew I had to give it a go! I've only ever tried a matte lipstick once so I didn't really have much to compare it to. I've heard they can be quite drying though so I was prepared for that. I liked that they put the matte range in white bullets as they stand out a bit more from the regular range
I went for the shade Wild Berry, giving the red a miss for once! I thought it would go on a deep plum solid shade, be matte and be beautiful. Disappointment was my friend today though as it was nothing like I was expecting. It goes on quite sheer and although you can build up the colour, I often find that the more I try to, the more it takes colour off! It doesn't really come out a deep plum colour either which I was most disappointed in.
The one thing I will give this lipstick is that it isn't drying in the slightest! It feels so soft on my lips and when I purse them together they glide rather than not budging. This kind of redeems it for me as although it's not the shade I was expecting if I do want to have a matte lip one day, I know I can come back to this and not have to faff about with lip balms or glosses thus negating the matte effect.
There are four more shades in the matte line and I think I will be picking them all up to try them out. I'm especially looking forward to trying Scarlett Siren although after my disappointment with this shade I'll try not to have too high hopes. The other three shades (Totally Nude, Pouty Pink and Peachy Keen) aren't really shades I'd go for but as I've been saying this is the year to try the new! And knowing my luck those three will suit me better than the two I liked the best.
Have you tried the matte lipsticks from MUA? Or would you recommend another brand? Let me know below!