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Friday, 8 November 2013

Review: MUA x 1 Direction Kiss You Lipstick 'I Want'

I'm not especially a 1 Direction fan, so I wasn't particularly excited by their collaboration with MUA, until I saw that one of the lipsticks was named after their song 'I Want' - which just so happens to have been written for them by McFly! Consider me interested - this lipstick is now mine! 'I Want' is, apparently, assigned to band member Liam, so his signature adorns the inner tube; this means very little to me as I don't know which one is Liam, but there you go. This is making me feel old!
MUA 1 Direction Kiss You Lipstick 'I Want'
The packaging consists of a red base and black lid, both made from plastic, which in my opinion feels cheap and tacky - I really don't like it, although I do understand this is aimed at people a lot younger than myself. Even so, I don't think it would've made much difference to the target audience since they're buying it for 1 Direction, so I would've liked to see something a little nicer in terms of packaging. That aside, the packaging also contains a small "tester" pot at the base which allows you to see which colour you've picked up without removing the lid, and can be snapped out to give you extra product to use - I think this is a lovely touch to all of MUA's lipstick packaging. The bullet is decorated with "1D" on the tip and "XO" over the sides, which I think is a nice touch although it doesn't particularly appeal to me personally. The tip is quite angularly shaped which makes it easy to apply straight from the bullet with a good level of precision - always handy.
MUA Lipstick I Want Swatch
'I Want' is an orange toned red shade with a definite shimmer to it. It applies really smoothly to the lips and doesn't feel drying at all. Despite its creamy texture, I didn't find it to slide around on my lips at all, which was a pleasant surprise, and it actually survived eating better than I expected as well. The shimmery finish faded quite quickly but the colour itself stains the lips and so sticks around nicely for a good 2-3 hours, which I don't think is bad going for a product in this price range. It's quite a striking shade, especially with my pale skin, so I've worn it with minimal other make-up, but I think it suits me quite well.
MUA 1D Kiss You I Want FOTD
[Other products used: W7 Prime Magic Brightening Primer; W7 HD Foundation in 'Buff'; 
Collection Loose Powder in 'Barely There'; Collection Longer Lash Lengthening Mascara in 'Ultra Black']
MUA Kiss You Lipstick I Want Ingredients
[Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil,
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera, BHT, Paraffin,
Glycol Montanate, Synthetic Wax, Montan Cera, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol,
Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnama
(+/- CI 77499, CI 15850, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 42090, CI 19160)]
The ingredients, as you'd expect from an MUA lipstick, aren't particularly brilliant, including Paraffin, but no Parabens which again I was pleasantly surprised by.
MUA Kiss You Lipsticks are available from Superdrug, priced at £3 for 3.8g of product.
Have you bought any products from MUA's collaboration with 1 Direction? Are you a fan of the boys? Do you like the look of this lipstick?



  1. It's a stunning shade and the pattern is lovely but like you I'm reluctant to buy a make up product named after a male teeny bop band member ... Xx


  2. Gorgeous red! Stunning is right. Love that shade. I thing it is a great shade on you.

  3. I was torn between this and the Be Mine lipstick. I am definitely not a 1D fan so I didn't want to go buying loads of make up with their name plastered all over it. BUT I did want to try one of their lipsticks, as a big lippy fan, I was torn between this one and Be Mine.

    I went for Be Mine, but after seeing this I now think I need to add this to the collection too. It's such a pretty shade.

    Juyey xx

  4. The pigmentation in these lipsticks look fantastic but the 1D just makes it too cheesy for my collection but I really want to buy it for the colour range. It really suits you but I probably have to get a lighter shade not too confident for red lips.

  5. Wow it looks really pigmented, but I really can't stomach the whole 1D craze and these look so cheap :( I wish they packaging was a bit more subdued xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  6. This color looks good on you :)

    Pink Frenzy

  7. I don't really get the whole 1D hype, I think I'm getting old haha, but I can see how young girls would go crazy for these. This shade is actually really gorgeous and looks fabulous on your skintone!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  8. I'm a younger girl and even I don't understand the whole 1D craze. But the color does look gorgeous on you!

    Taylor // beauty-and-a-blogger.blogspot.com


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