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MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13 Review

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MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13 Review

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MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13 Review

Let us talk about a red lipstick on occasion of weekend 😛 I am sure everyone must be super excited, and must have huge plans. The shopping season is almost ending, so go out there and grab as many deals as you can. Coming back to the topic, I am going to talk about this gorgeous lipstick from MUA Makeup Academy London. It is a lovely bright red shade.

Claims for MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick

Girls, there is nothing better than lipstick. Apart from maybe lipstick that costs just £1! Ok definitely lipstick that costs just £1. Don’t say we’re not good to you. Our amazing lipsticks come in 16 shades from red to pink and nude and are packed full of pigmentation. With just one swipe you’ll have fantastic colour pay off resulting in gorgeous lips! Why not pick a shade you’ve not tried before and get a new look? It is just £1 after all…did we already mention that?


These are priced at £1 for 3.8g which is approximately Rs 100/- when converted to Indian currency. However, if you search online, these are available from Rs 500/- to Rs 700/- on Indian online shopping portals. Now good thing is, MUA does have international shipping available, so I would advice you guys to place an order directly on their website in case you are planning to buy multiple MUA products.


Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Glycol Montanate, Synthetic Wax, Montan Cera, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate. May Contain +/- : [ CI 15850, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 77492, CI 45410, CI 19140, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide. ]

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In Detail MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13 Review and My Experience


The lipstick comes in a classic MUA packaging which is a black plastic body. There is a small pot of lipstick at the bottom which can be unscrewed. This serves the purpose of reference as well as can be used in case you want to apply the lipstick with a brush to line your lips first. This way, you don’t have to spoil the contour of the lipstick bullet by applying a brush over it.

Texture and Formula

The lipstick has a very soft and creamy texture. It glides on the lipstick very easily. It has a fairly moisturising formula however, I would advice my ladies to scrub the lips before application as this has a tendency to slightly settle into fine lines. Also, if over applied, it may show a little bleeding.

MUA Lipstick shade 13 and pigmentation

This particular shade is a very nice bright tomato red shade with slight orange undertones to it. Great for beginners who are just stepping into the world of red lipsticks. The lipstick has a moderate pigmentation. It does look like its giving a single swipe opaque coverage but with a single swipe, this wears off very quickly. So I apply some 2 to 3 swipes which gives me a lovely pigmentation and makes the lipstick last longer.

Staying Power

The staying power of this lipstick is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours after which it starts to fade. If the lips are dry, this fades with some patches. It does transfer quite a bit so with meals, the stay time would be even shorter. Upon fading, this leaves a little stain which can be well taken out by a decent makeup remover.

MBF Recommendations

This is a great lipstick for beginners. Also if you are looking for a short wear time. The best thing about this lipstick is the price which is super inexpensive (if only it were available in India at that price). Besides some shortcomings, I would say this is a gorgeous lipstick shade and would suit all skin tones. The shade lifts up and brightens the skin tone. It can be worn by ladies of all ages and I am pretty sure that this gorgeous shade will be loved by all equally.

PROs of MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13

1. Simple yet impressive packaging with a testing pot at the bottom.
2. Lovely tomato red shade with very slight orange undertones.
3. Creamy, soft texture with a moisturising formula.
4. Gives a glossy, moist finish.
5. Priced very economically by MUA.
6. Great red lipstick for beginners.

CONs of MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13

1. Shot stay time.
2. Transfers easily.
3. Settles in fine lines.
4. Priced at almost 5 to 7 times the actual cost in India. 🙁

More Photos and Swatches

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MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13 Review Shade swatch

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MUA Makeup Academy Lipstick Shade 13 Review Swatches Price India Astha MBF

MBF Advices

1. Scrubbing the lips before applying the lipstick gives an amazing finish and a longer wear time.
2. Line the lips with a brush using the pigment provided in the pot before applying, it would give better results.
3. Keep the lipstick in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight because this might melt because of its creamy formula.

MBF Rating


(Lovely product at the most economical price 🙂 )

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • M Fatima August 22, 2015, 11:25 am

    You are so pretty like a cute doll

  • Nisha August 22, 2015, 11:30 am

    I live in the UK and these are one of the most loved budget friendly lipsticks here. During sale season you can get them at 0.5 gbp easily thats half the price. PS. I love your blog and never miss a single post. Your pictures and your reviews are better than most others. Also God made you very beautiful and that red lipstick just adds so much glam to your personality. God Bless 🙂

  • Mariyam August 22, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Such a pretty and luscious red color. I would get it directly from its international online site and thisnwas a good piece of advice!

  • Tarannum August 23, 2015, 9:34 pm

    I am so much in love with your pretty pictures and lipstick reviews and you hair is so nice yaar…what shampoo and conditioner do you use?? Please reply….

  • Sangeeta August 24, 2015, 11:53 am

    The shade looks very pretty on you. Sometimes MUA has free international shipping. Try picking up the products then. It doesn’t come often though.

  • Manisha August 24, 2015, 9:36 pm

    ur hair soooo nice Astha!!!! and ur veryyy beautiful too!!!! i am thinking of putting redlipstick for rakhi festival thankuuu

  • swati August 24, 2015, 10:32 pm

    I have a ton of these lipsticks but I somehow missed this color….the color is absolutely stunning and I loved the way it looks on you 🙂

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