MUA Power Pout Lip Crayons: Colour Intense Tint and Balm

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MUA Power Pouts: £3 each available from Superdrug Here

It's strange because sheer lipsticks (namely Revlon Lip Butters and similar sheer knockoffs) really don't excite me, but I'm obsessed with these jumbo lip balm/stain hybrid crayons. They might not be as glamorous as a traditional lipstick but they're easy to pull off, comfortable on the lips and can be reapplied throughout the day with ease- come on now, what's not to love? They're ideal to pop in your handbag for when you're out and about, as you can quickly swipe them on your lips in the same way as a balm with no messing around (maybe I'm insecure, but I feel stupidly vain sat in a public place peering into a little hand mirror reapplying lipstick!)

There are six shades in total available; I only picked up two because I really wasn't expecting to like them as much as I do, but you can bet I'll be grabbing the rest from the shelf like a woman posessed next time I'm in Superdrug. Irreplaceable is a medium bubblegum pink, as you might be able to tell by the less than perfect tip I've worn this a lot in the short time I've owned it. It's such an effortless shade; not too sheer, not too bright and goes with any other makeup you happen to have on your face. Runway is a pretty coral, the pink tones make it much more wearable than Revlon's Just Bitten orange-toned offering which I find hard to pull off (I was expecting to wear it with a bit of a tan this summer, but sadly I'm still as white as the day is long). I like the packaging MUA has gone with, as far as lip crayons go these look pretty good- I'm glad they didn't go with their basic cheap looking packaging and have instead spruced them up with a swirly font and tubes that match the colour of the product inside. As you can see by the swatches the pigmentation is great; you definitely get some colour payoff rather than just a boring old tinted lip balm, but it's not completely opaque and difficult to wear like some lipsticks can be. While they're not exactly hydrating and probably wont help existing dryness, they're still good for protecting the lips and preventing them from drying out throughout the day.

I never in a million years thought I'd prefer these to my beloved Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, but I think I do. The formulation makes them easier to apply, and although they're not quite as long lasting I like the glossier finish. Plus I also much prefer the shade range of the MUA Power Pouts, and think most of the colours are prettier and more wearable (they're only £3 too, so less than half the price of the Revlon ones!) You can find them in Superdrug or online here.

What's your favourite brand for lip crayons like this? I want try the Bourjois ones next!
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29 comments

  1. Wow, those are way more pigmented than I expected!! Those look awesome!! I especially love Runway! I'm obsessed with crayon lip colors!! Nice review! xo

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    1. Lip crayons are the best, I spend more time on my eyeshadow so love a quick and easy lip product! x

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  2. Both colors look fantastic - I can't decide which one I like more (Irreplaceable is the one I would usually go for but Runway looks amazing).

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    1. I love Runway, its so much more wearable than most orangey toned lip products :) x

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  3. You picked the two shades I've been wanting to try! For £3, they look great! Xx

    http://thebeautyfiend13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think they're the nicest of the six, although Broken Hearted also look amazing x

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  4. So pigmented! And such a bargain too! Must get some (:
    I'm loving Runway!

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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    1. Im really impressed with the pigmentation, they might not be as long lasting as balm stains as they're only tints but I love the finish and colours x

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  5. These sound brilliant! Cheap as chips, a lovely little bargain.

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    1. They're lovely, I definitely recommend if you can get your hands on them :) x

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  6. I love the Power Pouts from MUA too, I think I definitely prefer them to my Revlon one - they're a lot less drying on the lips I think! :) xxx

    Taylor Lou-xo | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I think I prefer them to the Revlon ones too, I never thought I'd say that because I've been obsessed with the Revlon ones ever since I tried them x

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  7. I love these, I have 4 shades now and I've even gotten my mum into them! I have a lot of respect for MUA, such good products for amazing value! x

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    1. I agree, you can't go wrong with their prices and the majority of products are amazing quality. I wish there would have been a brand like this around when I was a teenager, all I used to see was crappy brands like 'constance carroll' haha x

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  8. These look amazing! I was going to get a couple of these the last time I was doing shopping at Superdrug but didn't think they'd be even half as pigmented as what they are. I think I will next time though :) xx

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    1. I didn't expect the pigmentation to be so good either, but I've been so impressed- definitely check them out if you get change they're well worth the price! :) x

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    1. Lip crayons are my favourites, I love regular lipstick too but for day to day wear these are perfect! x

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  10. I've got Irreplaceable and love it. I think these lip stains/jumbo crayons/chubby sticks (whatever you want to call them ha!) are lots of fun x

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  11. I love the look of Runway. I'm addicted to MUA, I'm surprised I haven't seen these out before. Definitely have to give them a try!
    Love your blog! :D x

    Amzyinwonderland

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  12. Really wanna try these but ended up pretty skint after your Rimmel Lipsticks post
    Hopefully I can check them out soon :) xXx
    iRachxXx.blogspot.co.uk xXx

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  13. I only have one of these but I am in love with it! it is so easy to apply and gives a really bright pop of colour to change any outfit/makeup look :)Would definitely recommend! xxx

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  14. Those are so pretty and really pigmented. Amazing colors!

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  15. So pretty! I wanted these but they're £1 in Poundland by Chit Chat and they're SO pigmented!
    Primark do these for £1.50 too!

    Zofia xo
    (http://littlemisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk)

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  16. These colors look amazing! I wish MUA was sold where i live :(

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    Une Jolie Vie

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  17. I really need to try lip crayons. These might just be the perfect ones to start with.
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  18. Runway is a lovely shade, will definitely be trying these out!x

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  19. I'm recently obsessed with Revlon's Balm Stains, so I'll have to keep these in mind as well!

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  20. Ahhh, I've been wanting to try these for ages! We have some over here called Estee Lauder Chubby Sticks that everyone is going crazy about. They look great for summer. I'm excited. I've followed your blog - check out mine and stay in touch ;) xx Lola

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