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Beauty | MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquer (Dupe Alert!)

I wasn't all too excited about the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers when they were first released at the end of 2013 until I caught the hype about the Lime Crime The Clueless Witch Collection released earlier this year featuring Wicked (deep red), Black Velvet (black) and Salem (brown) inspired by American Horror Story: Coven:

a) I freaking love that show
b) whoever has the pleasure of working in wardrobe in season 3 is an absolute fashion god
c) I was not prepared to fork out the fee to have them shipped over from the US like I did with my beloved Poisonberry

So I got to googling for Matte Lipstick dupes when I found this little gem of a Youtube video featuring MUA's Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers - a dead ringer for the Lime Crime Velvetines - in the shade Reckless (deep red) and Kooky (purple) and with a cheeky bit of mixing they were turned into a shade not unlike Wicked. Ten minutes later they were in my basket at Superdrug.

I was pleasantly surprised of the opaqueness of the shades though they can be a little drying or look a little thick if you go OTT. Finding the shade Kooky was a total plus because right now I love nothing more than a violet lip - I only wish it came in black too!

What are your thoughts on matte lips? Love 'em or hate 'em?

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