REVIEW: Make Up Academy Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer

Hey guys! I’m back for another review, still lipstick huh? Well I will be reviewing some of my foundations and/or bb creams I have on my stash soon. I asked on my fanpage if some of you are interested, me making a review about them.

So okay, today is just another lipstick review. This one is very popular, I’ve been waiting for this new product from MUA last January 2014, I think? I ordered these babies for the past months, together with other MUA products, and other bloggers made a pre-order as well. Each tube costs, $5 each or 3 pounds. Very affordable! And yes, this is a dupe for Limecrime Velvetines, can’t imagine buying that product, gladly MUA made a dupe product. So yeah, I really don’t like, buying lipstick around ($13) 500+ pesos above, that’s why I haven’t tried any Mac lipsticks up to now, but hopefully when I get a nice job with higher pay lol!

Mua Luxe Velvet Lipstick
This is how it looks like, I really like the packaging of this product, oh yes, sorry I already removed the boxes, and these 2 photos above are taken long time ago. 🙂

Mua Luxe Velvet Lipstick Swatches_Funk_Reckless_Atomic
Swatches of the 3 shades I’ve got, they have 5 shades before, didn’t get the Kooky, and Criminal. Kooky is a plum color, which I’m dying to get now lol, why would I didn’t get that in the first place?! And Criminal is just the same color of Funk, but the lightest one. As of now, they’ve added 4 new shades, which are nude ones! Thinking of getting Halcyon or A Flush lol.

Make Up Academy Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Atomic
Make Up Academy (MUA) Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Atomic
This baby is an orange-y color, as you can see lol. They are really pigmented, just one dab from the tube and you can fill your whole lips.

Make Up Academy Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk
Make Up Academy (MUA) Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk
I already used this baby before when we went out to eat. It’s really beautiful!

Make Up Academy Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless
Make Up Academy (MUA) Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless
I was afraid to try red lipstick before because I’m afraid that I can’t pull it off. But I noticed that, I become more matured looking when wearing the red ones, what do you think? And oh, my boyfriend doesn’t like me wearing dark red lippies haha! But this one passed! 😛


  • Long lasting!
  • Great packaging
  • Very pigmented
  • No smell? I mean it does have a smell, but I think its not disturbing just a normal scent of a lipstick
  • Affordable! $5 each!
  • 8 shades available from Nude to Pink, Red – Plum


  • It transfer! Specially if you eat oily foods!
  • Doesn’t like the texture upon applying, it’s very thick!
  • When you apply lip balm, the lipstick transfer, when you smack your lips
  • Not available locally


Make Up Academy Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer FAIL
Here’s an example photo, I made an experiment since, I’m wondering why is it like that when I smack my lips the lipstick goes down to my lower lip lol. So, I tried not to apply a lip balm, and voila! The lipstick stays put on its place. So the tip is, this is not like the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams, that you have to apply lip balms first, so it won’t dry your lips. Well this MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer, doesn’t need that anymore, the finish is still the same.

So I think that’s it, if you think I missed anything on this review, kindly comment down below, so I can answer your questions about this product. 🙂 Don’t forget to rate this post!

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  • Reply Micmic September 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    To be honest, I haven’t really used mine. Siguro twice palang. I don’t know but I am having a hard time dealing with its texture once it dries. I love reckless on you tho. Very classy. 🙂

    • Reply Deann September 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Same here, used funk lang lagi. Yung reckless naman pag trip ko lang mag red lipstick, to be honest ginamit ko lang talaga for swatch! haha! For me naman, it takes a minute before talaga siya mag dry, but once nagdry na siya, okay na siya. Pero pag nagaapply ka naman make sure na mabilis lang kasi nga hindi maganda ung texture, unlike nung ibang lipstick especially SMLC, nagga-glide lang talaga sa lips, unlike eto, pahirapan haha!!

  • Reply Roch September 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I love orange and pink lipsticks now and these babies look really good! The Atomic looked best! So sad that it’s not available locally.

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) September 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I love all three of those colors. I want one of each 🙂

  • Reply Cyndie September 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I think I like the Reckless on you best. I like how the red compliments your skin tone.

  • Reply Grace | A Shutterbug's Lair September 19, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I love the colors!! They’re so pretty on you sis!!

  • Reply Franc Ramon September 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The colors look bolder than other lipstick brands. It’s nice that it works well on you.

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Franc!

  • Reply Kungphoo September 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Nice and bright colors! i will show them to my wife!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Rob!

  • Reply jo September 20, 2014 at 12:07 am

    What a great brand name. 🙂 I seldom wear makeups but I think it’ll be god to try this brand. Seeing you wear those colors make me think I can rock them too.. Btw, Reckless looks good on you.

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      I was afraid to try these kind of bold lipstick. But I can’t help, to try them!

  • Reply Candace September 20, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Haha you look so sad in that last picture! I love the colors but that would be a bad look in public with the top lip missing.


    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Yup, you should not apply any lip balm so this lipstick will stay on its place. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle de Guzman September 20, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Most no transfer lipsticks will transfer if you use regular lip balm or eat oily foods. Was this supposed to be immune to that?

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Not really, most of lipsticks transfer when you drink or eat oily foods! These matte lipsticks dries up your lips and it will look chalky on you, so other beauty bloggers, apply lip balms so they can moisturize their lips first before applying matte lippies. 🙂
      So that’s why I wonder why is it like that, I tried not to apply lip balm before applying this lipstick, and it doesn’t transfer to my bottom lips after smacking. 🙂

  • Reply Heather September 20, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Oh I really like the funk color! Nice review!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks Heather! They ship worldwide for only $12!

  • Reply Nolie September 20, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I don’t wear make up but thanks or sharing your opinions.

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Oh I hope a little color won’t hurt? 🙂 Thanks Nolie!

  • Reply Myrah - Coupon Mamacita September 20, 2014 at 7:37 am

    That is some intense color! I wouldn’t wear it, but you’re certainly rocking it! Super fun!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks Myrah! I would not use them in public! Haha! Maybe on a party, I guess?

  • Reply Bonnie @ wemake7 September 20, 2014 at 8:15 am

    What beautiful colors. Would love to try those.

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Bonnie they ship worldwide for just $12! 🙂 Sometimes they offer Free Shipping Worldwide, just stay tuned on their announcement!

  • Reply Tobei September 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

    OMG this lip lacquer will go great with my new eye liner!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Tobei, that should really work! Goodluck! 😀

  • Reply Karly September 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Those colors are lovely, but those cons are pretty big! All that transfer would equal a lot of wasted product, ugh!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Well most lippies do transfer when you eat! 😀

  • Reply Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO) September 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I have to say that I thought I would love Atomic but when I saw it on… nope. I really love Reckless. That looks lovely on you. Thanks for the review.

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out Margarita! My boyfriend doesn’t want me to wear red ones, but most of you who’ve comment, that Reckless shade fits my skin tone! I would check more red colors soon!

  • Reply Becka September 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    They have a nice bright color! 🙂 I like the orangy one

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Thanks Becka! They also have, nude and light pink ones! They are new!

  • Reply HilLesha September 21, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I mostly wear clear lipgloss, but these are such pretty colors!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      I don’t wear lipgloss, since I don’t have a great pink lips! Hehe!

  • Reply Mrs. Mashed Up September 21, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Wow, intense color! I really like the “reckless” one!! Love the experiment photo! lol

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      Haha Thanks! That’s what reviewers always do lol!

  • Reply Danielle September 21, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I love the color Funk on you. Its not good that it comes off!

    • Reply Deann September 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      Yup! Just don’t apply lip balms so it won’t transfer down to your lips when you smack it. XD

  • Reply FamiGami September 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I like the lighter and darker reds best. The lipstick really does look good on you!

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia September 21, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for sharing. I love the funk coloured lip lacquer.

  • Reply Sherri Jo September 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Hmmm, looks like they need to work on texture… but love the colors!

  • Reply Risa September 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    It looks like it’s very bright and vibrant! I like the dark red color on you. It stands out with your skin tone. Beautiful!

  • Reply Joanna Sormunen September 22, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Beautiful colors! so vibrant and strong! I think the Reckless looks best on you!

    • Reply Deann September 24, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Thanks Joanna! I think so too, that’s everyone saying! 🙂

  • Reply Amanda @ Adorkablii September 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I am not a fan of the Atomic color personally. However I like the other colors! I don’t think I would buy them though. I am not huge fan of lip glosses or lipsticks. I am normally just a chapstick kind of girl. =) Though I do like the other two colors! =D Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Reply Sheila Mae Monencillo September 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I like the funk one.Not too orange and not too red:)

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