Dec 6, 2013
Unboxing/Review: Muy Linda Collection Lipstick In Mula
After my awesome introduction to unusual lipstick shades with Impulse Cosmetics navy blue called Smoking Gun, I have been on the hunt for more indie brands that make weird colours. My search brought me to the Muy Linda Collection page on Etsy where they have some fabulous looking colours. After a little research I found they also have their own website, but Etsy already had all my information saved, so it was just quicker for me to order that way. The lipsticks cost $6.55 on their Etsy store and shipping is extremely reasonable, even to Canada. I decided to order only one lipstick to test out the quality, since there weren't a lot of reviews. The colour I picked is Mula, a "Creamy green lipstick".
I ordered this on November 24 and it arrived yesterday, only a week and a half later. That seems pretty quick to me! It came in a bubble mailer and when I opened it I found this:
There was no note or anything just this little cardboard thing and inside it was the lipstick. I can't really fault it for not having fun packaging when it came so darn quick though. The packaging of the actual lipstick is not bad. It feels thick and sturdy and looks really nice, but when twisting up the lipstick it somehow feels cheap and like it isn't quite working right. Regardless of that it still looks cute and it houses an amazing product!
The colour of this lipstick honestly doesn't look anything like the green in the picture when I ordered it. This lipstick has a much yellower undertone than the photo which shows a definite blue undertone. I am a bit disappointed, but I am still impressed with this bright green. I feel like an evil witch instantly when I put it on! The formula is also very creamy and opaque. Once it dries down it has an almost matte finish but if you look very closely it is filled with little glitter particles in various shades of green. I don't know how I feel about the glitter, but so far, it isn't very noticeable. They do remain on the lips after the lipstick has worn off, which isn't the best. Here is a swatch of it on my hand with and without flash:
The formula on this stuff is very interesting. It starts off very smooth and creamy. It dries down to a less creamy consistency after a little while and after that it seems to transfer very little. When it dries down though, it does make any lip imperfections way more noticeable. Exfoliated lips shouldn't have a problem with this. This does give this a pretty darn good wear time, from what I can tell. I haven't worn it a full day so I can't be sure. It did live through a meal of oily pasta pretty well though. Here is what it looks like on my face:
Please excuse my ridiculous purple robe. I was getting ready for work and hadn't picked my clothes out yet! No I didn't wear this to work. I am thinking I might tomorrow though. We are having a sale and I will be forced to wear a ridiculous Santa Claus hat, so why not wear green lipstick? The lipstick actually looks more flattering on than I was expecting. I mean I still look like I am diseased, but it's like sexy scurvy!
Overall I think I like this lipstick. It isn't as moisturizing as others, but it doesn't really dry my lips out too much either. The colour is not something I think I can wear on its own though. If it had been more like the picture it might have worked, but the yellow tone in it can make you look a bit sick. This will probably work well paired with the right eyes and cheeks, but it definitely doesn't work alone. I think this will look great in an ombre lip with Impulse Cosmetics' Maui Wowie lipstick too! I have a few on the way from Impulse Cosmetics right now that are more of a teal green that will probably be better for wearing alone, but until then I will play around with this one. So far I still prefer Impulse Cosmetics, but this is nice too. They have a collection of winter lipsticks that includes a silver, gold and bright white that I am tempted to get, now that I know I like the formula.
What do you think of the Muy Linda Collection lipsticks? Would you wear a green lip?