Last week saw the release of yet another new product from MUA... In the form of these Power Pout's. As soon as I saw them available to buy on-line I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. I mentioned them in a preview post the other day that I'd bought the whole collection. They arrived very quickly in the post yesterday, and I just managed to squeeze in some photographs after work while it was still light, to bring you my review with swatches as promised...
"Available in six rich bold shades from chic nude ‘Rendez Vous’ to deep rich raspberry ‘Broken Hearted’, our new colour intense lip tints will ensure your lips will look good enough to kiss!"
The collection contains 6 shades from deep berry to hot pinks to nudes, which ensure there is a colour to suit everyone! They have been referred to as the budget alternative to the Clinique Chubby Sticks and Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. They have the same concept as in they are a moisturising lip treatment to provide relief from dry and cracked lips whilst also providing a glossy hint of colour, similar to a lip gloss but without the stickiness.
The packaging is almost identical to that of the above mentioned alternatives, being that the main body and lid of the stick is coloured the same as the balm itself and there is a chrome section at the base. They look ever so pretty all lined up together, don't they?
The applicator is a handy "crayon" shape, which makes easy work of lining and filling in the lips to give a neat, bold finish. The balm is retractable to release more product as you wear it down by using the chrome twist mechanism at the bottom of the tube.
Upon application I noticed that they do have a slight Minty scent, akin to that of the Revlon Balm Stains, but not as strong. Also a few seconds after, I felt a tingling sensation on my lips, it wasn't too intense, just... nice :) I know some people aren't keen or are too sensitive to this but I just took it as a sign that the treatment was working on my lips to infuse moisture.
The formula... To be honest with you, I really don't know how to describe it! It's kind of a solid jelly balm if that makes sense? It's lightweight, and non-sticky. Application is quick and easy. The colour transfers equally across the lips. They aren't too highly pigmented, they just provide a flush of colour, but this isn't to be expected from a balm formula anyway, right?
In terms of wear-time, I've worn "Broken Hearted" to work today, and even through drinking cups of tea/coffee and snacking this morning, it still lasted a good 3-4 hours before I felt the need to re-apply. Even at this point, the stain was still visible on my lips, but the smoothness/gloss effect had worn off. This easily competes with the lasting power of the Revlon Balm Stains, which lasts around the same amount of time.
Crazy In Love - Deep Berry Purple/Red.
Irreplaceable - Hot "Barbie" Pink.
Runway - Vibrant Red With Orange Undertone.
Broken Hearted - Raspberry Pink.
Rendezvous - Natural Beige/Nude.
Justify - Peachy Orange.
Overall I think these Power Pout's are an absolute steal at just £3 each, and are easily comparable to the higher end versions such as Revlon! They provide the same formula, finish and wear time at just a fraction of the price. As I say there is a shade to suit everyone, and most of them are wearable all year round. Definitely something to invest in.
Alternatively, they'll be available in Superdrug stores from 10th April.
Now, onto the bit that you were probably all reading for, the GIVE AWAY!
I chose the shade "Broken Hearted" to give away, I based this purely on the preview swatches from the MUA website, I thought it was such a wearable shade and would be suitable for everybody. So here goes...
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- Giveaway open to UK residents only (sorry).
- GOOD LUCK! :)
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