Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Makeup Academy Love Hearts Lip Balm Review (Hot Lips)


Hi, hi! How is everyone? 

I'm sharing a lip balm review today - it's a current favourite ^_^

A little while back, UK makeup brand Makeup Academy had this amazing 50% off, plus free shipping promotion and one of the things I bought was this Love Hearts lip balm. 

If the packaging looks somewhat familiar, well it's because this lip balm is the result of a collaboration between MUA and confectionery company Love Hearts - they make those cute little candies with the messages on them~



Hot Lips is a bright, raspberry pink in the pot. The formula is smooth and balmy, and reasonably pigmented - but definitely not as shockingly bright as it seems. It's also moisturising on my lips.


I found that the pigmentation is just strong enough to give my lips a nice, raspberry pink shine. It's actually a very natural looking lip balm on me, and makes my lips prettily pink and moist /juicy looking. 

It also looks like I have a little lip gloss on over the top too - the formula provides some glossy looking shine to lips, which I thought is quite pretty! And the good thing is, there's no stickiness to the lips like some lip glosses give. 


There is a faint scent of vanilla that is really nice, and I like that it's not too heavily scented.

Lasting power is so-so, you definitely must reapply after eating or every few hours. 

I really love the size of this - you get a generous 10g of product! And it only costs £2 normally - that's about $3 here (though I got if half price, so a total bargain!). 


I guess the only thing I'm not too fond of is the fact that since it's in a pot, it does require fingers to be dipped into the lip balm. It's not the most hygienic nor convenient, but then the packaging wouldn't be as cute?


Hot Lips was such a great buy, my only regret was not buying more of these Love Heart balms! I will be keeping an eye out for the next MUA promotion, lol. 

Lovelies, what lip product are you currently enjoying? 


24 comments:

  1. It's cute, but it is disappointing it's in a pot. But overall, it looks nice! The color doesn't look as bright, it's a pretty natural pink♥ great review!

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  2. This looks so cuuute! The color payoff looks quite nice for a balm too. =)
    I personally need to buy a new balm...Most of the ones I've been using aren't good enough for the cold weather up here. :(
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think the lipbalm has a nice cute
    packaging and the color is sweet!

    xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice shade on you! Wish we had those in the US =(

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  5. i love the color on your lips a lot! I love good deals too :))

    http://www.msjess.com

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  6. The shade looks beautiful!
    It's a shame that it's in a pot though. ;u; I don't like lip balms that come in pots. *A* Nevertheless, it looks like a nice color~ :'D

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  7. I like the shade! :D
    yumene.blogspot.com

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  8. The color looks really vibrant! Moisturizing is the most important attribute in my opinion, but a pop of color is always 293098 points up!

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  9. wow it is good pigmented!! I think I should include this on my next MUA order..:))

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  12. tulip, how are you finding all of these good deals? I need to know! xD
    I love that color. It's so pigmented and beautiful

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  13. I'm checking out MUA products to see what I would like to purchase. This sounds really good!

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  14. Cute! The colour looks great, and I'm a fan of the packaging!

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

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  15. i knew you had some kind of bargain superpower xD
    I always want to get newsletters, but then I'm afraid I could never stop shopping online ._.

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  16. it looks like a great product! Happy weekend :)


    xx


    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  17. love the color! reminds me of a mac lip conditioner product <3

    Joyce @carouselstreet.com

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  18. I'm a new fan of MUA! I'm so impressed with the quality, especially compared to their super low prices~

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  19. It's a pretty colour that makes lips look juicy ^^

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  20. It's a total steal - cute and functional~
    Thanks!

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  21. I'm a fan of the colour too ^^

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  22. Lol, yes that's the mess I'm in - too many tempting offers is dangerous for my bank account!

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  23. love it, love it!! I need this on my bag... TTuTT

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