Review: MUA Lipsticks in Mulberry and Brick

MUA cosmetics are now being sold in the U.S, notably at CVS. I picked up two lippies during a sale.

Left to right: Brick and Mulberry.


Brick is a warm brick-red.

Mulberry is a brownish rosy pink.

Both are on the matte side with no shimmer.

In natural light:


In sunlight:



Both are decent when it comes to quality. They apply nicely and have a soft, underwhelming scent. They fade after about 3 hours. They can be a bit drying, but it’s not unbearable.

I really like Mulberry as a soft pink for my complexion. Brick is a great fall shade if you have warm tones in your complexion.

I will use these up, but I don’t know if I would repurchase Brick. The quality makes it decent to use, but it’s not a product I would rave about.

Since Mulberry is a shade I covet (it’s hard to find soft pinks for brown skin that don’t look too blue) I will try to make it work for me and perform better. I think I have a lip liner I could use with it.

Pros: Sold at CVS, not expensive, nice packaging, applies easily to lips, nice colors.
Cons; Doesn’t last too long, a little drying.

Grade: B


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Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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14 Responses to Review: MUA Lipsticks in Mulberry and Brick

  1. Swathi K says:

    ha ha I like Brick more. I wear those shades all year around. These are sold at double the price in India thats why I never bought them. The quality doesnot make up for it . Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Too bad they don’t last long. They’re very pretty! Especially Mulberry!

  3. I think Mulberry would be my favorite of the two.

  4. Himanshi Sharma says:

    Beautiful shades ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Such a shame that when you find a shade that works for you it lacks in quality. Have you tried the Dupe list at Temptalia to see if there is a similar one around that maybe is more convincing?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. Sangeeta says:

    Both the shades look so pretty.

  7. Anubhuti says:

    Loved the brick more…these are not very pigmented but does the justice to price..

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