Saturday, March 24, 2012

Make Up Academy - Love Heart Lip Balms

One of the benefits of being a beauty blogger is meeting other bloggers from other countries that keep you "in the know" about great products that are not available here in the United States.  My partner in beauty, Grace ( sent me these great lip balms from Make Up Academy (MUA).

MUA partners with Love Hearts on this lip balm collection of 5 moisturizing shades in pots that are reminiscent of Valentine's Day Sweetheart candies.  Each pot offers 10g of product for the affordable price of 2 GBP or roughly $3.17 USD.  Of the 5 shades offered, I have three.

  • Sweet Kiss -- pale peach shade
  • Sugar Lips -- pale blue-pink shade
  • Great Lips -- nude shade

Here are pictures of each pot:

Here are swatches:

Top to Bottom: Great Lips, Sweet Kiss, Sugar Lips

The texture is not sticky and is very similar to MAC's Tinted Lip Conditioners at a fraction of the price and more product (6g, $15).

The other two shades, Kiss Me and Hot Lips are a nice coral shade and red shade, respectively.  I believe these are limited edition but I do hope that MUA adds them to their range on a permanent basis as I find myself reaching for these rather often.

Overall rating:  Booyah!

What are your thoughts on trying products from other countries?  What are your favorite "other country" brands?

Please look for future posts on MUA and other UK products.


  1. how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love trying out different brands! Another good budget brand from Germnay is Essence. Also Cathrice. And the products are simply awesome!!! =D

  3. @ Jessica Everyone comments at how cute they are.

    @ Zainab I have never tried Essence but have tried Catrice. I love their shadows.