Review- MUA Matte Eyeliner-  All Hail!

My review of MUAs Matte Liquid Eyeliner with photos and comparisons. 


I think I’ve found it. The eyeliner. I have a love/hate relationship with liquid liner. It looks great, my eyes look more open and awake. It lasts much better than other eye makeup products. The right liquid liner will not end up all smudged under your eyes, turning you into Gollum. I get nice comments when I wear it- “you look surprisingly well rested!” (I have a small baby who finds sleep a boring waste of time). Appearing well rested takes some considerable effort at the moment, I need all the help I can get.

On the other hand liquid liner is fiddly and time consuming. It makes me want to throw things! Most of the liners I’ve tried are either impossible to apply or come off too easily (losing a wing while you’re out and about is devastating!). I can’t get on with pens either- the colour always lacks punch.

I’ve done a post about liquid liner (Check it out) and L’Oreal Superliner came out tops. But I’m not wholeheartedly in love with it. You have to dip the brush back in the pot way too many times, but it does stay on well.

I don’t know why I was looking at MUA eyeliner, I think I liked the packaging. It comes in a matte black tube, it looks good considering it’s only £2. I did what I usually do in these situations- I drew a line on my hand, let it dry, then tried to smudge it off. Woah! It doesn’t budge! Let’s take it for a test drive.

The nib is one of those short fat affairs. It holds quite a lot of liner so no endless redipping. It dries an intense matte black. Here’s a little doodle to show you the finish-

mua-matte-black-liquid-eyeliner-reviewThen I put the MUA liner to the test, here’s how it performed against my other liners-mua-matte-black-liquid-eyeliner-reviewI wrote the brand names in each corresponding liquid liner. The products consist of Kiko Artist Signature pen, Collection Extreme pen, L’Oreal SuperLiner, Bourjois Clubbing and MAC Liquifast. The Bourjois and MAC were really difficult to write with, apologies for the messiness.

Then I took a wet wipe and gave them a good rub. This is how they fared-mua-matte-black-liquid-eyeliner-reviewOnly L’Oreal, MAC and MUA Matte still standing, the rest are gone without a trace. Then I gave my hand a really good scrub-mua-matte-black-liquid-eyeliner-reviewThe MUA and the MAC remain pretty much unscathed. What a difference. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the MAC liquidlast, despite its good performance in the test. It’s a bugger to remove and it costs £16. The MUA liner is as easy to use as a liner can be, still a bit of a fiddle, but then it always is. It didn’t make me want to hurl it across the room, so that’s good. After a day’s wear it’s still present and correct come evening time and comes off pretty easily with makeup remover.

I thoroughly recommend MUA Matte liquid eyeliner. It cost just £2, it lasts, the colour is intense and it’s easy to use. I would say this is the best liner I’ve ever tried, hands down.

MUA Matte Liquid Eyeliner 10/10

Available from Superdrug

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sassy says:

    I love Mua as a brand! They aren’t even the cheap and cheerful you would think of, they are genuine quality! I prefer pens, but that’s mostly because of my sight loss… But shall definitely check this out! Great review 🙂 xxx 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sassy. I’m in love with collection too for cheapness. Thanks for the comment xx


  2. Everyday Hannah says:

    i had this eyeliner & hateddd it. the applicator was too hard and the eyeliner dried too quickly on it 😦 x


    1. No way! The applicator is firm. I didn’t find it dried up, maybe they’ve changed the formula. Sorry you didn’t like, lucky it’s only £2! X


      1. Everyday Hannah says:

        maybe i got a bad one hahah x

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      2. You should take it back “I’ve got a rubbish one, sort it out!”


  3. behindbite says:

    Bloody marvellous post – I’m heading out to buy one. Love the hand-doodle test. New-look/readability improved site is great too 😄 Xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks behind the bite! Great to hear x


  4. stethoandstilletos says:

    Jesus. Loved your little test 😀 mind if i maybe use it in my next review? Here on my blog read about why my eyeliner is better than yours


    1. I don’t mind if you include a link to my blog 😊. I fancy getting one of those angled brushes, anything to make things easier x

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  5. LOVED your test! What an awesome way to see which eyeliners are the most durable without applying and cleaning your eyes over and over again. I use coconut oil as a makeup remover, so I wonder how that would do in removing this eyeliner! I’ve never heard of MUA-I wonder if they ship to the states. x #BloggerClubUK

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I reckon coconut oil would work really well. Unfortunately they don’t ship to USA at the moment.
      Thanks for checking out my post x


  6. randommusings29 says:

    I’m a huge fan of liquid eyeliner, and for £2 I will definitely be giving this one a go! I do worry a little about how I would get it off though! I use baby wipes to remove make-up but I don’t think they’d touch this
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

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    1. It would come off with a baby wipe maybe just add a bit of oil to help it along. Thanks for the comment x


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