Review | MUA Power Pout in Rendezvous

MUA Power Pout Rendezvous

Hey guys! We’ve seen quite a few brands across the drugstore create these chubby, twistable sticks of colour in the form of a balm, following the well known Clinique chubby sticks of course. MUA’s version is a whole lot cheaper and personally I think we’re on to a winner.

I now own two shades, Rendezvous and Broken Hearted which I haven’t actually opened yet. They’re £3 and available from Superdrug or the MUA website (which recently had a massive sale on so worth signing up to e-mails me thinks!)

MUA states that it is ‘a lip treatment with colour intensity that relieves dry, cracked lips providing immediate moisturisation’  And I agree with this. As someone who often has dry lips, applying colour can be a pain because there’s nothing worse than lip products accentuating the cracks and looking like a bright mess D:
MUA Power Pout Rendezvous

The power pout’s aren't the most moisturising product available, but they do provide re-hydration and an impressive amount of colour. They are extremely easy to pop into you bag and reapply without a mirror throughout the day because of the useful crayon shape, not to mention the twist up style, which makes it a very practical, sharpener and fuss free product. The writing on the packaging however, after spending a few weeks in my bag, has managed to half rub off and it’s worth mentioning that the top of it can get a little messy, but that is usually the case with all crayon like lip products.
MUA Power Pout Rendezvous swatchMUA Power Pout Rendezvous swatch
                              Left- Right; Rendezvous in natural light| Rendezvous flash

The colour however is a little misleading, As you can see from the swatches, it appears on the skin as a pinkie nude shade, but when applied it turns out to be a pretty berry colour. This could just be because of the pigmentation of my lips, but the flash image also shows a different shade of pink, and online swatches of this particular shade vary too. So it’s worth checking out to see how it’ll come out for you…a mystery colour haha. Initially I was disappointed that this wasn't the nude it promised to be, but I quickly got over it as the colour is very pretty, and for the price I don’t think I can complain. I enjoyed wearing and carrying it around so much that I know eventually the other four shades will join the two I own right now.

What also impressed me was the colour payoff, despite it claiming to be a tint I found a lot more colour from this than from Peach Parfait review The lasting power is average, but it does leave a slight stain across the lips. It also has a slight mint smell and ‘feel’. The tingling feeling is brief however and in no way uncomfortable.

I really think these are brilliant lip pouts, and MUA have done a fantastic job. For the price, you are getting a quality product which not only lives up to its claims but also gives a lot more colour than expected. Thumbs up from me!

Final Verdict:

Product rating: 9

Pros: Great colour pay off, great value, available in a range of different colours, shaped nicely so easy to apply when out and about, twistable, leaves a slight stain when gloss goes – longer lasting!

Cons: colour isn’t always what it seems, packaging is a little cheap

Repurchase? These gems really impressed me, and for that price I certainly wouldn't hesitate to repurchase :)

P.S Apologies for the poor photo quality of this post, I’m trying a few different editing sites, but I couldn’t keep the quality looking awesome unfortunately :(

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