I bought three of these when they were first released and ending up returning all of them to Sephora. I have a few MUFE products that are staples, but these were incredibly disappointing.
The color range is fantastic and I love that there's so many options for almost any effect you're going for... matte, pearly, satin. That's what drew me to the line. Plus I had read a few reviews in magazines raving about the unique colors.
Good price point, minimalistic (and unremarkable) packaging.
I ended up choosing #15 (pearly violet), #4 (matte antique pink), and #49 (satin blueberry). All of them I bought sight unseen from Sephora's website before they were even carried in stores. When I received them I was happy with the colors after I swatched them on the back of my hand. But once applied on my lips they were just awful. These were so incredibly drying! I can't believe how my lips looked with these on. The color applies unevenly and each formula seemed so unflattering. I don't suffer from dry lips or cracks or anything and I felt so unappealing in every single one.
Even when I used a lipbrush to apply they still went on uneven and flat somehow. I don't expect a matte formula to look shiny and luminous by any means. But I also don't expect it to be dull, flat, and chalky either. The pearly and satin versions were no better. I felt like I had to scrape these across my lips and then spend time fixing every single aspect for my lips to look decent. To be honest I think I could probably find a drugstore lipstick that was better in most respects.
For an intense, beautifully pigmented effect I'll stick with my Dior Rouge Dior, Chanel Rouge Coco, and Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani lipsticks.
I wanted something bold and different, so I went into Sephora looking for the perfect lipstick. One of the sales associates had on MUFE's Pearly Violet (#15) and I was sold. I am fair skinned, but if I wear blush, this works. I don't wear it that often because it is SO bold and intense, but I love when I do get to wear it. It is my favorite lipstick. The price is a bit much, but it's worth it because I've never seen another brand with a lipstick this color (at least not as good of a brand). I'd like to pick up a couple more MUFE lipsticks when I get some extra money. I HIGHLY recommend this. If you're looking for something edgy, different, and extremely fun, get Pearly Violet! It is amazing!
I have this in bright pink (sorry, don't remember the exact number). The packaging was nothing to write home about, although a definite improvement from before. The color is gorgeous - a vivid magenta, but whyyy so drying, MUFE?? Wahhh! I could only wear it for an hour before having to take it off. Search for the perfect pink lipstick continues...
I have mixed feelings about this product. One the one hand, I am crazy about MUFE products. In terms of pigment-payoff, they're the best, in my opinion. I swear by the HD foundation and the Full Cover concealer.
However, they seem to have gone somewhat off-track with these lipsticks. They're very pigmented, don't get me wrong. But they're so VERY dry. I tried #3 and #26, my "perfect nudes."
The matte (#3) was so drying, I'd much rather hand it to a child for a coloring book. Small specks and flakes came off as I swiped this on my hand. I'm surprised the lipstick didn't break off altogether, it was that dry. The satin (#26) was a beautiful shade, but only marginally better in terms of dryness.
In short, I can't see myself wearing the matte shades at all, and the satin ones only with a liberal dose of lip balm underneath. I will maintain, though, that the shades are very pigmented, every single one of them, and the colors are very flattering. In short, if MUFE makes the lipsticks a bit moister/satiny, they'd be almost perfect.
The color wheel they have is very innovative and gives you really good shades ... I'd highly recommend it if you're boggled by the sheer number of shades they have. I'm still a MUFE fan, and will continue to buy by their products. I think they just need to tweak their lipsticks a bit.
I absolutely love this lipstick. I bought this lipstick in number 44. I walked into the MUFE store and this was the first one I picked up and put on and I am in love! The consistency is sooo smooth and it's soooo pigmented. This lipstick lasts such a long time and a little goes a long way. Highly recommended!
I love this line of MUFE lipsticks. I own several, and all apply and wear like a dream. The color spectrum is phenomenal, and every time I shop I need to stop myself from buying the entire line. The pigmentation is great as well. Overall a fantastic line of products from a wonderful company.
I have this in the limited edition Moulin Rouge color. I have medium-sometimes light skin with yelowish undertones and it looks great. Its really a bright red. Not a deep raspberry red but a bright red. It goes on great and glides on smoothly. Doesnt dry out my lips and stays for a good while, I dont have to reapply at all. I would repurchase for sure
I'm becoming a huge fan of this brand as a whole... I think this brand deserves much more hype because every MUFE product I have tried so far could easily attain HG status. I recently bought #34 which Sephora describes as "Satin Light Raspberry" and I think the shade description is accurate. It definitely reminds me of fresh, ripe raspberries. I had a hard time deciding between #34 and #35 because they are nearly identical in the tube and swatched on the hand. The lipstick itself is heavily pigmented so a little goes a long way... It's an intense shade, but surprisingly versitile. I sometimes apply cherry chapstick, then dot a tiny amount of the lipstick and blend and to get a perfect MLBB look... But a heavier hand gives you a bright pink/berry mouth. It has good lasting power as well, and doesn't bleed.
MUFE came out with this line in 2010. Of the 50 shades, numbers 1-8 are matte, numbers 9-21 are "pearly," and numbers 22-50 are satin. I own two of the mattes (#4 and #6) and one of the satins (#41).
This is mainly a review of the two mattes, because they were my real interest in this collection. Briefly, I am disappointed. The lipsticks live up to all the cliches of matte lipstick: dry and hard to glide across your lips. I find it incredible that in 2010, when Lancome has been making creamy matte lipstick for nearly 20 years and Laura Geller, Bobbi Brown, and MAC, to name just three, also offer smooth, moist mattes, that MUFE cannot get this right--especially as they are known for innovative MU formulas (e.g., the aqua creams).
The colors are well pigmented, but if you're looking for a matte-effect lipstick, you'd be better advised to buy one of the satins. They are creamy and smooth and nondrying, and close to matte. (At least the one I have, #41, is.)
POSTSCRIPT (July 2011): #4 is pretty similar to MAC Mehr, which was part of the Mickey Contractor collection and therefore very hard to find. They are both light pink mattes. The MUFE is a little pinker, so to match Mehr you'd have to mix in a bit of a nude shade. Its formula is inferior to MAC's in that it's dry and tugs at your lips when you apply it, but it's a decent dupe.
This lipstick is very pigmented. I have red hair, blue eyes and this color is a medium pink. I think if it was summer, I'd be happier with the color. This is definitely a summer time color. It's very creamy and intense. Need to use a lip balm before application. As far as lasting power, it's pretty good, maybe 3 hours at most. Probably will try a deeper color for winter.