I wanted to add colour to the lip without it being obvious. Enhancing the natural colour of the lip without looking too made up. MO8 was one of three colours I picked out from my lip bag whilst I was setting up my kit but it wasn’t until I put it on I realised how perfectly it did what I wanted.
The lipstick itself is fairly creamy however it goes on and (on the lip) feels similar to a balm. Using a brush it goes on fairly sheerly but directly from the bullet you can get a good coverage with just a swipe. Wear wise, I would say it fits that description also; not so long wearing as a lipstick and it needs regular reapplication – probably its one down point.
Despite its name, I would not class this as a matte lipstick. There is a definite sheen to it and so I would consider it to have more of a satin finish.
UNE used to be stocked in Superdrug and larger Boots stores, however after a brief absence from these shores they have resurfaced online at Love Lula and Naturisimo. Unfortunately neither seem to stock the Casual Matt lipstick however you can find it on Amazon for £6.49. If you are interested in the Casual Matt collection (which I can only assume is being phased out) you can pick up some of the shades for the ridiculously silly price of 49p. Yes. 49p.
Isopropyl Isostearate, Kaolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Caprilyc/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Bisdiglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnuba) Wax*, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Glycine Soja (Soyabean) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citral
May Contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)