Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own funds. I am not being paid or compensated by the company in question. The opinions here are entirely my own.
The packaging is pretty standard, black with white print on the outside, twist up lipstick. And the color of the lipstick in the tube is just gorgeous.
The color is indeed intense! It's a very pretty shimmery bright violet that I really love. The color is very buildable, so you can wear it with just a light swipe of color or a deep vivid blast of color. The only thing that I've noticed that I'm not overly fond of with this lipstick is that it has a rather rough texture and you really have to blend it to make it look nice. It's also a tad bit drying on the lips and if your lips are chapped or anything it will really make it stand out.
Here I applied the lipstick very light to just give it a lovely hint of color. When applied lightly the shimmer is quite subdued.
It looks beautiful with a clear gloss over it. Adds a bit of hydration and really makes the shimmer pop.
Here I applied it quite a bit heavier and it's absolutely lovely. The color is highly pigmented and really intense. And the color lasts for quite some time without a lip primer. This color easily lasts 8 hours, though if you want the intense shine to last you'll need to reapply every 4 hours. It doesn't smudge or feather after wearing it for hours, which is pretty awesome being that the color is so bold.
And even though this lipstick does dry your lips out a bit, if you use a sugar scrub and a really good lip balm before you apply it you shouldn't have any issues. This is the only lipstick from MUFE that I've had issues with drying out my lips, and it's also the only one of the pearly colors that I've tried. And I have a feeling that the other pearly colors have the same textural issue. So if you can't deal with a lipstick that dries your lips at all, I would definitely recommend one of the satin finishes instead as they are super moist.
So would I repurchase this lipstick? Probably. I really like this color and I can deal with it being a bit dry as I have pretty nice skin on my lips.
Would I recommend this lipstick? It really depends on the person. If you have really dry lips that are prone to chapping and cracking, you should find another lip color. But if you don't have any issues with dryness, I would say go for it. This is a gorgeous lipstick if you have smooth lips.
I hope you enjoyed my quick review on this lipstick, I plan on picking up a few more to do a more in depth review of this line. I'm in love with this lipstick at the moment and have a feeling that this is going to be my go to lipstick for spring. But it's late and I'm starting to ramble, so I'm off to bed; got a busy day tomorrow. Til next time!