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When I went into Sephora in New York in January, one of the first things I looked for was the brand new Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum because I heard they kept selling out. I managed to pick up pretty much the last one in the store! Here’s the lowdown and some insights into when they will launch in the UK.
What is Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum?
- Hydrating, melting glossy balm
- Delivers a dewy shine
- Serum texture instantly melts onto lips
- Uses a conditioning blend of vegan oils including shea butter, avocado oil, refined kiwi oil and argan oil
- Works to plump, nourish and hydrate lips
- Available in 7 inclusive shades
Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Swatch
So the only shade I managed to pick up is Mauve Glow, which isn’t necessarily the one I would have chosen had there been a selection. However, it’s actually a really lovely shade and has great color payoff.
Mauve Glow Swatch
Mauve Glow Lip Swatch
Sephora literally cannot keep these on the shelves in the States. I think this is a combination of high demand and production issues. However, their lack of availability is truly increasing the hype around this product!
If you like a super juicy, high-shine luxe finish, I think you will love these balms. I love how the texture melts into the lips and give an instant fresh-feeling of mintiness, without any minty taste.
The finish of the Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum is completely non sticky, so it’s really comfortable to wear, and it feels smooth and nourishing on the lips. The formula visibly smooths over texture and makes lips look really plump and full. I’m a fan.
I am unexpectedly pleased with the Mauve Glow shade. It seems pretty deep in the tube, but it’s super flattering even on my light skin tone. I have seen some feedback on the lighter shades that say the color payoff isn’t really there, however, I can’t comment on that as I haven’t played with any other shades.
Although the packaging looks really nice, you do need to be careful that you don’t twist up too much product, because you can’t twist it back down once it’s out, much like the Charlotte Tilbury Happikiss lip colors which also have a similar texture.
Where to buy Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum
Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum is online at Sephora.com although currently sold out.
The big question is, when does it launch in the UK? The Mario Lip serum will be launching at Cult Beauty, however, there is no confirmed online date as the brand is currently experiencing production issues. I’ll update when I can.