MUA Intense Eyeliner In Royal Blue: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on June 18, 2013

in B-, Eye Products, Eyeliner, Reviews

MUA Liner Royal Blue (5)  MUA Intense Eyeliner In Royal Blue: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Lee (Light Skin Tone, Combination Skin)

Product Description: Intense Eye Liner Pencil which produces a precise and well defined line for accentuating the eyes with an intense colour finish.

MUA is one brand that is known for their quality products and super affordable prices. I have been blown away by the quality of their blushers, eyeshadows and palettes yet they are super cheap. I’ve come to expect great quality from all their products and being an eye makeup fanatic I decided to check out their Intense Eyeliner Pencils.

The Intense Eyeliner pencils come in a standard pencil form with a sharpener cap. I love the cap as I don’t have to rummage through my overflowing makeup stash to look for a sharpener like I have to for the Faces & Colorbar pencils. The texture of the pencil is extremely buttery and smooth.It does not pull or tug on eyelids and glides on like butter. Due to its buttery texture it can break easily if you apply too much pressure. As the name suggests ‘Royal Blue’ is a bright and vivid royal blue shade. It is matte and does not contain any shimmer. I don’t think I’ve come across such a shade before and it instantly pops on your eyes. The shade is quite unique and one the most gorgeous blues I’ve come across. It is highly pigmented and a single swipe gives an opaque coverage.

But that’s where the the good things end. I need my liners to be water proof or atleast smudge proof to survive the hot and humid Indian weather and this is pencil is none. A single rub and the product will be all over your eyes. If I manage not to rub my eyes every now and then it stays put for about 5 hours. I’ve used it on my waterline as well and it does irritate my sensitive eyes. I know I shouldn’t expect much from this pencil considering how cheap it was(less than 90 bucks!) but I need my pencils to be smudge proof and because of this I haven’t been using it often. However, it makes for a fabulous eye base so if you’re looking for some cheap eyeshadows bases then do give these pencils a try!

MUA Liner Royal Blue (4)MUA Liner Royal Blue (3)MUA Liner Royal BlueMUA Liner Royal Blue (2)MUA Liner Swatch

1) A bright matte royal blue shade
2) Buttery smooth texture and glides on well
3) Highly Pigmented
3) Does not irritate the waterline
4) Comes with a sharpener
5) Makes for a great eyeshadow base
6) Super cheap if bought directly from MUA’s website

1) Smudges at the slightest touch
2) Breaks Easily
3) Low Staying power
4) Pricey if bought through Indian Sites
5) Only available online


Rating: B-

Price: 399/- on Jabong

Final Recommendation: MUA Intense Eyeliner is a beautiful royal blue shade that is bound to turn heads. However it smudges like crazy so I’ll say skip it unless the smudging part isn’t an issue for it. However, you could give it a try if you’re  looking for some cheap eyeshadow bases to make the eyeshadows pop!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Shikha June 18, 2013 at 9:43 am

beautiful bright blue shade…


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

i know,right? :D


Vipra S June 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

Gorgeous shade <3


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

i love it! :D


Gowthami June 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

Stunning shade :)


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm



Shilpa Shri June 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

Wonderful royal blue and awesome shade :) I loved your eyes and this color suits u. I will buy this …


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

aw thank u hon! do buy it if u dont mind the smudging part!


Heena June 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

The Shade is Such a Beauty!

You Know Of Any Indian Dupe For This Exact Shade?


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I’ve been searching high and low for one too and L’Oreal’s Le Kohl Portofino Blue is quite close to this :)


Preeti Kaur June 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

the shade is to die for Lee :)


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

ha ha totally!


deepti June 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

wowww..I love this bright and bold and yet wearable


leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

A pretty blue indeed!


KRITI June 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

i loved d color…


Leeb33 June 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Same pinch :D


kayennat June 19, 2013 at 2:43 am

Not a fan of coloured liners, but that blue looks divine on you! especially on your upper lid. MUA can be picked up from Superdrug stores in the U.K.


Leeb33 June 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Oh wow *blushes*thats so sweet of u! Thank u :)


Abhi June 19, 2013 at 8:34 am

I dont think I care whtr it suits me or not…such a gorg colour…I just have to have it :)
thanks for the intro…never knew it existed :)


Leeb33 June 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Darling,trust me! This will look amazing on u! Blue looks smashing on everybody! Mua has alot of gems especially their eyeshadow palettes so do check them out! :)


Arshi June 20, 2013 at 2:27 am

lovely eotd. :)


Leeb33 June 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Thanks arshi :) :)


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