MUA Lip Boom: Let Me Know: Review/Swatch/LOTD

By Nids

Description: Lipstick and highlighting gloss that creates fuller curvaceous lips for a dramatic illusion of volume. There are 4 amazing ways to transform your lips and give them some Boom!
  • Lipstick alone for a matte look.
  • Lipstick with highlighter applied just to the centre of your lips to create a full volume illusion.
  • Lipstick with highlighter all over for a super-glossy look. 
  • Highlighter alone for a sheer pearl finish.

Price: £3 or 300 INR (apprx.)

Packaging: Sleek and effective. Having both the lipstick and a matching gloss at either end  is surely useful. It’s easy to carry around in your handbag. Even the bottom color indicator section of the lipstick can be removed which provides you with extra product than the 2.5g of lipstick.

My views on the MUA lip boom Let Me Know:

I love this concept of having a lipstick and a corresponding gloss in a single pack and that too at such an affordable rate from MUA. These lip booms are one of the best products from the brand and I totally adore this shade Let Me Know.


Shade: ‘Let Me Know’ is a gothic looking color in the bullet but comes off as a beautiful dark berry color on the lips. The gloss has a slight pink tint and contains multicolored chunky glitters. I love the shade alone on its own but if you need the added drama, go ahead and apply the shimmery gloss on top. The shade would undoubtedly suit all skin tones; you just need the attitude to pull off the bold color.

Texture: The lipstick is very smooth in application and highly pigmented. One single swipe is enough to get the desired color but you can layer it up twice of you want. The gloss on the other hand is a bit thick and sticky but nothing too uncomfortable. It has lots of glitters but they add to the beauty of the color especially for a night-out.

The lipstick shade which is completely matte, is definitely complimented by the slightly tinted but highly glittery gloss. The shade does transfers easily which is irritating. It fades away evenly and doesn’t settle in-between  fine lines. A few shimmer particles are left behind and a makeup remover is needed to get rid of them completely.



Staying power: The lipstick along with the gloss stays on for 3 hours on me with a meal in between. Since this shade is on the darker side, a good visible tint is left behind after a meal and the need for a touch up can be overlooked. So this shade does stay on for 4 hours max.


  • Universally flattering color
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Highly pigmented lip color
  • Boom-shine gloss.
  • Affordable
  • Smooth texture


  • Transfers easily
  • Few shimmer particles are left behind after the color starts fading, so a makeup remover to remove the product from the lips is necessary
  • Staying power could have been better



Ratings: 3.9/5

Final Word: These lip booms are must haves from MUA. Let Me Know is a lovely combination of lipstick and gloss that will surely be liked by many.

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  • The lipstick look sso scary in the tube… but came out wonderfully on lips!! the combo works really well.. liked it!! :):)

    • even i thought the same… some pple say tha it has a purple tone to the color.. but I ouldn’t find any. its a pure berry color.. intense though 😉
      thanxx Poo <3

  • On first look I thought the shade is going to be intensely dark. But it looks on you way better than I expected. Most of the lipbooms as I found contain shimmer which is why I gave them a pass. But I am going to take a second look now.
    The bottom of the lipstick with the product on looks so cute. Wondering if Faces ‘s lipsticks bottoms can be removed as well.

    • The lipstick contains no shimmer nivi.. I have 2 of these.. both are matte.. only the gloss is intensely shimmery :))
      yeah.. the bottom looks cute.. I dont know myself about the faces lippies 😉
      thanxx dear 🙂

  • luvly nidhi 🙂 i always love ur lip swatches 🙂 gorgeous!!! hv never tried MUA lip booms though

    • try this shade renjo.. wud suit u a lot.. just like rebel did 😉
      thanxx sweetie <3

  • the gloss is making it look good…nice review Nids.. 🙂

    • I like the shade alone more Nats 😉
      the shimmers are great for night outs.. otherws.. the shade itself looks nice :))
      thankuu sweets

  • Thats a good review nids!! The shade looks fall appropriate!

    • perfect for fall 😉 thanxx :)))

  • that’s a very pretty shade and looks great on your lips ^_^.

    • thanxx so much 🙂

  • That is such a pretty fall shade! And it looks so gorgeous on you! 😀 I love the idea of the glitter and the lipstick in one.. sounds convenient 🙂

    • yeah Deepika.. the packaging makes it all the more good :))

  • havent tried these as yet but looks really lovely 🙂

    • thanxx .. do try 1 atleast.. these are worth it 🙂

  • Nice review 🙂 Too dark for my liking but looks lovely on you 🙂

    • its dark but still doesnt look weird anyway.. n i think it wud look great on dusky skin tones Ghayu.. thanxxx :))

  • Nids those lip swatches are simply WOW !! Hot swatches girl 🙂

    • thanxxx Vips dahling <3

  • Janani comar

    Nids how does every color in this world suit you?? The color looks wonderful.. and you seem to have the magic formula to make all colors work..

    Personally I don’t like shimmer but suits you well 🙂

    • omg . thanxxx Janani.. so very much :-*
      even i prefer the shade on its own more <3