Today I’m sharing a few of the products I used the most last month. It’s a small collection for February since a lot of the same products I use daily were previously listed in my January 2014 Favorites. Let’s take a closer look.
I’m a huge fan of Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream lip gloss ($19) so when new shades come out, I’m all over it. Recently they released three new shades into the collection. In keeping with their theme, all three new colors are named after drinks; Mai Tai, Kir Royale and Lavender Cosmo. I’m a sucker for anything coral so I picked up Mai Tai.
In the tube, Mai Tai looks very similar to Creamsicle but a touch darker. However, out of the tube Creamsicle is a milky pinky peach shade while Mai Tai is more of an orange coral pink. None of the Buxom lip creams contain any shimmer.
Buxom Fully Loaded Lips ($18) is a new set containing two mini lip products. I’ve been dying to try out the new Buxom Full-Bodied lipsticks so when I saw this duo, I knew I had to try it. I really didn’t want to buy a full sized lipstick for $21 in case I didn’t like it. I already know I love their lip polishes so this seemed like a safer bet.
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in Creamsicle ($18) is a bright peach shade. Creamsicle is part of a new line of lip glosses from Buxom that were released at the beginning on 2012. There are 7 colors in the collection including Mudslide which I already own.
Just like all the other Buxom lip glosses, these lip creams have a minty scent to them. They also make the lips tingle a bit when applied because they are lip plumper glosses. They don’t tingle too much to be painful but it is noticeable and causes a bit of a cooling sensation.
Creamsicle is a cream color with no shimmer or sparkle. It reminds me a lot of Stila Guava Lip Glaze but a touch darker. It gives my lips a fair amount of peachy pink color with lots of shine. The Buxom glosses do tend to be a bit sticky but that makes them last on my lips a bit longer than a traditional gloss.
I do like the color of this Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream but I was hoping Creamsicle would be more orange/peach. It’s a lot more pink than I had anticipated but it’s still a great color. What do you think of Buxom Creamsicle?
Available exclusively at Sephora.
I spotted this new Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer ($20) at Sephora a few weeks ago. I hadn’t heard anything about it yet, so I decided I needed to try it. What I found intriguing about this eye primer is that it came in a shadow stick like form instead of a liquid. To reveal more primer you simply need to twist the bottom for more, no sharpening required.
The primer itself is a flesh colored solid with a pretty stiff consistency. To apply it to the lids you need to use a good amount of pressure which can cause some tugging. It’s very sheer, almost clear, and blends in so easily with my skintone that I really can’t tell where I’m applying it. (Hence no swatch pictures.) I just swipe a few times and hope I’m getting enough on. I then blend it around with my finger to make sure I’m getting an even coverage.
Aside from the application issues, I do consider this a good eyeshadow primer. I have very oily eyelids so it’s difficult to find a good eye primer. Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion still crease on me after about 5 hours.
Nars eyeshadow base is the only one so far that I’ve had great luck with. Until now! This Buxom Stick Around eye primer ranks right up there in performance with the Nars shadow base. It gets me a good 8 hours of crease free wear just like the Nars one does.
I’d still rank Nars shadow base as #1 for oily eyelids but this Buxom one squeezes into 2nd place. For that reason alone I’ll continue to use it and deal with the application issues. I really like the convenient stick form too, which is a very generous size by the way. If you really didn’t want to get your fingers dirty, you could easily swipe in on and blend it out with a shadow brush without ever touching it.