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 Fully Loaded Lips Duo Includes:
- mini Full-Bodied lipstick in the shade Two-Timer
- mini Lip Polish in the shade Sandy
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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.
Available at Sephora and BareEscentuals.
Buxom True Hue Blush in Euphoria ($24) is beautiful! I’ve never owned a blush so vibrant before. Euphoria is a bright, lively coral color.
Euphoria: a mental and emotional condition in which a person experiences intense feelings of well-being, elation, happiness, ecstasy, excitement and joy.
Buxom, a division of Bare Escentuals, is usually known for their fun, hip collection of Big and Healthy lipsticks and lip glosses along with their Stay There vibrant eyeshadows. A couple of months ago they released the new True Hue blush collection in 8 different shades.
I’m on a coral kick lately so I chose to purchase Euphoria. Euphoria looks more pink in the compact but when used, it comes off way more orange than pink. The powder blush itself is so smooth and goes on like a dream. And I love that it has no sparkles or glitter!
Top: heavily swatched, Bottom: blended out
A little bit of Euphoria goes a long way but can be applied lightly and blended out also. The formulation gives you a nice healthy glow. So if you like bold, bright, highly pigmented blushes, I’d say Buxom True Hue Euphoria is for you.