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I am drawn to the new Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks ($22) like they are magnets and I am steel. Okay, they kind of ARE magnets, but we’ll get to that in a minute…
I mean, take a look at this array of colors. How will you choose just one? If you’re anything like me, you won’t even try to control yourself against the irresistible draw of so much beauty.
Buxom is well known for creations that are bigger, bolder, brighter than any other. I always expect high performance products. But this release? They’ve outdone themselves, my lipstick loving friends!
The packaging sets these beauties apart right from the start. Just as the performance is larger-than-life, the tube is more substantial than your usual lipstick– I’d say a third wider than average. The modern-looking black tube has the Buxom logo embossed on the side, so it even feels good in my hand. I love that the texture of the tube matches the formula for easy identification– matte or glossy (for the satin formula). And the best part: they have a super-strong magnetic closure that shuts with a satisfying snap! I have to remind myself not to push the lid closed because it closes tightly on its own.
And the force of attraction goes way beyond the gorgeous packaging. The super-pigmented gel formula clings to lips with gentle yet powerful strength. Just one swipe gives full coverage, and the color doesn’t budge for hours (at least four for me).
Buxom Bold Gel Lipstick Swatches:
Four gorgeous mattes (from left)
Defiant Bloom – classic medium blue pink, the matte formula beautifully counteracts the brightness of the pink
Sinful Cinnamon – pink-hued cinnamon nude, which Stef describes as the perfect nude for anyone who fears nudes!
Vampy Plum – deep, dark and gothy
Racy Reveal – warm light peachy pink, the requisite “my lips but better” everyday neutral
Four beautiful satins (from left)
Extreme Heat – hot reddish coral with the unique opacity of a melting popsicle
Fuchsia Fetish – hot magenta pink, my idea of the perfect shocking blue pink
Guilty Angel – warm light golden pink with a slight gleam that keeps the super-light pink from settling into lip lines
Sultry Mauve – dirty mauve, my favorite of the bunch; a mauve that works as a neutral on me
The mattes in particular are uniquely weightless and creamy. “But mattes can be drying,” you’re probably saying. Not these mattes, I assure you! The formula may be the most hydrating matte I’ve ever used.
When it comes to lipstick, the rules of attraction are simple: a stunning array of moisturizing-yet-longwearing colors plus work-of-art packaging adds up to a pull I’m powerless to fight! Must. Have. More Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks.
we heartsters – can you resist these? Which shade is your must-have?
Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pups Zeus and Bellarina.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare
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