Oh, Buxom. Buxom, Buxom, Buxom. You and your lip glosses... I've mentioned before that I'm more of a lipstick than a lipgloss gal, and then I'm DEFINITELY not into shimmery glosses - but I'll make an exception for you, Buxom Full-On Lip Polish formula! Yes, you're THAT good. (I'm not alone in talking to my lip products, am I? Am I?!)
The Full-On Lip Polish ($19 for 0.15 oz
, deluxe sample size pictured here) shimmery lip glosses are one of three gloss formulas available from Buxom; the other two being the non-sparkly Full-On Lip Creams (I've raved about the shade 'Cherry Flip' here
) and the shimmery, but non-tingly Full-Bodied Lip Gloss, which I've yet to try. Both of the Full-On lines claim to have a gentle plumping effect, on top of being smooth, shiny and moisturizing with hyaluronic spheres and Vitamins A & E.
The plumping effect manifests itself via slightly tingly, but mostly cooling sensation on the lips, which lasts for about an hour on my pout. Interestingly, the Full-On Lip Polish does not smell minty/mentholated - it actually has the most delicious scent of crème brûlée
when applied to the lips. It comes with a standard, fuzzy doe foot applicator that deposits just enough gloss to cover my entire lips. The gloss smooths over any vertical lip lines, gives intense shine, hugs the lips for a non-sticky, cushiony feel. It's so, so comfortable! The micro shimmer feels weightless and non-gritty, my usual pet-peeve with any shimmery/glittery lip product.
'Dolly', the shade of a deluxe sample I received with some Sephora order, is a warm pink mauve shot through with delicate golden shimmer. I refused to try this gloss for a while because I thought this shade would be all wrong on me (too brown, too frosty...) - but it's actually very pretty! It's definitely in the 'My Lips But Better' family and on me adds a hint of depth and warmth to my paler, cooler lips. The fine gold sparkle adds some dimension without being too noticeable.
|Clockwise from the top: MAC Viva Glam V, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Buxom Lip Polish in Dolly, NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige|
|L-R: Buxom Lip Polish in Dolly, NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige, Maybelline Warm Me Up, MAC Viva Glam V|
As for the moisturizing claims: the Buxom Full-On formula so far has been one of the most easy and comfortable lip gloss I've ever tried, tied only with the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector. It's obviously not as moisturizing as a lip balm but does not dry out my lips in any way. The wear time is standard for a gloss, meaning it doesn't withstand earing or drinking, but doesn't wear off or fade otherwise. Gosh, I'm now kicking myself for not picking up one of the holiday mini sets Sephora releases every year! Maybe next December...
Have you tried Buxom Full-On gloss formula? What is your Holy Grail lip gloss?
My latest favorite is the Tanya Burr lipglosses, they're non sticky with excellent pigmentation and definitely worth a try :o) XxReplyDelete
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There is something about the way these smell that makes me want to gag, so I can't try any more of them. They felt all right going on, though! And you are looking gorgeous! Serious lash envy over here.ReplyDelete
Maybe too sweet isn't always a good thing? :) Thank you dear! LiLash hard at work again!Delete
It's crazy how I have yet to try any Buxom lip products! Everyone always raves about them and they have a lot of lovely shades and finishes to choose from. Dolly looks so pretty on your skintone and you can't even see the shimmer much once applied. Looks like a beaute to me!ReplyDelete
Oh I was looking at these last week but ended up buying from another brand. These days I'm kinda anti gloss for I wore them a lot and I guess I've had an overload so at the moment I can't say I have a favorite. I have a kit from Bite that I have yet to really try and review. :)ReplyDelete
Which one did you end up buying? Hahah, I haven't bought a gloss in a very long time, so it was nice to get a little one from Sephora. I need to try some lip stuff from Bite finally!Delete
I bought a Givenchy lippy and love it. As for Bite I guess the reason I haven't writen a review yet is probably because I'm not that impressed with their gloss formula but then again could be I'm not in a gloss kinda mood these days. :)Delete
Such a gorgeous naturally posh lip shade! I'm trying to get back into sheer natural shades for the lips to get lip products being used again in my collection! I've ignored all my lippies for so long!ReplyDelete