Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in Berry Blast
Applying one of Buxom’s new line of lip creams feels like kissing a peppermint candy cane…
The seven super shiny plumping glosses in the new Big & Healthy Lip Cream line ($18 each) don’t arrive until February, well after the peak of candy cane season, but if I hadn’t known better, I would have thought they were a Christmas release.
Smelling like coconut buttercream and tasting like mint, they offer sheer-to-medium coverage that lasts about four hours on me. If MAC made a slightly thicker Cremesheen Glass that tingled, it would probably feel a lot like one of these creams, with a similarly smooth, non-sticky texture that feels great on my lips.
Buxom bestowed upon them a host of hydrating helpers like vitamins A and E, and something they call “hyaluronic filling spheres,” which the company claims can moisturize lips from the inside out, but they skipped the preservatives and parabens.
Unfortunately, those hydrating helpers haven’t really worked for me. After my first day with these, my lips began to feel a little tight and dry…
Swatches from the left: White Russian, Mudslide, Creamsicle, Pink Lady, Berry Blast, Purple Haze and Cherry Flip
As for the tingling sensation, I think it’s really kinda cool — literally. It feels crisp and cool and lasts a good amount of time, like at least an hour, and I don’t think it’s painful or annoying at all. In fact, I find it refreshing, and quite a pick-me-up.
Even with what these might lack in the moisture department, I still love the way they look. All things considered, I think Buxom did a bang-up job.
PRICE: $18 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming in February to Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
He’s the DJ; I’m the rapper
**CAT LADY ALERT!**
If you know a feline who fancies turntables, the Cat Scratch DJ Toy ($34.99) could be a purr-fect holiday gift.
Isn’t it hilarious!? My friend Joanie thought it might be a good gift idea for Tabs.
I can see it now… Tabs wearing a big gold chain and a Kangol hat, but I’d have to replace the tuna stickers with “I Heart Gravy,” ya know, for that personal touch.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday! Onward and upward, we go.