My Lips Are Tingling Over These New Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Creams

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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…

buxom big & healthy lip cream

buxom big & healthy lip cream swatches
Swatches from the left: White Russian, Mudslide, Creamsicle, Pink Lady, Berry Blast, Purple Haze and Cherry Flip

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White Russian

buxom big & healthy lip cream creamsicle

buxom big & healthy lip cream mudslide

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Pink Lady

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Purple Haze

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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

He’s the DJ; I’m the rapper


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.


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  1. nekosan says:

    Actually, you know what my cats really adore? The thermo-kitty mat. I bought one last year for my most elderly kitty (he’s gotten skinny, and i thought he was cold), and i’ve since had to upgrade to one per cat. They love them even in the middle of summer! o_O I imagine them saying “It’s like the sun shining on my butt ALL THE TIME!”

  2. Bing says:

    Pleeease get the turn table for tabs and snap a photo! Pleeeeeeeeeeease

  3. erin says:

    Wow, those look great! If the tingling is more “cool” than painful, I’m all for it!

  4. Jessica says:

    Nice selection of colors – very nicely modeled. 😉

  5. Chris25 says:

    Purple Haze! Hendrix rules!! LOL.

    Seriously, I think I’ll spend my Xmas money on that one.

  6. Sonya says:

    These look ultra glossy and shiny! Berry Blast is a beautiful color, my favorite of these. As for the tingling… I dunno, I’m not a huge fan :/
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  7. Vonvon says:

    The 3 shades fon the right are so pretty. Love them!
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  8. peach_ says:

    OMG! That turntable is just too amazing. That is hysterical!
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  9. Nina says:

    turntable Tabs FTW! 😀

    i personally dont like tingling lips … so these might be a pass for me. which sucks because Creamsicle looks so pretty!

    • Karen says:

      LOL… yeah, I have a feeling he’s going to add “internationally renowned DJ” to his ever going list of kitty talents very soon. If your pets ever have a party, they know who to call.

      Oh, you would probably not like this at all because it’s VERY tingly.

      • Nina says:

        im torn … i love love love milky looking glosses and have been eyeballing Creamsicle online all day.

        omg @ international DJ and celebrity — that is so totally Tabs!

  10. Kim says:

    Cherry Flip and Mudslide are super-cute! OMG, I totally thought you photoshopped the turntable. That is FABULOUS!

  11. Kimberly says:

    Okay. I NEED that kitty turn table! Have you ever tried the Buxom lipsticks? I’ve never noticed my lips being any plumper after using the lip polishes, but if I use my lipstick regularly, my lips do plump a little! I think that was several days of only wearing that lipstick, though. 🙂

  12. jenn s. says:

    Ooohhh, Purple Haze and Cherry Flip look terrific on you, Karen! I think PH or the berry shade is calling my name- maybe both! I love a tingly lip product (despise a sweet tasting lip gloss, bleck!) I can even handle the burn of Lip Venom. Sizzzzzzzzzzle!

  13. corinne says:

    I dunno if I can wait till February for these haha

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