I can’t help myself when it comes to QVC. It sucks me in!
Other people in my life (mainly El Hub and the cat) fail to see why watching a show to sell lipgloss or hair dryers can be so compelling, but I like to think of it as educational television. I’m just trying to expand my mind.
A few weeks ago I caught a segment featuring the Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish lipglosses by BareMinerals ($18), a San Francisco company famous for their mineral foundation kits.
The girls modeling the product had extra pouty lips that made me stand up and take notice. “Hmm…”
Sure, Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish is a plumping lipgloss, but it looked like it was working a little too well. Maybe it was the set lighting. That’s when I had a Mark Anthony moment: I *needed to know* if these glosses worked as well as it looked they did.
I tested two of the 15 colors — Candi (shimmery coral) and Dolly (shimmery pale pink).
The saucy packaging has cartoon pics of sassy girls in their skivvies. The box boldly claims that 86 percent of women who use Buxom Big & Healthy experience an “immediate increase in lip fullness.” WOW!
Okay, so I applied it and waited for the magic to happen.
After a minute, no magic yet, but I’m used to waiting for miracles.
I checked again after five minutes, then after ten and then fifteen. Nope, no magic. My lips were still pretty much the same size as usual. I did feel a nice minty tingle but didn’t see a lot of plumping up in here.
I wasn’t expecting to go from zero-to-L.L. Cool J-caliber lips in seconds, but for $18, I was hoping for a little something-something.
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish lipglosses by BareMinerals
Use: A non-lip plumping lip plumper for subtle lip color and shine
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
I may not like Buxom as a plumping gloss, but it still has some nice things going for it. I enjoy the medium-weight consistency and non-sticky feel along with the brown sugar scent. I also like how invigorating the gloss feels on my pucker — kinda minty fresh, like when you get toothpaste on your lips.
I think both of the sheer colors I tried, Candi and Dolly, would pair nicely with brightly colored or smokey eyes.
Just call me slow jamz
Would you believe you can actually get this on a t-shirt? Genius!
Aye, I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I’m having a major ’90s slow jams moment. My iPod’s been bumping either Jodeci, Toni Braxton or Tevin Campbell for days.
You haven’t lived until you’ve slow danced to this song from Blackstreet.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,