Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 1

Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss ($19) is a newly launched gloss for Fall 2012 from the brand available in ten shades.

At a glance you’ll probably be reminded of Wonder Glass, Hard Candy Glossaholic, and Flirt Big Flirt Lipgloss as these resemble the chubby little tubes that those glosses came in.

Let’s take a look!

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss

Although shorter in size than your standard Buxom Gloss these have a chubbier look but the same amount of gloss inside at 0.15 oz however, they are a dollar more in price.

I can’t honestly say how these differ from other glosses in the Buxom Collection. Granted some finishes are sparkly and others cream but all of them basically offer the same plumping effect.

Although I will say that Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss does have a excellent pigmentation.

Bare Escentuals markets them as a moisturizing and a plumping formula that have time-released, encapsulated hyaluronic spheres, which promote constant hydration and fullness. Through the entire wear you will experience a good deal of moisture but this doesn’t come in a shiny or gloss formula. I dunno why but I typically associate moisture with shine is that odd? They don’t have a high shine finish but more of a sheen. The gloss is a thinner consistency without any sticky feel or finish. They sit comfortably atop lips offering a “hugging” effect that wraps lips in moisture, kinda of like a cushion. I want to say they have this cross texture of a balm and a gloss combined but that probably doesn’t make much sense but that’s the feeling I get when I wear them. Throughout the wear they remain fairly hydrating and appear as fresh an hour or two into wear as they did upon original application. Wear time is surprisingly strong at around three to four hours for something that doesn’t have any tack to it.

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss Swatches

Yoo Hoo, Hot Mama, Hey Baby, Yow, and OMG

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 15


Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss Yoo Hoo

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 12


Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss OMG

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 11


Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss Hot Mama

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 13

Hot Mama

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss Hey Baby

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 14

Hey Baby

Four out of the five shades I tried all had excellent pigment and produced full color coverage on first swipe with better intensity after building. These are in fact the most pigmented glosses from the Buxom line up. The glosses have a foam-like sponge applicator that works beautifully to get a smoother layer of color on lips. The gloss also has a faint vanilla taste that quickly disappears after application.

I noticed a few reader’s calling them liquid lipstick but I’m not really getting that since they have more of a shine to them than you’d get from a liquid lipstick and the formula is considerably lighter as well. Perhaps a bit of a hybrid liquid lipstick come gloss.

Overall, if you already adore and love the Buxom line of glosses you’re sure to adore the Full-Bodied Lip Gloss formula. Pigmentation is a big draw here as well as a great moisturizing formula that wears comfortably on lips for hours. The dollar extra per gloss might just be worth it thanks to the full color payoff each gloss I tried out had.

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 57


Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 49

Hey Baby

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 39

Hot Mama

Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss 31



Muse Approved for purchase.

Available now at Sephora.com and this August at Sephora stores and online at www.bareescentuals.com shortly.

musings approved


This review contains a sample
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  • 7/25/12 14:49 Kaitlin:

    OMG looks very nice on you!


    • 7/25/12 14:51 the Muse:

      thanks kaitlin, I’m looking a little tired today but appreciate the compliment ;D


  • 7/25/12 15:12 Caitlin:

    I was just about to say the same thing! OMG is a great color for you!


    • 7/25/12 15:24 the Muse:

      aw thanks caitlin!


  • 7/25/12 15:14 sara:

    Great review! FYI they won’t actually be for sale on the bM website. Buxom is a Sephora exclusive brand in the USA.


  • 7/25/12 18:59 LINDARRAGNAR:

    yoo-hoo looks like a really nice colour, I actually just tried Buxom and I love how the gloss feels, and tingles


  • 7/25/12 20:23 Aging_Beauty:

    Pretty girl! xo


    • 7/26/12 10:12 the Muse:

      aw thanks aging beauty you’re too kind!


  • 7/25/12 22:08 Allie:

    Haha, I was about to say the exact same thing about OMG–it looks awesome on you! I am so excited for these to hit stores, I love the buxon full coverage glosses and I have always wished they had them in more colors. These seem like they will be kind of similar!


    • 7/26/12 10:24 the Muse:

      aw thanks allie you’re far too kind :-D let me know what you think when you tried!


  • 7/26/12 2:23 Jane:

    OMG looks fab on you! :D


    • 7/26/12 10:10 the Muse:

      aw thanks jane you’re too kind!


  • 7/26/12 20:25 rebecca:

    These look great on you, esp. OMG :) I just bought Va Va Voom, so will be curious to see how it looks on me – I kind of guessed on color! But Buxom was my first lip gloss love and although I’ve moved on to other brands this was enough to get me back.


    • 7/27/12 10:21 the Muse:

      aw thanks rebecca! ;-D


  • 7/27/12 12:32 sarina:

    I think the Hey Baby looks really natural and sweet on you! :)


    • 7/27/12 14:15 the Muse:

      aw thanks sarina!


  • 7/28/12 23:40 Phyrra:

    These look awesome on you.


    • 7/31/12 9:33 the Muse:

      aw thanks court!


  • 7/29/12 14:27 Sonya:

    The first shade (OMG) looks great on you!


    • 7/31/12 9:32 the Muse:

      aw thanks sonya!


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