Maybelline Barely Bronze Buffs Color Sensational Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Maybelline Barely Bronze Buffs Color Sensational Lipstick is one of a few new limited edition shades of the Buffs Lipstick that recently became available with the Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Collection for Spring 2014.

I was surprised to see new, limited edition shades of Maybelline the Buffs Lipstick considering they launched such a short time ago and already we are getting new shades? Nice!

Let’s take a look are Barely Bronze and yes, as you probably know, there’s a Color Tattoo of the same name!

Maybelline Barely Bronze Buffs Color Sensational Lipstick is a gorgeous shade but unfortunately not one that’s suitable for me. This is highly frosty rose bronze. It has lovely flecks of silver sparkle in the mix! Although fair warning I find when the color wears away the silver sparkle kinda remains. The sparkle does not make the formula gritty in the least if you’re worried about that. The color is just gorgeous. If you’re a bronzer girl this will look beautiful against glowing tanned skin.

Maybelline Barely Bronze Buffs Lipstick

Maybelline Barely Bronze Buffs Color Sensational Lipstick swatches

The formula has a smooth feel with a slight slickness that glides easily onto lips. I find the Buffs range is hit and miss with flavor and fragrance. Some are heavily fragranced, some not so much. Barely Bronze is quite highly fragranced with that play-doh like flavor. I don’t really love it but it doesn’t bother me. I imagine if you’re sensitive it will bug you a bit.

This is quite a frosty finish which is one reason it looks scary on me! But if you love frosts you’ll get on famously with it.

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If you can work Maybelline Barely Bronze Buffs Color Sensational Lipstick you’re in for a treat. The shade is quite unique and the formula has a nice, easy glide across lips with a solid four hour wear.

This is available now at drugstores for a limited time.


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  • 3/4/14 19:19 Audrey:

    I don’t think it looks scary on you at all – it looks beautiful! Definitely a color I’m going to check out.


    • 3/5/14 10:08 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks!


  • 3/5/14 9:47 Susannah:

    On the contrary I think the lipstick looks lovely on you.

    Is this part of the Maybelline Nude line you warned us about earlier? I purchased one the day I read your review.

    Although the Nude lipstick makes me look like a zombie, I’ve found it’s the perfect shade to tone down a too-bright lip color.


    • 3/5/14 10:06 Isabella Muse:

      this is actually a limited edition the Buffs Lipstick from the Dare to go Nude Collection but there are several other Buffs available in the permanent collection as well. :) I’m happy to hear it!!!!!!!!!! sometimes nudes do well to tone down or even act as a base for brighter shades 😀


  • 3/5/14 10:15 kellly:

    oooooh! want this (*grabby hands*)


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