July 25, 2012

Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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!

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.

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




Hot Mama

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.


Hey Baby

Hot Mama



Muse Approved for purchase.

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

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • the Muse

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

  • Caitlin

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

  • sara

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


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

  • 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!

    • the Muse

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

  • 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.

  • sarina

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