April 25, 2016

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick Are Hard To Love But They Grow On You!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick ($22) is one of those lipstick formulas that grows on you given time and patience. When I first tried it I was disappointed! I really love gel lipstick formulas and this was a bit dense and a bit draggy on application!

Not at all like gel lipsticks I had tried in the past.

But given time, Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick actually turn into a love!

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick is available in an array of 30 shade selections. These shades were all available on the initial release so one thing you have to give Buxom credit for is bringing the variety.

Each lipstick comes in a wide circle barrel tube with a magnetic closure. I actually dislike the packaging slightly. It’s chic and different but it isn’t a lipstick you can toss in your purse in and go as with a bit of running around the city you chance the top wriggling off in your purse. I feel like the magnetic isn’t quite strong enough to hold the top on. So, don’t toss and go! Do, toss them in your makeup bag securely!

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick2

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick3

Buxom markets these as a one-stroke lipsticks with matte and satin finishes that have a lightweight gel formula that’s creamy. I tried three out of the thirty shades and as I mentioned above at first I was a bit disappointed.

This formula starts out life with a rather dense consistency which drags on application. It isn’t a forgivable formula if you have drier lips but I promise it’ll grow on you. I found that with the initial two applications that the texture wasn’t creamy enough, fell into my natural lip lines, dragged, and tugged a good deal during application.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick Swatches (Extreme Heat, Fuchsia Fetish, Wicked Pink)

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick Swatches (Extreme Heat, Fuchsia Fetish, Wicked Pink)

I noticed after using it a few times that things looked up. This has a harder outer shell with a rather moist, creamy center. You just have to work a little to get to that moist, creamy center! Believe me it is worth the work! Once you break through that denser, harder shell you’ll find the formula has much, much more give. The original density is still here but once it hits the heat of your lips it becomes creamier and the glide is a lot more easier and buttery. It also has a smoother more even finish with a hint of sheen on the satiny shades. I prefer the satins as they seem to have a nicer look on my lips with a bit of shine. All the shades O tried on a whole have excellent pigmentation and due in fact, provide color on a single pass with a wear of around five hours each without feathering or migrating. I find the formula lightly hydrating on the satins but drier on the single matte I tried (Wicked Pink).

This isn’t your typical gel lipsticks and proves hard to love at first but it truly does grow on you given time! I really liked how juicy the satins look on my lips! I wouldn’t even technically call these satins as they have a more balmy, creamier consistency versus the softness of a satin. And I’m fine with that as the color looks very juicy on my lips. For sensitive users, they do have a subtle vanilla fragrance and flavor.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (Extreme Heat)

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (Extreme Heat)

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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (Fuchsia Fetish)

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (Fuchsia Fetish)

Buxom Fuchsia Fetish Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (Wicked Pink)

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (Wicked Pink)

Buxom Wicked Pink Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick have a formula you need to be a little patient with but believe, it’s well worth waiting things out as I really loved how these looked on my lips!

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick are available now at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, and Ulta.com.

Tried ’em?

Do share your thoughts!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

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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  • blee

    Muse, thanks for the review. The colors are beautiful. . Glad to know you have to crack the outer case to get to the creamy lipstick inside. 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure! 🙂 It’s a little dense at first but it gets way more creamy and melty after a few uses 😀

  • Kharanya

    Oh, I love Extreme Heat! I’m a sucker for coral, but it’s hard to get the right shade for me that’s not too orange or too pink or too thick on. Do you know how is compares to Urban Decay’s Streak?

    • Isabella Muse

      brighter than streak for sure! More orange-y and very, very wearable 🙂 not bright in your face orange but nice warmth to it!

      • Kharanya

        Well well, I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at the mall in person. I’m light-med olive toned (these days pale) with black hair and dark brown eyes. Most oranges make me look really sallow, so I have to be careful with too orange lip colours.

        Once again, Musey to the rescue! ty.

        • Isabella Muse

          hehe 😀 Hope you like let me know what you think if you do try!

  • Jay

    I love the formula but hate the bullet. I kept getting red lipstick everywhere! And you’re right about the cap. I returned the one I originally bought, but during the next sale I’ll buy it again at a discount lol. I’ve always regretted not giving it more of a shot. I hate when I have return regret.

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t mind the bullet but yeah, the packaging PITA! hahaha buyer’s remorse!

  • Kathy

    Extreme Heat looks gorgeous on you! I have Rebel Rose and absolutely love it.

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you! 🙂 I have to check out Rebel Rose! Looks like a great shade!