September 12, 2017

Buxom Metalix Lip Glide Review & Swatches

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Buxom Metalix Lip Glide ($22) is a new, limited edition metallic lipstick that launched for the Holiday 2017 season in four shade selections. Ironically they market these as a rich lip color with a “little” metallic shimmer but they actually have a gorgeous burst of lovely shimmer that give this finish the look of liquid metal.

I’ve always chronically complained about metallic lipsticks and eyeshadows. I love the finish in theory but don’t really like how it looks on me. I feel like Mr Roboto whenever I wear it on my lips but sometimes I come across a fantastic product like Boxum Metalix Lip Glide that actually makes the finish very, very wearable.

Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below.

Buxom Metalix Lip Glide comes housed in a simple chic black barrel that holds 0.09 oz of lipstick. I’m sad to say these are available in merely four shades and I’m even sadder to say they are around for a limited time.

The formula is gorgeous. The texture has an easy glide on lips with a thin, slick consistency that hugs lips in gorgeous, bold color on a single swipe. I choose the shade Ruby Luster and it’s loaded with fine gold shimmer with a shiny finish. The shimmer doesn’t give the lipstick formula a gritty feel in the least and the texture has a comfortable, easy slide on lips with even, smooth coverage that doesn’t adhere to drier areas. The shimmer combined with shininess of the color gives the completed look a liquid metal finish that’s much more outstanding in person than my photos give it credit for. If you really want to go over the top with it adding a little clear gloss on top really gives a popping finish!

I was beyond happy with the formula on this lipstick not to mention the comfortable wear, easy application, and outstanding pigmentation. I detected on fragrance or flavor and the color wore for a solid six hours without migration or feathering although, it did leave behind traces of gold glimmer as it faded away and once I wiped it off.

All in all, Buxom did a fabulous job with Metalix Lip Glide! I’m looking forward to purchasing and trying other shades. They should consider making these permanent but I do understand that the metallic lip trend is likely a passing phase. But for now these are the best metallic lipsticks I’ve run across since the trend started.

Muse Approved.

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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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  • kjh

    Great on you! Metallic lips may not be as passing as you think. Look how long highlighter, contour, matte and nude lips have hung on, long after we would have thought the train left the station.

  • diane

    yes!!! i purchased the pink one in this and love it so much. i’m all about metallic so i hope it sticks around a while. =)

    • Isabella Muse

      I need MORE! 😀 I didn’t get the pink but headed back in for a purchase 😀

  • Lacy

    Love it! Now im even more excited. I ordered the starry rose and pink luminatti soon as they popped up on sephora. Starry rose is arriving tomorrow but they canceled my order for pink and said it was out of stock but I went back on and reordered it no problem. Now I think i need the ruby luster! It looks stunning on you. I might even get the violet after seeing how pretty but depends how dark as vampy isn’t always a look I can pull off. Are you grabbing any other shades

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! Glad you got some of these! thank you! I really liked the shade, it isn’t the ruby shade they claim though, more coppery 😀 I def need more!

  • Anie

    Time for me to pull out good ol’ Wet and Wild Cherry Frost it seems, since I can’t think of any older variations of metallic frost finishes in bright red.

  • Jodi

    OH! OH! OH!!!!! This looks awesome on you too!!!! The colours you’ve used are totally flattering …. Your eye makeup is fantastic! You’ve inspired me to pull myself together & put makeup on … I’ve been dragging my tail, trying to summon the energy to get ready to go out…couldn’t be bothered to put makeup on. Seeing you looking so fresh, bright & lovely has given me a jump start of energy!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Jodi you’re way too kind <3! Ha! I'm glad to hear it. Get on your makeup and head out 😀