Buxom Cosmetics Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick Review w/ Swatches
VA-VA YES! Welcome back, Jeaniez! Today I have a special blog post for you loves featuring Buxom Cosmetic’s new “Va-Va Plump” Shiny Liquid Lipstick line. Before we get into details, and specs, please note this was PR gifted, thus in a way an ad, however, all opinions expressed are MY OWN. You will find that everything here is not influenced, but rather my own ideas from a two-day trial run with these beautiful lippies! Please enjoy, and share your thoughts in the comment section below.
With 20 liquid lipsticks released to kick off the new year, this product has me swooning! According to Buxom, they claim this lipstick is an innovation from the curved applicator tip, to the formula. One will receive that “Buxom Babe” look with full juicy lips, and of course a full range of colors that can take anyone from day to night. I would like to mention that these colors are EXTREMELY saturated, and VERY long-lasting, to the point one might receive even a stain after removal!
From light nude pink to deep and sexy plum I must say the shade range is incredible. Albeit, some shades looked better on me than others, but I did try most of them on for you Jeaniez, with the exception of two (2), which I instead recorded for my live swatching demo which will be live on my Instagram in a few hours! ANYHOW. With any product, it’s a good idea to consider packaging! Buxom, used their classic lipgloss design, with instead a black package that is sleek and contains tiny raised kisses on the handle. Sliding up we have the new applicator and OH MY GOSH, GUYS! IT IS AMAZING. You know how some doe-foot applicators sorta’ “tug”, and don’t necessarily “hug” the lips. Well, this applicator does, and within one swipe of pigment, I was set.
Formula wise I was quite critical of, but I saw little to no flaws (unless you fancy natural and organic lipsticks, then this is NOT for you)! First off, this product has EXTREME pigment. In my Instagram tutorial, I prove this by putting “Russian To You” over my heavily stained reddish pink lips. It coated like a concealer (good or bad, just wasn’t my color). That means the color is drenched with moisturizing compounds, since thicker formulas, although this did feel quite comfortable, need some sort of binding base! Anyho, I did enjoy how easy EACH color slid on my lips, and I did also enjoy how within 10 minutes time the colors dried down to a semi-matte finish with some movability to spare. Buxom claims that smudging, bleeding, and fading will NOT occur, however, I did notice if you’re not precise enough, the formula MIGHT latch on to tiny peach fuzz around the lips, which would mimic bleeding. For the most part, however, fading (trust me) WILL NOT occur unless you on purpose remove the lip color. As for smudging, this MIGHT occur, since the color is moisture drenched, thus leaving it more time to dry down, but please note the finish DOES have a nice satiny dry texture! I personally prefer ANYTHING with a little moisture, especially in the colder seasons, since I have an expressive face and have suffered from CLL (cracked liquid lippie) syndrome before. EEEEK! PS…this is Paraben and Sulfate Free.
Consistency between colors is wonderful, and not one has sheer pigment, nor a mishap that occurred. For example, some dark lipsticks tend to be lax and streaky! This was NOT the case with these colors. I will say the lighter range of colors, were not extremely flattering on my skin tone, but again I swatched them all for you beauties! I suppose mixing Russian To You w/ a little Come To Dolly might give off a kissable, and wearable effect for me. OH YES! Buxom also included their signature tingling ingredient and sweet smelling fragrance to this product to boost the collagen production in your lips, and thus, in turn, making your lips seem plumper. Overall I am extremely thrilled with this product and would myself invest in a few colors, since I rate them a 9.5/10, ACROSS THE BOARD. How’s that for a review (inside joke, since you loves know I basically rate everything a 7 or 8)?!
Ingredients list provided by BuxomCosmetics.com “Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Kaolin, Polysilicone-11, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tribehenin, Menthol, Lactic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Flavor (Aroma), Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).“
Va-Va Plump retails at $20.00 per lipstick and is available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Macy’s and of course BuxomCosmetics.com. Be sure to hashtag #LilleeJean, #VaVaLipSweeps (to win this entire set), and #VMarksTheSpot (to share out your lippies using the new Va-Va Shiny Liquid Lipstick). By January 15th Buxom will launch a makeup challenge where you love’s can create ombre lips, simply flirty heart shaped lippies, or even a creation of your own!
#ad Introducing @buxomcosmetics VA VA PLUMP shiny liquid lipstick collection 😻! You guys have to buy at least one (Make Me Melt my favorite). The applicator hugs my lips, rather tugs, and I also find the formula to be AMAZINGLY pigmented. You saw that one swipe, girl! Go to Thaeyeballqueen.com for more swatches, and of course for more of a review xoxo. #buxom #vmarksthespot (NO MUSIC BC Instagram is glitching for me…sorrreeey) #buxombabes @jennatannler