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Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick for Summer 2016

Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick
Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick

Let lips run wild with this mischievous, lightweight liquid lipstick. This seductive lip plumper has an addictive whipped texture and soft matte finish that’ll stir up the best kind of trouble – so apply without caution. Moisturizing butters coax lips into cushiony submission revealing their sinfully smooth side.

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The Details

Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick, $21.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Exhibitionist Bright fuchsia
  • Moonlight Ripe watermelon
  • Lover Raspberry
  • Centerfold Warm nude
  • Wandress Modern rose
  • Swinger Vivid magenta
  • Dominatrix True red
  • Instigator Toasted fig
  • Crminal Black violet
  • Flaunter Tangerine
  • Nudist Beige buff
  • Devious Dolly Sultry mauve

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5 Shades of Rose Quartz

Not one but two shades were selected as “Color of the Year” by Pantone for 2016. Their decision of choosing two hues, a pastel blue and pink, commonly associated as gender-specific colors, was explained as, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.” That’s what I like to hear! Here are five existing shades that line-up with the concept of Rose Quartz, which is a “warmer embracing rose tone.”

  1. Buxom Feather Boa — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.
  2. NYX French Kiss — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  3. Estee Lauder Desirable — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  4. Zoya Rue — A Neutral Pink with a Cream finish.
  5. Inglot #356 — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.

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BUXOM Pink Coquette, Ultraviolet, Voodoo Spice Bold Gel Lipsticks

BUXOM Pink Coquette Bold Gel Lipstick
BUXOM Pink Coquette Bold Gel Lipstick

BUXOM Pink Coquette Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “satin bright warm pink.” It’s a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, emollient texture that had a moderate amount of slip. The formula was moisturizing and comfortable to wear, but it only lasted for four hours with minor settling into lip lines. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Native (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey (P, $15.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Morning After (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek BFF (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Ultraviolet Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “matte bright violet.” It’s a bright, medium-dark magenta purple with cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. This was the most matte shade that I tried from the six I bought. It had good pigmentation with a velvety-smooth texture that didn’t drag or tug on the lips, but it does cling slightly. On me, the color wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay ZZ (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Up the Amp (P, $17.50) is lighter, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Sephora African Violet (LE, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Privacy Please (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty #088 (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Voodoo Spice Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “matte deep blue red.” It’s a deep, burgundy red with subtle, cooler pink tones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage (almost opaque but not quite!) that applied evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. On me, it wore for a solid six hours and was very slightly hydrating. MAC Such Flare (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Scarlet (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #48 (P, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Homegirl (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | BUXOM Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” lipstick with “one-stroke color” available in matte and satin finishes that is “moisturizing.” The formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy to velvety consistency–the satins tend to be noticeably softer and creamier, while the mattes are more velvety and denser–with four to six hour wear time. Some shades are hydrating, while others are simply not drying.

B+

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
A

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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BUXOM Coral Confession, Evocative Petal, Graphic Grape Bold Gel Lipsticks

BUXOM Coral Confession Bold Gel Lipstick
BUXOM Coral Confession Bold Gel Lipstick

BUXOM Coral Confession Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “satin coral pink.” It’s a light-medium coral with warm undertones and a hint of pink and very fine micro-shimmer. It has a little more shine to it than a true satin finish (to me), but it wears down to satin within an hour or so. This shade had good pigmentation with a lightweight consistency that turns creamy as it heats up against the lips (from the bullet). I did have trouble with the color pulling into lip lines somewhat after two and a half hours of wear, but the creaminess of the formula made it so I could press and rub my lips together to even it back out again. It wore well for four and a half hours in total and was lightly hydrating. MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Modern Wow! (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naked Coral (21) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Breaking Free (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Magic (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Nicki's Nude (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Brigitte (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Spotlight Me (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Zoe (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Grapefruit (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lara (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Evocative Petal Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “matte deep rose.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation (you can see my lip freckle peeking out just barely!). The consistency was velvety and smooth and did not tug on the lips when applied from the tube. It wore well for six hours and left behind a stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating for me, but it was pretty comfortable to wear for a matte. NARS Pop Life (P, $27.00) is brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Graphic Grape Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is described as a “satin deep purple.” It’s a medium-dark, berry purple with cooler undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had a lot of slip to it, which gave it that glossy look (by no means a satin!), and there was more translucency with this shade compared to the others–it was only semi-opaque. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me, but it did feather along the upper lip line for me, and it tended to slide around a bit, so I felt like you had to take more care that it didn’t slide right off. The formula was hydrating, though! Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Bee (LE, $58.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Supreme (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Plum Bright (LE, $17.50) is more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | BUXOM Bold Gel Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 o z.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” lipstick with “one-stroke color” available in matte and satin finishes that is “moisturizing.” The formula is semi-opaque to opaque with a lightly creamy to velvety consistency–the satins tend to be noticeably softer and creamier, while the mattes are more velvety and denser–with four to six hour wear time. Some shades are hydrating, while others are simply not drying.

B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
A

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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5 Faves: Emerald Eyeshadows

Long-time readers will know that emerald-hued eyeshadow is a favorite of mine, but it is hard to find high-performing ones, and the last couple of years have brought us some really great shades, like:

  1. BUXOM Pre-nup — a brightened, medium emerald green
  2. Kat Von D Iggy — a bright, true emerald green
  3. Make Up For Ever ME304 — a medium-dark emerald green
  4. Sugarpill Midori — a warmer emerald green
  5. Giorgio Armani Emeraude — a blackened emerald green

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