December 21, 2009

I am one Buxom Babe!



Over the summer, one of my sisters sweetly surprised me with a tube of Buxom Lip Polish in "Claire", a pretty mauve color with tiny sparkles.  I've been hooked ever since.  Buxom Lip Polishes are extremely moisturizing, shiny, and have great staying power.  Unlike some glosses, these aren't sticky or tacky.

When I started running low, I tried the Michelle Phan gloss saving trick.  (Check it out if you haven't seen it!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poBgTkYsUvl)  Sadly, there was so little to salvage that I decided to toss it.  I replaced "Claire" with "Katie".  Before you start thinking I'm narcissistic, know that I picked this gloss simply because I liked the color.  Okay, and maaaaybe because of the name.  LOL!

"Katie" is a shimmery, milky pink that is perfect to layer over lipstick.  I wouldn't wear it on its own as it's very sheer.  As far as plumping goes, the gloss has a cooling effect when applied and gives my lips a subtle boost.

Check out my before and after pictures...


BEFORE


[photo courtesy of: www.babble.com]
AFTER

Ha ha ha!  I wish!  Unfortunately, I didn't like the way the pictures of me wearing the gloss turned out, so I've got a swatch for y'all instead.



Have a great day, everyone!

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27 comments:

J-ezzy said...

pahahahah, how I wish I had full lips, haha

I love the whole Buxom line, I haven't succumbed myself to buying a piece yet =/

BTW - you are THE you hear me, THE sweetest for writing me instructions (I soooo needed them!) I will check it out tonight if I get a chance, I have to much to do (wrapping!).

Liparazzi said...

I have wanted to try those for a while so I think I will get some after Xmas!

nee said...

OMG i have this in Amber and it burned/stung the heck out of my lips! lol I watched that michellephan video on saving lipgloss too!

Rhondalei G. said...

Hahahah! Nice 'After' pic. I have one Buxom gloss that is in the stash. Looove the way it feels, but I always end up back to my MAC Lipglass.

Kate Gene said...

J-ezzy - I hear you on the wanting full lips thing. I told my husband I was contemplating lip injections, which he thinks is crazy. LOL! I haven't tried any of the other Buxom products, but have wondered if the mascara is good.

P. S. You're welcome for the instructions! I hope they made sense! I was on my Blackberry and had to type them out quickly before I left the house. Let me know when you've made your new fancy signature so I can take a look! :)

Liparazzi - Yeah, you should definitely give the glosses a shot! I think they have a winter set out right now. Maybe they'll be on sale after Christmas!

Nee - OH NO! That sucks the gloss burned you! They feel cool to me, but everyone is different. NikkieTutorials on YT said the Lip Venom burned her lips like crazy. I was wanting to try it, but I'm kind of scared now!

Rhondalei - Ha ha! I wish I had Angelina's lips! Shoot... I wish I had her whole face! LOL! I have only had one MAC gloss in my life, and now I can't even remember which one it was! I definitely want to give their glosses another go. I hear good things about the Cremesheens!

INE. said...

Hey Buxom Babe! ;)
My usually routine consists of applying my foundation then doing my eye make up. That way, when I apply my loose powder I can swipe it away and it gives me a nice highlight under my eyes. NYC is good and cheap but I've head better things about the Maybelline loose powder. Give it a try. They're both reasonably priced items. Hope that helps!

Kate Gene said...

INE - LOL at Buxom Babe! Thank you so much for the info! I'm going to check out the Maybelline powder the next time I'm at the drugstore!

PiinkCupcakez said...

lol @ the after pic
i need to get a good lip plumper
and thanks for following! =]

D's Beauty Corner said...

LOL at the before and after!

Kate Gene said...

Piink & D - What's so funny? That really is me! Ha ha ha! Buxom definitely plumps, but not a lot. I think I'm just gonna start lining outside my lip line with brown liner. ;)

Toya T said...

Buxom is the best lip gloss/plumper I've ever owned and I'm a gloss aholic!! I do love my gooey MAC lip glass too!

DSK Steph said...

LOL! Your after pic made me smile. I love your sense of humor! I'm really curious about that lipgloss now!

Blair said...

Amazing after pic lol! I know what you mean, my lips always turn out crappy in those closeup shots =(

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i really want to try that!

Kate Gene said...

LaToya - I didn't know you were a glossaholic! I am, too! Should we be getting treatment for our addiction? LOL! (Actually, what I really think we need to do is get treatment for our Twilight problem. Ha!)

Steph - That's me in the second picture, I swear! I don't understand why people don't believe me. Angelina Jolie and I look identical. Ha ha ha! ;) Yeah, you should check the Buxom gloss out. It's purty. :)

Blair - Aww, thanks! Don't "I" look great? LOL! What is it about taking those close-up shots that's not fun? I took a bunch and was finally like, ew! Forget this! Ha ha!

Jade - I hope you like it! If you get it, let me know what you think! I actually think next time I'm going to get one of the diamond glosses... I really liked the extra sparkles!

AnNeTtEe said...

dang!! the after pic sold it!! if my lips are gonna look that good too, then why not!! LOL... I got a BUXOM lash sample from Sephora & I'm impressed with the results... so I might try this next time I'm ready to be broke again... LOL... cool blog!!

oh yeah, thanks for droppin by my blog!! see u around! ciao!

Kate Gene said...

Annette - Ha ha ha! Apparently, the lip gloss not only changes your lips, it changes your entire face. LOL!

Oooh, I was wondering if the other Buxom products were good. That's good to know!

Thanks for the blog love! I'll be sure to drop by yours again! :)

sarah said...

I love Buxom too. I like how it makes my lips feel. But I wish they had more colors.

Kate Gene said...

Sarah - You fixed your account! YEOW!

Have you looked at Sephora? They have a pretty good selection of Buxom glosses! In addition to the normal colors, they have 12 Sephora exclusives.

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P174213&categoryId=B70

I'm working on the MOH/bridesmaid post right now!

April said...

OMG Kate I love your blog! I love BUXOM glosses! I actually own that shade Kate! I also love Amber and Kanani! :) Heheh soo cute how you showed Angelina's lips. Hehehe! I think you are so funny! I am soo going to check your blog everyday for updates!

Kate Gene said...

April - You are so sweet! I love YOUR blog! I'm turning into a Blogger fanatic. Thank you so much for your kind words. :) I love that you get my sense of humor! LOL!

You got Katie? What do you think about the color? I want to check out both Amber and Kanani. The packaging for Kanani looks really cute!

xx

J-ezzy said...

My husband would think I'm crazy too, lol. I really have heard amazing things on Buxom products period, maybe try out the mascara, if you don't like it, return it, sephora I believe has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Yeah, I saw that it was typed on your bb, I was in total shock you remembered all of that!!!!!! I wouldn't get past one sentence! I'll let you know :)

Kate Gene said...

J-ezzy - I forget that Sephora has that return policy! I always wondered what happened to returned products... It's not like they can turn around and sell a lip gloss that's been used, right? Er, I hope not, anyway. LOL!

I had to log in to Polyvore and play around with it. Oh, I mean... I'm the woman and did that 100% from memory! Yeah... Ha ha ha!

J-ezzy said...

Oh no honey, I worked Retail, they can't resell that stuff. They must hate me, I return so much stuff it's not ever funny :x I strongly believe I should be happy with a product I paid for with hard earned money. I don't purchase from certain places b/c of their sucky return policies. Certain stores you can't avoid the bad return policies, ALDO, Target (makeup must be sealed), & ELF are examples.

How I wished I had good memory "/

Kate Gene said...

I once heard about some Chanel SAs that would re-sell used products... They'd re-sharpen pencils and put them on the floor. That's sick! Where did you work?

I always return stuff, too! I'm the most indecisive person ever. LOL!

Toya T said...

Katie, there are way worse things we could be addicted too! Funny we have a lot of the same additions, gloss, Edward, ice packs.... *sigh*

DSK Steph said...

This post still makes me happy each time I see your before and after pics! HAHAHAHAHA

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