I have a confession to make- I love window shopping. I love going to Sephora just to see what’s new, to swatch a few things and decide what I might want to get in the future. Even if I don’t buy anything, just looking at makeup always puts me in a good mood.
During one of such window shopping Sephora escapades, I was looking at the new, Sephora exclusive, Buxom Big&Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks. They come in 30 different shades, in two finishes- satin and matte.
The shade that quickly caught my attention was Forbidden Berry. I tried it on in the store and my boyfriend immediately complimented me on how pretty the shade looked. I walked around the mall with the lipstick on, had a coffee drink and the lipstick was still intact after a few hours. However, I went back home without getting it. What was I thinking, right?
As you can predict, I got it since then or I wouldn’t be sharing this story with you. I couldn’t stop thinking about that lipstick for a whole week, so next weekend I made my way back to Sephora and the lipstick came home with me this time. And I am in love with it. The shade that I have, Forbidden Berry, is a gorgeous deep berry pink, it has a satin finish that makes my lips look almost glossy. Forbidden Berry is absolutely perfect for fall, in my opinion and I love the name itself.
The lipstick comes in a really big black tube and it’s the biggest lipstick packaging I have ever seen! It has a raised Buxom logo across the tube and a magnetic closure that reminds me of Nars Audacious Lipsticks. Big&Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks have a slanted tip, which in my opinion, makes applying the product a little bit more difficult than with a regular bullet end. Since the color is so bold and so richly pigmented, I like applying it with a lip brush.
All in love, Buxom hit it out of the park with the new gel lipsticks. They are richly pigmented, moisturizing, last a long time, do not dry my lips. At $22 a piece, it might not be the cheapest option out there, but I think it’s a fair price for the quality product you get. I am looking forward to trying the matte shades as well.
Have you tried the new Big&Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks from Buxom yet? What do you think of the product? Do you enjoy window shopping as much as I do?
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