Hope all of you are doing fine! I am back to share a lipstick treat from the brand “Buxom,” which turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me unlike the shade “Rebel Rose.” I love this lightweight gel lipstick for living up to its description of shade and texture. Needless to say, I also found my perfect deep pink shade finally! Actually, I had bought a variety of shades, from their satin as well as matte finish ranges (I will review them soon). I picked a satin shade first because I needed to tell you that except for a few lighter shades, rest of them are up to the mark and truly deliver gel finish on lips. So, let’s read more about this deep pink Buxom Forbidden Berry Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick!
$22 for 0.09 Oz, excludes shipping and tax.
A lightweight gel lipstick with bold, one-stroke color in matte and satin finishes. Swipe lips with this vividly graphic, ultra-bold lipstick. It delivers intensely pigmented, one-stroke color in an ultra-lightweight gel formula. Featuring moisturizing matte and satin finishes, it leaves lips with a modern, daring look.
My Experience with Buxom Forbidden Berry Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick:
This satin finish lipstick comes in a shiny, metallic black bullet lipstick case with magnetic closure while matte lipstick bullets have matte surface. This lipstick does look bigger in shape than the usual rounded lipsticks. This shape makes it slightly tricky to work with, but once you get a hang of it, it’s just bliss! Overall, quite an user friendly and travel-friendly lipstick.
Coming to the shade “Forbidden Berry,” it’s described as a satin deep pink and it’s certainly the most gorgeous pink I have ever come across. It comes gorgeously on my pale skin tone. I find it quite flattering on my pale skin tone hence it is definitely a good color for medium/pale/light/fair skin tones (Indian).
The texture of this lipstick is lightweight similar to any other gel lipstick. It glides effortlessly on my normal dry lips delivering intense deep pink color payoff in just two swipes with a slight gel-like translucent finish, almost closer to second skin. It does not look layered or cakey like Rebel Rose. In fact, it looks like second skin on my lips with intense pink color and glossy shine. Yes gals, it looks only slightly glossy in the pictures, but in real, it is way juicy with high glossy shine. It’s not frosty.
Moreover, it delivers intense pink color payoff on my lips in the first swipe while I need a second one to get an even finish and to conceal the imperfections. It does not bleed or settle into my lip lines, does not sit on top of my dry patches. I love its glossy, juicy, and lightweight finish on my lips which is perfect for summers and does not look layered even with multiple swipes.
It moderately hydrates my lips. Prepping the lips well prior is required if you have dry lips. It feels hydrating on my lips with no lip balm or lip gloss required for 6-7 hours.
I am also impressed with the staying power of 7-8 hours. It leaves behind a subtle pink sheen. However, it may tend to fade a bit from the centre of the lips after one heavy lunch/dinner meal and may need touch ups. Other than that, there have been times when it stayed for more than 8 hours on my lips.
Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend this satin finish deep pink shade to all including those with pigmented lips. If you love glossy lip colors, then this is perfect for you! It is definitely true to its description and I would love to get it again.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Buxom Forbidden Berry Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick:
- Lightweight gel finish deep pink lipstick.
- Delivers intense pink color payoff with juicy, high glossy shine on the lips in just 1-2 swipes.
- Does not bleed or settle into the lip lines.
- Quite forgiving on dry lips and imperfections.
- Imparts intense deep pink satin glossy finish without looking layered on.
- Moderately hydrates the lips.
- Lasts for around 7-8 hours.
- Good packaging.
Cons of Buxom Forbidden Berry Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick:
- The shape of the lipstick makes the application tricky.
Well, I don’t have any major concerns with this particular lipstick other than the ones I have mentioned above. I like it for its glossy and intense pigmentation, and everything else. I would love to get it again and again.
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