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How are you doing today? I am back again with another lip candy from Buxom which is newly released in the States. Gel lipsticks are hot this season and I can see every brand joining the bandwagon to cash this opportunity. No wonder gel lipsticks are overpowering our love for traditional creamy, matte lip colors. Even I love them more than other creamy, matte lipsticks which often tend to give heavy, cakey look on our lips. And Buxom is a well known brand in the beauty industry that always comes up with innovative products in the beauty world though some of them often fail to impress the crowd.
And now these bold gel lipsticks are no exception as they are getting huge attention all across makeup world. Interestingly, Buxom release their collection of bold gel lipsticks in both matte and satin finish which means they are all decked up to impress people with their variety of shades and finish this time! In fact, I also grabbed few of their matte and satin finish lipsticks and today I will start with their satin rosy pink shade “Rebel Rose”. Please read on further to know more about Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose!
What it is:
A lightweight gel lipstick with bold, one-stroke color in matte and satin finishes.
What it does:
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.
$22 for 0.09 Oz, excluding shipping and tax
My Experience with Buxom Rebel Rose Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick:
Well they do seem bigger than usual bullet lipsticks which might be tricky for awhile but we can figure out ways to work. Interestingly, the satin finish lipsticks are decked up with fine glossy metallic black bullet packaging along with magnetic closure cap pretty much to my love. While the matte lipsticks have dull matte surface which certainly make it easy to guess which one is matte and which one is satin finish lipstick, just by looking at the bullet. Impressive, huh! But we still need to open the respective matte/shiny packaging every time to see the shade. But that’s fine as long as we can resist an urge to grab all 22 shades! 😛 Their magnetic closure mechanism is a bliss which make it an ultimate user friendly & travel friendly beauty product.
Coming over the shade “Rebel Rose”, it is described as a satin rosy pink while it comes up kind of neutral rosy pink on my pale skin. Surprisingly, I find it way paler on my light/pale skin tone unlike usual rosy pink shades which come up bit brighter and pop up at times. Hence, I am not in love with this shade though I like its creamy, juicy texture. However, it does not feel like a gel lipstick to me as I can see slightly creamy deposit on my lips which does feel like a glossy layer on lips, but that is fine as it does not look cakey unless we swipe it more than needed.
I mean usually I have seen gel lipsticks with their lightweight, subtle, translucent layer on lips which almost feel like second skin and not feel like a or two layer at all; while this particular satin finish lipstick looks like a layer of creamy, gloss pigmentation on my lips. Moreover, it does seem to be working fine on my normal dry lips with no bleeding and/or setting on lip lines. But it is not very forgiving shade & formula for dry chapped lips as per my experience. Hence, a well scrubbing and hydrating regime is advised before wearing this particular shade or it might ruin our charm. Even it might look cakey and streaky upon multiple swipes though it gives full opaque color pay off in two swipes.
It also signifies that it is suitable for beauties with pigmented lips, but overall it performs more like any average, lightweight, creamy lipstick. Even the wear time is kind average of 5-6 hours while I hope it would be better with other deeper shades as I am trying & testing other shades from this range. I think the formula and texture will work fine for normal-dry lips as I feel decent soft lips as long as the shade stays on my lips while it does not provide extra hydration to my lips. To sum it up in a line, I would say that the shade and formula are nothing new in this case, hence it is easily dupe-able or it might be available in other brands. I won’t mind skipping it a bit.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Buxom Rebel Rose Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick:
• A lightweight, creamy, glossy, satin finish in rosy pink shade
• It gives nearly an opaque finish with just 1-2 swipes
• It seems suitable for normal-dry lips including beauty with pigmented lips
• It stays put for good 5-6 hours there by fading completely with no stain or sheen behind
• It does not bleed or settle into lip lines
• I feel soft & supple lips as long as the lipstick stays on my lips
• Bigger bullet with travel friendly case
Cons of Buxom Rebel Rose Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick:
• The formula and texture seem like any ordinary lightweight cream lipstick
• This particular shade might be tricky for most of the Indian skin tones
• Even the formula and finish are tricky for dry chapped lips
• It might look cakey upon multiple swipes
• Wear time could have been better considering the price and its claims
Well, I too agree that often light or neutral shades come up streaky or uneven on our lips, and hence this shade certainly does not decide the fate of Buxom Bold Gel Lipsticks in general. I have been trying and testing many shades from this range that fit my expectations well. I just feel the shade and then the formula is not right for my skin tone & lips at the same time. I don’t think I will get it again and I feel you can easily get this shade and formula in any budget brand. Still, if you are interested to try it then remember a good scrubbing, hydrating routine before using it is much needed with this shade.
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