BareEscentuals Buxom Lip Cream

I may have to stop calling myself a “lipstick girl” if I keep finding such excellent glosses. Bare Escentuals has added a new formula to their Buxom line: Big and Healthy Lip Cream. And in an unprecedented rate of success, I think I like four of the seven shades.

Many of Buxom’s regular “Lip Polish” lipglosses are shimmery, frosty, or sparkly, but the Lip Creams are all sheer cream finish. They’re still glossy — not what I would call liquid lipsticks.

Like all the other Buxom lip products I’ve tried, Lip Creams smell like vanilla if you hold the applicator to your nose — but as soon as you apply them to your lips they feel/smell tingly and minty. This is pleasant, refreshing, and slightly dangerous, because it makes me believe my breath is fresher than it may actually be (and no one can smell/feel the mint but me).
Buxom, Big and Healthy Lip Cream, swatches, Pink Lady, Creamsicle, Berry Blast, Mudslide, Purple Haze, White Russian, Cherry Flip, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Pink Lady is a cool, candy pink. Creamsicle is a “soft neon” coral pink. Berry Blast seemed to be the most pigmented of the group, a cool electric-berry fuchsia. Mudslide is a warm terracotta rose. Purple Haze is sheer orchid pink-purple. White Russian is a pale, warm pink. And Cherry Flip is sheer maraschino-cherry juice.

The colors apply more softly than this photo may lead you to believe; I tried on Cherry Flip and found it to be a sheer gloss (a lovely color, but nothing like the coverage of NARS’ Larger Than Life Norma). And if I may make one small criticism of the packaging: the inner ring (through which the wand slides) fits the applicator so precisely that there’s no room for air to escape. Not a dealbreaker, but I thought I would mention it.

Lip Creams are $18 each, available at Sephora. They’re also preservative- and paraben-free, if you worry about that kind of thing.

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5 Responses to “BareEscentuals Buxom Lip Cream”

  • Natty says:

    Creamsicle is SO pretty! Thanks so much for posting this!

  • Donna says:

    Pretty shades… but I have never liked minty glosses… what’s your favorite opaque gloss that’s not sticky and doesn’t have any mint (or other overpowering odors?)


  • KarlaSugar says:

    Donna, when you say opaque gloss, do you mean a full coverage lipgloss (that’s still shiny) or a liquid lipstick (full coverage cream lipstick with a mousse-like texture)?

  • Paula says:

    I’m happy you swatched these since I was super interested in seeing Mudslide and White Russian.

    Do you have future plans to swatch Lancome Rouge In Love? There are a lot of swatches out right now, but I’ve noticed that the shades vary by country. I’m super curious to see the US shade line up.

  • Cindy says:

    I love allof them – especially Mudslide! Thanks for the swatches!

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