My Bare Escentuals Boxum Lips came in the color of “Candi.” This is the first and only product I have ever tried from Bare Escentuals. The brand had a lot to live up to since I have heard so many beauty bloggers rave about them.
What they say:
What it is: A pout-perfecting lip polish.What it is formulated to do:Naturally creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips. This mineral-infused polish imparts a luminous high shine with no sticky or tacky feeling. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E help keep lips soft, smooth, and protected, while the tingly and cooling sensation reminds you that your lips are getting an immediate increase in fullness.
There was definitely high shine with this plumping gloss. I immediately began to feel that “burning” sensation everyone has been telling me about. The gloss was thin and I made sure to apply the same amount of gloss to both lips.
After about 10 minutes and the burning sensation making me feel like I had puffer lips, I ran excitedly to the bathroom to get a look in the mirror. Alas, they looked exactly the same as when I applied the plumping gloss. I was definitely feeling the sensation like my lips were huge, yet they weren’t.
I waited another 10 minutes and then asked my husband if he noticed a difference. He said that he only noticed that the outer parts of my lips appeared darker and that my lips were only slightly—subtly plumper. I agree, for the amount of burning I felt, my lips were only slightly plump and not really all too noticeable unless you were really staring at my mouth. I was disappointed that the intensity of the burning didn’t equate to a larger lip size.
Have you used this lip plumper? What did you think?