• Mon, Feb 5 2007

Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips

bareescentualsMy 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?

Bare Escentuals Lip Gloss Body Innoventions - Lip Explosion - .12ozBare Escentuals - Glee Lip Gloss

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  • Kristi

    I’ve used this for about 2 weeks now and I love it. I’ve gotten comments from co-workers who didn’t even know I was using it. I don’t really describe the feeling as “burning”. It actually had a nice tingle to me. My entire make up collection is from Bare Escentuals and I highly recommend it to anyone. It’s more natural looking, better for your skin (genuinely all natural), and you can literally sleep with it on. Did wonders for my complexion. I also tried Sheer Cover and liked it too.

  • yoyosushi3 (thu)

    i like the idea of bare escentuals lip plumpers but they don’t have enough of the really bright vibrant colors that i love. good think they aren’t spectaculer in the plumping or else id have to suck it up for the formula!

  • Julie

    Kristi, no matter the formula, sleeping with makeup on can’t be good for your skin!

    I’ve tried this at the Sephora counter, but didn’t find my knock-out shade, yet. Amber was nice, though, but for the price I couldn’t really justify it.

  • Trudi S.

    I tried these lip glosses. They were a little sticky, but they did last pretty long. The colors were also great , plus the pretty packaging.

  • Ashley Samantha

    I’m naturally leery of plumpers, and if I use them it’s probably because I like the color. I hear good things about Bare Escentuals though and will probably cave and try this soon — the colors and packaging ARE pretty.

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