Hello beauties. The lovely Lauren who manages the Buxom beauty counter in Debenhams invited me along to a beauty event to talk about all the products that Buxom offer as well as their newest launches. There was cute little sweets and cakes on offer as we got to swatch, test out and hear about the ingredients, finishes and more about the brand.
Buxom originally started in America but has recently became avaible in the UK. Known promdomintly for their best selling lip and eye products. In today’s post I’m going to be talking you through the products I got to test, swatch and the information I learned.
They have several counters at the Buxom area in Debenhams in Bristol. These were filled with all different different kind of lip products from lip creams, matte lipsticks, balms, liners and even glosses. The great thing about all their lip products is they all have a plumping effect, they achieve this by using peptides and peppermint in their formula which is gentler on the lip than using venoms or chilli like some brands do.
The first newly launched product I want to mention is the Power Plump Lip Balm. There’s four universal shades that will suit every skin tone. Working to hydrate the lips whilst plumping them for a fuller looking pout.These leave the most gorgeous sheer colour and smell like peppermint. These cost £15 for 4.3g.
The next new release from buxom is the limited edition Holographic Top Coat Lip Polish which are prismatic lip plumping top coats that you can wear alone or on top of any lip colour. These come in four stunning shades and have a smooth formula instead of that gritty glitter feeling that I hate in glosses. I’ve swatched the shades ‘Crystal’ and ‘Ariana’ below and you can see how much they shine! These cost £15 for 4ml.
Next we have the Full On Lip Polish which is a U.S best seller and is a sheer shimmering lip gloss with a glittery finish . It contains Vitamin A and E which helps keep lips soft, smooth and protected and leaves a tingling sensation, you can literally feel it plumping your lips! There’s 32 shades to choose from and each one costs £15 for 4.44ml.
My personal favourite products and swatched below is the Full on Lip Cream which are no glitter, lip glasses which are smooth colourful glosses with a high shine finish. Costing £15 for 4.4ml
Shades ‘Rose Julep’, ‘Kir Royale’, ‘Dolly’ and ‘Mai Tai’.
If Gloss isn’t your thing they also offer matte formulas in their Big And Sexy Bold Lipstick which is a gel lipstick with a ultralight formula and comes in 14 shades. To match these lipsticks are the Plumpline Lip Liners that can be used all over the lip or just as a liner. These have a creamy formula and apply easily with the brush at opposite end that helps diffuse the colour.
Buxom don’t just offer lip products they are also well known for their eyeshadows.
There’s two options to choose from, the ‘Build your own’ palette where you can choose from any of the above 40 shades and customise your own palette. Or you can buy one of their pre made palettes.
The formula of these eyeshadows are super smooth and packed full of pigment, especially the shimmers that are on offer. They were insane! There’s definitely colours to suit everyone and I love the cute packaging of the empty palettes. The empty Customisable Palette costs £8 and can fit six single eyeshadow in. Each Single Eyeshadow Refill costs £8 for 1.4g of product. These are my favourite shades.
Shades ‘Big Spender’, ‘No Faux’, ‘It Crowd’, ‘Patent Leather’ and ‘Wild Nights’
To finish off Buxom also offer two mascaras. The Volumising Lash Mascara which has a vitamin enriched clump resistant formula that thickens the lashes. It has a hourglass shaped brush which coats the lashes evenly from root to tip. This costs £16 for 11ml.
Their second mascara is the Big Tease Plumping Mascara which has calibrated wax in the formula to deliver a smooth application as well as maximum volume. With its conical brush that releases just the right amount of product to allow you to cover from root to top. I received a deluxe sample of this in my goody bag and love it so much I’ll be purchasing the full sized version. This costs £18 for 13ml.
I couldn’t resist testing out some of their lip products and I came up with this gorgeous colour combination by using their Plumpline Lip Liner in the shade ‘Anonymous Allure’ and the Holographic Top Coat in shade ‘Crystal’.
I will be doing a separate blog post reviewing the goodies I received from this event so keep an out for that.
I had so much fun at this event and meeting other beauty influencers. Thank you so much to Lauren and Buxom for inviting me.
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