Sephora is my black hole. Whenever I go, I circle the store multiple times, trying to take it all in. I rarely go with an agenda; I just go for whatever catches my eye…which can be a bit of a budget killer. And then if I add Rebecca (The Lipstick Gal) into the mix–we might as well set up camp and stay the night.
I went on a lipstick bender not too long ago, looking for dark and bright options for winter–nothing lackluster. I wanted to look at formulations I wouldn’t ordinarily buy, either, like glosses and mattes. Glosses are too sticky, mattes are too drying. But I’m always open to have my biases busted.
Enter my big Sephora find: Buxom’s Big & Sexy Bold Gel lipstick. This lipstick goes on light and smooth, and even though it’s matte, the gel formula doesn’t dry out my lips. Plus, it lasts forever. It’s the end of the day–a filter is a necessity.
I bought Toxic Cherry, a bright, true bombshell red. I’ve worn it probably more than any of the 8 lipsticks I bought in my lipstick frenzy. The case is matte black, heavy, and the tip of the lipstick is flat, but cut on a slant. It’s the perfect size and shape. It smells a bit like vanilla or caramel–definitely a sweet smell, but not overwhelming. And it’s such a little detail, but I absolutely love the fact that the case is magnetized–the top snaps back into place, so the Buxom logo is always perfectly lined up.
Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel lipstick is available in 30 shades. It costs $22 at Sephora.