The first gloss I tried was Sandy. It was so beautiful and I loved the tingle it gave my lips. It was gorgeous on top of any lipstick that I wore. I used the entire tube and repurchased four times. I have been using and loving buxom glosses ever since. It has been about ten years now that I have been a devoted BareMinerals and Buxom lip polish user.
Lately they have been coming back in with more new colors. 100 in all. Which is so incredible. Each one lends a different undertone and hue. Each one sparkles and shines in it’s own way. There is a color for every skin tone and every woman. Whether you are a diva, or stay at home mom, Buxom has your perfect pout. Let’s talk about two of my favorites.
This color is my true love. I am always reaching for this color and usually have a backup of this somewhere in my makeup stash. It looks like it’s a dramatic color in the container but on the lips, it is a sheer wash of berry with a little bit of brown undertone, I can never go wrong with this one.
I love this palette for several reasons. First, it’s way more compact than the original Chocolate bar which I bought before the palette was redesigned. The colors are much more rich and warmer in spite of the fact that a lot of people say the colors are cooler. They read much warmer on my skin tone which I like. The shadows aren’t powdery. This Chocolate Bar smells even more like Cocoa than the first.
Now let me clarify that this palette is cool toned. My skin tone is NC50 in MAC so these shadows are warm on me because of my skin tone not because the color is warm. As you can tell from the pictures, these shadows are cooler in tone than the original chocolate bar but I personally don’t find this palette to be a totally cool toned palette. I reach for this one every day no matter what eye look I’m doing.
Each color is unique and the names match perfectly. I couldn’t have thought of better names for these shadows. After you use each one you will understand why the name is so fitting. Here are a few of my favorites.
|A perfect satin brown taupe.- most of the glitter does not transfer on the eyes.|
|A rose gold shimmer- Great for highlighting the inner corner.|
|Warm matte light brown- Great transition and blending shade.|
|shimmery satin blackened plum- great alternative to black|
|Golden vanilla shimmer highlight. Can also be used as a facial highlight.|
|Frosted sheer bronze with gold reflect- warms up any shadow you put it on top of .|
|Pink frosted sheer shimmer- Transforms the look of a shadow when applied on top.|
I’ve enjoyed this palette to the fullest. I have created very dramatic to everyday looks with this palette. I expect no less from Too Faced cosmetics. They bring us great quality when there is a focused theme. They make sure the palette is totally in line with the theme all the way down to the packaging. They excite our senses in every way. The look of the Chocolate bar draws us in cause we all love chocolate but maybe can’t indulge in it as much as we would like but we can have this bar sitting on our vanity to remind us of our love. The smell when you open the palette immediately makes you nostalgic and you go to a happy place because the scent reminds you of a long lost love, cocoa. Not only are the shadows infused with cocoa powder, research shows that the scent of cocoa is connected with increased memory and brain power.
Too Faced has brought us some great product and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do next.
This color is the perfect brick red with a little of a burgundy undertone. It is so creamy and smooth. I was never one for matte lips but this color and formula changed my mind. I couldn’t believe how creamy this lipstick was. I fell in love with the feel of it as well. It was really comfortable to wear and I didn’t have a problem with bleeding or smudging. Honestly this is the first time that I have worn a red this intense and it is gorgeous.
So, Estee’ Lauder has not pumped the brakes yet. The Envy line was already fantastic and I was so excited to see all the new shades and the formula was amazing. Now they come out with the new Envy shine. What?! You mean to tell me that the same awesome colors and texture is now in a super glossy formula? Let me do some research, This is what the product claims:
Of course I was skeptical of this product at first. A $34.00 Lipstick seemed to be a bit ridiculous to me. I have been back and forth about this purchase for months. I had swatched it in store and even tried it on and still didn’t see why I needed or would like this product. So finally I made the decision to purchase one of these lipsticks. The problem was which color and what formula. I chose the shine formula in rose infinite. The color and texture was beautiful. Unfortunately all the things that people like about the shine formula just didn’t do it for me. It felt like a drugstore version of the same which I already own.
Although my lipstick journey has only been for about three years, I know that this type of formula really doesn’t work for me. I need a satin or matte stay put lipstick. I love the lustre finish from MAC but they feel different than this formula. This formula just didn’t last on my lips and worst of all it made them peel.
I absolutely expected more from this lipstick and it really disappointed me. I really wanted to like it. I will try the other formula’s but this one was not for me and I returned it promptly.
Now that I am a part of this beautiful company, I understand why it has so many loyal customers and consultants. The products are awesome and haven’t been getting the attention they deserve.
My very first lipstick purchase as an adult was Mary Kay’s crème lipstick in Black Cherry and I have been a believer ever since. That lipstick was the most beautiful and soft lipstick that I have ever tried and now I’m hooked. I cant even imagine being without it
I have several colors and they all offer something else as far as finish, color, pigmentation and so on. They range in shades from the lightest nude to the deepest wine. There is truly something for everyone. I have never been this passionate before about a lipstick. I fell in love with the first swipe.
The shades are so flattering and the formula is creamy. Not to mention, they last a really long time on the lips. They are so nourishing and smooth on the lips you forget that you’re wearing a lipstick.
They are very comparable to the MAC lipsticks but, Mary Kay doesn’t do those hyped up collections to sell or promote their lipsticks. It’s simply word of mouth and sharing from one girlfriend to another.
Fall has arrived and the weather is slowly taking shape. The colors of fall are coming in and I have taken advantage of it. My fall lipstick collection is really just minimal but bold and berry.
This color is my everyday shade. It is beautiful with any eye look and suitable for everyday. This shade is a frosted berry with a slight shimmer. It is beautiful on the lips and gives beautiful coverage and wear.
I have given the Mary Kay lipstick 5 stars. I love all of them and the formulas are incredible. I hope that you would give them a try and find your way to beautiful.