11.14.2012

Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection Review and Swatches

Buxom Time to Shine Lipgloss Set Big and Healthy Lip Polish Review and Swatches
Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection

GIIAAAAANT picture alert! 

I am so excited by the plethora of lip glosses contained in Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection ($29) that I had to show them to you all up close and personal!

Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection includes a grand total of six mini versions of Buxom's famous Big and Healthy Lip Polishes and Lip Creams. The great thing is that, despite being referred to as "Minis" these glosses are in fact 46% as large as the full-size version. When you consider that the full-size glosses cost $19 a pop, the $29 price tag of the Time to Shine Lip Collection turns out to be pretty good deal!

This Sephora exclusive, limited edition collection includes four Big and Healthy Lip Polishes in Katie, Sugar, Gina and April, and two Big and Healthy Lip Creams in Berry Blast and White Russian. I'm pretty picky about my lip colors, but all six shades included in Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection turned out to be extremely wearable and flattering. Most of the glosses are fairly neutral so they can work on a wide variety of skin tones.

The glosses have a strong vanilla scent that reminds me of sugar cookies. Despite my love for vanilla, I think the scent of these glosses is too strong and could bother some people. Similarly, the Buxom Big and Healthy Lip products all contain a plumping ingredient that tingles a LOT. The first time I tried one of these glosses, I found the stinging really bothersome and painful. I seem to have built a tolerance now because, while still noticeable, the tingling doesn't bug me as much anymore. I only notice a little actual plumping though. On the bright side, the Buxom Big and Healthy Lipglosses all have a lovely, high-shine finish that gives the illusion of nice, full lips.

Buxom Big and Healthy Lipglosses are not sticky whatsoever, which is a huge plus. They stay in place and last well. Of course, they transfer when eating and drinking like all lipglosses do and leave behind a slight stain.

Now for the swatches:

Buxom Time to Shine Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches Katie, Berry Blast, Sugar
Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection Swatches
L-to-R:  Katie, Berry Blast, Sugar

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Katie is a sheer, shimmer peachy pink. Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream in Berry Blast is a bright fuchsia pink with no shimmer. Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar is a rosy almond shimmer.

Buxom Time to Shine Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches Gina, White Russian, April
Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection Swatches
L-to-R:  Gina, White Russian, April

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Gina is a hot pink with multicolored glitter. Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian is a nude pink without shimmer. Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in April is a cool-toned pink with glitter.

Buxom Time to Shine Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Katie Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Katie

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Katie is a nice, everyday gloss. It provides a dose of super-subtle color that can be worn alone or layered on top of lipstick.

Buxom Time to Shine Big and Healthy Lip Cream in Berry Blast Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream in Berry Blast

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream in Berry Blast is the brightest gloss in the bunch. I love how it is bright yet somewhat sheer. It gives a color pop without as much intensity as a lipstick or full-coverage gloss. Plus, the shade is very flattering and trendy -- perfect for someone looking to experiment with bright pink-purple shades.

Buxom Time to Shine Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar

I didn't think I would like Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar, but the rosy-brown shade won me over despite my reservations. Subtle yet great for enhancing your natural features.

Buxom Time to Shine Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Gina Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Gina

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Gina is probably my least favorite of the bunch. Too much glitter for me! Still, the color is nice enough.

Buxom Time to Shine Big and Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian is a great option for nude lip lovers. The sheer shade gives just enough oomph to your look and avoids the dreaded "concealer lips" look. The cream finish accentuates lip lines more than the other shades in Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection though.

Buxom Time to Shine Big and Healthy Lip Polish in April Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches
Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in April

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in April is an icy pink shade that will look great on cool-toned people. While it's quite glittery, I think the overall effect works better than Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Gina.

Overall, I think Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection includes a great variety of glosses. Provided that the recipient enjoys shimmer and can handle a strong vanilla scent, this would be a fabulous gift for a friend or relative (or yourself!) who doesn't yet possess a large lipgloss arsenal. It's a perfectly bright and cheery idea for the holidays.


4 comments:

  1. Love Buxom Gloss and after seeing this post and all the lovely shades Im buying more:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. yay! I really like the shades that are included in this set :)

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  2. ive heard alot about these but have yet to try them ,the colours look great tho and i love the packaging thanks for the great review :D http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post! The colors are very versatile and pretty :)

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