Monday, March 1, 2010

Pucker Up With Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Balm!

Relatively new to the Bare Escentuals line up, the Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Balm dresses lips up in a pillow of moisture and comfort. Designed with skin healthy ingredients such as Vitamins C and E, the product acts to plump up the lips, leaving them looking shiny and gorgeous.

I have been using this lip balm in Copacabana (in photo above, top row, middle) for a while now, and I love the way it makes my lips feel. Though the balm does seem quite sticky when you dip your finger into the pot (it is thick and almost forms a web), when actually applied to the lips, there is no detectable tackiness. I experienced nearly immediate hydration and shine. I didn't feel that the lip-plumping factor was excessive or uncomfortable; it was a slight tingle. The scent of the balm is the same as that of the Buxom lip glosses, which I would best describe as "butterscotch" (yummy!) The product comes housed in a cute mirrored tub, with an actual mirror located under the gloss' cap.

Copacabana is a very light peachy-nude shade, very natural and wearable, though it doesn't deposit very much color on my pigmented lips. For this reason, I have been wearing it mostly underneath other lip colors or as a lip treatment at bed time, as it provides such a nice level of moisture to my dry pout. Other shades in the range seem to have more pigmentation.

The Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Balm is available in five shades, sold exclusively at Sephora stores and online at It retails for $15.

Bora Bora - sheer cherry red

Copacabana - sheer nude glow

Portofino - sheer plum wine

St. Barth - sheer lilac sheen

Waikiki - sheer bright pink

Have you tried one of these balms out yet?

NB: This product was sent to me by a PR representative for my consideration. Though I did not purchase it myself, my review was in no way influenced by my receipt of a sample. I am dedicated to providing reviews that are 100% my own opinions, bias-free. If I ever feel that I cannot give my readers honest feedback on a product, I will not present a review for it. I am here to inform, and publishing untruthful thoughts is neither beneficial to those who visit my blog nor to me.


  1. Hey girly! Buxom is coming out with all kinds of fun stuff!! Great review!~ I want to try em!

  2. Hey Sunshine, I have never tried any Buxon products but that St.Barth is too gorgeous. Must try it out soon. Thc for sharing