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 www.sephora.com. 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.