Saturday, January 9, 2010

REVIEW: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Amber + Drugstore Dupe!

Hi babes! I hope you are all doing very well! I had to remove my last post with my sister's makeover. Long story short, it was requested. But before anything, I had a few comments that I wanted to reply to.

Dorothy & xbbkay: "what did you use on her lips? it's very pretty!"
Gosh's Darling to nude out the lips and Rimmel's Pink Blush for the pinky color.

LOLanne: "yayy to circle lenses anddd an awesome older sister!! "
...I'm her younger sister... *cries!*

tonlesab: "Hi sir, your site is so great! could you exchange link?"
SIR???? wow, ya'll really know how to bring me down! I guess I should really wax my mustache..

And now on to my review!!! :D

Claim: "Naturally creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips. This mineral-infused polish imparts a luminous high shine with no sticky or tacky feeling. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E help keep lips soft, smooth, and protected, while the tingly and cooling sensation reminds you that your lips are getting an immediate increase in fullness."

Overall: 4 out of 5

Packaging: 3 out of 5

Price: $18 USD

Size: 0.15 oz

Would you buy this again? Probably not since I found a dupe!

I bought this lip gloss awhile ago in Amber which is described as a soft shimmery peach. The gloss is thick but not sticky, give it a couple of minutes and it will melt on your lips. The first time I used this my lips stung like crazy so I stopped using it. However, last week Kate Gene posted about this lipgloss and how much she liked it. This made me want to revisit my little gloss so I went looking for it, hoping that it would work for me the second time around and guess what?! It did! Same thing happened with my Maybelline Pink Please lipstick. I disliked it at first but somehow it grew on me and now I wear it quite often. Everything deserves a second chance don't ya think?

This time, the lipgloss didn't sting/burn me like the first time I got it. It just got tingly and that was it. The scent of the gloss is minty which I don't mind . It has a doe foot applicator that doesn't pick up a lot of product so you have to scoop the wand in back and forth about 5 times! As far as plumping action goes, I can say that this lip gloss only plumps up my lips a tad bit.. mind you, my lips are fairly plumped as it is.

Well onto my discovery. I was looking at the pretty color of Amber and immediately thought of Revlon's Life's a Peach. I compared the two glosses side by side and surely enough, they were the exact same color!--peach with pink and gold shimmers. Swatches below my friends.

Left to right: Buxom Lips in Amber, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Life's a Peach

The only difference is that Life's a Peach doesn't have the plumping property but it comes with more product and is only a fraction of the price ($3.99 CAD when you catch the sales like I do =p).

To conclude, just buy Revlon's Life's a Peach. It's my favie gloss for crying out loud!


DISCLAIMER: I bought these myself and this is my honest opinion. I am not getting paid to write this and I am not affliated with Revlon or Bare Escentuals.


xphoebelinax said...

thanks for the review doll! i really love the colour of the lipgloss! :D

April said...

Oh my gosh Nee you are brilliant! Thank you for the DUPE! Amber is my fav Buxom color! :)

LOLanne said...

awwwww you don't look old!! *PROMISE* i just assumed she was younger cuz it's usually the older sister that makes over the younger one :)

and LOL at tonlesab's comment... don't worry, he's probably just a scammer/spammer. i've seen people like that copy and paste the same comment all over blogger :P


Kate Gene said...

Hello, sir! PWHAHAHA! (Seriously, you don't even come close to resembling a man. That's crazy talk!)

I'm so glad that you ended up liking your gloss - and even happier that you found a dupe! That Revlon gloss is identical to Buxom's Amber! I'm going to get it the next time I'm at the drug store. :)


P. S. I LOL'd when I read your last sentence. "It's my favie gloss for crying out loud!" Ha ha ha!!!!

Maria Elizabeth said...

ooh i love finding dupes for high end products, thanks!

amynaree said...

I love it when a cheap dupe is discovered for expensive products!! Revlon glosses are pretty awesome I think I own almost all of them!

I have yet to try the Maybelline lippies, but now I must pick one up if I can spot a BOGO going on.

Have a lovely weekend Nee!

bowsnhearts said...

Thanks for the swatches!

I have just discovered your blog and love looking through all the swatches!

And you are so pretty too!!!

Stephanie said...

I've tried looking for Life's a Peach before, and I couldn't find it! I think it's discontinued!

Dee said...

You are my drugstore dupe queen.<3


Kym said...

hahaha i was reading your Q&A and my understanding from Anne's comment was that you were her younger sister!!!?? hahah! so confused....!~ but i get the context now! :) have a GREAT week, nee! <3

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

i have and love that same Revlon lip gloss! nice find nee! :) xx

peaceuvmind69 said...

I LOVE Bare Escentuals make up. I would love to see you review more of their products...Their moisturizer is AWESOME..and most of their products last forever..