Beauty: Buxom Powerplump Lip Balms Review + Swatches

I received my first Buxom PowerPlump Lip Balm in the shade "The Big O" several months ago and was instantly drawn to it. I just loved everything from its pretty packaging, the round shape of the balm itself, to the cooling texture of the balm. So when Buxom came out with 3 more shades last month, I was more than happy to try them all out. 

The product 

The Powerplump Lip Balm contains plumping, soothing and moisturizing ingredients, as well as a sheer pigment to elevate lip care. Its unique reactor works with one's individual PH level in order to obtain the most flattering custom shade for everyone. You can use it on its own or under your favorite lip product. 

The formula

The balm itself is incredibly smooth, and feels like an ice cube. It seriously will not budge (and I use it a ton!), and is so pleasant on the lips. The boosting peptide gives a slight tingling sensation (very, very subtle) to help add volume to the lips. I don't absolutely love the scent of the balm (I'm guessing it's peppermint, at least my husband tells me so - but to me it smells a little plasticky), but it's faint enough that I forget about it in seconds. It's also very easy to apply and glides on with the most satisfying feeling. Because it's so sheer, the size and shape of the balm are not an issue at all (I actually love that it's bigger!). 

The results

While I can't say the balm adds "volume" per se, it does give that gorgeous, fresh, healthy and plump lips effect. I am a huge fan of a beautiful, sheer berry lip and the shade Flushed is perfect for that! I wear it on Sundays when I only want a tiny bit of color in the most natural way possible. I also love The Big O and wear it almost daily for a healthy, youthful, just bitten lip effect.  

The Powerplump Lip Balm retails for $21CAD and is available in Sephora stores and on My American friends can also get it at Ulta

* I was sent these products for free, for review purposes. As always, my thoughts and opinion are honest. 


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