Beauty: Buxom Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks Review + Swatches

I can't tell you how happy I am that glossier lips are back on trend! Don't get me wrong, I love a good matte lipstick, but I felt like matte dominated the beauty trends for a couple of years there, and I firmly believe there's room for everyone. I love all things shiny, so when I saw Buxom's Va-Va-Plump  lipsticks, I couldn't wait to try them.

The basics

- The packaging is Buxom's gorgeous hourglass shaped tube, in a sleek, shiny black (I do wish the window showing the shade were a little bigger, as you can't always tell the shades apart at one glance)
- It comes in 20 vibrant, highly pigmented shades
- The formula contains Buxom's innovative plumping ingredients, and claims to deliver intense color,  good staying power, with an easy application that doesn't bleed thanks to the curved applicator

The swatches

My thoughts

- Lasting power: A+ (while the shine itself wears off fairly fast, the formula turns into a very pretty soft-cream matte lipstick that easily lasts several hours, including a meal and a coffee)

- Shine: A- (the formula is shiny, but not glossy at all, and I find that the shine wears off - but it doesn't become dull at all)

- Applicator: A+ (I was so scared to use these without a liner, and it turns out you don't even need one! they are so easy to apply and don't bleed at all)

- Formula: A+ (soooo comfortable! I tend to be uncomfortable when wearing lipstick because I can "feel" it - and I couldn't feel these at all. I literally applied it and forgot I was wearing it. It's not drying, not sticky, simply amazing)

- Shade selection: A (There are a lot of amazing vibrant, bright shades, but I want more nudes, what can I say!)

The Va-Va-Plump lipsticks are available at Sephora and retail for $24 CAD or $20 USD.

* These were sent to me complimentary for review purposes. As always, my opinions are unbiased.


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