Summer lipstick delights

Favorite summer lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury has a motto that we should all live by: “Darlings, I always say lipstick empowers confidence. It’s happiness in a tube!” — Charlotte Tilbury

And that’s why Makeup Wars has chosen lipstick as this week’s topic. I never know how many bloggers will participate in MW until it’s published but I do know that some of us are planning on lipstick combinations and others on lipsticks they love. Either way it’s always great reading.

I’ve chosen two lipsticks that are empowering me. One I bought online after seeing it on Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog and the other was chosen for me by a makeup artist at Charlotte Tilbury. That story is interesting since I had the opportunity to get my makeup done at Nordstrom at a fabulous Charlotte Tilbury event. As soon as I walked in, knowing that my favorite makeup artist was working with me, she told me she’d already set aside the lipstick I was going to buy. She knows my interest in light lipsticks but wanted me to move a bit out of my comfort zone. And she was right.

Axiology and Charlotte Tilbury

CHARLOTTE TILBURY has 3 types of lipstick: Matte Revolution, K.I.S.S.I.N.G, and Hot Lips. All 3 are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, paraben-free, and not tested on animals. LIV IT UP, the Hot Lips lipstick that was recommended to me is a full bodied lipstick. They call it a pale pink moisturizing lipstick but it’s really not pale pink. It’s much deeper than that but doesn’t run into a bold pink or red.

LIV IT UP was created with Liv Tyler in mind.

What was so interesting and different about my Charlotte Tilbury experience is that my look was based around this lipstick. I had gone in knowing that I wanted blush from the brand but I hadn’t thought about lipstick and the M.A. was right that I probably wouldn’t have gravitated to it.

Charlotte Tilbury LIV IT UP

Charlotte Tilbury LIV IT UP

LIV IT UP is a comfortable lipstick with a satin look. It lasts longer on my lips than most lipsticks because of its ‘blend of oils and triglycerides give long-lasting, buildable color’. Charlotte’s lipstick formula is enriched with a secret antioxidant from the Lipstick Tree, a blend of special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments. Antioxidant lipstick tree & orchid extracts soothe your lips, softening them and protecting them for a youth-boosted pout. CHARLOTTE TILBURY created a lipstick that is my grown-up lipstick and stepped me up.

AXIOLOGY Organic Natural Lipstick ($30, available at Nordstrom) is great for me for my daily wear. INTEREST is a semi-sheer lipstick that really can be changed into different shades depending on your lipliner. I like to line my lips with a lipliner and then fill in my lips with it more lightly to help the color last. INTEREST is a light peachy pink that works well with most of my liners especially the Wunder2 Berry or Nude that I recently reviewed. I wear it often with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipliner, my most used liner.

AXIOLOGY Interest organic lipstick

AXIOLOGY INTEREST organic lipstick

“With a rich, creamy luster that conditions your lips, Axiology’s Natural Lipsticks are known for their deeply healing properties and spectrum of colors. The fusion of ultra-hydrating ingredients like organic avocado oil and organic coconut oil soften the deepest layers of your lips. Unparalleled in purity, these exquisite shades are crafted with just 10 ingredients.”

I find Axiology Interest to be one of the easiest lipsticks I own. It glides on and I never have to fuss with it. I can use it with or without a lipliner. I don’t have to prep my lips so I can put it on quickly. There’s an ease with the way it feels on my lips. And the packaging is unique – you don’t screw off the top, instead you push up from the bottom and the lipstick releases, then you pull it out. It doesn’t open in my purse!

While these are very different formulas they both look and feel wonderful on my lips so they’ve gained the honor of being my favorite summer (and probably year round) lipsticks.  —  Marcia

affiliate links, self purchased products

Hello Fab! Side by Side takes a look at First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty has come to our rescue many times for dry, cracked skin – but what about color products?  Is First Aid Beauty just as FAB in that area?  Lisa and Marcia tested out the Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer ($28), Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer ($28), and Hello Fab Mango Butter Multi Stick ($20) to see if all the raves were true.

samples, affiliate links

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer


Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

The Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is a lovely, lightweight combination moisturizer/primer. Much to my delight, it does have a very slight coconutty scent, nothing overwhelming but still enough to make us coconut lovers dance a happy dance. It gives skin a beautiful sheen so on low maintenance days it’s really all you need.  It’s great as a primer and provides a wonderful canvas for foundation.

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

The ingredients are terrific, featuring coconut water plus a host of other ‘superfoods’:


This is actually my first real go-around with First Aid Beauty. When we’ve received products from them they’ve gone to Lisa. I’ve mostly used samples that I’ve gotten in subscription boxes. For me, everything has to pass the “sniff” test. Let’s see my opinion of these.

First Aid Beauty

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

The Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is the one product I was most eager to try out. Some of my beauty friends adore this multitasker. It provides sunscreen protection of SPF 30. Equally important is that it makes my skin look soft and luminous. I was so excited when I first used this primer because of the way it felt and looked. I totally understood why others raved about it.

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

Now about that “sniff test”. I find the fragrance to linger but I’m not used to scented products. The smell is delicious though and definitely a coconut one. I’m using the primer in spite of the fragrance since it’s said to tackle dryness, dullness, pores, uneven skin tone and uneven texture. First Aid Beauty is describing my skin needs with those benefits.

free from Alcohol, Artificial Colorants, Artificial Fragrance, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Sulfates, Talc, Formaldehydes, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclocarbon, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol, Methanol, N-Butyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol

Allergy-Tested, Gluten-Free, Non-Comedogenic, Nut-Free, Oil-Free, Soy-Free, Suitable for Sensitive Skin, Vegan


Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer

Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer is available in 5 shades.

Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer (from

Ultra Repair Fair: For pale, cream and fair skin
Ultra Repair Light: For beige and buff colored skin
Ultra Repair Medium: For golden, olive or honey colored skin
Ultra Repair Tan: For caramel, tanned or medium brown skin
Ultra Repair Rich: For almond, bronze or rich brown skin

The good news is that this passes the “sniff test”. The bad news is that the Light I was sent is too dark for me. But from the pictures I’m sure that Fair would work well for me.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer in Light

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer in Light

  • 92%
  • 97%

I really like the texture of the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer since it’s mousse like. At first it sort of sits on skin but as it settles in it melds well with my skin. There are so many great ingredients in the tinted moisturizer like Colloidal Oatmeal and Allantoin (they help reduce redness as well as reduce redness and calm and soothe skin). It contains Hyaluronic Acid so I’m happy about that. I can wear the Light if I blend really well and it does cover enough to hide my skin imperfections. I need to try this in Fair though for the best look.

Mango Butter Multi Stick

Hello Fab Mango Butter Multi Stick

The Mango Butter Multi Stick is available in Champagne, Moonlight, and Rose’. Both of us received this in Moonlight which is a beautiful very light pinky/lavender with an opalescent glow.

Hello FAB Mango Butter Multi Stick Rosé

Hello FAB Mango Butter Multi Stick Champagne

Hello FAB Mango Butter Multi Stick Moonlight

I was really surprised when I saw this was a cream to powder product. Almost all items like this that can be used on eyes, face, and lips are balm like. But the Multi Stick is dry to the touch. After gliding it onto the area you desire (even décolleté) just tap it lightly with your fingertips to blend. If you want more coverage you just need to layer it.

    Alcohol, Artificial Colorants, Artificial Fragrance, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Sulfates, Talc, Formaldehydes, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclocarbon, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol, Methanol, N-Butyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol. Allergy-Tested, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Suitable for Sensitive Skin, Vegan, Nano-Free

It’s a nice stick to carry with since it’s not going to melt under normal conditions. I’ve used it mainly as a highlighter since it doesn’t show up on my lips. The Multi Stick is a nice way to combat dullness.

I’m happy that I’ve had a great experience with these First Aid Beauty products but Lisa probably won’t be since I’ll want to try more of them.

You should try these and others for a great experience of your own.

Three must have lipstick shades from FACE atelier: Jolie, Kona, and Red Fuchsia

FACE atelier Lipstick

Yesterday, a colleague at work said, “April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring?”  Of course I said “Pilgrims!”  Just a little spring humor!  Spring also brings the most beautiful Pro Lipstick ($24) shades from FACE atelier, and today I have three of their best selling must-have shades:  Jolie, Kona, and Red Fuchsia.

sample affiliate links

FACE atelier Lipstick in Kona, Red Fuchsia, Jolie

FACE atelier has some very cool, unique products like Lip Lock.  This is a fabulous cruelty free pro line that never disappoints, and I have several indispensable go-to’s from this line – Lip Glaze, Ultra Skin, and Ultra Bronzer.  The Pro Lipstick has joined my super hero trio of must-haves thanks to the fantastic pigmentation, hydrating and smooth formula, and lovely shades.  The Lipsticks are also fragrance-free, which is always a big plus.

FACE atelier Lipstick in Kona, Red Fuchsia, Jolie

Here are the major ingredients in the Lipsticks:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil – a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communisplant that acts as a skin conditioning agent. It’s a gentle oil and a non-irritant that’s used as an emollient to maintain soft and supple skin Conditioning. It’s also a humectant that keeps moisture close to the skin’s surface due to its water-binding abilities.

Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax – a multifunctional complex of natural wax esters derived from the waxy leaf structure of Candelilla shrubs.  It increases the time that natural emollients remain on the skin, and help provide a protective, moisture resistant environment for skin.  Hydrating, moisturizing and protective.

The three best-selling shades of Lipstick are perfect for spring and summer.

FACE atelier Lipstick in Jolie

Jolie is a vibrant salmon pink.

FACE atelier Lipstick in Kona

Kona is an enticing tropical red.

FACE atelier Lipstick in Red Fuchsia

Red Fuchsia is a classic blue red.

FACE atelier Lipstick in Jolie, Red Fuchsia, and Kona

The shades are all beautiful and the formula is fantastic.  The texture is creamy and smooth with lots of slip.  Although these are technically matte shades, they all have a bit of satin sheen so they aren’t overly flat on lips.  I would say the shade with the most matte wear is Red Fuchsia, which goes on with a bit of a sheen but has a matte dry down.  Jolie and Kona seem to stay more satin on my lips.

FACE atelier has 26 different Pro Lipstick shades to choose from in matte, satin, and frost formulas, so there’s no doubt you will find something to love!  Here are some amazing tips for your lips from the professionals at FACE atelier.  – Lisa

FACE atelier Pro Lipstick Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do lightly line the lips with a complementary lip liner and fill in the whole lip for a more even fade throughout the day
  • Do  top off lipstick with a transparent of shimmer gloss to enhance the color of lipstick
  • Do regularly apply a moisturizing product like Lip Putty of Lip Ex to prevent cracked lips and reduce the feathering  and bleeding of color into the lips’ fine lines or wrinkles
  • Don’t use a lip liner darker than your lip shade just to line your lip, without filling it in. As it fades, you’re left with an unflattering outline – the cosmetic equivalent of a panty line.
  • Don’t match your lipstick to your outfit.  Makeup should always match your skin tone, not your skirt.
  • Don’t set lipstick with powder. It dries out the finish and your lips, while accentuating those pesky fine lip lines and cracks.

The best matte lipsticks around: Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick

If you love semi-matte or matte lips, look no further than Decorté Cosmetics The Rouge Matte Lipstick ($35) at Saks Fifth Avenue. This line has the most exquisite matte lipsticks I have ever come across. These amazing lippies are creamy, long-lasting, highly pigmented, and comfy…all the while keeping true to the matte look. Incredible.

samples, affiliate links

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipsticks in RD457, BR355, RD456

Saks says: EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. An incredible conditioning cream-like texture for high-impact matte color transfer. Protects lips from dryness, maintaining a hydrated feel for hours. Available in 5 matte shades. 0.12 oz. Paraben free. Made in Japan.

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipsticks in RD457, BR355, RD456

The Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipsticks come in five different shades and I have swatches of three of them for you today. The texture is unlike most matte lipsticks – it’s actually creamy, not only when applied but for hours and hours, with great slip even though the appearance is matte. It leaves lips feeling wonderfully moist and hydrated which is always my beef with matte lippies. I can’t stand dry lips so I always end up throwing on some gloss. With The Rouge Matte Lipsticks I can wear them all day long and keep the cool matte look going strong.

The three shades I have are:

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick RD456

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick RD456

RD456, a medium pinkish red

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick RD457

RD457, a deep brownish red

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick BR355

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick BR355

BR355, a warm nude

The pigmentation is incredible. This stuff just doesn’t wear off! Even after applying when I blot it hardly comes off on the tissue. It takes some pretty greasy food to make a dent and generate cause for reapplication. With the lovely mouth feel of the lipstick I just can’t believe the staying power. I’m telling you, these lipsticks are like miracles in a tube.

Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick swatches, left to right: RD457, BR355, RD456

You can find these beauties and the other 2 Decorté The Rouge Matte Lipstick shades exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue in the states.  – Lisa

What comes to your mind when you hear the name TIGI?

TIGI is mostly known for their hair care. If you’ve been around for any length of time the first thing that probably comes to your mind is BedHead since that’s what made TIGI famous. It’s doubtful that cosmetics come to mind first since the line just doesn’t get the attention that it used to. Well the Beauty Info Zone team is here to change that for you and show you some of the beautiful cosmetics that TIGI creates and let you know why you need to change your mind and think TIGI Cosmetics.

If you are lucky enough to live near a CVS Beauty Store you’ll find TIGI available for you there on their Trend Wall. For those of us not lucky to be near one we can order online at as well as Tigi’s Cosmetic site.


Whatever you like when you shop cosmetics can be found from TIGI – concealer, eyeshadows, foundation, lipstick and lipglosses, bronzer. Even basics like foundation primer, eye makeup remover, micellar water are available.

MARCIA loves eye makeup

At one point in my life you could look under my sink and see it loaded with TIGI BedHead products. I had so many and either used that or Vidal Sassoon. I wouldn’t budge from those. Times have changed and while I would use those products again I’ve moved on. I was excited to learn that TIGI Cosmetics was back and even though times have changed, I’m not going to stop using these.

TIGI has 4 variations of High Density Eyeshadow Quads ($24) and all are beautiful. I was very happy to receive one in Love Affair since they are the colors I crave.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

Just look at those colors! Those shades are what I want to wear day in and day out. But I’d only wear them if the quality of the quad was great. And it is! I’m stoked about the intensity of the shades, how smoothly they apply, and the way they seamlessly blend.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair


The colors are wonderful and I’ve been wearing this quad at least once a week for the last several months. I know you are looking at it and thinking “I have that already” but you really don’t because what you don’t have is a quad that works together so perfectly that you don’t need much else in your life. What you don’t have are colors that blend so well that there are no lines of demarcation. What you don’t have is a quad that has minimal shadow fallout because the colors are so silky. What you don’t have are silky soft shades that last the entire day.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

Shade 1 is a soft creamy beige. It’s a great base shade and works perfectly on my browbone especially. Shade 4 is the one you don’t expect in a neutral palette but it adds a pop of color that takes it beyond boring basics. I have often mixed shades 1 and 4 together to get a softer pink or I’ll use 4 in the crease above shade 3. This mauve-pink is a great shade.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

Shades 2 and 3 are the workhorses of the quad. 2 is a beautiful taupe that I just love on my lid. Shade 3 is a darker brown but it’s not too dark. Shades 2 and 3 blend together like a dream. They were made for each other.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

I also have a TIGI Precision Black Eyeliner Pen ($17) that is terrific. I know that a black liner is a black liner is a black liner. But the tip on this TIGI liquid liner is excellent. I love a thin line, especially when I’m wearing black, and that’s what I get with this liner. I can even do a flip for a cat eye which is pretty amazing since I’m not good at that normally.

TIGI Precision Black Eyeliner Pen and Love Affair eyeshadow quad

TIGI Precision Black Eyeliner Pen

If only this eyeliner pen came in brown I’d marry it. In the meantime I’m enjoying both of these eye products and want to explore more from TIGI Cosmetics. I hope more CVS stores start carrying the line.

LISA loves lipstick and gloss

I am always looking for a beautiful new lippie and TIGI Cosmetics has lots of them! I love the packaging…the lipsticks come in these gorgeous geometric silver tubes that shiny enough to work as a mirror. The lip gloss is no slouch in the packaging department either with a cool see-through cap and one of the best applicators I’ve tried.

Tigi Diamond Lipstick and Luxe Lipgloss

The TIGI Diamond Lipstick ($19) comes in eight shades. I love the texture of this lipstick – it’s super smooth and feels fantastic on the lips, lovely and buttery. Ingredients feature Shea butter, vitamin E and rose hip seed oil so it’s a very moisturizing lipstick but it still has a great wear time.

The shape of the lipstick is angled – diamond-shaped, just like the name, which helps for a more precise application. I actually wish all lipsticks were this shape. I was very pleasantly surprised at what a difference it made – I always end up flattening out the traditional bullet shaped lipstick anyway and this flat diamond shape makes precise application a piece of cake.

Tigi Diamond Lipstick in Loyalty

Tigi Diamond Lipstick in Astonish

Tigi Diamond Lipstick swatches top to bottom: Loyalty and Astonish

Loyalty is a medium matte brick-red that is truly lovely. I often have a tough time with reds turning pink on me, but this one stays true and is wonderfully wearable. I love it by itself and with the TIGI Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy over it, but I am getting ahead of myself! Astonish is a cherry red shade that has a bit of shimmer in it. I love to wear this one straight from the tube because it’s a pretty glamorous shade; or sometimes I blot it and it makes for a delightful stain that is more subtle and pretty. I want more of these lipsticks for sure – the packaging is fantastic and I am a huge fan of the texture and wear.

Tigi Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy

I am just as impressed with the Luxe Lipgloss ($17.00) as I am with the Diamond Lipstick. Luxe Lipgloss comes in eight shades and is a very hydrating and super shiny lipgloss. It has a fabulous slip – not sticky at all, and it lasts a decent amount of time for a lip gloss. This is a lip plumping gloss although it doesn’t have the ‘lip tingle’ that you get from other lip plumpers.  

Luxe Lipgloss gets extremely high marks from me for the packaging. The tube is a very sturdy plastic with a super cool see-through cap. I adore the hourglass shaped applicator – it somehow hugs the lips and makes for a fabulous application.  Genius!  The Luxe Lipglosses have a vanilla scent and taste – almost like a cookie or baked good, although it’s very mild and pleasant.

Tigi Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy

Tigi Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy

Foxy is a shimmery, shiny peach. I love it. For my lips, it’s best over a lip liner or lipstick – I adore it over my Loyalty Diamond Lipstick. The contrast of the red lipstick and the peach lip gloss makes for an amazing combination. If you have pigmented lips, Foxy will be fine on its own.

So there you have it. From now on, when you think about TIGI, don’t let your mind stop at great hair care – remember the awesome cosmetics and check out these fantastic eye and lip products. We promise you won’t be sorry!!

Visit or get social with the brand on Facebook (@TIGICosmeticsUS), Twitter (@TIGI_Cosmetics) and Instagram (@tigicosmetics).

Go Buxom for the best lips around

Buxom lips

If you are a lip product fan then you probably already know about the amazing array of lip products created by BUXOM COSMETICS. If you aren’t a lip product fan then you need educating. Either way the Beauty Info Zone team is ready to show you the many types of lip products so that you can begin your Buxom knowledge.

samples, affiliates

Here’s a list of what’s available from Buxom:












Now multiply that by the oodles of colors available in each formula and you can see why we say to go to Buxom!

Today we have a smattering of some BUXOM formulas and colors so that you can see what you are missing.

MARCIA IS USING Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick, PlumpLine Lip Liner, Power Plump Lip Balm, and Full On Lip Polish

I hit the jackpot! When Lisa and I meet we decide who is going to review the products we get sent. I really fell for these lip products so Lisa let me pick what I wanted. I did good!


Buxom Big & Sexy Gel Lipsticks in Evocative Petal, Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

This comes in two formulas and Buxom makes it easy for you to tell which formula they are with their packaging. The Matte lipsticks are houseD in a matte finish tube while the Satin finish is in a shiny tube. To make it even better the tubes are terrific since they have a strong magnetic closing. These aren’t coming apart in your purse or pocket so they can spend the whole day with you.

Lipsticks in Evocative Petal, Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

EVOCATIVE PETAL is my matte gel lipstick, it’s available at Ulta who describes it as a matte deep rose. This is actually a softer rose than that description implies. For a matte lipstick it applies very smoothly due to the gel formula. It looks like a matte but it doesn’t look dry.

BURNING DESIRE is a satin finish, which on me is more flattering than a matte. It too has an easy glide on formula. The shade is a blue red and it fits the Big & Sexy name. It’s a very striking color and one that would be flattering to most red lip lovers. It’s a gorgeous shade. (available at both Ulta and Sephora)

NUDE EXPERIENCE is my personal favorite of the three (with Evocative Petal close behind). It’s described as a nude beige or a peachy pink and I see a lot of peach in it. It’s a light shade which is my preference but when I add a liner or a gloss it intensifies. I love this satin formula since it’s a gloss and lipstick in one. It feels light and moisturizing on my lips.

Satin lipsticks: Burning Desire, Nude Exposure


Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liners in InfraRed, Ransom and Stealth

Not only am I excited about these lip liners but if you spend $30 on Buxom at Ulta thru 2/17 you’ll get one as a gift with purchase. The Plump Line Lip Liners are different than my other lip liners. It’s plumper! The point is plumper, your lips will become a little plumper, and it’s available in 20 matte shades. They make for a great lip crayon or liner. Use it all over your lips as a base and your lip color will last longer.

There’s a lip brush on the opposite end of each one so that you can smooth the color especially when using it all over. Here’s what they have to say about the ingredients: “Unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump to perfection – without irritation.”

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liner brush on one end

The three shades I have are great with the Big & Sexy Bold Gel lipsticks or just on their own. My favorite is Ransom, a pink nude which is great for Nude Experience and half the lipsticks I own. Next is Stealth, a warm nude, also great for Nude Experience and the other half of the lipsticks I own. The stand out though is InfraRed which is an orange red that’s much more red than orange. If I apply this and use the brush I can make it look like a cherry popsicle lip.

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liners in InfraRed, Ransom and Stealth


There are 100 shades of Buxom Full On Lip Polish that Ulta carries. 100! If all are as pretty on as Dolly is then I’d want them all. Dolly is described as a shimmering sultry mauve and it sure is sultry.

Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish is the best-selling gloss from the lip plumping authority in a tingly shimmer-sheer finish. Lips reach their full potential with this ultimate lip plumper. A high-shine plumping gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous pout while pampering and moisturizing lips with Vitamins A and E. Lips stay lusciously soft, plumped, and seriously sexy. Unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump to perfection – without irritation.

This is a lip plumper so if you don’t like that tingle you won’t like these but I don’t mind it at all. My lips are tiny so seeing a fuller look is a delight.


Buxom Power Plump Lip Balm in Big O

Power Plump is unlike any other lip balm. It’s big, it plumps your lips, it tingles, and it reacts with your own lips to create a unique shade for you. When I apply it I see all the pink that I wish my lips naturally had. Some lipsticks that react like this turn more fuchsia on me but this is pink and makes me much happier. The original shade is Big O but now they’ve added 3 more (Glowing, Fiery, and Flushed). I’m sitting here wearing it and I can still feel the tingle after 3 hours.


LISA IS USING Full-On Lip Polish, Full-On Lip Cream, and Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick 

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish, Lip Cream, and Gel Lipstick


DEFIANT BLOOM sounds like one rebellious lippie, doesn’t it?? Normally I don’t go for matte lipsticks because I have thin lips and matte lipsticks make them look so thin it’s like they aren’t even there. But a gel matte sounded intriguing and I love pink so I went for this one.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Defiant Bloom

Buxom Bi & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Defiant Bloom

Defiant Bloom is indeed a matte classic blue pink, and it has a fantastic wear. While it’s matte it isn’t dry, and while this turned out to be too bright for me to pull off, those of you who can rock this shade will be very, very pleased with the texture and longevity.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie


Celeste and Trixie are my Full-On Lip Polish shades, and they are gorgeous. Celeste a is sheer peach with prismatic shimmer – perfect for those with pigmented lips. Trixie has a lot more pigment and is a pretty pink with beautiful shimmer. These lip plumping glosses give lips lots of tingle…I mean it, after an hour my lips still feel it. I love these lip glosses and reach for them all the time.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly


Now, if you are looking for some lip plumping without the shimmer yet you still want some shine, the Full-On Lip Cream is right up your alley.  White Russian is a gorgeous creamy nude pink that has all the lip plumping power but more of a glassy shine. For a deeper shade, I love Dolly which is described as a sultry mauve. This is a pretty tenacious lip gloss, sticking around longer than most, and it has a nice slip – not too sticky. Nicely done, Buxom!


Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste, Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian, Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie, Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly

Now that you see the variety of lip products available from Buxom be sure you go online to Sephora or Ulta or get thee to a store to check out all the pretty shades for yourself. You won’t be sorry but you will look amazing.

Vivienne Sabo lips and more lips with a giveaway you want to win

We previously introduced you to Vivienne Sabo when we shared their mascara and eyeshadows. Now it’s time for lips. We’re doing this side by side review a little differently today since we wanted to have enough products to have a 3 person giveaway. Lisa will be sharing the lip products she’s been using while Marcia will describe others and show you what’s in the giveaway.

There are a variety of lip products from Vivienne Sabo, many from the Mon General Collection. Today we have a sampling of lip products.

Mon General


I have samples three different types of Vivienne Sabo lippies – Rouge Charmant Matte Lipstick, Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES, and Brilliance Hypnotique 3D Effect Lip Gloss.  

samples affiliate links

Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709

Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709

Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709

The Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709 ($24) is a pretty matte pink shade. This is a lovely lipstick that is matte with a velvet texture. It does need to be reapplied every 60 minutes, but it wears off evenly which is nice for a matte shade.


Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES brush

Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES in light pink and coral

The Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES is a vinyl gloss that has a high shine and an opaque finish. The squeeze tube sends the gloss up through the brush for easy application. The gloss is slightly sticky and has lots of slip. It smells fruity and tastes yummy, and has very nice lasting power. There are some great four packs available on Amazon in different color combinations.

Brilliance 3D Hypnotique Gloss, top to bottom:  21, 32, 42

Brilliance 3D Hypnotique Gloss top to bottom:  21, 32, 42

The Vivienne Sabo Brilliance 3D Hypnotique Gloss is a clear or tinted shimmering gloss that gives depth and shine to your lips, whether by itself or over another lip color. If you have pigmented lips this is a great stand alone lip gloss. If you are like me and have basically colorless lips, you will want either a lip liner or else a lipstick for underneath these glosses.  21 is pure silvery shimmer, 32 has a light baby pink tint and tiny golden shimmer, and 42 is medium pink tint with a mix of golden and silver shimmers.


One winner will receive 3 of the sparkly Vivienne Sabo Champs Elysses glosses. These are beautifully sparkly. Without opening them let’s see how I do describing them. 101 is a nude shade that will look great to sparkle up any lip color. 102 is a peach shade that’s got a touch of pink to it while 103 is more pink with a touch of peach to it. These look like they’ll stand up on their own if you don’t want to apply them over a lipstick. I think they’d be great with just a lipliner.

Vivienne Sabo Champs Elysses glosses

Winner two will get what I call the red package. There’s the lovely Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 714 ($24), Brilliance 3D Hypnotique gloss which is a sparkly true pink, and Matte Magnifique liquid lipstick in 216 a beautiful cherry red. None of these three are easily found so this combination would make you look magnificently unique.

Vivienne Sabo 714, Rouge Charmant

Vivienne Sabo Brilliance 3D Hypnotique, Matte Magnifique liquid lipstick, Rouge Charmant 714 lipstick

The third package is the pink package. The lipstick is a pink/lavender Rouge Charmant lipstick in 602 and has some shimmer to it (I think this is my favorite of all of these), Champs Elysses Gloss in pastel pink (108) which isn’t as sparkly as the first batch plus one of the Colouers Fraiches glosses (04) in that adorable polka dot packaging.

Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES 04, Rouge Charmant lipstick 602, Champs Elysees 108 gloss

Vivienne Sabo Champs Elysses glosses

So which is your favorite? Think about that before you enter our giveaway.

Information: This is open for US and Canadian subscribers through 2/12/18. You’ll have 48 hours after winners have been chosen to answer the winning email. Please make sure you are an email subscriber and that you comment. Then give yourself extra ways to enter this lip smacking giveaway with other entries in the Rafflecopter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway