Lipsticks are creamy, but they often require a lip pencil underneath for staying power and to prevent feathering. On its own, a lipstick may quickly fade. It is suggested that a lip pencil be worn on the whole lip for added longevity of the lipstick, but the texture of traditional lip pencils is dry, making drawing the whole lip with them a pain. Lip pencils can look cakey worn on their own. Additionally, they must be matched to the lipstick, which means buying two separate products for the same area. The whole process is cumbersome. What if a lip pencil was combined with a lipstick for a two-in-one? This is exactly what Buxom did with theirs.
Full-On (Big & Healthy) Lip Stick has the creaminess of lipstick while maintaining the longevity of a lip pencil. It also provides enough hydration to be able to skip a lip balm underneath if the lips are in good condition. The cooling element of Full-On works to plump the lips – nothing dramatic, but enough to skip gloss. Even if it looks dry on first application, it melts into the skin after a few minutes. On it’s own, Full-On can look anywhere from a tinted moisturizer to a full-coverage lipstick depending on the technique and colour used. There is a sharpener on the end opposite the cap (twist and pull), but if the stick is angled, it will retain an edge, making sharpening (and wasting product) unnecessary.
The colours are dense and matte. I purchased Amsterdam and San Francisco. Amsterdam is a rosy nude which looks natural on pale and light skin. It’s not very bright so it may not work on darker people. San Francisco is a dusty mauve – brighter and more dramatic. It is suitable for a wider range of skin colours due to its hue. However, if you have warm undertones to your skin, test it before purchasing because the purple may not necessarily be flattering.
Buxom Full-On Lip Stick is a multi-tasking, creamy, long-lasting, non-sticky formula in a variety of shades. I only wish that Buxom replaced the sharpener with more product.
Buxom Full-On Lip Stick: 0.03oz (0.9g) for C$23.00 @ Sephora.ca.