This is a bizarre formula. I’ve tried a great many lipstick in my blogging years and I’d say this sits somewhere between your regular creamy lipstick and a very opaque Revlon Lip Butter. I specify opaque as I don’t find the formula to be consistent throughout that range but this applies and looks quite creamy on the lips but feels almost sticky. That stickiness isn’t annoying/uncomfortable but noticeable enough for me to credit it for the wear time of this lipstick. I wore this out for an evening of dinner and drinks with some friends and it was nearly perfectly intact when I returned home. Worse for wear of course but no patchiness/bleeding.. really, really impressive. All of this makes it all the more disappointing that Buxom is not easily found here in the UK.. as I’ve mentioned frequently throughout this mini-series Sephora does offer reasonable shipping now but you haven’t to be buying a few things to make it worth it so you’re not about to put in an order for the one lipstick unless you were really desperate (lol)
The colour isn’t anything special.. a fairly standard Autumn/Winter wine but the finish and texture is so unusual. I’m not sure if you can pick it up from the pictures but I can see a hint of sparkle that makes this lip colour anything but flat. It already have a glossy finish but that extra dimension gives it a little extra something which I think sets it apart from the sea of other similar shades I might reach for. I like to splurge on lipsticks because I’m a bit of a collector in that category, they last longer than some other products and they look so pretty lined up together but if I’m honest it’s rarely worth spending bug money on them as I don’t often find them to be of any better quality. I usually shell out for a special colour of packaging (yes, it’s that shallow) but this is really something different and one of the only slightly more expensive brands that I think have made an effort to be better and legitimately offer more for your money!