Sunday, 24 October 2010

Another Sparkly Number - Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips - Sarina

At the moment I am liking a bit of sparkle - with the current cold and drab weather a little glistening makeup gives me a slight lift. Something I purchased about a month ago was Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips Diamond in Sarina. This is my first Bare Escentuals purchase, and while this is supposed to be a plumping lip polish, I got it more for it's sparkle factor then it's plumping properties.

Close up of sparkle:

Sarina has a semi-sheer base which gives a natural coppery beige colour to the lips and contains copper, gold and icy blue fine shimmer particles. The overall effect is glistening and very shiny.
It is scented with caramel/toffee sort of scent that I like, but when on the lips I get a slight menthol type sensation that doesn't sting or anything but just makes my lips feel cool.

The texture is smooth and has a slight tack that isn't sticky as such (no MAC Dazzleglass stickiness here), but it seems to hold well on the lips so that it lasts about 2-3 hours.
I feels mildly hydrating so when it wears off it doesn't make my lips feel dry.

As to it's plumping properties I think that because it has a shiny finish, it does give the lips a more fuller appearance and skims over finer lines so that the lips appear plumper.


Applied to the lips:

Ingredients (can be enlarged):

I bought this from my local House of Fraser counter for £17.


  1. I think this colour lipgloss looks great on you. I never tried any of the buxom lipglosses but I know they are popular. Do you know, I had no idea they were such a high price point? It's always good to learn something new ;)
    Jane x

  2. Hi Jane
    I didn't ask the price as I assumed it would be a bit less and was a little surprised when the SA said that will be £17. For some reason I considered lipgloss to be cheaper then buying lipstick but in some cases they cost just as much.

  3. You should order them from the U.S - they're $17! Big difference!