Buxom Lip Stain

Buxom Lip Stain

I’ve been waiting a few weeks to tell you about this one, as I’ve been testing this Buxom Plumping Lip Stain and trying to get a handle on this non-stain stain (more on that below). The verdict: I love it, and want to share the good news. I got shade “Make Out”— which is gorgeous and a very natural-looking “your natural lip color but better” color.  Personally, I like to apply the stain after first outlining my lips with a pencil (I use shade “warm nude”) , but you can choose your own adventure here. While the lip stain is marketed as a “plumping” product, it offers more of a hydrating effect than anything particularly plumping (there’s no tingling involved). Also, I call it a “non-stain stain” because it has a much different finish when compared to other stains you’ve likely tried—especially those that feel like you’ve colored your lips with a marker. It’s more of a stain/gloss hybrid, with a thicker and slightly shinier finish at first than you’re probably expecting. After a while, the gloss does wear off and you’re left with a hydrated stain that lasts ages. I highly recommend giving this one a try.