Guess how much I paid for this Buxom “In the Spotlight” set during the Black Friday madness? Yep, only $10. Both are full sizes! So which one deserves a repurchase down the line? Better yet, which one goes down the drain? Rave or rant? prepare for the highs and lows beauties.

The highs. I’m a fan of the Buxom lip gloss line so I was happy to add this Big and Healthy Lip stick to my list of must-buy’s ($19, Sephora). This particular shade is called Shanghai, described as deep raspberry with creamy matte finish. Like the lip gloss, it tingles for a few minutes although much less subtle. The wearability is about five hours; it survived coffee-sipping but succumbed to greasy-feasting.

Repurchasing? Surely!

Now the lows. I can’t for the life of me find any amplification with this mascara. The dial wand is supposed to give you two results. Crank it up for volume and thickness, crank it down for length and definition. Neither gave me that. Nada. Even with my mascara technique (how to keep lashes curled all day), this failed big time. It clumps and the worst part, it started to smudge at mid-day. The mediocrity is not worth the $22- tag. Nice try but I won’t be repurchasing.

{ top: natural lashes }
{ bottom: 2 coats of Buxom }

Any product fails lately? I have a few more, buckle up!


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