Review: Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly
My body is super adjustable. If I smell something bad, I only need to soldier on through maybe two minutes before my body goes, “Eh, this isn’t very important” and I can’t smell it anymore. I can go from being a morning person to a night person or vice versa with nothing more than a schedule change. When I reduced my hair washing to a weekly occurrence, it took almost no time at all for my scalp to go from “greasy motherfucker” to “Disney princess”. I’m like the textbook example of homeostasis.
It’s probably not surprising, then, that my lips got used to the Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in the span of a couple of days. This is likely not a tragedy. Although lip plumpers work in a couple of different ways, it looks like this Buxom Lip Polish is working simply by causing irritation from exposure to
Menthone Glycerin Acetal, a menthol derivative that gives you that tingly, minty sensation that lip plumpers often give. It’s not necessarily the best idea to exposure yourself to consistent irritants, although occasional use is certainly inconsequential.
Dolly is a soft mauve with some subtle shimmer.
On my lips, though, I find that the color doesn’t stand out as well as I might like. Although the lipgloss isn’t sticky at all, it’s pretty thick, so it’s not practical to put on layer after layer in the hopes of building up some real color. As a result, I tend to wear it on lazy makeup days when I’m going for a natural look.
Buxom Lip Polish in Dolly on Human Face
This gloss smells like burned sugar. It smells like the scent
that would accompany this statement: “Oh, yeah, I’m just making some peanut brittl– OH FUCK FUCK FUCK IS THAT STILL IN THE OVEN?! SHIT!!”
The full-sized Buxom lip polishes retail for $19 for 0.15 fluid oz ($126.67 per ounce). This is just a hair on the pricey side for a mid-range lip gloss. For comparison, LORAC’s Lips With Benefits is $18 for 0.17 fluid oz, or $105.88 per ounce.