Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks

May 13, 2016

Buxom Cosmetics launched a new liquid lipstick formula called the Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks ($21 each for5 ml/0.18 fl oz). These are indeed very lightweight in feel with a whipped texture that has a soft velvety matte finish. Unlike most matte finish lip products though, it doesn’t feel matte at all, but rather has a cushiony soft moisturizing feel almost like a balm. I personally do not like matte finish lipsticks or matte liquid lipsticks because I find them drying in formula, make the lips look wrinkled because of the intense pigment and the colors usually darken or look dusty once they’ve dried. There are few exceptions with really good matte formulas I am willing to wear including Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, Louboutin Matte Lipstick and Tatcha Kyoto Red – the Buxom Wildly Whipped formula also now falls into that category.

There are 12 shades total that come in a wide range from neutrals, to reds, corals, plums and pinks. All the shades offer full coverage with a single stroke although to cover the entire lip and get application precise around the edges I like to swipe a few times to apply. The tips come with a beveled sponge which makes application easy (I really appreciate well-designed applicators). They do have a plumping formula to make the lips look full, but they don’t tingle like the Full On Lip Polishes or Lip Creams (several shades swatched here). I liked that they did not dry out my lips and the days after swatching and test wear – my lips did not show any signs of peeling or flaking. Lasting power is medium – I would say they last for a few hours as long as you don’t snack, drink or touch your lips. There will be color transfer if your lips touch anything – but other than that they do stay fresh looking for a relatively long time.

A closer look at all the shades and swatches:

Nudist is a light nude
Centerfold is a warm nude
Instigator is a fig neutral
Devious Dolly is a warm rose mauve
Wandress is a medium pink
Lover is a bright rose pink
Moonlighter is a bright pink-red
Flaunter is a bright warm orange
Dominatrix is a deep red
Exhibitionist is a bright fuschia pink
Criminal is a deep purple plum
Swinger is a medium lavender purple
Swatches with flash:

Swatches in natural light without flash:

Lip swatches of all shades on bare lips, for skintone reference I’m wearing Becca Aqualuminous Foundation in Beige in some photos while others I’m wearing the Make Up For Ever Foundation Stick in 123 + translucent powder. These are all matte in finish – the sheen in the photos is due to the camera flash/lighting.

Most of the shades have very smooth streak-free coverage. I found the darkest shade Criminal to be very patchy but dark shades can be hard for me to wear because the contrast makes it where if any of my natural lip shows through – it really shows through. As soon as I saw all the corals reds I thought they would all look the same, but after swatching them I really do see the difference in undertone. Some are deeper or brighter, others have more pink or orange undertone. If you like reds – there are quite a few options to choose from.

My top picks and favorites are Devious Dolly, Instigator, Centerfold and Lover. They’re all on the bold side but I like that there are wearable shades mixed in for the neutral lip lover. I’ve been reaching for Devious Dolly a lot because I think it’s conservative enough for everyday wear but has enough color and pigment in it that makes it more fun than the everyday pink nude or neutral.

I give the formula a thumbs up – it’s really quite unique compared to anything else I’ve tried. I like that they don’t dry down like a traditional matte – they have a soft cushiony feel with a very very slight sheen which makes them look more natural as it catches the light. I would call the finish a soft matte that has a slightly diffused finish. If you look through other photos and swatches @buxomcosmetics or search #buxombabe you can see how these look on others to get a better idea of the finish.

Bottom line – I highly recommend you try one. You can find the Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks at Sephora and Ulta. They retail for $21 each.

Wildly Whipped Lipsticks provided courtesy of Buxom Cosmetics.

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  • Chantel May 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous lipsticks.

  • steazhwang May 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I have one in Moonlighter and really like it. Thanks for the swatches and review :3

  • Liana Veronica May 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    beautiful swatches! great post! Thank you!

    • Sabrina May 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      You're welcome!

  • Heres to trying May 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I love these lipsticks and they all look gorg on you! Great review, definitely going to have to try them out!

  • Clever Girl Reviews May 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I loved all the swatches and colors but Criminal just calls my name!

  • Anonymous May 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Dear Sabrina,

    Really beautifully composed images – particularly the first two in this post. Such a creative use of the color swatches with the mini lips drawn below the tube colors and the photo of you in your mirror amidst all the beauty items – very well done!

    Brava on your continued artistic evolution!


    • Sabrina May 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you – very sweet of you to say!

  • nueyork May 14, 2016 at 3:03 am

    These are so, so stunning! Thank you for swatching them all.


    • Sabrina May 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      You're welcome!

  • Amelia Grace May 14, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I love the packaging! I love the way you reviewed these! The different pictures are really helpful! <3 lovely post!! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

  • Zoe Mountford May 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I have always wanted to try Buxom, all these shades are stunning, and you swatches are great thank you x

    Zoe Mountford x

    • Sabrina May 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Zoe – glad they helped!

  • Samantha Prestley May 14, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Sabrina I just have to say you are the BIBLE of BEAUTY! I don't purchase anything beauty related (well, almost) without reading your review/comparison. I've turned so many friends onto your blog. Thank you thank you.

    • Sabrina May 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Awww thanks Samantha! Was thrilled they sent all shades so I could play with them and swatch for my readers xoxo

  • Alysha Paulsen May 15, 2016 at 11:31 am

    These look stunning! I wish Buxom was more widely available in Wales! Maybe one day they will be.


    • Sabrina May 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Me too! Hope they will expand their selection!