Buxom has launched a plumping lip stain that hydrates while delivering colour with lasting shine. I am still enjoying the formula and shades of the Buxom Full Force Plumping Lipstick which I reviewed and swatched here. The new Buxom Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stain has an innovative, lightweight serum drenches lips in saturated, juicy colour and lasting, to die for shine. Hydrating hyaluronic acid nourishes lips and leaves them looking plump, supple, and completely kissable. The precision doe-foot glides across lips for pout-perfect application every time.
To use: ‘Start by applying at the cupid’s bow, making an “X” shape to help define lips before filling in, from corner to corner. The applicator has a precision “teardrop” tip to define the lips, while the large-sized base allows you to easily fill in the entire lip.'
I have swatched the shades in below manner:
Make Out – Soft Nude
Smooch – Peachy Coral
S.W.A.K – True Rose
Frenchie – Light Mauve
Pucker Up Dolly – Mauve
Bitten – Rich Berry
Beso – Cherry Red
XXX – Raspberry Pink
I have been using this lip stain for a few days now and it a really nice hydrating lip stain. The formula is light and comfortable on the lips, keeps them hydrated. The doe-foot applicator works nicely to apply the product. The shades are not much pigmented and the tingling effect is negligible as compared to the Full Force Plumping Lipstick which I linked above in this post. I did not notice much plumpness in my lips but the lips do look juicy and supple with the hydration while the lip stain does not stay for over an hour or two before the need to reapply it. For me, it is okay to keep it on my desk and reapply when I feel, and a good lip care product. The lip stain gets a bit darker after applying it on the lips as compared to the color in the packaging though. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca*Press samples