I bought a Bare Minerals Moxie lip gloss set called From Day to Play. I’m not sure it’s still available, but every single shade in it is from the permanent collection, so I decided to review them all as a sampling of that line.
The formula on all these is pretty much identical, and it also matches with other limited edition colors I’ve tried from this line. It’s just a very consistent line of lipsticks. Moxie is a high-shine formula that’s lightweight, not sticky and moderately opaque – it’ll leave some noticeable color even if your lips are darker than the shade you’re wearing. It wears well for a gloss, too. It goes on smoothly, doesn’t settle into lines and doesn’t become uneven when you press your lips together. It comes in a range of finishes from shimmery to creamy.
Moxie is also supposed to plump your lips a bit, and I can testify to this because I didn’t read that claim before wearing it and I did notice the effect. It doesn’t make a noticeable size difference, it just makes your lips look their best – hydrated and cushy.
I typically prefer more opaque lip products than glosses, but these have enough color that I do find myself returning to them, especially on days when I can’t be bothered to seek out the exact right shade of lipstick. With these, several of them will probably go with any given look.
I’m going to swatch each of them on my lips, and that’s where I’ll describe the colors in detail.
Maverick is a medium chocolate brown with gold shimmer.
Smooth Talker is a medium pink pearl with gold shimmer. It’s lighter than my lip pigment, and yet pigmented enough to show up.
Spark Plug is a pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer.
Hot Shot is a creamy medium flamingo pink with just a little bit of shimmer – I actually didn’t see the shimmer at all until I looked at these photos. It’s mostly just a cream finish.
Party Starter is a bold coral with the same finish as Hot Shot, mostly creamy but with a few flecks of shimmer.
Stunner is a bold fuschia – it looks almost purple in the tube, but comes off a definite cool deep pink on the lips. This one has a cream finish and I can’t detect any shimmer.