Buxom Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian (0.14 oz, $19 at Sephora) is a translucent cream finish lip gloss in a light pink nude shade. It’s not ghostly pale, and it’s got some warmth, but on its own it could look ghostly on some skin tones. Like Dolly, a Buxom Lip Polish I reviewed, White Russian was long-wearing. Unfortunately, I had some issues with this one.
The color is a lovely light pink with a little bit of peachy warmth, and it’s reasonably opaque. From the swatch, I expected to love this one – and I nearly did. From a distance, it looks good. But up close…
It applied unevenly and tended to settle very quickly into lines. I found that wearing it over a lipstick or even a lip primer made this problem go away, but that’s the only way I can wear it. If you enjoy layering lip products and this is a color you need, it might be a good move for you. It does brighten other colors and add a lot of gloss and that hint of warm peachy-pink tones. But the way it settles on the lips was a deal-breaker for me.
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