Recently Buxom was kind enough to send us the entire range of their new Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stains. The first thing that caught our eye about these was the packaging. It’s similar to the component of the Shiny Liquid Lipsticks but more petite and sleek. This is our favorite packaging that they’ve done! We love that you can see the shade through the front and it’s black so it won’t show dirt/fingerprints.
Aside from the packaging, we were just excited about the fact that these are lip stains. Moving into summer we always gravitate towards lip stains because they’re so easy to throw on and generally last a long time. They just give your lips that cool girl/lived in look.
Many of Buxom’s lip products claim to be plumping. Of course, we would like plumper lips but sometimes the tingling is distracting. We were pleased that although these have the classic Buxom mint smell, they don’t feel tingly at all. Maybe because this is a thinner formula
Which brings to the formula itself. I would definitely describe these as a gel-based shiny lip stain. They feel very emollient on the lips and a little product goes a long way. When you first apply the lip stain it tends to look a little patchy and almost feels too slippery, like it’s not going to stay put. But, as it dries down, the formula becomes thicker and as you rub your lips together it becomes more opaque and less patchy. It’s such a unique formula!
The finish on these is on the shiny side, but not as shiny as your typical gloss. I actually love how plump they make my lips look. I wouldn’t, however, say they’re long lasting, so just keep that in mind. They also didn’t stain my lips which is a plus!
The range on these is typical for Buxom: lots of bold and beautiful shades. You won’t find a lot of neutrals here but I think that’s fine. Like I said I love stains for summer and these colors suit me more in the summer.
I would say my favorite shades are Bitten, Beso, and XXX. I love a good bright berry shade!
Overall I think these are really nice lip stains. I appreciate an innovative formula and I do think I’ll use these on my natural makeup days.
Rating: 7/10 | Price: $22.00 | Shop