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Buxom Lip Tarnish Reviews: Does This Lip Plumper Really Works?

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There are cosmetic products that are especially formulated to give you plumper and sexier lips. In this article, we will be scrutinizing such a product called Buxom Lip Tarnish, a moisturizing lip stain that also offers a tingling, pout-plumping effect according to the product's webpage. It also takes lip color to the next level giving the user 7 shades to choose from. The lip plumper is from Buxom which is a comparatively known cosmetic company that offers affordable products for budget-conscious consumers.

Product Features

Buxom Lip Tarnish is formulated to give you an attractive shine with several shades to choose from. It also deeply hydrates the lips to prevent dryness and chapped lips. The formulation also contains lip plumping ingredients that also help give you plump and pouty lips. The main advantage of the formula is that it doesn't contain harmful chemicals like parabens, sulfates and phthalates, which are common in other products for the lips.


Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isocetyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, GlycerylCaprylate, MenthoneGlycerinAcetal, Fragrance (Parfum), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxycinnamate, EthylhexylPalmitate, Tribehenin, Tocopherol, SorbitanIsostearate, PalmitoylOligopeptide, Limonene, Carmine (Ci 75470). (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410).

Directions for Use

Carefully dot color along the lip line and center of both the upper and lower lips. Gently blot the lips together for a sheer and sexy look. Smooth the stain into the lips then completely fill in the lips. For a deeper color, add more layers. Make sure to apply on clean, dry lips for maximum effect. In case of an unbearably painful or burning sensation, wash with water and discontinue use.

What Is The Cost?

One container of Buxom Lip Tarnish is $18 according to the product's webpage. It is priced lower than similar products which are usually around the $20 to $30 price range.

Does It Really Work?

There are mixed reviews on the lip moisturizing and plumping formula. However, many customer feedbacks say it isn't really very effective and is just like most lip plumpers being sold on the market since it only offers instant results that don't really last. There are some good reviews saying it has a good plumping effect a few minutes after application. The problem is that many users experienced lip irritation from the product so this is not for everyone.

Product Strengths

  1. It is priced lower compared to similar products on the market.
  2. It moisturizes the lips while giving it an attractive shine.
  3. It is available in many retail establishments and it is being sold by several online retailers.
  4. There are some good reviews on the lip plumper saying it works.

Product Weaknesses

  1. Buxom Lip Tarnish doesn't have any permanent lip plumping effects.
  2. It isn't offered with a money back guarantee.
  3. There are many negative feedbacks saying it isn't a very good lip plumper.
  4. The formula is sticky and uncomfortable.
  5. Some users experienced lip irritation from the formula.

User Feedbacks

This could be a great product, but the pencil sharpening thing is awful. I like the consistency, but for a stain it wasn't very long-lived. Color - Extortion - is just right, but it, again for a stain, is not very sheer. Most of all, for what it is, why couldn't it be packaged in a roll-on or a tube? Sharpening a stick of butter is wasteful, messy and not really convenient for touch ups. I got it in a promo, not going to buy it. - dblcliq from Austin, TX

I ordered the pink nude as it looked like it would enhance my lip color rather than changing it. However, it doesn't even enhance is the exact same color, which was kind of disappointing. On the upside, it doesn't dry my lips out, it doesn't have any glitter, it's not sticky, it doesn't make your lips shine like a teenage girl's glossed up lips, and it's very easy to apply. - Dandan09 from San Diego, CA

Is It Worth Trying?

After thoroughly examining Buxom Lip Tarnish including its formulation and what people who have tried it are saying, it is not a very good lip plumping product. It is more of a lip coloring and moisturizing product. The plumping effect of the formula is miniscule and only temporary. It is still worth trying because of the low price but don't expect much plumping effect from this product or else you will just end up disappointed.