A post for my US readers today as unfortunately Buxom is not available in the UK (or sadly Dubai) but this 'Serial Kisser' limited edition gift set is such good value and so great I just had to feature it on my blog.
I bought mine from Sephora in the US and used my Aramex Shop and Ship account to get it to me in Dubai.
This limited edition lipstick set features five mini lipsticks with the Full Bodied formula, in a velvet covered gift box. For $32, this set offers incredible value and would be an amazing Christmas gift for an lipstick lover! Two of the shades (Provocateur and Menace) are from the permanent line and the remaining three are limited edition.
These lipsticks are almost perfection in a (mini) tube. They are supremely glossy and provide opaque, pigmented colour whilst keeping the lips hydrated. Lips are plumped with no tingle (my personal pet hate in lipsticks) and the lipsticks have that slightly waxy texture meaning once on the lips the colour stays put with no bleeding outside of lip lines. The formula reminds me of the new Dior 'Rouge Dior' which I am a big fan of. Wear time is pretty exceptional on them all-between four and six hours.
Every colour is great in this set-there are no poor performers and all of them are totally wearable, I am so happy I was able to snap this up!
Provocateur is a true red. It doesn't lean particularly blue or orange toned. Very classic and definitely this years 'Christmas red' for me. I love how pigmented and glossy it is.
Menace is a deep wine colour, reminiscent of Mac Rebel. It has a slightly blue undertone and has a glossy, opaque finish.
Mistress is a cool toned almost bubblegum pink. Very wearable for daytime.
Centrefold is a cool toned rosy pink with a sheen finish.
Moonlighter is one of the most unique lipsticks I own. I have a couple of glosses with this sort of violet magenta tone to it but no lipsticks. Definitely a lipstick to wear on a night out and has a pearlised finish.
If you get chance to try anything from Buxom (and they only do lip products) then do-I am a big fan of the range.
PS-I am currently hosting an international giveaway on my blog to say thank you/Happy Holidays and celebrate my blogs first anniversary. You can enter here