Recently I received this sample of Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Amsterdam, which at full size retails at $18 for 0.03oz of product.
Preface: I’ve been a fan of the Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Las Vegas for quite some time now and usually keep it on my refill list because of its long lasting color that tones down my naturally brown lips to a slight pink without having to provide a concealer base first.
Pros: The pigment is very strong and I particularily liked how subtle it looked on my lips.
Cons: The photo is true to color, yet not to the description on Sephora which states Amsterdam to be a “rosy nude”, when for me it was more of a “brown nude”. The line in itself is claimed to provide “lip plumping” attributes, but as I am not a strong believer that a lipstick can produce bigger lips, I would have to say that the only benefit to my lips I received from using the product is a slight tingly feeling upon application. Another con is that the product isn’t moisturizing enough to hide any dryness to the lips, so it is important to apply a chapstick or moisturizer before application otherwise you list having really flaky looking lips.
Overall: To be honest, my boyfriend was more of a fan of this lipstick than I was. I do like that it provides basic coverage and long lasting wear, but I wouldn’t jump the gun to spend $18 on a 0.03oz product that only does the bare minimum. This product is definitely not a good choice for people who are prone to having dry lips.