Rated 3.26 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review S.W.A.K. Review
Took me a long time to decide which one I wanted because there aren't very many good swatches online (bad lighting, quality, etc). I decided on this one because I wanted a pure pink stain that wasn't too cool or too dark, which was a problem I came across with other brands. This was perfect. I like the smell (blueberry vanilla), it doesn't smell like cough syrup to me. When I first put it on, I was worried it would be too light, but in a few seconds it darkened slightly to a pretty rose color. It didn't plump my lips, but it did have a little tingling sensation. It didn't stain that much except the dead skin on my lips but I think that's because it's not a dark color in the first place, so that's fine. Maybe multiple layers will make the stain more prominent. I rubbed my lips together after wearing it for an hour and the little glitters clumped up a little.
Most Helpful Critical Review Planning on returning
I really love Buxom plumping lip glosses, so I was looking forward to trying a stain with some real color that would also plump my lips. Unfortunately this product fell short. I love the color and that it wasn't sticky, but that's where the loves end. It did absolutely no plumping, compared to their lip gloss which I can notice a difference and feel the tingle. And when I think of stain I think it will have a bit of staying power, maybe not all day but at least a few hours, but after an hour I was reapplying because it didn't look like I had anything on my lips.
Reviewed by 87 customers doesn't plump or stain
Plumping? from sierra vista
I love the color but it doesn't plump at all and it's not much of a stain. More of a matte lip gloss if that's even possible. I still use it. just not what I was wanting when purchasing.
Helen from Maryland
The color is nice but there is NO plumping! I've used other Buxom Lip glosses and loved how they felt. They had a tingle and slight pumping. This one has nothing…. Very disappointed!
Not enough stain
Lynne from La Quinta, CA
Feels more like a gloss than a stain. When I think of a stain, I think mat finish and this was a bit runny. I love the color; Frenchie, however, I'm not sure I'll buy it again because it doesn't last. Sorry it was not all positive.
One of my favorite lip products.
JGal from Illinois
This is one of my favorite lip products. It's not sticky like a gloss and leaves a nice subtle color, which is great for a casual look, imo. I always have this on hand. Make Out & Frenchie are my faves. If you're looking for a plumper this doesn't plump, but I like everything else about this.
Bad product if you bite your lip
Eh from Wa
I have anxiety and bite my lip, and even when it's very minimal it clearly shows a discoloration which is off putting and makes me not like the product. It just points out my insecurities even worse. This product applied very well and it seems like it had a great formula though.
Lindsay from WY
I have been a long time Buxom/Dolly lover. This is like a stain, lipstick, gloss hybrid. I LOVE it. It gives you the look of a gloss but it's not sticky. I am not saying that it's not very sticky I'm talking it's not sticky at all! 10/10
Okay formula but a rip-off
Noname123 from New York
I'm sorry but this product is way way overpriced for what it is and how much they give you. 0.1 ounces goes quick considering the poor staying power of this and how often you'll have to reapply. Sticking to Benetint!
Tiesh from Texas
The formula is interesting. It feels like water going on, then dries down to this strange gloss hybrid. I find it longer lasting than a normal gloss, but not as long lasting as a normal stain. I really do like it as its a great in the middle type of product. Shininess of a gloss with the watercolor color of a stain. BUT I got this in the shade Smooch and I think it has shimmer in it...I wasnt expecting that. I was expecting a gloss like shine, NOT shimmer. Am I crazy and seeing things?? I am a little interested in trying a darker shade, but not if it has shimmer in it like the peachy shade....very confused here
It does not plump and it is not a stain
Coffeegirl from Georgia
I'm a big fan of buxom. I love their glosses. I purchased two different colors of this plumping lip stain. The colors are beautiful and it feels good on the lips, but it does not plump and it rubs off as easily as regular lipstick. I was definitely disappointed.
Not a lip stain
Laura from Grand Junction, CO
Bought this in Make Out. I love Buxom's plumping lip gloss so I thought I'd give this a try.. This is more of a gloss that is hard to get even color coverage on. It has no staining effect and didn't do a thing in the plumping department. Very disappointing.
Renee from Texas
I took a chance on the very red color and it is stunning! great applicator that was easy to use, comfortable wear, and minimal transfer on to my coffee mug. I really didn't expect this to be as good as it is. the color is so beautiful!
Colors shown are deceiving
L from North Carolina
The color XXX (raspberry) goes on dark red and looks nothing like the image shown.
MsMadison from Westminster, Md
I was looking for a double duty lipstick. This comes as a lip stain and "plumper" which is nice but the color seems too dark for me. I will return and try and find a lighter shade.
It's not a stain
Redheaded makeup lover from Charlotte NC
I'd call this a lip oil before anything else. Good color, but it transfers like crazy. Feathered and bled with liner. Smudged everywhere with a mask. I got it as a sample, and will NOT be buying as long as masks are around. Awful.
Serious staying power!!!!
bobbibiggler from Belding, MI
This is good lip stain . I just wish there were more color choices.
Lip tint au naturale
PD the Mermaid from Honolulu, HI
Overall I like the Buxom lip stain. I find you need to use a light coat 2x and need to let it dry to get the best lip color. It's not opaque or matte colored, rather it leaves a light natural color coating on my lips. It has a better lasting power and value when compared against the Dior Lip Stain or Bobbi Brown Lip-crush Gel as it can withstand a meal and isn't drying. The cons are the chemical fragrance and the "icky" taste when being applied, so take care with application. I don't notice any taste when eating. This is staying in my beauty stash.
Not a stain; but nice for sheer wash; hydrating
KC Baltimore from Baltimore, MD
With all the mask wearing, I wanted a long lasting stain for my lips. (not long wear lipstick that is uncomfortable). This fell short of my expectations. Pros: Comfortable, pretty color (very sheer, to buildable). Feels hydrating, like a balm & has a very tolerable tingle. Cons: it does not "stain" the lips like I would have expected. I do not like the way Benefit lip stains smell, but they work, so I might just have to suck it up & use Benefit's floral smelling stain for the staying power.
Amazing lip stain and color 💋💄
Monica from New Jersey
I had my eye on this for awhile now and so a YouTube do a review on it it looks so beautiful on and she did an update on it and how much she really liked it so I went and got it I am so in love with it my favorite color is make out such a nice color and leaves such a beautiful tint highly recommend it please buxom never stop making them!!!!
Not your average lip stain
Turk from Idaho
I use the plumping stain along with a gloss.
morgyn from michigan
truly was not a stain and bunched around my lips
Don't Understand the Negative Reviews!
MakeupJunkie from New England
I have this in Frenchie and Bitten and I wear one or the other almost every day. I apply, wait for half a minute, blot, and then apply a shimmer or glitter topper. The stain lasts most of the day for me. Somedays I reapply the topper and on others I just put a balm over it. I don't get much of a plumping action but the stain is awesome IMHO. In fact, I came back to get more colors.
worth the buy
Rosie from TX
satisfied with results, wish the color lasted longer
Randi from Claremore, OK
I bought this in the shade S.W.A.K. and I can honestly say I am not that impressed with it. While it states this is a rose color, on me it pulled more of a lavender. I also feel that this is more of a gloss than a stain and kind of has a sticky feeling to it. While smells don't tend to bother me, this one has a scent that is pretty off-putting and it lingers for quite a while. Sorry Buxom, but I will stick with your other glosses.
All around great purchase!
All Things Beauty from Leesburg, VA
Love this lip stain! It goes on easily, feels good on my lips, and the color is a perfect nude for my fair skin tone. The color stays really well. Definitely will purchase again!
Not a lip stain, it's a lip gloss
Reindeer Games from Long Beach, CA
This is advertised as a lip stain for all day wear and it in no way, shape or form is that. It is a typical sticky lipgloss that comes off on EVERYTHING! I intentionally was shopping for a lip stain so it wouldn't be all over my face every time I put a mask on and this one failed miserably. Beautiful color for a gloss but do not believe it will stay put!