Buxom Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Buxom released their new Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks last month. These full pigmented lipsticks are shiny, bold, and plump your lips. 

The collection consists of twenty intensely pigmented shades with adorably flirty names like - from A Muse Me (light pink) to Stay the Night (burgundy). One swipe and you get beautiful colour.

Since they're glossy, I'd recommend wearing a lip liner underneath if you want these to last well after your makeup sesh. Your lips will be left feeling tingly lips thanks to the plumping technology, which is similar that of Buxom’s Powerplump Lip Balm

Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks are now available and retail for $24 (Canadian) and can be found at Sephora online and in stores.

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Russian To You (nude pink)
Honey Do (warm nude)
A Muse Me (light pink)
Taupe It Off (taupe nude)
Getting Warmer (light brown)
Feel The Passion (warm rose)
Beg for Mauve (light mauve)
Come to Dolly (true mauve)
Gimme a Hint (cool rose)
Push Up Pink (pink)
Get Lucky (lilac)
Dare Me (fuchsia)
Pin Up Plump (plum berry) - not pictured
Wine Me (wine berry) - not pictured
Lights Down (russet) - not pictured
Kiss & Tell (coral) - not pictured
Make It Hot (warm red)
Boldly Go (cool red)
Make Me Melt (true brown)
Stay The Night (burgundy) - not pictured

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*Disclosure: Lipsticks featured in this story are PR samples. All photos and opinions are my own.


Bad & Bougie: The Best Luxury Lip Balms

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What was your initiation into lip balm? Mine was Lip Smackers at age 10, which always came in fun flavours, but never provided enough moisture.

Now that I’m a little older and a little wiser (and ya, a little richer), I find myself straight up splurging on Lip Balms. Sure, there are cheap and cheerful options, but these are the crème de la crème which are totally worth the hype.

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BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask - $30 CAD
I use this every night, it’s magical. It’s made with a blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla co2 extract, and triple the amount of the antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. Perfect for prepping your lips for matte lipsticks.

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BUXOM Powerplump Lip Balm - $21 CAD
Envy Kylie’s lips but don’t want the surgery? This lip balm isn’t going to increase your pout size ten-fold, but it does provide noticeable volume and a custom shade is created by reacting with the pH level of your lips.

DIOR Addict Lip Glow Pomade - $41 CAD
If you need deep nourishment and protection, Dior’s Lip Glow Pomade is gonna be your jam. It’s enriched with a melt-in gel that transforms into a shiny, rosy oil for immediately smooth, plump and radiant lips.

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DIOR Crème de Rose Lip Balm - $35 CAD
If you’re obsessed with the smell of rose that isn’t too “perfumey”, you’ll love this balm from Dior. It’s also one of those balms that you’ll love taking out of your bag and applying, as the packing is on point. 

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RODIN olio lusso Lip Balm - $45.83 CAD
Castor oil, beeswax and shea butter are the key ingredients in this ultra-hydrating balm that’s great for both day and overnight treatment.


Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.

My favourite lip liners + trying some newbies

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Hello and happy Labour Day weekend. If you're here reading the Lipsick blog today, then thank you! In today's post I want to have a quick look at the wonderful world of lip liners. I have some good ol' classic MAC liners to share with you, along with some newbies that I've never tried until now from NARS and Buxom. If you're like me and believe that lip liners are the foundation of the lips, then keep reading.

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BUXOM PlumpLine Lip Liner, $20

These thick lip liners from Buxom are excellent when you're if you're in a rush but don't want to skip the step of a lining your lips. The pigmented matte formula is neither dry, which they don't tug on the lips, nor are they overly creamy which means lipstick adheres nicely and the point stays sharp. The brush at the end of the lip liner makes contouring easy and saves space in our makeup bag from carrying yet another beauty product. Bonus, the lip plumping formula makes it easy for us to skip the lipstick altogether and wear this bad boy as a lip crayon. The collection comes in 20 shades which range from nudes to pinks and browns and retail for $20 Canadian or $17 USD. 


ULTA is currently having a HUGE summer sale and the Buxom PlumpLine's are on sale for $8.50 each!!! Yes fellow Canadians, Ulta does ship to Canada now! While you're there, be sure to stock up on this amazing clear vinyl train case for $12 that we're so obsessed with here at Lipsick.

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NARS Precision Lip Liners, $30

These new wooden lip pencils from NARS are a must have for every lip stick lover out there. They're super precise and stay sharp so that you can get the best line from your bold lip. They're highly pigmented and long lasting and have really impressed me so far. I paired mine with the new Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments (review coming soon!) and I couldn't believe that my bold purple lip was still going strong after a long boozy lunch. If you haven't had a chance to try these yet, you need to!


Keep your lines precise by sharpening your pencil before each use. 

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Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil, $20

This creamy lip pencil by Bite Beauty was released in stages with 25 colours earlier this year, and another 25 shades most recently. The entire range covers everything from pale nudes to white, black, navy, reds, pinks and violets, and oranges. They're highly pigmented, creamy in texture and infused with shea butter and castor seed oil. The one thing about this pencil is that the lid seems to be faulty on both releases so be careful with your designer bags. I had to have my Louis Vuitton pouch professionally cleaned because the liner got everywhere. Sadly, this wasn't the first time. Regardless, don't let this hold you back from trying out these awesome lip pencils by this Canadian brand. Just make sure you house it in a cheapy makeup bag for good measure. 

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MAC Lip Pencils, $22

Probably the most well known of the bunch here, MAC lip pencils are a staple in every makeup bag. My favourite nude shade ever has always been Boldly Bare and I've worn my out to the nub a few times because it's that good. It's the type of nude that won't alter the shade of the lipstick colour that gets layered over top and will prolong the wear of your lipstick in general. Win / win right? With 41 iconic shades in the collection, MAC can do no wrong.

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