BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick
The first time I used the BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick, my heart melted along with the lipstick's formula, and while I've already had a bit of a rave about the BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss, I felt you guys had to know about the lipsticks as well!
Fly High, Make Your Move
I have a love-hate relationship with the packaging. I love that it's metal and the high class gloss that comes with it. The slanted top is also quite classy and unique.
What do I dislike? Well the slidey thing is innovative but it's a little bit fidgety to figure out. It's virtually impossible to pull down the silver knob with your thumb because it's already so low on the tube and your palm will keep the main bullet from coming out. So you have to hold it upside down, and push the knob up with your thumb and take the tube out with your other hand. Once you get used to it, it's actually quite cool but I also thought it was a strange innovation to make!
However, it's really secure and the knob doesn't move very easily (another reason why pushing down with the tube upright is quite difficult) so you don't have the worry of lipstick getting smushed all over your bag!
As with the lipgloss, this is what blew me away! It is super smooth and very pigmented but not crazy soft like the MAC Amplified Finishes. Those, sometimes, I feel gets all over the place because the formula just melts so easily. This has a nice balance. It's soft enough to fill in all the fine lines and deposit a solid colour on your lips, but it's also hard enough to stay where it's put. Once it's on, it actually feels more like a hard lipbalm, like Burt's Bees!
I've got to say, I'm not a massive fan of the smell - it's that powdery lipstick smell, but I can deal! :)
I'm a big fan of the finish. It's got a natural amount of gloss and shine that adds dimension to your lips, but it's not wet-looking or glossy. I think it's quite classy and perfect for any occasion! It's funny because with the lipbalm feeling when you've actually got it on, you'd expect something more soft-matte!
I suppose what I'm trying to say really is that it looks nicer than it feels, if that makes sense? It looks so soft and natural glossy, but feels harder and like it'll last longer. I suppose that's a good thing - because it looks like an Amplied Finish but it doesn't get all over the place and won't transfer everywhere!
Fly High, Make Your Move
Here's a "Before & After" of Make Your Move! I think these swatches are more representative of the actual colour than the swatches above!
So overall, I'm very impressed with these. I think the biggest selling point for me was the formula, which is different from many other lipsticks. I do think the lipgloss still outshines the lipstick in the sense that the lipgloss is more comfortable on the lips as well as looking super!
For me the image this lipstick presents is kind of like in the Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier group of natural-looking, feature-enhancing products but with a wider range of colours (as you can see above!0, so if you're a fan of those kinds of ideas I'd definitely give these a go! :)