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November 10, 2016

Buxom Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick Collection

This Holiday season Buxom has launched a few mini lip collections including the limited edition Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy™ Bold Gel Lipstick Collection ($39 / 8 x 0.03 oz) exclusive to Sephora. Ranging from nude to red tones in moisturizing matte and satin finishes, these are described as vividly graphic, ultra-bold lipsticks that come in a unique gel-like formula. The texture of each finish feels very lightweight exactly like a gel and are super creamy. True to their bold, one-stroke color claim, they are incredibly pigmented and indeed cover the entire lip in just one swipe. The 8 color options found in the Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy™ Bold Gel Lipstick Collection are in fact shades from their permanent Big & Sexy™ Bold Gel Lipstick line ($22 ea / 0.09 oz) which has 30 shades total available in matte and satin finishes. 

The lipsticks are encased in sleek black tubes distinguished by two different coatings: the matte formula comes in a flat black matte tube while the satin formula comes in glossy black tubes.

Frozen Assets offers a versatile color selection perfectly wearable for this time of year where the temperatures drop and you want to shamelessly standout wearing warm, bold colors. Across the board, both formulas have extremely good pigment and literally cover the lips in one swipe lasting up to 4 hours without fading and minimal transferring. The matte finish formula colors have a lightweight texture that effortlessly glides onto the lips and are quite moisturizing throughout wear. Normally I’m not the biggest fan of matte formulas but these colors have a certain dimension to them which makes them standout from the others, not to mention they are quite comfortable to wear. The satin finish formula colors are extremely creamy and have a glossy sheen to them. The lipsticks do carry a light vanilla scent that I personally don’t mind because it’s not that overwhelming and fades away after a couple of seconds.

A look at the color selection

Mattes

Racy Reveal – is described as a warm light pink but to me reads as a warm peachy pink
Sinful Cinnamon – is described as a cinnamon brown but to me reads as a rosy nude with brown undertones
Ultraviolet – is described as a bright violet
Ruby Temptress – is described as a brick red

Satin

Rebel Rose – is described as a rosy pink but to me reads as a mauve rosy pink
Graphic Grape – is decribed as a deep purple
Forbidden Berry – is described as a deep pink but to me reads as a deep red with pink undertones
Fuchsia Fetish – is described as a hot pink

Swatched on the arm

To conclude, if you’re a (bold) lippie lover than you’re going to adore the Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy™ Bold Gel Lipstick Collection. As a hardcore neutral lover even I was really impressed with how the overall colors appeared and wore on the lips – and as all of you know by now I never go outside my neutral box! If you happen to find a shade you really like from the set it’s a comfort knowing you’ll be able to purchase the full-size from Buxom’s permanent range. I’m also taken aback by the price tag which makes this collection a really good and affordable value. My top favorite colors are: Rebel Rose, Fuchsia Fetish and Racy Reveal.

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