Maybelline The Buffs Colorsensational Lipstick in Blushing Beige Review, Swatches


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The Buffs – Blushing Beige

I know, I am totally crazy for not buying up the whole line. This is my only lipstick from The Buffs, and clearly I should have purchased more. I guess I can start hunting them down again.

The Buffs are a line of purely neutral nudes, with the majority of them looking like they will truly shine when worn on women of color. I grabbed number 915 Blushing Beige, because from what I could see it would be just a touch above my skin tone. Despite how it looks in the tube, however, this applies lighter than expected. When worn alone it quite frankly gives me an undead, very unflattering look. I was thinking I would end up returning it, but then I thought it really is a pretty shade. I should try it over a liner and see if it would work that way. And voila! I am in love with how it looks over NYX Peekaboo Neutral lip liner. So yeah, it’s a keeper.

Now, I don’t consider the shade issue a con. Why? Because it’s all about formula and performance. A shade not suiting me honestly means nothing about the product itself to me. If it has a nice, creamy formula, doesn’t bleed, lasts a good amount of time, and doesn’t dry my lips than it IS a good product. I just need to find it in a shade that suits me personally. This lipstick feels really nice on the lips (didn’t notice any taste or fragrance), and lasts me until I start eating. I wore it up to 4 hours without needing a touch up, and I am someone who presses their lips together when I have product on it even though I shouldn’t. For it to last 4 hours through that impresses me.

I would absolutely buy this again, and look forward to getting the rest of the shades (minus the very lightest, which looks near white) if I can. This lipstick is a win from Maybelline, and I hope they consider making these shades permanent.

Maybelline The Buffs Blushing Beige retails for $8.99 and can be purchased at drugstores nationwide.

maybelline, the buffs, blushing beige, review, swatches

Artificial Light

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Natural Light, Bare Lips

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Natural Light, Lipstick Only

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Natural Light, Lipstick Over NYX Peekaboo Neutral Lip Liner

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Written by Leticia

Beauty Blogger just outside of the Seattle area. Makeup enthusiast, Star Trek nerd.


  1. Kristina V · January 2, 2014

    Very pretty with the lip liner! Good nudes are hard to find…

  2. LipstickHoarder · January 2, 2014

    Ooh this looks good on you! Perfect nude for you. With my skin tone, I so cannot get away with this. Jelly.
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  3. Kristina Vieweg · January 2, 2014

    I love it over the liner!! A good nude is hard to find

  4. Shipra T · January 2, 2014

    Beautiful! Looks like Cozy Up! :)
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  5. Nancy · January 2, 2014

    I absolutely love their line of lip products! I had to stop myself from buying more than I already have! Nice post!

  6. Amber · January 2, 2014

    I love the way it looks over the NYX liner!
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  7. Allison · January 2, 2014

    What a great tip! I have a couple of nude lipsticks where the shade doesn’t suit me. Instead of looking undead, I look just plain dead. I am going to try them now over a nude liner. I hope it works :)
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  8. Laura MyNewestAddiction · January 2, 2014

    What a fabulous Nude! Looks great on you too! Need to try it!
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  9. MarciaF (beauty info zone) · January 2, 2014

    That liner really makes it look great. Onto my list it goes.
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  10. Lakeisha · January 4, 2014

    Gorgeous! The liner definitely made a difference.
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