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.

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Natural Light, Lipstick Over NYX Peekaboo Neutral Lip Liner

Written by Leticia

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

  • Kristina V

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

    • Leticia

      They sure are. It’s like trying to pin down your perfect red.

  • LipstickHoarder

    Ooh this looks good on you! Perfect nude for you. With my skin tone, I so cannot get away with this. Jelly.

    • Leticia

      Thanks! Maybe with the right liner?

      • LipstickHoarder

        What I thought too. But my name says it all lol. I have a whole bunch of lipstick but like 4 lip liners that I rarely use. Just get lipstick and pray that it works. But a friend of mine got me Covergirl Sultry that’s perfect for my tone. I am not sure if you reviewed that yet. I will check :]

        • Leticia

          Nope, haven’t reviewed that. I do need to use my lip liners more.

  • Kristina Vieweg

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

    • Kristina Vieweg

      oh I didn’t think it showed up, so I wrote it bad!

  • Shipra T

    Beautiful! Looks like Cozy Up! :)

  • Nancy

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

    • Leticia

      Thanks! I am in love with their lipsticks.

  • Amber

    I love the way it looks over the NYX liner!

    • Leticia

      Me too! It’s a combo I can see myself wearing A LOT.

  • Allison

    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 :)

    • Leticia

      Hope it works too! I am really happy with the results I got.

  • Laura MyNewestAddiction

    What a fabulous Nude! Looks great on you too! Need to try it!

    • Leticia

      Thank! I definitely think you could rock it.

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    That liner really makes it look great. Onto my list it goes.

    • Leticia

      I think so too. They are well suited to each other.

  • Lakeisha

    Gorgeous! The liner definitely made a difference.

    • Leticia

      I think so too!

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