29 May 2013

bare minerals marvelous moxie lipstick in get ready and live large




The new Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipsticks ($18) were irresistible to me. A new lipstick formulation from one of my favorite brands? I'm there! Once again, I purchased these at their March preview event and have been trying them out for a while. I picked up two of them, Get Ready and Live Large. I never owned any of their previous lipsticks, I found them to be on the dry side and disliked the bulky packaging. Their new formulation is the opposite, they have nice moisture, with smooth application. The new packaging is minimal and unique with the "slide" button style case. The colors are bright and saturated with a glossy finish. Lasting power is about 4-5 hours, glossy finish about 2 hours. They give a slight stain, so I can easily make it to lunch before I reapply. When wearing this lipstick, it almost feels like a balm instead, and gives lips a full and healthy hydrated look. I have pretty dry lips and these lipsticks actually do a good job of making them look well moisturized. The scent is a mild sweet mint, similar to the lipgloss but without any tingling sensation on the lips.

Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Get Ready
Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Get Ready applied to lips



Get Ready is a nice saturated daytime pink cream on my lips. I was a little surprised by how different the color appeared on than in the tube.



Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Live Large
Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Live Large applied to lips



Live Large is more of a plum toned pink cream. The sales associate did a fun "ombré" lip in the store with this color and a lighter pink in the middle. Fully opaque, it pushes my limit for work appropriate, but it also sheers out nicely.



Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Live Large sheered out with Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Stylista


I like to wear it to work sheered out with the gloss in the Addicted to Peach collection. My advice is to try the colors on in store if possible because they both looked different in the tube than they did applied.






Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Live Large

Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Get Ready
Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Live Large

Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Live Large