Guest post: Bare Escentuals BUXOM collection “Dolly Does Amsterdam”

This set contains:
– 0.20 oz Mini Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
– 0.07 oz Mini Buxom Lip Stick in Amsterdam (deep raspberry)
– 0.15 oz Buxom Lips in Dolly (dusty mauve)
– 0.01 oz Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Onyx (absolute black)

These people worked really hard on the packaging, and the products aren’t bad either. I was really pleased to see a full size tube of Buxom lips in Dolly, a fleshy shade that works for everyone, and actually does plump and shine. I wanted to try out the insider liner, buxom lash mascara and the 3-in-1 lip liner, plumper and stick, and it was really handy to try them all for the low price of $32. The full size of the lip gloss is $19, so overall this set is a great buy.

I think my hopes were too high for the lipstick. The creamy formula is actually quite drying and the shade “Amsterdam” was paler than I was expecting, but I guess it’s more of a universal neutral. It does work quite well as a liner, and I like the built in sharpener. The (full-size!) eyeliner (Onyx) also has a built-in sharpener, which is such a joy, because the act of sharpening eye liner pencils makes me really sad because I think of all that wasted product and all the mess. It is easy to smoke out the color
over the lid with a dome fluff brush, or do any thickness of line. The mascara does thicken lashes, but I’m not sure if I want to invest in the full-size for $18. Maybe once I get a proper job with my multiple degrees….

Anyway, it’s a good way to try the famous Buxom brand of lip gloss/plumper, liner/stick, eyeliner, and mascara. I’m really excited to see this brand expand with exciting colors in the future, and their stuff isn’t as expensive as some other brands, particularly for the sassy self-sharpening dramatic eyeliner.

This set is available only at Sephora stores.

Guest blogger: My name is Sruti and I really like playing with makeup. I’m particularly obsessed with nail polish and eyeliner. I live in Pittsburgh and teach chemistry to support my cosmetics habit.

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