Bare Escentuals' Buxom line has colored outside the lines again with their new version of a cream shadow called Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow (Sephora.com, 0.12oz, $17). As is normal for my usual doubting self, while excited, I had a crazy look on my face when Leslie Blodgett announced the new shadows at her Girlfriend Getaway Weekend back in May. She said Sephora would launch 10 shades named after dogs?!? Well, just in case you haven't gotten a chance to check them out yet, below are swatches and a look (don't forget, my complexion wears B.E.'s Golden Tan minerals or if comparing to MAC, NC 42/44), and also you'll find a few FAQs to help you put aside all doubts!
I caught Pug and St. Bernard, but I know I'll be back for more. Maybe there's a Yorkie or Bichon coming soon? Regardless, these should be on the top of your lists for easy beauty that stays put! I'm wearing Pug with B.E.'s Skyline matte bareMinerals shadow (bareescentuals.com, 0.02oz, $13).
(L to R): Chihuahua (bright silver) Poodle (pale yellow gold)
Golden Retriever (vibrant copper red) Pug (smoky pewter)
Saint Bernard (deep sea green) Bull Dog (intense royal blue)
(L to R): Shih Tzu (gilded lime green) Mutt (bronzed taupe)
Schnauzer (vivid violet plum) Black Lab (shimmering black sky)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why the heck are they named after dogs?
A: This is all a part of the world of Buxom that Leslie and the team have created...The glosses are named after the girls, the balms are the beaches they visit, the lipsticks are the cities they go to, the lashliners are the bling they wear, and these eyeshadows are their dogs! I'm ready to see what's next!
Q: Do they have that "tingle" like the buxom glosses?
A: No, they just have TWINKLE! And even though they're pups, there's no tinkle...Ok, let me stop.
Q: What kind of texture are they?
A: Sephora called it "bounc-i-licious...an unexpectedly plush, lightweight texture." I agree! They're totally sponge-y without any caking.
Q: What kind of color-payoff/coverage do they have?
A: All of them have a beautiful shimmer to them (not glittery) and are very saturated. But because the formula is so lightweight, you can go sheer or build the color up. They're waterproof so my look didn't budge after working all day, and yet there was no problem when I went to clean them off with a makeup-remover wipe.
Q: Can they be used as a colored-shadow base?
A: Absolutely! In fact, I'd asked Leslie about doing a colored-base to which she smiled and said she'd have to keep quiet, but these, while shimmery, work beautifully under shadows! Actually, I think the shimmer makes them that much more fool-proof when used under shadows!
Q: How do you apply them?
A: There's a new Buxom Stay There Eye Shadow Brush (Sephora.com, $17) that fits into the glass jar perfectly, or I just used my B.E. Double-Ended Foil & Fuse Eye Brush from their Tutorials: The Foiled Eye kit (Sephora.com, $32).