Out on the Town With Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes - Beauty Addict

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Out on the Town With Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes

Bare Escentuals' Buxom Babes About Town set combines four petite plumping glosses with four plumping pencils that work either as liners or lip colors.

The colors in the image here look a little bit washed out (I wish I'd taken my own photo), but they're actually quite pretty and offer a nice selection of shades.

As you might know from previous reviews, I'm a fan of the Buxom lip polishes; they smell good, the colors are pretty and have just the right amount of saturation, and they feel great on your lips. In this set, you'll get Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Destiny (peach nectar), Dani (icy mauve), Isabella (sunlit copper) and Zena (baby pink).

My pick is Dani, which is described as mauve but is really more of an electric cool-toned violet that's been toned down a bit. It's just bright enough to stand out, but not so much that it gets relegated to the "admire it but never wear it" section of your beauty stash.

On the lip stick side, you'll get Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Milan (sun-kissed apricot), Shanghai (deep berry), Berlin (creamy pecan) and Amsterdam (creamy pink). The sticks are a bit thicker than your average lip pencil, so they work well as all-over lip colors. The colors are richer than those of the glosses, and staying power is good. My pick of the bunch here is Shanghai, which would be great for creating a holiday party-worthy berry lip.

Of the eight shades, only Destiny, Isabella, Berlin and Milan are available separately; Dani, Zena, Shanghai and Amsterdam are exclusive to this set. A pretty sweet deal for $39!