Gotta say I really like what Bare Escentuals has done with the Buxom line. It’s kinda a little brand all its own isn’t it? Many of the offerings are quite delightful as well. I think of it as BE’s younger, hipper little sister.
I can’t say how excited I was about the launch of Buxom True Hue Blush. These are a new blush launching in February that will be available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com in 8 shades.
I gave you a little sneak peek of swatches a week or so ago and after some testing here’s my review.
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These come in little square black compacts with a generously sized mirror inside and the Buxom emblem on the front in silver letters. The packaging is pretty basic and simple but still manages to capture my interest for that simplicity alone and the fact that these are nice enough to fit in my hand but little enough to store easily.
I only tried three shades but they are available in a total of eight colors. Each one is $24 but I can’t confirm actual size as of yet since these are press samples and they only have the shade listed not the size on the compact.
This is the first pressed blush product that Bare Escentuals has done so that’s very exciting indeed. I think we’ll see more pressed products from BE this Spring.
The formula contains rhodiola which I’m not familiar with but BE says it’s an artic plant root that makes cheeks appear refreshed. The formula is also paraben free.
These are “WOW” pigmented. The two of the three shades I got were super bright and crazy pigmented. Rendezvous is a raspberry pink with golden shimmer and Euphoria is a bright matte coral peach. The more sheer (but not by much), glowy blush is Luviate which is a glowing shade of peachy pink. Luviate kinda reminds me of NARS Orgasm and Deep Throat combined somehow, it’s an interesting, unique shade that gives cheeks just the right amount of glow.
I found the shades were a tad too densely packed and dry. They applied a tad patchy on my cheeks and I ended up looking a bit Bozo the Clownish. My skin is definitely dry in this cold weather but I make sure to prime well prior to any makeup application that includes a heap of moisturizing products but these blushes still had a fairly bad finish on my drier skin and accentuated the areas terribly. Wear time is quite long but I’m not inclined to leave them on too long as they look very unnatural on my skin. Perhaps it’s the bolder shades but I normally fair well with blushes like this so not sure what the issue is here.
Overall, I’m going to chalk these up as I might need to try more shades before making my final decision of whether I actually like them or not. So far, after testing these shades, I gotta say I was a little disappointed. Perhaps they are just a little too much blush for me.
Buxom True Hue Blush will be available in February, exclusively at Sephora.