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Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:02/02/2012
Beautiful but....
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: summer, bronze, bright lipgloss
I really see myself wearing this kit in the Summer not in the Spring. I like this kit a lot. The light shade is gorgeous. The bronze shade is more like a high shine. The liner is great for the waterline. I have a teary eye & this liner last all day. The blush is very pretty also. The gloss is perfect for the Spring. Nice bright shade! I added a photo below.
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+16points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 17out of 18found this review helpful.
 
 Full Edged Liner Brush
Full Edged Liner Brush
Full Edged Liner Brush
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:02/02/2012
Favorite liner brush!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect liner
I have tried many liner brushes, both BE & other brands. This by far it the best one! I love that you can create thin lines or thick lines. It is very precise. The best out there!
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+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Smoky Metallic Eye Collection
Smoky Metallic Eye Collection
Smoky Metallic Eye Collection
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:07/22/2011
LOVE the silvers in this kit!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect set
This set is awesome! Although, I dislike the new high shine packaging because its messy & bulky & has tons of fall out. You are better off removing the plastic piece from the rim & dumbing the minerals into a jar. Pewter is the star of this show!! The more it is buffed, the darker it gets. For a lighter metallic look, foil it. Pewter alone is like 10 shades of silverin one. Adjust your application technique or change brushes & you'll see what I mean. This one you need!
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+11points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 11found this review helpful.
 
 Love & Happiness Collection
Love & Happiness Collection
Love & Happiness Collection, including Prime Time Brightening Sunlit Eyelid Primer, Small Queen Phyllis Matte Eyecolor(light matte buttercup), Big & Bright Eyeliner in Oz(saturated emerald), Love Radiance All-Over Face Color, Best Friend Lip Balm, XOX Charm
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:07/20/2011
Love this & I want more!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: for all skin tones, simple, beautiful
I adore this set. It is very wearable. This kit has a softness to it which is beautiful and the liner makes it a bit edgy which is divine. The balm alone is worth the price of admission! I hope BE will be making these in more shades.
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+11points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 11found this review helpful.
 
 BE Cares Sweet Smile Eyecolor
BE Cares Sweet Smile Eyecolor
Support Smile Train with BE Cares
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:03/22/2011
Makes my heart smile!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect
The color is silverish lilac with purple iridescent sparkles. It has a bit of a color shift so it goes with pretty much anything. I love to pair it with Soft Grey & Lucky.
This color is very near and dear to my heart as it was created with love in honor of my sister. She has had 24 surgeries and counting. To know that this color will pay for over 200 surgeries is completely overwhelming and it makes my heart smile. I thank God for BE & the wonderful people that made this dream a reality every day!
+17points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 17out of 17found this review helpful.
 
 Exotic Destinations : Sydney
Exotic Destinations : Sydney
Exotic Destinations : Sydney (including Small Treasure Island Eyecolor, Small Sydney Eyecolor, Small Bondi Beach Liner Shadow, and Exotic Destinations Sydney Bag)
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:03/12/2011
Oh Bondi Beach where have you been all my life?
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I adore this collection! The colors look amazing together. The sheen of Sydney with the rich green/golden shimmer of Treasure Island and the bold blue of Bondi Beach make this a must have! I'd pay $32 for Bondi Beach alone ;) And that bag is the cutest ever! I am including 2 phots of me in this collection so you can see how beautiful these shades work together!
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+31points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 32out of 33found this review helpful.
 
 Face Fashion: Pure Happiness
Face Fashion: Pure Happiness
Face Fashion: Pure Happiness Collection (including Happy Eyecolor, Wowza Eyecolor, Mini Big & Bright Eyeliner in Indigo, Small Chuckle Blush and Mini 100% Natural Lipgloss in Funnel Cake)
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:02/18/2011
The One!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
If you can only get one kit, this is it! Wowza alone is worth the cost of the kit. It is by far the best purple BE has ever created! Be it buffed or foiled, it's just amazing. Happy is a pretty sheer shade, so it doesn't show up as a mint shade. Chuckle is such a beautiful blush. I love that it looks really natural. Funnel Cake is is peachy & delicious! And Indigo is an amazing liner! This is the Must Have kit for the Spring & Summer!
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+12points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 12out of 12found this review helpful.
 
 Exotic Destinations : Santorini
Exotic Destinations : Santorini
Exotic Destinations : Santorini
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:02/18/2011
Perfect for everyone
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: gorgeous
I love this kit. The colors are highly pigmented & look so beautiful together. I'd highly recommend this set to everyone!
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
 Girlfriend Collection
Girlfriend Collection
Lends just enough glamour to your everyday look.
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:01/12/2011
Best friend kit ever!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: awesome
I love this kit. The double ended brush is super soft. Leslie Buxom is extremely wearable. BFF is the softest lightest pink. KIT is described as a steel grey however on my skintone it shows up with a hint of slate blue. One of my favorite blues/grey shades. Sage is a khaki green with gold sparkles in it. The blush ttyl is a soft pink. Its light but the color is gorgeous. And Mineral Veil well that's always great & with spf its even better. This kit is really beautiful & a great girlfriend gift. Since it refers to BFF=best friends forever, ttyl=talk to you later & KIT=keep in touch, its the perfect way to let a friend know how much you love her & want to be in touch with her.
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+25points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 25out of 25found this review helpful.
 
 High Shine Eyecolor - Patina
High Shine Eyecolor - Patina
High Shine Eyecolor
 
Reviewer: JSparkles
Location:New York, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Red
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Jessica
Date:11/15/2010
Gorgeous shades but......
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I love all the shades in this collection. Although they are not as "high shine" as Sand Dune, Charisma, Gold Medal & Vapor, they do have a nice shimmery sheen. Patina & Moonshine are my favorites. I gave it a four star review because this new system of sponge applicator tip has got to go. I've been using BE for about 19yrs & I have always used brushes to apply makeup. The sponge tip is very wide & messy. In order to use these colors, I find myself tapping out into a lid & doing the usual Swirl Tap Buff with a brush. Sorry BE but this method just does not work for minerals.
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+15points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 15out of 15found this review helpful.
 
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 Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish - Bunny
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish - Bunny
You'll know it's working when a tingly, cooling sensation rushes over you.
 
My daughter gave my a small lip color called Michelle. I would like to buy more of this color.
Do you have lipcolors for a limited time or do you have ones you keep so we can reorder?
What is your return policy on colors we don't like?
Michelle was part of the Buxom City Slickers, a 8piece kit of Buxom glosses & Buxom lip sticks. Right now it is not available however BE sometimes releases the minis in large size tubes. Check Sephora in a few months, they may release it.
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JSparkles
2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Love & Happiness Collection
Love & Happiness Collection
Love & Happiness Collection, including Prime Time Brightening Sunlit Eyelid Primer, Small Queen Phyllis Matte Eyecolor(light matte buttercup), Big & Bright Eyeliner in Oz(saturated emerald), Love Radiance All-Over Face Color, Best Friend Lip Balm, XOX Charm
 
Can I buy lip balm in other colors?
I would like to purchase lip balm. When is it going to be available?
If you like Buxom, they have some beautiful lip balm shades. You can get those at Sephora. Also keep in mind that you can dip your lip balm into any BE mineral shadow or blush to create your own personal shade :)
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2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish - Dolly
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish - Dolly
You'll know it's working when a tingly, cooling sensation rushes over you.
 
I normally wear Dolly. Any ideas for another shade I may like?
I wear the fair foundation and have cool undertones. I do not look good in nudes, they wash me out. Not a huge fan of browns or peaches either. Any suggestions in the pink, lilac, plum, or red family? Buxom polish, buxom full color, or natural gloss. Thank you for any suggestions.
Debbie, Tonya, Betty, Brandi, Kanani, Candi & Gabby are gorgeous pink, red & plum shades. All are available at Sephora.
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2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish - Dolly
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish - Dolly
You'll know it's working when a tingly, cooling sensation rushes over you.
 
I can't find Buxom Lips in Dolly??? PLEASE say you haven't discontinued...but please advise!
I haven't been able to find this product anywhere...including your website. Please advise me on where i can buy it now! I used to buy at Ulta
The Buxom line is now exclusive to Sephora. You can pick up Dolly at any Sephora store or Sephora online.
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2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Limited Edition ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
Limited Edition ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
The one and only foundation that started it all.
 
I normally wear tan foundation so which of these colors would be close to that for me to order?
I have red/tan skin even on my face when I tan in the summer. People think I am sunburned all the time when I am just tan. I have alot of red on my skin. The tan color doesn't really go with my neck when I put it on. Because my face will be tan with make up and my neck is red/tan. What can I do? The tan is pretty close to the right color but a little too dark to me. Although other people say it looks fine. I think they may say that just to be nice. Not sure???
Have you tried Golden Tan?
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JSparkles
3 years, 3 months ago
 
 Blush - Beauty
Blush - Beauty
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
Does this work with fairly light skin tones?
I have used so many types of blush that look okay in the container. Sometimes when i put it on it looks too light or too dark. I just want it to look natural and blend in well with my skin.
Try applying you blush with a Soft Focus Face brush.
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JSparkles
3 years, 3 months ago
 
 Blush - Beauty
Blush - Beauty
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
I am wondering what shade of blush to purchase--just one--on a budget!
I am not asking about the shade "beauty" specifically but the question form required that I select one. Instead I'm trying to choose one out of the entire array. My foundation color ranges/switches from fairly medium summer/fall to fairly light in winter/spring. I'm brunette with hazel-ish eyes and just looking for a more blushy color than the "warmth" that came with my starer kit. Any suggestions?? Thanks!
I would recommend Papaya, Cheerful, Sorbet, Laughter or Vintage Peach.
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3 years, 3 months ago
 
 Blush - Laughter
Blush - Laughter
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
Is the shade "pure radiance" blush no longer available?
I recently got the "pure radiance" blush and loved it, but now I can't find it. Did you quit making it? It seems like every time I find a product I actually like, it gets discontinued.
Hello Pamela,
Pure Radiance is classified under radiance not under blushes as it is an AOFC aka All Over Face Color. You can find it here on this site by typing Pure Radiance into the search engine above. It's the red box on the right hand side of the screen. Or you can type 51846 which is the item number, in the box.
Hope this helps!
Jess
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JSparkles
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Girlfriend Collection
Girlfriend Collection
Lends just enough glamour to your everyday look.
 
Is the girlfriend kit good for someone with fine lines and creepy eyelids and 56yrs old.
are the eyeshadows matt or glimmer
The colors in this kit are very versatile. I'm 34 & my mom is 66 & it looks gorgeous on both of us. I attached a photo of swatches I did for my blog below. Hope this helps ;)
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JSparkles
3 years, 8 months ago
 
 Girlfriend Collection
Girlfriend Collection
Lends just enough glamour to your everyday look.
 
Is the face and eye brush that is available in the new Girlfriend Collection available for purchase by itself?
If not it should be highly considered...it's everything I need in one brush for faster application in the morning!
The items in this collection are not sold separately except for the Mineral Veil, Leslie Buxom and Sage liner. Which have all in one way or another, appeared in other kits.
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JSparkles
3 years, 8 months ago
 
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