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Mai Tai Eyecolor (Creamsicle) (size: small)
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:08/27/2014
Mai Tai is perfect for a beachy or tropical look
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Agree with the other reviewer, that Mai Tai is more wearable than it looks. Not one I would have picked for myself, but it came in a kit and I knew it would look good with a tan. It doesn't go on a dark orange like it looks in the pot; it's a softer hue than that and easy to tone down if wanted. For a more subtle or natural look, it goes well with Summer blended into the crease. Then pair it with your favorite brown, charcoal, or even black eyeliner. For a more tropical look, try something like a teal eyeliner and then throw on some bronzer (Faux Tan is nice). I like wearing it any of those ways with Papaya blush (kind of a peachy coral) and some of my favorite summery shades of lipgloss.
0points
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:08/27/2014
Had to have Nude Beach Matte
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Nice collection of basic neutral shadows great for blending or using as a base for something more dramatic. I grabbed this primarily for the Nude Beach Matte. Nude Beach is one of my favorite eyeshadows and very flattering, so I was excited to have a non-glitter version that could be worn anytime. The colors are all neutrals, some matte, some with a sheen. Most of them are pretty light and I had to build some of them up more than I'm used to with a lot of BE shadows-- depends on your skin tone and tan or no tan, of course. An insert offers suggestions on different ways to combine the shadows and since these are all neutrals, they're great for pairing with a bold lip color or for even doing a retro look.
0points
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:06/23/2014
Hypnotist is mesmerizing; a must-have!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
One of the neatest lip gloss colors around! I received this in a kit during the holidays and all the women who bought it loved it and were begging BE to make this available separately-- so glad they listened! The holographic effect isn't as strong as it looks in the tube. Once on the lips, it's more of a prismatic effect and not gaudy or loud at all. It adds a really nice, glass-like sheen and is awesome for adding depth on top of other colors. Has the same nice consistency of the other Moxies and isn't too gloppy or sticky. Super unique shade and even with my massive lipgloss collection, no other color comes close to being a dupe for this. Five stars all the way!
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:06/23/2014
Unique & sparkly brown smoky eye
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Most of the gray/black smoky eye combos aren't flattering on me, so I'm always glad to see BE offer alternative color smoky eye kits. This one is very pretty and the colors combine nicely, although I would describe the hues as more brown than golden though. For most, this will be an evening kind of look.
Brave eyeshadow: Unique and beautiful color, absolutely love it. The base is a light vanilla shade (similar to Vanilla Sugar) with lots of sparkle thrown in. What makes it unique is the iridescent blue glitter that sparkles and catches the light like crazy. Just beautiful. (Only downside is lots of fallout.) Unless you're a teen, still go clubbing, or some kind of performer, this will be an evening-only or special occasion kind of shadow. The base color doesn't show up much on my winter skin, it's almost just like a glitter topping. In summer, the base color shows up a bit more. So fairer skin tones may wear it more as a glitter topper while I'm guessing the base color will be more noticeable on medium to deeper skin tones. The glitter will show up on any skin tone and is fine enough it doesn't seem like it would excessively accentuate fine lines or wrinkles.
Solid Gold eyeshadow: Not sure I'd describe this shadow as gold at all. It's definitely brown with fine specks of glitter, medium in tone with hints of taupe, and not a bit of yellow. If foiled or rubbed across the skin, a burnished coppery-bronze sheen comes out that has the slightest hint of rose-apricot undertones. None of that stood out as much when I just applied it dry though. It wasn't too warm or red for my skin tone like some browns can be.
Chocolate Truffle liner shadow: A fabulous and flattering tree bark brown. Medium to deep in color with a charcoal undertone and no reddish undertones. Very flattering and a fabulous alternative to black. It does have small gold glitter flecks in it, but didn't notice them on much. Of course, the glitter from Brave was taking all the attention, so any additional glitter might not have shown up. Don't think this would be too harsh on lighter skin tones, but it may not show up much on really deep ones. A matte version of this would be an excellent and versatile day to night color. Would grab this one again in a heartbeat.
The kit comes with two looks: one for day and one for evening. While I appreciate BE's attempt to come up with a daytime look for these shadows, in reality, most grown women won't be able to wear these during the day because of all the sparkle and glitter. It also recommends applying Brave all the way up to the brow bone, but for the non-teen, non-clubbing crowd, you'll probably just want to stick with it on your lid and use something less sparkly to highlight the brow bone.
The colors are neutral enough they could be paired with anything from red lips for some drama to something more neutral like a rose or mauve.
The pots are all full-sized and the brushes are beautiful with gold handles. (Didn't give those a try since I only use animal-friendly synthetic brushes.) Everything comes packaged in a gold paper box and would make a fabulous gift. Highly recommend this one if you're up for some sparkle and looking for a fun alternative to create a unique smoky eye.
0points
 
 Insider Collection: Cheek Tint
Insider Collection: Cheek Tint
Insider Collection
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:06/12/2014
Flirty and feminine
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great kit for a flirty, very feminine look. The pink and purple combo are perfect for a date or to complement a pretty dress.
Panache eyecolor: A soft, matte salmon pink shade. Appropriate for all ages and occasions. A neutral shade that can be mixed and matched with other hues too.
Smolder liner shadow: A medium to deep purple with black undertones, yet doesn't give the black eye look that some purples can. No reddish undertones to it. Does have some sparkle in it, but it's not super noticeable on.
Flirt cheek tint: Very pigmented bright pink, so a little goes a long way. Does tie in nicely with the other kit colors. This works with my skin tones year round, but in winter I have to use a lighter hand with it.
Cherry Bomb lip gloss: A pretty berry pink. Love this color. Under light in the tube, it has subtle shimmer (not glitter), but I don't notice any when it's put on.
The colors are pigmented enough to show up on deeper skin tones. Some of the colors might be a little harsh on fair skin tones, or would need to be blended well or applied with a lighter hand. For those that don't want any sparkle, a matte liner shadow or pencil eyeliner could be substituted for the sparkly liner shadow and make this an anytime kind of look.
+14points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 17out of 20found this review helpful.
 
 Bells & Whistles
Bells & Whistles
Bells & Whistles
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:02/14/2014
Fun Rainbow of Colors for Everyone!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I was a little unsure about the rainbow of colors in this, but more of these worked on me than I would have imagined. There's a little something for everyone in here and shadows that can be worn for a softer, daytime look, or a more dramatic, evening look.
For the eyeshadows, you get a pastel mint green, vivid grape, glittery black, dusty sand, sparkly brown, light pink, and a soft yellow with iridescent sparkles. Blushes & Radiances include a reddish-peach, warm rose, hot pink, neutral rose, and a neutral summer tan color. It's also nice this kit includes a tinted Mineral Veil in addition to the regular.
The pigmentation of the colors range from softer to more pigmented, so a variety of skin tones, warm or cool, can make use of this set year-round.
Sundress is a favorite from the collection. It's got a soft yellow base but actually goes on with an iridescent greenish-blue sheen and is quite unique. Pairs well with Hush-Hush blush for a striking summer look.
Smoky Topaz is a versatile medium brown with glitter and is great for shading or in the crease. It doesn't go on too warm or red on my cool-toned skin.
Voodoo and Rockstar are more daring and unique as well. Voodoo is a vivid grape, while Rockstar is black with plenty of silver glitter and great for an intense smoky look.
Healthy Radiance is another fave from this kit! Absolutely love it and wish it was part of the regular lineup. It's perfect for adding a hint of natural color to my cheeks in winter when I want a more natural makeup look. Could be used as a bronzer too as it has similar undertones and looks similar to a tan.
Rose Radiance is another shade I use often as a blush. It adds a perky dose of neutral reddish-rose to my cheeks.
Hush-Hush blush is a unique shade and great for achieving a tropical look.
The bag is cute as well and holds brushes on one side, with a large zippered area for holding makeup on the other.
Overall, a nice set with plenty of hard-to-find colors that are fun to mix and match year-round. Easily recommend it!
0points
 
 Face Fashion: Pretty Wild
Face Fashion: Pretty Wild
Face Fashion: Pretty Wild Collection (including Violetta Eyecolor, Greenhouse Eyecolor, Floret Blush, Mini Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Blue Black, and Mini Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Vivacious)
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:02/14/2014
Feminine, flirty kit with matte eyeshadows!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: feminine, flirty, floral
A really pretty kit! Get more use out of it than I thought I would. Don't be afraid of the purple and green color combo in this set-- it's not as wild as it looks! Plus, the shadows are matte for those of you looking for a set without sparkles. The overall combo is rather soft and feminine.
Violetta eyeshadow: A soft, matte lavendar shade. Flattering and pastel in hue. No blue undertones, so no risk of the black eye look that some purples can give.
Greenhouse eyeshadow: A muddy green with a hint of brown undertones that doesn't look like the prettiest shade in the pot, but goes surprisingly well with the purple. A little less pastel than Violetta.
Floret blush: A rosy pink hue. Doesn't go on as bright as it looks in the pot and complements the look well. Not too harsh or super-pigmented, so lighter skin tones can still wear this while darker ones can build it up to suit. This does have a touch of shimmer, but I don't find it obvious on.
Mascara in Blue Black: Love this! The blue tone is faint and it definitely doesn't look like an obvious blue on the lashes-- it looks like regular black mascara on, but brightens your eyes. Wish this was available separately.
Lipcolor in Vivacious: This color is a rich, medium berry rose shade. Not a fan of the Pretty Amazing lipcolors in general as I find they come off on everything-- hair, clothes, teeth-- but this one does go well with the rest of the colors in the kit. It is a very pigmented shade and would definitely show up on deeper skin tones. I actually prefer to layer Buxom Dolly on top of this whenever I wear this kit. It's similar in tone to Vivacious and helps keep the lipcolor from transferring everywhere.
Instructions are provided on how to put together the look, although this kit doesn't come with eyeliner. Charcoal and browns look good with it. I imagine black would too if you're a black eyeliner kind of gal. My personal favorite to wear with this is a creamy, deep blackened brown eyeliner.
+16points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 16out of 16found this review helpful.
 
 Addicted to Peach
Addicted to Peach
Addicted to Peach
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:02/11/2014
Pretty peaches for any time of year
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ordinarily, I wouldn't have been drawn towards a peach kit, but decided to give this a try based on all the rave reviews. Glad I did, even though it's almost a dupe for another eye kit I use. The colors are flattering and lovely and the radiance/blush can't be beat!
Instructions are included on how to layer the eyeshadows and pull together the look. Overall, this kit runs toward the warm side and would complement a tan, although it works on my cool skin tone with no tan too. The colors seem like they'd work well with a range of skin tones and aren't too harsh for fairer skin types either. They're easy to build up for more coverage as well on deeper skin tones.
Temptation eyeshadow: A soft and light peach with nude undertones. Very close to my natural skin color and flattering. This does have gold sparkles in it. Not densely packed glitter or nighttime-only sparkles, but they aren't micro teeny-tiny either. If it weren't for the sparkles, this could be an office or interview appropriate color as it's very neutral. This is full-sized too.
Shh... eyecolor: A deeper apricot peach than Temptation. Matte with no sparkles, so a very versatile neutral and layers nicely with the other colors. This has more orange than pink undertones, although still very flattering and neutral.
Yes Please eyecolor: A warm, medium brown with cocoa and slight reddish undertones. Almost too warm for my winter skin tone, yet still wearable. Has small gold flecks in it, yet still appropriate for daytime. The kit doesn't come with an eyeliner, so it recommends using this as an eyeliner too.
Sweet Peach radiance: A beautiful, flattering medium peach that goes on softly and gives a very natural flush to your cheeks. My favorite of the kit and one of my favorite BE blush colors out of all the ones I own or have tried. Would definitely repurchase this in a heartbeat if it were available separately.
Stylista lipgloss: A soft apricot peach with pinkish undertones. Does have some soft shimmer. Really like all the Moxies I've tried and this one too. Feels light on the lips and the color perfectly coordinates with the rest of the kit. Also wish this one was part of the regular lineup and would purchase again.
Since it doesn't come with an eyeliner, some may be wondering what colors to pair with this. The colors are neutral enough that they'd pair well with plenty of neutral or deeper eyeliner colors too. Metallic or matte finishes in browns, coppers, golds, greens, blues, even teals and turquoises, would go nicely with these eyeshadows.
Some liner shadows that blend well with the peaches in the kit: Coffee Bean works well for a darker brown and adds some contrast, Firefly is nice for a copper and adds a bronzing effect, Aquamarine (no longer available-- boo BE!) jazzes things up with a metallic teal.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 4found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:01/31/2014
Overwhelming smell
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
I received a sample of this and found the product to be disappointing-- primarily because of the overwhelming smell. Yuck! The scent is strong and doesn't go away. It lingers and actually gave me a headache. Wasn't a fan of the consistency either as I found it a bit greasy and thick for something I'd want to use on my face. I've been struggling to find a lightweight facial moisturizer with natural ingredients that doesn't have a weird smell or fragrance to it. Guess my search will continue as this is one of the few BE products I can't recommend.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Jack Of All Trades Lip Balm Collection
Jack Of All Trades Lip Balm Collection
Jack Of All Trades Lip Balm Collection
 
Reviewer: S
Location:E, TN
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:01/31/2014
Creamy Coverage
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
First thing to note, is that these are big! They are sized larger than your average lip balm tube, but they're still easy to apply.
The finish is creamy and smooth. Not overly glossy and definitely no sparkles, so these can be worn anytime, anywhere, by all ages.
Application is easy and the colors go on somewhat light. You can build it up for more color and coverage.
The colors in this set are more neutral giving you an earthy nude, a mauve nude, and a plum that although it looks dark in the tube, goes on much lighter.
My favorite way to wear these is layered under lipgloss. These are great to keep in your purse or makeup bag because they'll go with a little of everything.
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 13found this review helpful.
 
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Questions
 
 Year of Beauty Collection
Year of Beauty Collection
Year of Beauty Collection
 
Year of Beauty Collection: mattes or shimmers?
Wondering if most of these are matte or shimmers? Typically the color descriptions say, however don't see it listed on many this time.
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S
2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Black and White Eyecolor - Drama
Black and White Eyecolor - Drama
Opposites attract.
 
Matte shade like Drama?
I love drama! (The eyecolor that is ;) But sometimes I don't need sparkle. Anyone know of a matte color like it?
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S
3 years, 4 months ago
 
Answers
 
Are all BE eyeshadows so shimmery?
I've purchased 2 BE eyeshadows and they're both so shimmery. Are they all that way? I'd prefer some that are matte and less Las Vegas-esque for work. This set appears to be toned down. Are they? Thanks.
Top 10 Contributor
Not sure what set this is referencing since this page doesn't say, but wanted to let you know that although there are plenty of shimmery BE shades, they do have matte shades and ones that are more of a sheen instead of heavy glitter. Sometimes the set descriptions will give this info next to the shadow name and color description, but sometimes they leave it out. If it's a color in the regular lineup, you can search for it on the site and the description should tell whether it's matte, sheen, shimmer, or glitter. Keep looking: promise they're not all Vegas-esque!
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S
E, TN
5 days ago
 
Are these shadows shimmer, sheen, or matte?
Are" 7 ways Bare" eye shadows, shimmer, sheen or matte?
Top 10 Contributor
They're a combo. Some are matte, some have more of a sheen. None are full on heavy glitter though.
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S
E, TN
5 days ago
 
Peacock Eyecolor (golden peridot ) (size: small)
 
Are these colors being discontinued?
Is the Oasis eye color being discontinued? What does "Last Chance" mean?
Top 10 Contributor
Yeah, unfortunately if you see something in the Last Chance section that means they're not going to carry it anymore. :( So that means bye-bye Oasis. Too bad-- it's a neat color.
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S
E, TN
8 months ago
 
 Shades of Decadence
Shades of Decadence
Shades of Decadence: Collection includes Small Splendid Eyecolor (deep gilded bronze), Small Rose Gold Eyecolor (golden rose),Small Atomic Plume Eyecolor (smoked clove), Small Aglow Eyecolor (soft pink luster), Small Brave Eyecolor (starlight veil), Small Cypress Eyecolor (gilded evergreen), Small Wink Eyecolor (antique brown), Small Glitz Eyecolor (shimmering eggplant), Small Gilt Eyecolor (warm gold), Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Vixen (rich mauve), Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Temptress (blushing rose), Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Tantalizer (champagne nude), Mini 100% Natural Lipgloss in Starfruit (golden pink nectar), Mini 100% Natural Lipgloss in Wearable Mauve (glazed rose), and Mini 100% Natural Lipgloss in Raspberry Truffle (rich berry)
 
In this collections... are these petite eyeshadows or small?
Need to know size of eyeshadows in this collection
Top 10 Contributor
The shadows in Shades of Decadence are all full-size, not the little mini petite ones. The lipglosses are minis and are half the size of a regular tube.
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S
E, TN
8 months ago
 
 Loud & Clear Lip Sheer - null
Loud & Clear Lip Sheer - null
Loud & Clear Lip Sheer
 
Is there a fragrance to this?
I am very allergic to strong fragrances, which is why I am unable to wear the Buxom or plain BE lip balm.
Top 10 Contributor
Yes and it's strong! I wouldn't recommend this for you as I found the smell to linger and couldn't tolerate it. The Buxom and BE lip glosses have a smell when you first apply them, but it goes away. This one stays and is irritating. I found it overpowering and couldn't wear the product.
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S
E, TN
1 year, 6 months ago
 
Can I use Rose Radiance with both Warmth and blush?
Alright, BE users. I'd love some advice. In case it is relevant, I have fair skin with neutral undertones. I use Fairly Light foundation.

I purchased Rose Radiance quite a while ago but rarely use it because I'm worried that I don't know what I'm doing. I read a really excellent explanation on how to use it on this page, so I think that part is solved. Now I am wondering if I can/should use Rose Radiance in coordination with both Warmth and blush. I typically use both Warmth and blush when I apply, although it seems like the Warmth never really shows up. Do any of you folks use all three? Does anyone have an good application tips?
Top 10 Contributor
I think all three would be a bit much. I use the Rose Radiance as a blush in the winter when I have lighter skin and it looks great on its own. It might be okay to use Warmth as a bronzer and Rose Radiance for a blush. Or maybe use Rose Radiance in place of a bronzer and then a blush on the cheeks, but I think that might get a little too rosy. I wouldn't use all three together though. Play around with Rose Radiance as a blush and see how that looks on you. It's really pretty on its own.
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S
1 year, 11 months ago
 
 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.
 
I've used the shade Gabby and love it...now I can't find it....is it still part of your line???? If not, what is the closest color to Gabby
my shade was Gabby in the busom lipstick...I loved it and am so disappointed it is no longer in your line
Top 10 Contributor
Gabby is still available! :) Buxom is only sold at Sephora now, so go to one of their stores or their website and you'll find Gabby in the lineup there.
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S
1 year, 11 months ago
 
How does this compare to Urban Decay primer potion?
Is this all natural ingredients?
Top 10 Contributor
Not sure about the ingredients, but this works the same as the Urban Decay primer potion. Regardless of what primer I've used underneath, my BE and Buxom shadows have stayed on even in the 105 degree heat this summer. Was amazed. I do think the BE primer helps to enhance and intensify the BE shadow colors better than the other primers though. Also a big fan of the Primer Shadows and recommend those as well as this nude primer.
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S
1 year, 11 months ago
 
 Last Chance Eyecolors - Starlight
Last Chance Eyecolors - Starlight
Starlight Eyecolor (light champagne rose) (size: small)
 
When will "starlight" eye color be back in stock? or is it ever going to be?
I love this applied with my makeup! I haven't found anything like it anywhere else. PLEASE PLEASE get it in stock soon!
Top 10 Contributor
It's back in stock now.
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S
2 years, 1 month ago
 
 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.
 
I'm looking for a great lip plumper and I was looking at the buxom lip plumper and was wondering if the results are permanent?
Are the results from the lip gloss permanent or do I have to keep reapplying through out the day?
Top 10 Contributor
It's not surgery, so the results aren't permanent; however I do find this gloss really does plump my lips. It seems to leave my lips plumped for hours afterwards. Of course like any product, it's going to have to be reapplied throughout the day anyway as you eat, drink, etc. Buxom glosses and BE glosses are all that I use now and if you haven't tried a Buxom yet, do it. You'll fall in love and want one in every color!
Submitted by:
S
2 years, 1 month ago
 
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