Let your true colors shine with Buxom’s latest and greatest!
“Makeup is more than a look, it’s an attitude.” -Buxom
I recently filled out a questionnaire that asked me some general questions about myself. The idea was to give another person a picture of who I am and what I’m like: my favorite colors, restaurants I like to go to, and so on. My favorite question was about how I would describe my own sense of style. This was my response:
But back to talking about makeup…It’s more than just products that you apply. Like the questionnaire, makeup can be a tool to help you show other people who you are and what you’re like. And if you’re got a little spunk, and enjoy being tastefully brazen, you need to sashay over to the nearest makeup counter and try out some Buxom products.
Because Buxom, a division of the mineral mega-empire Bare Escentuals, is definitely a sassy makeup company. The gals here at wht are huge fans of their line of products, and I’m sure that the brand new Buxom True Hue Blushes will be no exception.
Available exclusively at Sephora, the True Hue blushes ($24) are the first complexion products to be added the Buxom line. Her sister line, Bare Minerals, has had loose facial powders since its inception, but until now, Buxom has focused on eye and lip products. Each True Hue blush is housed in a sleek black compact imprinted with the Buxom logo, with a large mirror inside.
The formula of theses powder blushes is silky smooth and sheer enough for buildable layers. Available in eight bold colors, each blush contains rhodiola, a plant that grows in the Arctic and that Buxom claims will make cheeks appear refreshed. And the blushes are formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, GMOS and synthetic fragrances.
The wht review team had the chance to test half of the vivid hues available:
Rendezvous – bright pink raspberry with gold shimmer
Luvitate – peachy gold (very orgasm-y!)
Euphoria – bright coral orange
Swept Away – pale peachy nude
I was happy to add some color to my life with two shades of the Buxom True Hue Blush. Luvitate is a gorgeous, warm shade of apricot with a generous amount of gold shimmer. On my medium skin one, it primarily acts as a highlighter, though the color can be built up a little as well. Luvitate gives me a really healthy looking glow, and it’s one of those shades that looks good on just about everybody.
The second shade I tested, Rendezvous, is slightly intimidating in the pan – it’s a bright shade of magenta with a bit of gold shimmer. However, it’s easy to apply and adds a nice flush to my cheeks. For those with tan complexions, this is fabulous.
• Great packaging
• Nice color selection
• Good pigmentation
• Really smooth texture
• Paraben- and fragrance-free
• Price is a bit high per ounce
• Rhodiola had no noticeable effect on me
Overall, I approve of Buxom’s first blush. The packaging is fab, the colors are fun and the formula is layerable and long-lasting. Best of all, playing around with both of my new blushes, I discovered that together, with Luvitate as highlighter and Rendezvous as blush, they look amazing. Hands down, the True Hue Blushes are another winner from Buxom.
Readers and testers – do you approve of Buxom’s first cheek colors, the True Hue Blushes? Share your favorite color in the comments!
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Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
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