Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara and Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner review, photos & swatches

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Fall is in the air, ladies, and this season is calling for dramatic eyes framed with pitch-black. Think drama. Fortunately, Buxom has all of your eye-enhancing needs in the form of their Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara and their Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner.

Buxom's Buxom Sculpted mascara

The secret behind Buxom’s Buxom Sculpted mascara ($19) is their S-curve brush. Designed to pull and contour and sweep your lashes into their sooty and sexy best, the brush does more than apply mascara. The brush snares and coats every lash and sweeps your lashes up and out.

S-curved brush

One of my pet peeves is mascara that pulls the curl out of my lash and the S-curved brush actually helped pull the lash wider and set the curl quite nicely. This mascara gives you the lashes that you wish you were born with – full, luxurious, and sinfully dark. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, give yourself some gorgeous curtains!

3 things to know about Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara:

1. This mascara has a divine, nourishing formula that felt nice on my lashes.

2. While gentle, the formula is also robust, offering dark, voluminous lashes.

3. I recommend reading the instructions inside the box. I know, you are probably thinking, “I already know how to put on mascara”, but trust me on this, you will get far better results if you know how to use the S-curve brush properly. I, for one, was confused about the little outer curved tip, until I read the instructions and saw that it was perfect for lower lashes.

Pen & Ink liquid liner looks

Believe me when I say the Pen & Ink liquid liner ($20) is long lasting. This is coming from the girl that nothing lasts on. I’ve been afraid to wear black liner for the simple fact that it usually smudges so quickly and so terribly on me, it’s just best left to the professionals.

This liner has changed my tune. One slash of this inky liner across my lash line gave my eyes so much depth, as a black liner tends to do, but the fact that this looked fresh at the end of the day made me a true believer.

3 things to know about Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner:

1. The liner is wide, flat with a thin tip. This makes it easy to dot between lashes for a more natural look, or sweep on a dramatic cat’s eye (like Stef’s fab line above). Just use the flat side for thickness, then rotate the liner to the thin tip to wing it out at the end.

Closer look of Pen & Ink liquid liner

Closer look of Pen & Ink liquid liner

2. Apply this liner slowly – this isn’t as “wet” as some liquid liners and if you attempt to apply it too quickly, you’ll jerk your lid around and not get pristine results. The best things in life take time!

3. If you’ve found black liner un-wearable because it travels or melts on you, this is the one for you! Be warned: You may find yourself spending quite a bit of your free time writing poems or songs pledging your love for it. Possibly haikus.

Sculpted Lash Mascara, Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner thick and thin lines swatches Sculpted Lash Mascara, Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner thick and thin lines

Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara, Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner looks

Lastly, I present to you a haiku about the awesomeness that is Buxom:

Eyes framed in dark night
Buxom lashes and liner
Inky black delight

we heartsters – Does Buxom have you writing an ode to their long lasting formulas?

Check out Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara HERE
Buy Buxom Pen and Ink liquid liner HERE
Or shop all of Sephora’s fall COLOR VISION selections HERE

Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby, an obscenely big-eared dog, and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. She also has an obsessive love of Tom Selleck’s moustache that is, quite frankly, alarming.

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  • krista

    Lives in the middle of nowhere with her amazing hubby and two codependent dogs that love to hate each other. She enjoys dance parties of one and last minute road trips, prays for Angela Lansbury's immortality and can never own enough blush. She averages one "Silence of the Lambs" quote a week and feels no shame over this. Perhaps she should. skin tone: NW15 skin type: sensitive/oily favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush


  1. I feel you @krista! It’s hard for me to find liners that last on me. Luckily I have found a couple I can return back to over and over again, but I’m so glad that you found love with this pen liner! I actually feel most control with pen liners. The shape of the tip is very very interesting! Not something I’ve seen before! I’m so used to thin paintbrush tips that I end up stroking over and over. This will def go on my wishlist :)

  2. @krista , I have never seen a brush like this one and I’m very intrigued! Also, the sculptured tip of the liner looks like it would be easy to get a perfect line.

    You should think about writing a haiku for all of your posts!

    1. OMG, I totally should. Haikus are awesome. That is probably the ONLY time someone has ever said that…lol

  3. I am also intrigued by the shape of this wand! I’m obsessed with trying new mascaras so this sounds like it needs to be added to the list of must try!

    Love the haiku! :D

    1. The wand ended up working out way better than I anticipated–I admit being skeptical at first. Sadly, my oily lids decimated this formula in under an hour :( At least the liner stayed put :)

  4. @Stef, you look so cute! Especially in that Asian print shirt, and with the glam earrings. FAB AS ALWAYS. :) Your tips for applying these products are really helpful.

    I recently tried a Lancome mascara with an S shaped brush… it seemed like it always pulled out too much product because of the curve.

  5. I am a huge fan of BUXOM. Their mascara rocks. I have not tried this formula. However, I am going to try out the S brush as soon as it is time to replenish.

  6. I also like BUXOM mascara-it goes on so easily and makes my lashes looks great..no clumps! That Buxom Pen & Ink Long-Last Eyeliner is on my radar now too.. @stef, you do your eyes better and better each time I see you! I am going to check out his fancy S brush! Great post @krista! Sephora here I come!

  7. I vote for more haikus also! You can never have enough in my opinion. Love it!

    That brush is so tempting. I’ve been happy with other Buxom mascaras but I haven’t used an s-curved brush before and now I must try it myself!

    1. I don’t know why I heart haikus so dang much. They amuse me. Years ago when every young celebrity in Hollywood was getting caught with a revealing upskirt photo, I even wrote haikus about those classy ladies. You never know where you find inspiration, amirite?
      I even have a book filled with zombie haikus. Why? ‘Cause I love zombies AND haikus.

      @tyna – The S-curve brush is pretty darn magical… :)

  8. I’ve always loved Buxom mascaras, but I’ve yet to try Sculpted Lash with that crazy S shaped brush. I’d love to try it out, and I’m glad to hear that there are “instructions” on the box! With the shape of the brush and the shape of my eyes/nose I imagine whapping myself in the face with whatever part of the S curve I wasn’t using. I’m always poking the side of my nose while trying to get those tiny inner lashes, hah!

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