BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes About Town kit review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: through Sephora; beginning October 2009
  • Description: four sheer buxom lip polish colors (mini size) and four buxom lip sticks (mini size)
  • Cost/Amount: USD$40
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes About Town kit

The recent decision to spin the buxom products off to their own line, and make it Sephora-exclusive, hasn’t been universally popular…but it does mean that we get new goodies, like the buxom lip sticks (replacements for the old quicksticks, with the buxom tingle). This kit has either two new items (if you’ve obsessively bought every kit-with-buxom you could, or trolled Ebay picking them up) or four new items (if you’re a BE newbie or you haven’t bought any cosmetics off of Ebay.)

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This kit contained:

The Buxom Lip Sticks

  • Amsterdam — creamy pink (completely new)
  • Berlin — creamy pecan (available fullsize through Sephora)
  • Milan — warm apricot (available fullsize through Sephora)
  • Shanghai — deep berry red (completely new)

The Buxom Lip Polishes

  • Dani — cool mauve (previously a QVC kit exclusive)
  • Destiny — pink peach nectar (available fullsize through Sephora)
  • Isabella — warm copper (available fullsize through Sephora)
  • Zena — soft baby pink (previously a QVC kit exclusive)

The stick colors are matched with the sheer polishes: Amsterdam with Zena; Shanghai with Dani; Berlin with Isabella; Milan with Destiny. As mini-buxom kits usually have four sheer lip polishes and cost $28, this kit - containing eight items, each of which retails for $18 - is a fairly good deal, especially since it lets you "try" the colors and have a wider variety for your money, than if you bought items in fullsize rather than "mini". If you tend to wear either warm or cool colors, find someone to split the kit with you.


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