BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes Diamond Buxoms kit

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  • Manufacturer: Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: from the webstore and Sephora, beginning October 2009
  • Contains: four sheer buxom lip polish colors (mini size)
  • Cost/Amount: USD$28
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes Diamond Buxoms kit

This kit was released when the BE user world was in an uproar about a recent BE announcement that all buxoms were going to be released with brush applicators. There are those who love the brush applicators, and those who abhor them. I am in the latter category, as the doefoots let me get a small amount of the product on. The brush applicators apply very thickly. My lips always feel like I’ve just smooched an open jar of Vaseline. So while I do love these colors, I haven’t used them very much as they all have brush applicators. They’ve since been released in fullsize, and have doe-foot applicators. I’ve toyed with the idea of buying several “disposable” mini buxoms off of EvilBay or some similar place, cleaning the doefoot applicators, and subbing them in - I can’t really justify the $18-a-pop purchase of the fullsize ones just to get the doefoot applicators (and then there would be these mini products sitting unused and unloved. It’s a conundrum.)

As of 2012, this kit hasn’t been available for some time; but it lingered a bit in Sephora, on QVC, and in BE boutiques.

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BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes Diamond Buxoms kit

Released in Spring 2008, this kit introduced the concept of "diamond buxoms": sheer buxoms that included more sparkle than previous buxoms - more true sparkle, not just a bit of shimmer. Though Dominique had been out for some time, it was a Sephora exclusive, and so people only really knew about it if they shopped for their Bare Escentuals at Sephora. This kit contains:

  • April — sheer icy pink sparkle
  • Celeste — sheer soft peach sparkle
  • Clair — sheer mauve sparkle
  • Starr — sheer iced raspberry sparkle

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