BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes Party Central kit

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  • Manufacturer: Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: from the webstore, beginning October 2011
  • Contains: four mini-size lip polishes
  • Cost/Amount: USD$28
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes Party Central kit

Back in 2008-ish, it was announced that the Buxom line would be spun off as its own “sub-line”, and all new items in the Buxom line would be exclusive to Sephora. Occasionally - very occasionally - the mini-kits would be available through the Bare Escentuals web site, but after that point no other Buxom products were released through any other channel. The Buxom Lip Polishes were supposed to disappear from the BE boutiques completely by some time in 2011 or early 2012. And then…this kit debuted on Bare Escentuals’ webstore. And didn’t show up at all at Sephora. And then it *was* available through Sephora’s site during their Friends and Family sale, and just a month later during BE’s Friends and Family sale the product was listed, but not available for purchase through that outlet. Instead, the text simply said “This product is available exclusively at Sephora.” Then a week later…it was available through again, while all the other new Buxom collections and kits remained available through Sephora and (Which is still the case to this date.) I have no idea what’s going on; but I do know that the other Buxom kit new to Sephora this season has too many of the older colors in it, and so that one holds no interest for me. This kit did, though: three new colors, all of them looking amazing.

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BareMinerals’ Buxom Babes Party Central kit

Three of these are "original" - sheer with little to no shimmer - and one is another "diamond" - sparkle finish. This kit contained:

  • buxom Alexa — sheer bright berry shimmer
  • buxom Jackie — sheer medium pinked mauve shimmer
  • buxom Katie — sheer baby pink shimmer
  • buxom Olivia — sheer light berry pink sparkle

Katie is not a new color - but this version of Katie appears just a tiny bit darker than the Katie originally introduced back in early 2009. My favorites out of this kit are Olivia, followed by Alexa.

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