BareMinerals’ buxom Brooklyn review

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  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: part of the Buxom Lip Stick collection
  • Description: plum-mauve creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$18 for .03 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ buxom Brooklyn

This was one of the first Buxom lip sticks. I looked over the starting lineup (Barcelona, Berlin, Brooklyn, Milan, Las Vegas, Monte Carlo) and thought to myself: well, I can already guess that I won't like Berlin or Milan because they're warmer peaches. Brooklyn looks a bit dark, so that's probably another color I can safely avoid. Besides - that description? Fig? BE's Ripe Fig lipstick doesn't look good on me, so this Brooklyn probably won't work with my coloring, either.

What can I say? I was wrong.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

I put my lack of enthusiasm on BE's description-writers. “Harvest fig” sounds like a browned or dusty purple-ish, which is now their Ripe Fig lipstick is described. The color-pictures on Sephora's website are nice, they give you suggestions (guidelines, really) but don't always really match up with what the color actually looks like. One day I finally swatched the tester and liked what I saw. And I only passed this by about five times before I tried it out.

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