BareMinerals’ buxom Holly review

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  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: originally released in 2009 as part of the Winter Escapade kit; part of the Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish collection
  • Color Range: sheer holiday-poinsetta red with cool iridescent diamond sparkle
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7 for .07 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: similar to Charity, but a slightly cooler red with cooler sparkles
BareMinerals’ buxom Holly

This color is a rich, bright, sparkling red: the red of natural poinsettas and of brighter holly berries. It's a sheer color, which means that if you want the red coloration, you're going to have to apply a whole lot to get the color payoff you want…or just apply a pink or soft mauve, and apply this red over the top for a hint of tint.

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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.

A good, serviceable color - red, but not too red. Though if you're not a fan of sparkles, you may wish to choose another product. The sparkles don't start falling off after a few hours, like can happen with some glittery eye shadows or face powders; and they're not so thick that you look like you just kissed an open pot of glitter. The sparkle-bits are larger than a frost- or pearl-finish lip color, though.

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