Recently I purchased the Bare Escentuals Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow Palette from Sephora.

The moment I saw Terrier, it was love at first sight. I mean, it’s a gorgeous violet shade. What’s not to love? Pekingese is a pretty blue-teal shade. It layers really nicely over Terrier. Whippet is a pretty icey gold that works as an all over wash of color or a brow highlight. Even Mutt is gorgeous, as it’s a bronzed gold taupe type shade.

The Website Claims:
These eye colors offer the ultimate experience with an unexpectedly plush, lightweight texture and buildable shimmering color in a vivid, waterproof formula that begs to be worn. The mineral-infused, paraben-free formula pampers delicate skin with soothing aloe extract and vitamin E—all with a non-greasy, long-wearing finish.

Ingredients:
Terrier, Whippet: Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecanol, Isododecane, Boron Nitride, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C30-40 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer,Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carmine (Ci 75470). (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090:2), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035:1), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140:1).

Mutt, Pekingese: Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecanol, Isododecane, Boron Nitride, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C30-40 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer,Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate. (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090:2), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035:1), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140:1).

Price:
$42 for 4 shadows that are .12 oz each & a patent leather case.

Terrier – blushing violet
Pekingese – sparkling ocean
Whippet – iced gold
Mutt – bronzed taupe

Does it live up to its claims?
For me, no. I tried these both with and without primer, and for whatever reason the texture just creased like crazy in my crease. It works well on any non-mobile part of my eye, but couldn’t withstand any place that had movement. I was deeply disappointed as I loved all four colors. These creased on me without primer in about 20 minutes. With primer, it took about 40 minutes.

Would I purchase again?
No. I had hoped the formula would be like MAC paint pots on me, but unfortunately they are not. I really wish I could figure out how to use these so they don’t crease in my crease. This set is a great value for the price if you don’t have oily lids and the product won’t crease on you. Unfortunately I am just not in that category.

Have you tried the Buxom Stay-There eye shadows? If so, how did they work for you?

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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