8.18.2012

Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer Review

Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer
Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer

Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer($20) is thiiis close to being a good eyeshadow primer. Too bad it doesn't quite make it.

Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer is housed in a pencil, which seems like a great idea for easy, non-messy application. Unfortunately, the tip of the pencil is hard and you have to swipe layer after layer across your lid to apply enough product. This causes unwanted tugging in your delicate eye area.

On the bright side, once you apply enough product Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer spreads smoothly and quickly sets to a silky dry finish. Some other primers are sticky and make it difficult to blend your eyeshadow, but the smooth finish of Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer plays really well with powders. This primer makes it easy to create a seamless, professional look.

Back to the negatives. Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer is translucent and does not alter the color of your lids. This is a problem for me, as I prefer my primers to neutralize discolorations and dark areas around my eyes.

Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer doesn't do much to enhance the colors for your eyeshadow either. It intensifies them somewhat, but you would do better with another primer if you like vivid, true-to-the-pan eyeshadow looks.

As for wear time, Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer does alright. It keeps my eyeshadow in place on a hot day for about six hours. The colors begin to disappear and crease after eight. While these numbers are pretty decent, I get better wear time with Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer.

Overall, I don't feel comfortable recommending Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer. While this product makes eyeshadow very blendable, it doesn't provide vivid color and the wear time is not as stellar as some other shadow primers on the market. Why go mediocre when you can get something great?


2 comments:

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