Friday, November 06, 2009

Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara

At a certain point of your mascara life you might think you've seen it all. You have a Holy Grail or two (or three), you've adjusted your expectations, made fun of battery operated mascaras, formed an opinion about certain lines and no longer expect any surprises. Then comes something like Buxom Lash Mascara from Bare Escentuals.

I wasn't expecting much. I'm not a fan of mineral foundation and wasn't impressed with what the Bare Escentuals makeup artists have done to my face on a couple of occasions. But since the brush looked interesting enough I was happy to try.I'm glad I did. Buxom Lash, an $18 product, performs better than many mascaras twice its price. It's probably not so much the formula as it is the brush that separates the lashes and applies an even coat from base to tip, adding body and length without any of the pitfalls of the false lashes look.

Buxom Lash Mascara performs wonderfully- no smearing, smudging, dotting, clumping, cooning or flaking. It stays perfect from morning to night and is easy to remove with all the usual suspects.

Bottom line: Big love.

Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara ($18) is available from Sephora, in store and online and several department stores. I got the travel size as a GWP.

Photos by me.


  1. Wow...I wasn't going to try it. Now I will. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for this review. I am looking for a new mascara (Lancome Definicils is my Holy Grail!)to try and I value your expert opinion.

  3. Gaia, does this build volume, along the lines of Faux Cils or Zoom Lash? Or is it more like Chanel's Inimitable mascara?

  4. dempss01, I'm not sure why your comment got stuck somehere on its way to moderation, in any case I apologize for not seeing it earlier.
    to answer your question, while this mascara is probably more about length, the brush allows for an all-over even coating of each and every lush, thus adding some volume. The look, at least on my lashes, is very balanced, which is why I like it so much.


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