Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

Thanks to the Sephora Friends and Family event, I ended up bringing home some Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows, which I had been eyeing for a while.

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows

The shadows come in the cutest little pot with the cutest names like ‘Chihuahua”, “Saint Bernard”, “Poodle” and more. There are a total of 10 fun, wearable shades, including bright teal, royal blue, lime, violet and your everyday taupe, copper, champagne and charcoals. I have Black Lab, a gorgeous black with micro-glitter and Mutt, a metallic taupe.

Unlike your regular cream and powder eyeshadows, these have a fluffy, lightweight mousse-like texture that applies smoothly and blends easily. They swatch very well on finger tips but apply sheerer on the eyelid, leaving a metallic finish with fine shimmer. The color is very buildable though and you can easily layer for more intensity.

As for its claim to be water-proof? Let’s just say that’s a bit of a stretch. The shadows are, however, water-resistant and stay on a good day without fading or creasing on my dry skin. Those with oilier skin, however, will want to use a primer underneath or top with a powder eyeshadow to maximize staying power.

Buxom also makes a Stay There Eye Shadow Brush to be used for these babies but your good old pinkie or any synthetic brush like MAC #242 Shader Brush will do the trick.

Bottomline, Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows are cute and easy-to use. I dub them the no-brainer eyeshadow!

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Black Lab

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Black Lab


Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Mutt

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Mutt


Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Black Lab Mutt swatches

Swatches of Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Black Lab and Mutt


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The Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows are now available at Sephora for $17.

Disclosure: The products in this entry were purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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