Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow
Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a cream-gel-mousse formula that’s designed to have a lightweight texture, yield “vivbrant, lively, buildable” color, be waterproof, and long-wearing. Just for fun, Bare Escentuals made a charitable contribution to Canine Companions for Independence when this product launched. They are also exclusive to Sephora. The next five shades I’m reviewing are: Golden Retriever (vibrant copper red), Husky (baby blue), Mutt (bronzed taupe), Poodle (pale yellow gold), and Pug (smoky pewter).

According to the brand, these are supposed to have sheer color coverage, but they are buildable to an extent. The five featured in this post are very true to that creed–they can easily be used as a sheer wash of color, but they can also be used opaque by either initially applying more color or by applying a second layer of color on top of the first. Stay-There Eyeshadows have a spongy quality that reminds me of memory foam; you can press it, and it will slowly spring back to form. You can jab at it with a pencil, and you’ll end up shifting it around more than anything! These actually launched well before Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, which have a similar texture.

I like using a really stiff, firm, and flat brush with these, but I’ve had the best luck applying these with fingertips. Once applied, they dry down to a powder finish in just the right time–not instantly but not so long that it’s creased before you’ve finished applying product to the other eye. I’ve tested several shades without primer as washes, including Black Lab, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Collie, Mutt, Pug, Saint Bernard, and Shih Tzu, and I haven’t had any issues with the shades creasing, fading, or smudging. I’ve even worn a few of them during showers to test waterproof claims, and they haven’t budged.

  • Golden Retriever is a warm, slightly red-tinted bronze brown. It can be applied sheer or as mostly opaque color coverage. Benefit Dandy Brandy is slightly darker. Maybelline Bad to the Bronze is darker and less red-toned. Urban Decay YDK is less brown.
  • Husky is a pastel baby blue with a silvery white shimmer. The color coverage can be built to opaque color coverage with ease. MAC Styledriven is slightly darker. Bare Escentuals Illusion is whiter, more aqua. Inglot #367 is similar but matte.
  • Mutt is a muted brown with a gilded bronze sheen. It doesn’t read taupe to me–it’s too warm and golden for that. Like the previous two shades, it can be built to opaque color coverage or applied as a sheer wash of color with less product. Urban Decay Suspect is a little more yellow-toned. MAC Magical Mist is a bit grayer. Urban Decay Juju is less red-toned. Urban Decay Spotlight is lighter.
  • Poodle is a pale yellow gold with a soft, metallic sheen. It, too, can be opaque or sheer, depending on application, but it doesn’t take much product to get opaque color. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful is a little lighter. theBalm Wild Child is very close. Givenchy Lune is also similar. MAC Nylon is slightly whiter.
  • Pug is a dirty gray-brown; it’s kind of taupe, but I feel like it’s too gray to be taupe. It’s such a cool shade, though, and it works well as a wash of color that’s more than just beige or brown. MAC Keep Your Cool is darker, less reflective. Urban Decay Mushroom is similar but a touch darker. Chanel Illusoire is darker, almost more purple-tinted.

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Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

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I really love these five in particular, because they represent some of the best shades of the Stay-There range. They're sheer, they're opaque, they're truly buildable, which makes them incredibly versatile products.

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53 thoughts on “Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadows Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. Ooohh, love Husky Stay! I wish Sephora brings this to Turkey asap!

  2. Catherine

    I only have Poodle, and I can’t wear it on my lid with any kind of primer because it creases so fast. Poodle is soo pretty though. I still wear it but only as a brow highlight.

    • Maureen

      I think it creases depending on the color, oddly enough. I got the quad set that comes with Mutt, Whippet, Pekingese, and Terrier. Pekingese is a really pretty turquoise blue, though I’ve found that it creases more easily than the other three.

  3. Omg, dying over Pug and Mutt!! Going to have to take a little trip to Sephora soon apparently… ;)
    Thanks Christine!

  4. I have found my new objects of affection. :)

  5. Naturally, I love the poodle and pug colors :)

  6. L

    Husky and Pug look awesome! :-)

  7. There are so many shades to choose from! I’m so excited to try these out! Thanks for the review!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Mutt and Pug are calling my name (although my Golden Retriever, Daisy, was the dearest thing to my heart and was a much prettier colour than that shadow) but I have to ask myself (yet again) how many neutral cream eyeshadows do I really need?

  9. Pug in particular looks amazing! I think it’ll work super well with the Naked2 that I’m thinking about grabbing (yeah, I’m caving in here)!

  10. Katie

    I love pug. It’s one of my go-to eyeshadows!

  11. Josie

    I have Pug and love it! But the jar is sooo tiny, its a bit hard to get your brush in there. I wonder how it compares to Chanel’s Illusoire?

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tabi Tabi

    Pug is very similar to Giorgio Armani Pulp Fiction, though Pug is a cream and Pulp Fiction is a (very creamy) powder.

    Just wanted those to be aware who already own PF, though maybe they’ll want a dupe of this beautiful color in a cream formula! =)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shell TheShell

    Does anyone else think Poodle looks similar to UD’s Maui Wowie?

    I might have to compare the two in Sephora cause I’ve been lusting after Maui W. but the thought of all that glitter cleanup has stopped me so far from buying it. but I love these Buxom shadows.

  14. Zoe

    Pugg is amazingly beautiful

  15. Are these like the L’Oreal Infallible shadows at all? I’ll have to get some if so, I’ve been using the Infallible shadows non-stop lol : ) Pug looks gorgeous, I’m loving taupey browns right now.

    • Nope – the Infallible Eyeshadows are more like a compacted powder, while these are a spongy mousse texture.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aerika Aerika

        That actually makes me happy. I want to try the Infallible and hoped they were different from the Buxoms. I purchased 8 or 9 buxoms at once expecting to really love them but returned every one of them. I just couldn’t get the texture to work for me. They would never apply evenly or opaque enough for my tastes. I was totally bummed.

  16. These are beautiful! I am going to check them out when I’m next at Sephora.

  17. These are pretty. I might have to check out Pug.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kayvid Kayvid

    Do you see any similarity between Pug and Giorgio Armani ETK Purpura?

  19. Amanda

    Christine, are the texture of these comparable to Armani Eyes to Kill or L’Oreal Infallible e/s?

  20. Maureen

    I wear Mutt ALL THE TIME. I’ll make some sort of crazy color-combination with some shadows, then pat a little bit of Mutt over to tone it down a bit. It’s great!

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rebecca BeckBeck

    I know these are relatively new, but do you know if they dry out in the pots? I’m a little alarmed by the shrinking away from the jar walls in a couple of the photos – I’ve seen cream shadows and liners do that at the end of their lifespan before.

    • They all felt the same to me – none seemed dried out by touch, feel, application. HTH!

    • Catherine

      I have had my poodle for over a year now. As long as the lid is tightly screwed on, drying out should not be a problem. I haven’t noticed any change in my poodle.

  22. Rachelcarlene

    Hell.. I don’t need more cream shadows but pug…

  23. Nickey

    What’s causing them to pull away from the jars like that? Are they dried out?

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Molly Molly

    I have poodle. I’ve had it for a while and I love the color and the texture :) Although I do have to admit – I only bought the color to begin with because I have a pet poodle :P

  25. I love the Pug Shade! The folks over at our website would be interested to know how these are for ladies with sensitive skin. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

  26. Diana

    now i wish i wasn’t studying abroad in australia right now… these are nowhere to be found!

  27. Lulee

    these eyeshadows did not work for me at all… i found them hard to build up and they didnt last all day on me. it’s a shame because i heard they were good dupes to the armani ETK.

  28. Em

    Does anyone know how close Pug is to Benefit Skinny Jeans?

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alex Alex P

    I have a Poodle and a Collie and have always wanted a Pug!

  30. Andrea

    Cocker Spaniel is my go-to eyelid primer, it makes other colors stick and pop. I LOVE these shadows. Will you do a look with them?

  31. Brittany

    lol cool they named them after dogs..i guess? The colors are nice, I myself is kind of interested in the color pug.

  32. Love the colors of Mutt and Pug! So pretty!

  33. yasmine

    They are pretty ! Don’t you find them to be a little dry though ?

  34. tg

    Is a part three coming up featuring the violet and lime green shadows? I’ve been antsy to see those swatched for days now!

    I really like the formula on these. It’s like what the MAC Big Bounce formula should have been like.

  35. Tara s

    Husky is my favorite!! I’ve had it for awhile now and just love it… Not just because I have a husky… Lol hehe but really the product is really nice :)

  36. Manjana

    Funny thing you didn’t mention GA Pulp Fiction as a possible dupe to Pug, even though Pug is a mousse and PF is powder-ish. On my skin they look nearly identical.

    (Just read through the other comments, obviously I’m not the only one that thinks so.)

    • I felt Pulp Fiction was more nuanced – more purple-tinted – I swatched them side-by-side and didn’t think they were quite as close as other readers have – glad they’re the same on you!

  37. Adriana Kohkemper

    I really love Pug, I have it, but sadly it creases on me like there’s no tomorrow. The only way I could make it work was over a powder eyeshadow base. The Chanel Illusion d’Ombre formulation works better, but still creases on me. I have to wear primer underneath it and still creases a bit at the end of the day. This is weird because I actually have very dry skin. I’ve come to think maybe the problems in my eyelids, since they are a little hooded. I don’t have this problem at all with paint pots like bare study. However, I still LOVE the texture and colors of Buxom Stay There Eyeshadows and Chanel Illusion d’Ombre and will continue to wear them! :D

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison Cole

    How does Poodle compare to Armani eyes to kill 18?