Best & Worst of BUXOM Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blushes

BUXOM Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a powder blush is supposed to have “12-hour wear” thanks to the “primer-infused” formulation that is supposed to “seamlessly blend” with a “luminous finish.” It is scented with a “subtle, beachy scent” (it smells a bit like coconut and suntan lotion… aptly described a”beach,” but wasn’t a scent I detected much on, though my sense of smell has been dulled down lately). Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation–and some where intensely pigmented to the point where the warning “use with a light hand” comes into play–with soft, finely-milled consistencies that were a little dusty in the pan.

The finish varied from satin to more pearlescent, and one shade has larger sparkles to it, so you’ll want to pay attention to the finish of a particular shade if you are particular about the level of shine/shimmer in your cheek colors. I noticed that most of the shades applied darker and richer on my skin, both my forearm as well as my cheeks, than they appeared in the pot. The blushes blended out well and lasted between nine and 11 hours on me–definitely a bit longer wearing than average. They looked smoother and were more forgiving of skin texture when worn on bare skin than the average powder blush, too.

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01. Mykonos Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $22.00/0.13 oz.

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Buxom Mykonos Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with a balance of pink and orange undertones and faint,...

Buxom Mykonos Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with a balance of pink and orange undertones and faint,...

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02. Goa Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $22.00/0.13 oz.

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Buxom Goa Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich berry with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich,...

Buxom Goa Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich berry with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich,...

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03. Dolly Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $22.00/0.13 oz.

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Buxom Dolly Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium plum with warm, rosy undertones and a satin sheen. It had...

Buxom Dolly Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium plum with warm, rosy undertones and a satin sheen. It had...

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04. Seychelles Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $22.00/0.13 oz.

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Buxom Seychelles Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had...

Buxom Seychelles Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had...

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05. Ibiza Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $22.00/0.13 oz.

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Buxom Ibiza Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deep p ink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was the least...

Buxom Ibiza Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deep p ink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was the least...

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06. Havana Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $22.00/0.13 oz.

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Buxom Havana Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It...

Buxom Havana Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It...

Glossover Breakdown

95%

Average Score
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6
B
0
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9.5
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
95%
product
9.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9.5
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
95%

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These are really great blushes overall, a very welcome addition as there are not too many new blushes around. I think they have most skintones covered in their range and they are all of excellent quality at a reasonable price.
Thank you for reviewing these Christine.

I’m really happy about these, as I always long for blushes that can handle the punishing inferno that this place slowly becomes come May, sometimes April. Seychelles is the only one that I believe I will buy without first testing it on myself. The pink shades seem to be almost neon once applied! That does scare me just a wee bit, LOL. So those I will test in-store just to see if any apply less vivid on my complexion.

I think Seychelles is the only one I could wear being as light as I am. They seem like a great product though, and might work really well with my oily skin.

I love the look of the more pink tones and also Goa and I prefer a blush with a bit of sheen so I’m most likely to buy either Goa or Dolly but since finding my beloved Dior blush, I don’t get all that excited about blushes any longer. I will check these out in-store though and perhaps treat myself to one.

OMG, I love your “Round-Ups” in general but the video format on top of your normal Round-Up just makes this soooo awesome. I’m not even interested in these blushes but I wanted to say I thought this Round-Up was amazing!!

These seem like a terrific choice for people battling heat, oily skin, or a complexion that โ€˜eatsโ€™ blush. They are far too pigmented for my tastes, but I can definitely see their advantage in certain circumstances.

Thanks for uploading the video. I plan on swatching these in store and seeing what I think of the pigmentation on myself. I always *feel* like I am putting enough blush on, but then notice that it looks like I have barely any on when I get to work. I think it is probably the lights where I get ready (and my being nervous to over do it)… but if I had a high impact blush to start with maybe that will help? I think these look really nice so I’m excited about them.

It can definitely be a lighting thing – like in person, my blush tends to look heavier than on camera, just because of how much light there is for photos vs. everyday life. You could just try to layer a bit more or maybe take your blush + brush with you to work and top up a few times to get a better “feel” for it.

Hi Christine, how do these compare to the Clinique cheek pops? People have been saying they have a beautiful satin finish, and I do love satin finish blushes. How does the glow compare, and are the clinique ones still one of your favorite satin blushes? Thanks for this review!! I know I always always count on you =)

I think that the way they apply and sit on the skin is pretty different. I wouldn’t compare them to Cheek Pops, personally. Marc Jacobs AirBlush is my all-time favorite blush if I had to pick one, but I have lots of favorites across formulas!

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