Stay-There Eye Shadows by Buxom are mineral infused, paraben free gel/cream/mousse shadows in a jar. It's actually kind of hard to describe the consistency, but they have a spongy feel to them, and it's not usual for them to pull away from the jar. Pug is a versatile smoky pewter color that makes for an easy smoky eye look.
Now, I know the Buxom shadows are not the same formula as the L'Oreal Infallible shadows (or the Armani Eyes to Kill or Lancome Infinite shadows), but there are some marked similarities - which has it's pluses and minuses. Here are the things I find similar to the L'Oreal and Lancome shadows:
Can be applied as a sheer wash or built up in intensity
High shimmer finish
Best applied with finger
Can be patchy
My biggest issue is that when viewed extremely up close, it's evident that there is some patchiness. From a distance, it's not really evident, however, and they look fine. But it still bugs me a bit.
In the above picture, I applied Pug over Maybelline's Color Tattoo Tough as Taupe to see if that helped give a more smooth appearance, but I don't think it did. It's not a deal breaker, but it is an idiosyncrasy with these shadows. I find it's more apparent with the darker shades and hardly noticeable with lighter ones.
I've also got Collie, which is a wonderful champagne shimmer, and I cannot see the patchiness with it. Pug will start to crease on me after about 6-7 hours even with a primer, but that's not unusual as I've got oily lids. However, I noted that Collie wore for 8-9 hours without creasing, but again, maybe the lighter color just made it less evident.
The Buxom Stay-There Shadows are exclusive to Sephora and retail for $18. I got Pug as part of the Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam box.
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