I was totally intrigued when I first saw the Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer ($20 USD / $25 CAD), a twist-up stick formulated to keep eyeshadows looking brilliant and crease-free all day. I had never seen an eye primer like this before, so I knew I had to try it!
I was expecting this product to be similar in texture to a NYX Jumbo Pencil, or a cream eyeshadow… but it’s not at all. It’s a very hard, solid balm that doesn’t really apply evenly. I found it went on patchy (at least that’s what I thought… it was totally invisible, so I couldn’t really see where it was going).
I thought it was going to have a yellowish or nude tint, but not at all (hence why I didn’t even bother to do swatches). I sort of just drew it all over my eyelid, then rubbed my finger around, hoping that I covered it evenly.
Despite the application being a little frustrating, it definitely worked at keeping my lids crease-free all day. I like the fact it is a twist-up, which means less product waste, but I was just so turned off by the texture and difficulty of applying it, I think this one isn’t going to get much love- there are other primers out there that work just as well without the trouble.
Sorry Buxom! Not a fan of this one.
- Price: $20 USD / $25 CAD for 0.08oz / 2.3g
- Availability: Sephora
- Overall: The good news is that it does what it is supposed to do- it keeps eyeshadow crease-free and looking great all day. The bad news? It’s such a pain to apply. It’s a hard, solid balm that doesn’t go on evenly and is completely clear so it leaves you guessing!
- Rating: C+