It’s the Holidays! Yay!

So, it’s December 1… which means Christmas is coming soon. And I hope I’m not the only one out here who still needs to buy presents. For my family, Christmas season starts on Thanksgiving, after Santa has crossed Herald Square in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But we’ll talk Christmas traditions in another post. For this post… it’s a gift suggestion post. For makeup lovers like me.

TheĀ  Buxom Cosmetics Samantha’s Smoky Eye Kit. You can get it at Sephora, I’ll post a link at the end. In this kit you get a Smokey Eye Stick in a Charcoal-ish black, a Buxom Lash Mascara in Black, a Buxom Lips Lipgloss in Samantha, a pinky nude color, and a smokey eye brush. The kit costs $42, but for that price, you get these four products, and no, they’re not those little sample sized products. They’re also not like the kits that have maybe one or two full-sized products among sample sized ones. All four products are full sized products.

This is the Smokin’ Eye Stick, with a built in sharpener.

After I smudged it out with the smokey eye brush. At the lash line it’s a good, soft black color. As it smudges out, it gets to a gray color, creating the perfect smokey eye that I can never do. I’ve already used the mascara before buying this kit, and it’s great. A nice dark black, and it really maximizes lashes. The brush shape is a sort of hourglass comb, it’s a rubber brush. And like the spaz I am I forgot to take a picture of the brush. D’oh! And the Smokin’ Eye brush is nice and plush, with good bristles. I’ve been using it daily since I bought it three weeks ago, or so, and I haven’t noticed any bristles falling out.

The lipgloss is a gorgeous nude shade. Peachy-pink and shiny. I’ve never found a good nude, but this is. Sadly it’s only sold with this limited edition kit. Buxom, give me this lipgloss separate, please! It tingles and feels cool when you put it on, like all the Buxom lipglosses do. A word of advice, don’t apply this stuff right before going outside in cold weather. Your lips will FREEZE! As to if it really does plump or not, I can’t say I’ve noticed a difference… my lips stay the same size, but that could just be due to my lips natural appearance. It’s got a little stick to it, but all lipglosses do. And compared to some, the stickiness isn’t that bad. It also lasts a long time.

Here’s the finished product. Sorry about the bad lighting… iPhone camera and all.

This is a great product, and a good introducer to Buxom, and even to those like me who can’t make a smokey eye on their own to save their lives. It’s easy to use, and there are simple instructions on the side of the box for the novice. And like I said earlier, the brush is really good, and the three makeup products are all full sized. Here’s the link: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P273405&categoryId=C23621

It’s Christmastime!