Buxom Dolly’s High Roller 9-Pc. Full Face Collection: Review, Pics, Swatches!

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Press Sample

 

Last week I did a quick roundup of three of the five new Buxom Holiday offerings and this week I have a more in-depth review of two of the three. Dolly’s High Roller 9-pc. Full Face Collection ($42) and Winner Takes All 6-pc. Mini Full-On Lip Polish and Lip Cream Collections ($32) .  Both these sets can be found exclusively at Sephora, Sephora inside JC Penney and www.sephora.com

Dolly’s High Roller 9-pc. Full Face Collection includes:

  • Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Call Me, a matte black
  • Blush in Dolly Sultry Mauve
  • Luminizer ion Bankroll, a sheer Champagne
  • Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti
  • 4 eyeshadows in: Cha-Ching a gilt patina, Strip Poker, lilac haze, Royal Flush, a powder pink and Chocolate Diamonds, a bronze chocolate
  • Double-Ended Full-on Lip Polish and Lip Cream in Sultry Mauve and Shimmering Sultry Mauve

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I really love kits like this because they take the guess work out of coordinating  a full face look. This makes them ideal for makeup pros and newbies alike. If you are looking for a pretty polished coordinated look, Dolly’s High Roller fits the bill nicely.

Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Call Me,  is a matte black that is very creamy and doesn’t skip or tug. I’m a big fan of these liners–they are waterproof, last a good 12 hours and come in 8 great shades. The Dolly Sultry Mauve Blush, Bankroll Luminizer and the Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti all are very pigmented–at little goes a long way. The Sultry Mauve blush is more of a universal pink on my pale skin tone and applies very smoothly (again a little goes a long way), Bankroll Luminizer is a very pretty champagne highlighter with no sparkles (yay) and a subtle glow. I loved the Hot Escapes bronzers when they came out a few years ago and continue to use Tahiti,a beautiful golden tan. It’s perfect for fair to medium skin tones and I love the coconut scent!

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The eyeshadows pair wonderfully with the rest of this well thought out palette. Cha-Ching is my favorite because it can look different in the light. It is a shimmery taupe that can sometimes take on a sage green effect. Strip Poker is a satin pale pinky lavender that really lends itself to a soft, feminine eye. Chocolate Diamonds is a shimmery bronze. Buxom describes it as chocolate, but I don’t think it applies as dark as a chocolate shade would so I’ll stick to bronze. It’s really beautiful with the just the right amount of shimmer/sheen. Royal Flush is a matte powder pink that isn’t really special and my least favorite, although it does make a nice brow bone color.

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I’m also a big fan of Buxom’s glosses. The minty tingle and the the long wear always impresses me. Sultry Mauve and Shimmering Sultry Mauve are both sheer and layered together present a pretty shiny pinky/lilac lip that anyone can wear!

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My only complaint about this palette is that it is not travel friendly. The packaging, though cute is bulky and too heavy to carry for travel. I really feel Buxom folded (get it?) on that score. However, for at home use, I say HIT ME!

Dolly’s High Roller Look:

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Bottom Line: For a pretty, polished, coordinated, no-brainer look, Buxom Dolly’s High Roller 9-pc. Full Face Collection hits the mark. It is a real value at $42 for all you get in the palette and makes a great gift for makeup pros and newcomers alike. If you are looking for a travel-friendly palette, you may want to keep looking.

 

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Buxom Winner Takes All ($32) includes a trio of three shimmering lip polishes and three sleek opaque lip creams that are worth a gamble. I love the minty tingle and think Buxom glosses last longer than the average gloss. All these shades are universal and will flatter everyone, plus the set makes a darling gift.

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Mini Full-On Lip Polishes:

  • Chloe-Dollface Pink
  • Sophia- Sweetheart Pink
  • Trixie – 24-Karat Pink

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Chloe, Sophia & Trixie

Chloe, Sophia & Trixie

These super shiny sheer glosses instantly puff up thin lips.

Mini Full-On Lip Creams:

  • Creamsicle-Peach Sorbet
  • White Russian – Nude Pink
  • Berry Blast – Vivid Fuchsia

These are creamy, no shimmer glosses with the Buxom signature tingling, pout-plumping effect.

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Creamsicle, White Russian & Berry Blast

Creamsicle, White Russian & Berry Blast

 Bottom Line: Buxom Winner Takes All is a great assortment of both shimmery and opaque glosses with universal appeal. The value is terrific and it makes a great gift! Bet on it!

Will you be picking these value sets for yourself or for gifts?

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Comments

  1. Jess Scull says:

    Buxom has the BEST gift sets this year!

  2. I don’t travel a lot, but. I love everything-palettes like Dolly for travel. Too bad the packaging isn’t conducive to that.

  3. The shadows are really pretty. I love the lipgloss shades, too.

  4. Great gift ideas. Love the shadows.

  5. I like both of these!

  6. I love your eyeshadow look with this set!

  7. I love all of the colors and the packaging is great!

  8. The sets are gorgeous and your lashes look so amazing!!!

  9. The blush is gorgeous. I’d probably wear everything in that palette.

  10. I love the shades but i think the actual palette packaging is inconvenient!

  11. I almost bought that palette the other day. Then I went for the Dior instead.

  12. All of the stuff they are coming out with right now is awesome.

  13. That blush is so pretty!

  14. Buxom has the best holiday stuff every year!

  15. These sets are just the perfect holiday gifts!

  16. I LOVE Buxom glosses – they are some of my favorites.

  17. I’m really loving the Buxom sets and my goodness, do your lashes look fab or what?

  18. What great gift sets!

  19. I love the Buxom set, so pretty!

  20. umm…let me clarify….I love the Buxom lipgloss set…my brain is half alive right now. Lol

  21. Betzy Carmona says:

    It’s such a nice selection of products 🙂

  22. Love those glosses!

  23. I was kinda interested in the Dolly’s High Roller palette. It’s very nice, but I’m glad you mentioned that it was bulky. I was hoping it’d be travel-friendly.

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