Nude with an attitude: Buxom White Russian collection

Okay so if you know me, you know I love a good pinky-nude lipstick.

I’ve tried Buxom’s classic White Russian Plumping Lip Cream in the past (a few times, I believe), and have always appreciated and loved the colour since it’s such a classic shade and right up my alley. Anyways, imagine my surprise when I get a box in the mail and open it to a whole collection based off the iconic shade *cue excitement*

Released last month, the Buxom White Russian collection consists of a palette, a highlighter, lipstick, and the Plumping Lip Creme in limited-edition packaging. Every item is based off the classic shade and it’s definitely one of those collections where you kinda need it all since it’s so stunning.

Buxom White Russian eyeshadow palette

Okay, so starting first with the palette, the White Russian Eye and Cheek Palette (C$51) is a limited-edition primer-infused eye and cheek palette that contains two Wanderlust blushes and six eyeshadows.

This palette comes housed in a beautiful packaging which is kind of similar to the Huda Beauty ones in that it features a woman’s eyes on the front. Open it up to reveal two new blushes (New York, a peach; and Moscow, a baby pink), as well as six shadows in matte, satin, and shimmer formulas.  The shadows are all neutrals so it’s a good everyday palette since you can either wear a more lighter look or something with more drama.

Buxom White Russian Highlighter

Pair this palette with their Wanderlust Glow Highlighter (C$31) in the shade White Russian.  This highlighter is a universally flattering pink champagne colour and is silky smooth to apply. You can use it on your cheekbones, on your nose, the inner corners of your eyes, your brow bone… really anywhere you want a little shimmer.

I wouldn’t say this gives you an out-of-this-world glow like other highlights give, but it is a really nice finish and perfect for everyday wear.  I would layer this over a cream highlight if it was a night out, but overall, this is just a stunning shade and really does go with every skin tone so it’s a good product to have on hand.

Buxom White Russian cream gloss and lipstick

Next up is the Full Force Plumping Lipstick in White Russian (C$25), which comes in exclusive packaging.  This lipstick is uber-creamy and features a lips motif embossed on the bullet itself.

I did find the colour to come off more like a baby pink on me, rather than a nude pink, but regardless, it’s a really stunning colour when applied.  You only need one coat since it goes on pretty opaque. The formula has the brand’s signature complex which visibly plumps up lips and nourishes them thanks to avocado oil, soothing jojoba esters, and antioxidant-rich olive oil.  It does have a slight tingling effect, but that’s the plumper going to work.

Buxom White Russian cream gloss and lipstick

Finally, pair the lipstick with their iconic Full-On Plumping Lip Cream in, you guessed it, White Russian (C$27)!  This lip gloss features a shimmer-free formula that has visibly plumping peptides, as well as conditioning vitamins and hyaluronic spheres to fill in and smooth out the lips.  This particular version also comes housed in a limited-edition rose gold packaging.

The duo of the lipstick and lip cream is so pretty and I can’t wait for a mask-less day to wear this combo.

I really love this combo and think it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I actually did a little GRWM look using all these items earlier this week on Instagram, so head on over there to check out the Reel!

Buxom White Russian collection look Buxom White Russian collection look

Have you picked up anything from Buxom’s White Russian collection?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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