Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer Photos & Review

Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer

You know how we pretty much all use eye primers? The liquid kind that come in a tube? Well I recently discovered that not ALL eye primers have to come that way!

Introducing the Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer, which is a pencil! Yes indeed this waterproof eye pencil is in fact an eye primer, even though it may look like a concealer.

It’s infused with vitamins A, C and E, and it’s pretty soft and easy to glide around over your lid without pulling the skin. It goes on clear and dries pretty much instantly. You won’t get that patchy area you can get sometime with thicker liquid ones when you apply too much either. Been there, done that.

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Stick Around Eye Primer

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Stick Around Eye Primer

There is no need to sharpen this primer, as it comes in a twist-up style, so another bonus!

My experience with this was good and bad though.

First off, I do actually prefer a pencil like this over having to use a liquid with my finger, blending it, then waiting for it to dry. Not that Too Faced Shadow Insurance (my go-to eye primer) takes a long time to dry, but this is quicker. Another great thing about it is it won’t separate the way liquids can.

Now for the downside. It didn’t last on me as long as I would have hoped. I think I got about 6-8 hours of completely crease-free wear out of it. Normally the Too Faced and Urban Decay primers give me 10-14 hours of wear before any signs of creasing. So it didn’t work as well for me, but I still like it and would probably use it on days where I don’t need my eyeshadow to last ALL day for whatever reason. But keep in mind I have very oily crease-prone lids, so if yours aren’t like that, you might love this.

Overall: Love the pencil style, but didn’t last as long as I hoped.

Availability: Sephora exclusive.

Pricing: $20.00 for 0.08 oz.

Have you tried an eye primer pencil? Would you try something like this over a liquid?


Note: Buxom is cruelty free.

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  • July 31, 2012

    I think I’ll be giving this one a miss… I’ve tried the Too Faced one and this didn’t work for me very well so this one is unlikely to be any better :-/

    Shame because I’m on a hunt for a good eye primer. Maybe the NARS one next.

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  • July 31, 2012

    Oops. I was thinking the pencil form makes this super promising, but it really doesn’t last too long! My go-to is still UDPP at the moment, but I just laid my hands on NARS Smudge Proof and I can’t wait to see if it’s indeed easier to blend shadows on top of that instead!
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  • July 31, 2012

    Weird! I would have never thought to have it in pencil form! Its too bad about the lasting power though.
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  • July 31, 2012

    Hmm interesting! I LOVE the idea of this, but I want something to last all day. I might have to try this.
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  • July 31, 2012

    Like you, I have crazy oily lids so this is no-go for me.

    And I have to use my blow dryer on my lids to dry my primer, I can’t handle the wait. My husband thinks I’m a little unhinged, blow drying my eyes lol.

    • July 31, 2012

      I have to keep my eyes shut and fan them dry, lol!

  • July 31, 2012

    I am intrigued! I would try it, half the time I forget to put primer on anyways so the shorter time wouldn’t bother me :)

  • July 31, 2012

    6-8 hours is not too shabby in my opinion. I would spring for this!
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  • July 31, 2012

    I was a UD and Too Faced user until I tried the new Eye Prime from Make Up For Ever-love it!! Thin not too thick, nude shade, doe-foot applicator–it’s great!
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  • July 31, 2012

    I’ve got really oily lids as well, so doubt this will work for me.
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  • July 31, 2012

    Yeah for that price it should really be up to par with it’s competitors BUT I think it might be the only pencil primer on the market so it would be worth the fewer hours of wear if that means something to you. I don’t know if it means something to me…. hahahha
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  • July 31, 2012

    It’s an interesting idea, and one I fully intend to try when I have money again. I specifically want to try it on my lower lash line. If it works well, I can wear color there again. I get horrible fall out there, and a liquid primer applies too inconsistently for me. Hopefully this will solve that problem.

  • July 31, 2012

    I’m lucky and don’t have oily lids, so this may work for me. I’ll probably end up getting either the Nars or Too Faced primer, because I haven’t really read anything negative about them.

  • July 31, 2012

    The elf shadow primer is made the same way. However, it has an eyeliner sealer on the other end. Pretty much the same results with the elf as you got with Buxom. I guess I have oily eyelids too. I can’t find any eyeshadow primer that works. :(
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  • July 31, 2012

    i have crazy oily lids and usually I have to use UDPP and a paint pot….I tried this and I no longer have to use 2 products! this totally works for me…about 10-12 hours. This may be my HG

  • July 31, 2012

    I LOVE how this is comes in a pencil… On days when I’m running late, I find myself always reaching for jumbo pencil style products, they’re just so convenient. Too bad the wear isn’t comparable to the TF and UD though.
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  • July 31, 2012

    Primer works best for me when I can get it in a really thin layer. This pencil style would probably be hard to accomplish that with. (I know pot primer is hard to get on thin enough to suit me.)

  • August 1, 2012

    I actually love this stuff! It ranks up there with my Nars primer. I have super oily lids and this Buxom primer gets me at least 10 hours of crease-free wear. Primer Potion and Shadow Insurance only get me to about 6 hours.

  • August 1, 2012

    This looks really useful and it’s not as expensive as I would have thought! Maybe I’ll give it a try…

  • August 2, 2012

    So far I’m still sold on Too Faced eyeshadow primer, which is my current fave. Thanks for the review.