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DupeAlerte #5: Recreating Buxom's White Russian

by Natalie

We took Buxom's 'White Russian' lip gloss and reimagined it into both creamy and sheer lipstick options.

April 05, 2017

In our new 'DupeAlerte' series, we're re-imagining the most popular colors seen online using the Finding Ferdinand Starter Kit! If you have a new favorite color you would like us to recreate, email us at

Buxom’s Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian is one of the most buzzed-about lipglosses on the market. I finally broke down and bought it last year, but I have only used it once, maybe twice. That’s when I remembered why I don’t tend to buy lip gloss– it. is. so. sticky. And that is not helpful when it’s a windy day and your hair is being blown in every direction. It’s a sticky mess. Nonetheless, every time I hear a YouTube beauty guru raving about this gloss, I want it all over again... 

Double tap if you're obsessed with White Russian 🙋🏻🙋🏼🙋🏽🙋🏾🙋🏿 #BuxomBabe @ultabeauty

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So for my fifth installment of the DupeAlerte series, I recreated the infamous White Russian in two variations. My first version is the same pinky-peach color but, in a VERY sheer formula, with none of the sometimes-frustrating goopiness of a gloss. But my second variation stole my heart because it’s still sheer and shiny, but it has slightly more color payoff than a gloss.

Since these shades remind me so much of our best selling Keys to Gramercy Park (a peachy nude), I wanted to give them names with a similar theme. Inspired by a signature cocktail at Dear Irving, a low key hangout in Gramercy, I named my second version of this dupe (the better of the two in my opinion) ‘Peace Treaty’. And not to leave out the more subdued baby sister, I named the ultra-sheer variation ‘Speakeasy’, because understated is underrated.

Peace TreatySheer Variation: SpeakeasyBuxom's White Russian

Natalie Hrycak, Contributing Editor

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