Happy Wednesday! I admit… eyeshadow palettes are one of my makeup vices. I just love the endless possibilities and the options of brands and formulas to test out. So it’s safe to say I own quite a few. Recently, I wanted to branch out and experiment more with colors and went on a quest to find a jewel toned eyeshadow palette that wouldn’t break the bank. While browsing at Sephora, I came across Buxom eyeshadows in a colorful display. Although the brand is fairly well known, you don’t hear as much about its eyeshadows compared to Tarte or Urban Decay ones.
So I tested them for myself! I customized and created a 6-pan eyeshadow palette for under $50. Personally, I opted for jewel tones although there’s a wide range of colors and finishes. Check out my full review, pictures, and swatches!
About Buxom Eyeshadows:
- Described as “A primer-infused, powerfully pigmented eye shadow[s] with intense color payoff”
- No parabens
- 40 shades sold at Ulta and 47 shades at Sephora
- Buy 6 eyeshadows + a bar compact to create a customized eyeshadow palette for $40 total
- Individual eyeshadows are $12
Pictures + Swatches of Buxom Eyeshadows:
I purchased 6 Buxom eyeshadows, mixing shimmer and metallic shades to create one compact. First, to create your palette pull the tray out on the right hand side of the compact, place the eyeshadows in the desired order, and slide the tray back. I love the ease and customization options! Since I was in search of jewel toned eyeshadows, this Buxom set up let me choose which colors I wanted and not spend money on shades I might already own.
The formula is a bit different than ones from comparable brands. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The ones I purchased have a good color-payoff and are not chunky with glitter. Furthermore, there is surprisingly little fallout which usually happens with shimmer/metallic shades.
As shown in the pictures, they swatch beautifully. The formula for all 6 is consistent- they feel smooth but also somewhat dense. Because of the firmer consistency, these are not the easiest in the world to apply. I have to push my brush into the pan a little more than usual to pick up a decent amount of color. A flatter eyeshadow brush will be easier than a fluffy one in this case. However, once applied on the eye they blend well and appear quite vibrant.
The picture of the eyeshadow look I created is not over any primer, however the product claims to have infused primer into the formula already. I admit, I’m somewhat skeptical on this. The wear-time alone for the shadows was about 4 hours when tested. They started fading a little pretty into the test. However, when I applied them over my favorite primer (Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance), they lasted over 8 hours.
Buxom eyeshadows and the innovative system make designing an eyeshadow palette simple and convenient. I really liked the versatility with this system and price-wise, it’s quite reasonable. The jewel toned shadows I purchased are beautiful. I found the darker colors are more pigmented. The shadows are a trickier to apply because of their firmness, but once applied do show up. It’s disappointing that standalone, despite their claims of being infused with a primer, these shadows fade kind of quickly. But with another primer underneath, they are long lasting!
Overall rating: 4/5
I hope this review is helpful to my readers and any fellow eyeshadow-lovers out there! What do you think of Buxom eyeshadows? What eyeshadows have you been trying lately? Leave me a cool comment down below 🙂
Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own.
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