Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Meg Blackett Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Buxom , eyeshadow , makeup , palette , review , swatch , swatches
Ah, those products you KNOW you don't need and keep telling yourself that, but you eventually cave and get it anyway. That was the Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette for me. I had swatched a few shades the last time I was in Sephora, and loved them. So as usual, I obsessed over it until I finally just ordered one one night.
I like this idea because they have a TON of shades that you can pick from to create your own palette. The palette itself is pretty sturdy.
It has a snakeskin-textured case, with a little tray inside that easily slides out. It also comes with a cute little brush that is very soft, but not great for much.
It is double ended, so one end is this fluffy shadow brush:
And the other end is more of a pencil brush:
Now for the shadows - they each come separately, obviously, and they easily snap into the little tray. You can just click them in or out to rearrange them however you like.
Once you have all your shadows in the tray, all you do is slide it right back in and click it into place, and you're good to go!
Let's talk about the shades I picked up now. A lot of the ones I initially wanted were out of stock, so I *might* just have to make one more of these palettes in the future! $40 really isn't bad for 6 shadows and the palette, so I think this is a great deal.
Champagne Buzz is a shimmery champagne shade:
I picked this so I would have a nice all-over lid color/highlight shade in this palette.
Jetsetter is a matte taupe:
This is just a perfect transition/crease color, which is why I wanted it in the palette!
Cool Caviar is a metallic gun metal:
I liked this one because it's a good way to turn looks more smoky, or turn them into night time looks without trying too hard!
It Crowd is an orange with gold sparkle:
This was the one that caught my eye in Sephora in the first place. It's super pigmented and just an all around fun color.
Party Girl is a hot pink with some iridescence to it:
Again, another fun, bright shade!
Schmooze is a shimmery teal:
This is one of those "mermaid" colors. For some reason I love the way this looks next to the pink!
The formula on these shadows is excellent. They are all buttery soft and smooth, and blend amazingly well. The one matte that I have here is Jetsetter, and it can be slightly chalky in texture, but it's so pigmented and blends so easily that it really isn't a problem!
I would definitely recommend one of these palettes. It's a great way to choose a 6-pan palette just the way YOU want it, and for $40 you really can't go wrong here. The shadows are great, it's easy to change the shades around and snap them in and out of the palette, it's just an all-around win in my opinion.