Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

BUXOM Champagne Buzz Eyeshadow
BUXOM Champagne Buzz Eyeshadow

BUXOM Champagne Buzz Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering pearl.” It’s a light-medium, golden beige with a hint of warmer, peach undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft and smooth consistency, though it was a smidgen powdery. It applied well to bare skin and lasted for seven and a half hours. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. MAC Terre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean (P, $32.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (P, ) is lighter. Stila Kitten (P, ) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Sin (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer. LORAC Champagne (P, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Gold Status Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic brass.” It’s a brightened, medium yellow gold with warm, almost coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a really smooth, buttery consistency that was a dream to apply. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours. Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is brighter. Ulta Gold (P, $10.00) is lighter, brighter. LORAC Undiscovered (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Her Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Stila Vitality (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Invite Only Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte terracotta.” It’s a medium, orange-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt almost dusty in the pan, but it really worked well on bare skin; it applied evenly and smoothly, while the eyeshadow blended easily. It had very nearly opaque coverage and lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Layin’ Low (P, $18.50) is lighter. Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $5.99) is warmer. Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker. Colour Pop Cornelious (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. Anastasia Bengal (P, $12.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is darker. LORAC Sepia (LE, ) is more pigmented, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Filthy Rich Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte chestnut.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff with a lightly dusty but smooth, blendable texture. On me, the color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is lighter. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is darker, cooler. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear (P, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $5.99) is lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is darker. MAC Indie Spirit (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker. Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is lighter. Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is darker. Urban Decay Beware (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, more muted, darker. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is brighter, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Famous Flirt Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte pastel peach.” It’s a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It’s definitely not matte; there’s a subtle sheen to the finish that is noticeable on the skin. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly powdery texture that still adhered well to the skin and wore for eight hours before fading. bareMinerals Shhh… (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Night Star (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Mix & Mingle Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte vanilla.” It’s a light-medium yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture had a drier, dusty consistency that was thin, but it blended really well on the skin and didn’t look powdery applied. It had so-so color payoff that was buildable. On me, the color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Entomology (P, ) is darker. Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Buff (P, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Just Malt Away (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is darker. Tarte Summer Breeze (LE, ) is . Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Undressed (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 each or $40 for six) is a new formula that is available as a customizable palette system, where you can purchase a single shade and an individual compact for $13 or purchase a six-pan palette, plus six eyeshadows to go inside of it, for $40. Each eyeshadow is held inside a metal pan that is (presumably) glued into a plastic pan that snaps into the compact/palette. The eyeshadows are easily lifted in and out of the palette, so you can rearrange them or create a new combination if you have more than one set of six. They will fit into a Z-palette, but you’ll need to add a magnet to keep it in place. The eyeshadow formula is one that works better in action than swatched, as several of the mattes seemed on the thinner, more powdery side, but then they would blend exceptionally well while adhering to bare skin–and they wouldn’t fade any faster than the more shimmery eyeshadows. The more shimmery shades tended to outperform the matte shades with better color payoff. These eyeshadows seem to have a slightly firmer press to them (more in the style of your average MAC eyeshadow), and they feel quite different compared to bareMinerals’ Ready line, as those have a thicker, denser consistency.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

BUXOM Patent Leather Eyeshadow
BUXOM Patent Leather Eyeshadow

BUXOM Style Icon Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic taupe.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gold-shimmered brown with warm undertones and a frosted. It had good pigmentation with a slightly drier, firmer texture that performed better than anticipated in practice, as it adhered well to the skin and lasted for eight hours on me. LORAC Navy #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is more shimmery. Stila Thought (P, ) is darker, warmer. Viseart Gitte (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE, ) is warmer. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (P, $21.00) is darker. LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, ) is more pigmented, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Patent Leather Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “sparkling blackberry.” It’s a muted, smoky purple with a frosted sheen. It had a drier, powdery consistency that made it harder to apply, as it didn’t stick well to the skin and always looked a little faded and semi-sheer. It only wore for six hours on me before fading. Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #4 (P, ) is darker. MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is darker. NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Big Spender Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte sable.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt dry, but it worked–it wasn’t powdery and blended exceptionally well against bare skin with good, opaque color coverage. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is warmer. Benefit Quick, Look Busy (P, $20.00) is darker. MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Brun (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is warmer. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is warmer. Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unedited (P, ) is warmer. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM LBD Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte black.” It’s a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was fairly buildable to opaque coverage if desired, but it takes some layering. The texture is dusty and on the thinner side, though there wasn’t a lot of excess powder kicked up when working with it. The eyeshadow could have had better blendability. On me, the color faded after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Coal (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker. NARS Pandora (P, ) is warmer. LORAC Black (P, ) is darker. Tarte Don’t Stand Black (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is darker. Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is warmer. Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is darker. Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is cooler. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Satin Seduction Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bisque luster.” It’s a brightened, light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was slightly dusty. The color adhered well to bare skin and lasted for eight hours before fading slightly. Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Mixologist (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Dior Jardin #2 (P, ) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer. Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery. theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. LORAC Snow (P, ) is more pigmented, darker, cooler. LORAC Vanilla (LE, ) is more pigmented, darker. Buxom Silk Sheets (P, $12.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Gimme Gorgeous Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte camel.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed brown with a matte finish and warm undertones. The texture was thin, but it blended and applied well to bare skin without turning patchy or going on unevenly. It had fairly opaque coverage, and the color didn’t start to fade until after eight hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is darker. MAC Cork (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Kat Von D Glasswing (P, ) is darker. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is darker. LORAC Undeniable (P, ) is darker. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker. Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 each or $40 for six) is a new formula that is available as a customizable palette system, where you can purchase a single shade and an individual compact for $13 or purchase a six-pan palette, plus six eyeshadows to go inside of it, for $40. Each eyeshadow is held inside a metal pan that is (presumably) glued into a plastic pan that snaps into the compact/palette. The eyeshadows are easily lifted in and out of the palette, so you can rearrange them or create a new combination if you have more than one set of six. They will fit into a Z-palette, but you’ll need to add a magnet to keep it in place. The eyeshadow formula is one that works better in action than swatched, as several of the mattes seemed on the thinner, more powdery side, but then they would blend exceptionally well while adhering to bare skin–and they wouldn’t fade any faster than the more shimmery eyeshadows. The more shimmery shades tended to outperform the matte shades with better color payoff. These eyeshadows seem to have a slightly firmer press to them (more in the style of your average MAC eyeshadow), and they feel quite different compared to bareMinerals’ Ready line, as those have a thicker, denser consistency.

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Saturday, June 6th, 2015

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Silk Sheets Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “chai luster.” It’s a light, neutrla-to-warm-toned beige with a frosted finish. It seems warm-toned in the pan, but it reads almost cool-toned against my warmer skin tone. It had good color payoff with a really soft, smooth texture that was incredibly easy to work with. The color lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Acorn (LE, $5.00) is cooler. Lancome My French #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Hourglass Exposure #1 (P, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is warmer. MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is warmer. Cle de Peau Stardust #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is warmer. LORAC Vanilla (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose gold.” It’s a coppery brown with warm, orange-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich, opaque coverage with a really soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t powdery at all. The texture worked well on the skin with good adhesion and blendability, while it lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker. MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Chopper (P, $18.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Homecoming (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Unattainable (P, ) is darker. Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is darker. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Stila Thought (P, ) is darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Colour Pop Snakebite (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic bronze.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a sparkly, frosted sheen. The texture was drier and a little crumbly, as the sparkles seemed to separate from the base color, so it didn’t adhere as smoothly to the skin. The color lasted for eight hours, but I had some minor fall out during wear. Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Resist (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Ska (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Superwatt (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic java.” It’s a rich, dark bronze brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly with a soft texture that was hair on the powdery side, but it wasn’t noticeable on the lid. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading. Chanel Topkapi #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Radar (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Brownluxe #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Disney by Sephora Abu (LE, ) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is warmer. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is warmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer. Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte greige.” It’s a medium-dark, gray taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture had a drier, thin feel that was powdery. Luckily, it seemed to adhere well to the skin and still work well, especially when it came to blending it out, but you’ll definitely want to tap off your brush prior to applying to the lid to avoid fall out during application (but there was none during wear). It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Stone (LE, ) is warmer. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Password (P, $18.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Priceless (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte beige.” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium gray-beige with a satin-matte finish. It was slightly powdery but remained very blendable and still adhered well to bare skin in practice. It had good color payoff and lasted for eight hours. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Frisk (P, $18.00) is warmer. Inglot #350 (P, $6.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is a new formula that is available as a customizable palette system, where you can purchase a single shade and an individual compact for $13 or purchase a six-pan palette, plus six eyeshadows to go inside of it, for $40. Each eyeshadow is held inside a metal pan that is (presumably) glued into a plastic pan that snaps into the compact/palette. The eyeshadows are easily lifted in and out of the palette, so you can rearrange them or create a new combination if you have more than one set of six. They will fit into a Z-palette, but you’ll need to add a magnet to keep it in place. The eyeshadow formula is one that works better in action than swatched, as several of the mattes seemed on the thinner, more powdery side, but then they would blend exceptionally well while adhering to bare skin–and they wouldn’t fade any faster than the more shimmery eyeshadows. The more shimmery shades tended to outperform the matte shades with better color payoff. These eyeshadows seem to have a slightly firmer press to them (more in the style of your average MAC eyeshadow), and they feel quite different compared to bareMinerals’ Ready line, as those have a thicker, denser consistency.

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Saturday, June 6th, 2015

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz. each or $40.00 for 6 x 0.05 oz.) is a new formula that is available as a customizable palette system, where you can purchase a single shade and an individual compact for $13 or purchase a six-pan palette, plus six eyeshadows to go inside of it, for $40. Each eyeshadow is held inside a metal pan that is (presumably) glued into a plastic pan that snaps into the compact/palette. The eyeshadows are easily lifted in and out of the palette, so you can rearrange them or create a new combination if you have more than one set of six. They will fit into a Z-palette, but you’ll need to add a magnet to keep it in place. The eyeshadow formula is one that works better in action than swatched, as several of the mattes seemed on the thinner, more powdery side, but then they would blend exceptionally well while adhering to bare skin–and they wouldn’t fade any faster than the more shimmery eyeshadows. The more shimmery shades tended to outperform the matte shades with better color payoff. These eyeshadows seem to have a slightly firmer press to them (more in the style of your average MAC eyeshadow), and they feel quite different compared to bareMinerals’ Ready line, as those have a thicker, denser consistency.

BUXOM Pre-nup Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering emerald.” It’s a softened, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that was a little powdery in the pan but didn’t look powdery on the skin. The color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. NYX Seafoam Green (P, $4.50) is cooler. Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Fins (LE, ) is less pigmented, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Indo (P, $18.00) is darker. Hello Kitty Three Apples (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Empire (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. Colour Pop Empire (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer. Sugarpill Clickbait (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer. YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Sugarpill Midori (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Buxom Saint Bernard (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter.
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BUXOM Schmooze Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering turquoise.” It’s a brightened, slightly lighter-than-medium blue with a frosted sheen and almost “warm” undertones (but it is cool-toned). It had intense color payoff with a really soft, smooth texture that blended beautifully on the skin while wearing for eight and a half hours. Kat Von D Bukowski (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #6 (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Disney by Sephora Diamond Sky (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Disney by Sephora Blue Lagoon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Peace (P, $18.00) is darker. NARS South Pacific #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC Parrot (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME232 Turquoise Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Giorgio Armani Jade (03) (P, $38.00) is more muted, warmer. Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. Make Up For Ever I210 Light Turquoise (P, $21.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. Dior Rivage #3 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Luxe Life Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “glimmering periwinkle.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark cornflower blue with cool, bluish-violet undertones and a faint lighter blue shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation, which is likely due to the thinner, more powdery consistency. It looked better on the eye, as it was buildable, but it is a shade that needs extra help. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Hello Kitty Dear Daniel (LE, ) is lighter. Sugarpill Royal Sugar (P, $13.00) is darker, brighter. Sugarpill Velocity (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Posh Purple Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering violet.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark violet purple with cool, blue undertones and a frosted finish. It was slightly drier and more powdery, which resulted in more semi-opaque coverage. It was buildable and with a denser brush, more opaque color was possible. This shade stayed on well for eight hours. Urban Decay Ransom (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery. Milani Primary #4 (P, $6.99) is darker. Disney by Sephora Sea Witch (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Fyrinnae Because Cats (P, $6.80) is darker, more muted. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Simbad’s Seas (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. Hello Kitty Supercute (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Ardency Inn Royal (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM Wild Nights Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering sugar plum.” It’s a medium-dark plum with warm, orange undertones and a pink, frosted sheen. It had good color coverage with a blendable consistency, but it was slightly dry in overall texture–yet it worked really well on the skin. On me, the color started to crease after eight and a half hours. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Last Call (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is darker, more muted. LORAC Merlot (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is darker. Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

BUXOM 24KT Stilettos Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a brightened, medium gold with a metallic sheen and subtle gold sparkle. It’s an almost cool-toned gold, but it is still a yellowed gold. It was really rich in color, but the texture was so soft that it was on the powdery side. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Chanel Topkapi #4 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever #11 (P, $23.00) is darker. Urban Decay Disco (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P, ) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Spell #1 (LE, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Stargazer (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, June 5th, 2015

BUXOM Eyeshadow
BUXOM Eyeshadows

Here are photos and swatches of the remaining 28 shades of BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 each or $40 for six). Reviews to come! :)

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Saturday, May 30th, 2015

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Eyeshadow Bar is a customizable palette system that consists of single and six-slotted palettes with 40 eyeshadows that can be inserted. I created two palettes–one brighter shades, one more neutral shades–so I can get a good feel for the range and its quality. When you purchase the six-pan palette and six eyeshadows, the total price is $40, but you can only get the discount once per order (I had to place two separate orders). Each eyeshadow pan is housed in a slim plastic container that pops into the larger palette, and they snap in and out quite easily. Full reviews to come once I finish testing these!

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