BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette
BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette

BUXOM Fire & Frost Stone Cold Babe Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows split into six duos, plus a miniature sized Buxom Lash Mascara. (The eyeshadows are 0.03 oz., so the palette contains 0.36 oz. worth of eyeshadow specifically.) The palette itself is called “Fire & Frost.” The majority of shades in the palette are available individually, and the palette itself is the same size as the standard six-pan compacts that BUXOM sells for you to fill (you can pop these out and move them around). Some shades are nice, some shades are drier and harder to work with–most of them the new/exclusive shades–and overall, the palette didn’t seem as cohesive or as complementary as I would have expected. I found it difficult to do more than the same smoky eye over and over again with the way the shades looked on the skin. Three of the shades–Graphite Glam, Frosted Pewter, Sequin Sparkle–looked nearly the same when I applied them, partially due to the sheerer quality of them, but they were all this sort of sheer, medium/medium-dark gray.

Formula Overview

BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 each or $40 for six) is a powder eyeshadow that is available as a customizable palette system, where you can purchase a single shade and an individual compact for $12 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.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $12.00 for 0.05 oz. or $240.00/oz.
  • Mascara: $20.00 for 0.37 oz. or $54.05/oz.
  • Set: $86.40 worth of eyeshadow, $10.81 worth of mascara
  • Total Value: $97.21

* When you purchase six shades and a six-pan palette, the cost is $40. The palette is $2 more, but you get a miniature mascara; plus, you get 12 shades instead of six, so you may derive more value in terms of per-shade cost if you are not someone who typically pans your eyeshadow.

Diamond Darling is a bright, warm white with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth, denser texture that wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Dream Girl #9 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Yves (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Blanc Scintillant (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Treasure (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Rainbow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #15 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Gluten Free (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Light (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). KKW Beauty 2008 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Silver Screen #4 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Clutch Pearls (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Luna Llena (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Velvet Snow is a bright, light white with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a slightly stiffer, firmer texture that blended out okay, but it was harder to get pigmentation out of it. This shade lasted for eight hours. MAC Dark Energy #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Ciate Platinum (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ice Queen (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE, )(95% similar). theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #16 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC White (PiP, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC High Concept (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Volcanic #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Champagne Buzz is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was great, while the consistency was soft, smooth, blendable, and very easy to work with. It wore well for eight hours on me. Giorgio Armani Hollywood (17) (LE, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Kitten (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Eternal Light (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Prim-O (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Cider (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Terre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot J409 Cosmic Glow (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #9 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mink Magnet is a medium-dark bronze with hints of gray on top paired with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, that applied nicely to bare skin, though the texture was a bit looser and drier to the touch. The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading. This shade was actually better than the single I have. Too Faced Rum Raisin (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Grey-Brown (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Sandy (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Quintessential (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Superwatt (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Juvenile (LE, $7.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Daydream (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Centerfold (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Tiara (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Resist (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Flecks (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Lahore (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Trendsetter is a light-medium taupe with stronger gray tones and a neutral-to-cool undertone overall. It had a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage that tended to sheer out quickly as the consistency was thinner and dustier. I did not have better luck using it over a primer; it was just a dismal shade. The color started to fade after five hours. Kat Von D Lazarus (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Graceful (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Coffee (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Frisk (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Kingston (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Sarah (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Subtly Elegant (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Blurry Blue #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Mahe #2 (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Sugar Cookie (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Blurry Grey #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haute Couture is a dark, bronzy brown with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a really smooth, lightly buttery texture that felt creamy going on and blended out beautifully. The color lasted just over eight and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #409 (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Magic (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Campfire (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate (PiP, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Aladdin's Lamp (LE, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Jupiter Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sequin Sparkle is a light-medium gray-leaning taupe with warmer, copper sparkle that sat over a satin finish. The sparkle was looser, so it didn’t bind with the underlying color (little made it to the lid as a result), while the texture was firmer and difficult to work with. It had decent pigmentation, but it did not blend easily. This shade wore well for just over seven and a half hours. MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Interference (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Tenacity (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur (P, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rocker (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is warmer (80% similar). Chanel Variation #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jetsetter is a medium-dark taupe that leans quite gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-sheer, dusty, and difficult to build the color on the lid, even over primer. It was a real disappointment given how much better the individual version I have is (so much more pigmented!). It lasted for five hours before fading on me. Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Password (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Priceless (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (PiP, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Punked (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Haze (PiP, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Zero Gravity (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-o (590) (LE, $29.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Horizon (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frosted Pewter appeared as a deep, smoldering gray with warmer undertones in the pan, but it was more like a subdued, medium gray with warm undertones applied. It lost a lot of its intensity from pan to skin, probably due to the lack of pigmentation and generally firm, stiff, and trouble-making texture. It tended to apply where it initially landed and not want to diffuse or budge from there. It lasted for seven and a half hours. Dior Minimalism (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Armor (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Titus (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Platinum Bling (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarte Rocker (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Variation #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Kill Joy (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphite Glam is a dark gray with neutral undertones and a pearly finish. It appeared much, much richer and darker in the pan than swatched, where it was semi-sheer, faded, and dry. The texture was firm in the pan, which made it hard to apply evenly and blend it out with any semblance of soft, diffused edges. It lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Twelve Chimes (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Palatable (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Volcanic #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Balance (Left) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Graphite (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #3 (PiP, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stormy Sunset (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Tzarine II (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Chimney (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Plum Darling (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LBD is a dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that wasn’t as blendable as it could have been. It is workable, but it’ll take extra effort and was best applied in sheerer layers, then built up. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. NARS Fauna (DC, $25.00)(100% similar). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Hard Magic (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noir (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Matte Black (PiP, $23.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Tarte Smoke & Mirrors (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Huda Beauty Black Truffle (Remastered) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia LBD (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Clash #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Pandora II (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Pandora (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Sin City (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot J325 Pitch Black (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Mystere et Intensite #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Let's Do It (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Don't Stand Black (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Tie is a deep, inky black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cooler, teal and silver pearl. It had good color payoff with a fairly smooth texture, though it ran a touch dry and the edges looked draggy when I worked with them. With a little extra maneuvering, I was able to diffuse the edges to my satisfaction. It wore well for eight hours on me. Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). City Color Oh So Naughty (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I102 Onyx (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Ilde (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Show (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Noir Lamé (908) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Black Sands (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Royal (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Moonlight #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
3
Product
4
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4
Application
51%
Total
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Jetsetter
4
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4
Application
54%
Total
5
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
64%
Total
LBD
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thank you for your honest review. I love my Dolly’s Wild Side palette, the shadow quality is so amazing, I’m keeping my eye on Buxom – but sad to see some shades in this one fall a bit short. Love the packaging though!

The initial swatches looked like a mixed bag, but it’s even worse than I thought – so many D/F grades 🙁 And colors that are so similar to each other that you get the same smoky eye over and over again? Easy pass . Very disappointing considering the last 6 new Buxom shadows scored so highly

Pity this turned out so poorly; I’d had hopes that Buxom holiday offers would be worthwhile, as it’s just this year I’ve bought from the brand for the first time and with pretty good successes (especially eyeshadows).

Christine, I guess I’m glad that your experience with this palette has been as dismal as my own, because it’s validating. Actually I wish you had some kind of magic answer for making it work, because I really love the way most of the colors look in the pan. A palette of cooler neutrals could be perfect for me, and I know this formula usually gets good reviews. But it’s really hard to get these shadows to work on my lids, even with my strongest primer. The primer does make the colors last a decent length of time, it’s just hard to get them on my lids with a good amount of intensity and then blended (although using slightly rougher but stiff natural bristle brushes did give slightly better results than my usual flat synthetic brushes). I’m probably going to return this, it’s just too frustrating to work with. I guess I’ll just have to sit here and watch the endless parade of warm neutral palettes roll by this season… kind of like last year… and the year before…

Best bet is probably a stark white base, something a little tacky/creamy, which is my fail-safe (NYX Milk), but it’s so much work… and I think that there is a definite lack of differentiation in the shade range that makes them all look muddied together in the end.

I would return it if your experience was similar to mine 🙁 Buxom eyeshadows are nice overall, but this is SO not in sync with their regular line.

That’s one miserable little palette. Yikes. I think most of us on here could pretty much tell from your initial swatches that this one wouldn’t be all that great. But it’s actually even worse than I had anticipated.
Also, it’s not as if Buxom cannot produce great eyeshadows, so there’s no excuse for the poor quality seen here.

I like the packaging, but I find the color selection incredibly boring. (No offence to those who like it, but it’s just not my jam at all.) The quality on so many shades is just sad. Black Tie is gorgeous, though.

At least most of the decent shades are permanent (that black tie though). I’ll just get those and build my own palette. I got the last 6 shades based on your review (ordered without even seeing them in person) and I LOVE them.

Is the formula of these different from the ones that have been out for a while? I was surprised jetsetter got an F, could have sworn I swatched it in the store and it was better than that. Guess they changed the formula or I’m remembering wrong.

This is one of those it’s a shame/not a shame moments for me. If it was good it was getting purchased due to being neutral to cool. Money saved.

This could have been a really great palette as quite a few of the shadows leaned cool for all the cool toned lovers out there. But the palette is a fail because of the poor quality of half of the shadows.
Gorgeous eye look Christine.

Obviously unfortunate for those of us who had hopes for a decent cool neutral palette. Duped, thanks. Elia/Marlon said it best: I(t) could been a contendah!

This is so sad. I have all of the fall release and really love and use them often. I am with everyone else, once a brand produces a really great product it is hard to understand how they could create such terrible shadows. I know some say that the holiday releases are frequently not as good as the regular lines but everyone knows the holidays are coming so I am sure they don’t just start working on it at the last minute. Most of us have a lot of makeup and shadows in particular so skipping this doesn’t impact me in any way.

Thanks! I just took this off my list as well. I trust your reviews. I recently bought a UD blush that you didn’t love…..and guess what? Neither did I 🙂

It’s funny – as much as I love most Buxom shadows, just looking at this palette left me feeling a bit “cool” about it. Then, looking at the breakdown of the shades, I realized I have about half of them in self-made 6 pan palettes but without all of these D and F rated shadows which, to my eye, bring down the attractiveness of the palette just in looking at it and clearly, the performance in those shadows is also sadly lacking. I wonder too if the white packaging contributes to less than warm (both literally and figuratively) feelings about it – I don’t think the white packaging makes the shadows look particularly attractive.

I remember a few years back when MAC did a holiday/Xmas collection with a wintery theme – “Snowglobes” or something like that – and while it was icy looking, it was attractive too (though I think most of the products from the collection were fairly mediocre). But this one just looks bland…those cool and neutral eyeshadows against white plastic just don’t “spark” or “sparkle”. I love Buxom’s customizable line but this assortment – like I say, even visually, they’ve managed to make it unappealing, which is quite an “achievement” when you consider it includes such great shades as Champagne Buzz, Mink Magnet, Jet Setter (what the hell happened THERE?) and Haute Couture!

Upon some research I found this palette was made in China. The permanent ones are made in the US. That explains the difference in quality. Would you consider listing the country of origin in your reviews? It would save me a lot of time researching. It’s getting to where I’m scared to buy from online retailers since they seldom give that info and too many HE brands are selling us sub par product these days.. especially for holiday or limited editions.

Hi Waymire,

I try to photograph the front and back of packaging/palettes so that if that is something you find useful. The responsibility is on the brand to ensure that any manufacturers or factories they use to produce their products yield the quality they desire. To me, it is problematic to blame an entire country on something the brand has control over. It is BUXOM who ordered the product, who specified what and where, and it was BUXOM who approved and distributed the product.

I’m not blaming China. I’m not completely opposed to Chinese product, provided I know what I’m getting and am paying an appropriate price. My issue is brands selling product that is completely different from their usual formula on the sly. Totally Buxoms fault. Too Faced, Becca, and Tarte were other big offenders this year.. and they are just the ones that come to mind.

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