BUXOM Silk Sheets, Bold Bling, Mink Magnet, Haute Couture, Jetsetter, Designer or Die Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
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8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
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9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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Jetsetter
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
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8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
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BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

BUXOM Silk Sheets Eyeshadow
BUXOM Silk Sheets Eyeshadow

BUXOM Silk Sheets Eyeshadow
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BUXOM Silk Sheets Eyeshadow
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BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow
BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow

BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow
BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow

BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow
BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow

BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow
BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow

BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow
BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow

BUXOM Bold Bling Eyeshadow
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BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow
BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow

BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow
BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow

BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow
BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow

BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow
BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow

BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow
BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow

BUXOM Mink Magnet Eyeshadow
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BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow
BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow

BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow
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BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow
BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow

BUXOM Haute Couture Eyeshadow
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BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow
BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow
BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow
BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow
BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow
BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow

BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow
BUXOM Designer or Die Eyeshadow

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
Bold Bling (inner lid/lower lash line), Mink Magnet (middle of lid), Haute Couture (outer lid),
Jetsetter (crease), Designer or Die (above crease), Silk Sheets (brow bone),
Sephora Tango Night Eyeliner (lower lash line)

BUXOM Jetsetter Eyeshadow
Bold Bling (inner lid/lower lash line), Mink Magnet (middle of lid), Haute Couture (outer lid),
Jetsetter (crease), Designer or Die (above crease), Silk Sheets (brow bone),
Sephora Tango Night Eyeliner (lower lash line)

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Wow, you picked some nice colors for this neutral palette! The compact is bigger than I expected, but still portable. And I’m totally in love with the idea of creating my own palette – you can skip any duddy shadows or weird colors. And $40 is pretty reasonable for 6 shadows and a beautiful compact, and you can use Ebates and/or wait for 15% off Sephora sale. And I’m pretty impressed with the ratings– and with some primer, B+ could easily go to A-, and C+ could go to B. I think Jetset might be a nice color to set my brunette brows –it’s a brown with a lot of cool gray undertones but it’s not too dark.

Custom palettes are a great way to get exactly what you want/create a specific set. I think that six is a good number — not too intimidating but not too few.

These all seem great! I’m reminded of a Pez dispenser a bit.. Anyone else? 🙂 I’m curious to see other ways in which BM will be expanding as their expansion seems quite positive while others have been less so… (MAC, UD,) great stuff!

I could see that comparison! 🙂 I think the system makes sense, and it really rewards you for filling the pan all at once. I think it would be cool if there was a way to reward someone for still filling a palette as-they-went vs. all at once, but you know, I’ll take $40 for 6!

There was a time when you’d at least get the palette free, even if you bought just one. Lancome, Max Factor, & Revlon… Still, $40 for six shadows (not including the palette) puts them in the same range as DS, and how many of us walk into a store like Sephora expecting to spend less than that, LOL!

😀 Dear Buxom, thank you for non-reward along the way Pez dispenser. It’s fabulous. 😀 Haha! A wish is a wish for reason.. $40 for $6 quality isn’t bad! My timing is scattered, but when DID the free palettes for your shadows stop? Perhaps my coma.. One need only buy, and the adequate palette was given to suit them.. With MUFE and their $1 holders.. I’m like SERIOUSLY? If it’s a dollar, why can’t you just include it? So this Pez system seems great. 🙂 If I ever find, I my stash, something I don’t gave it a texture I need.. Perhaps then… 😀 Your funny find 10, then find 10 more.. I think those ten even have refills! Lmao! But, in my defense, things happened which put a haul to my usage for a long time. Prior, it was a daily staple to get freaky and fun with something new! I’m grateful to be doing as I am now! I’ll happily take it and have these pages to refer to as I work through my stash.. 😀 xx

I was surprised at how well they blended on the skin – I normally find mattes to be more miss on me than anything else!

Another stunning look Christine! I have Tango night too. It looks so lovely popped into the neutral look. I am going to have to be a copy cat. 😀

Aww, it’s too bad that these aren’t the same buttery, amazing formula that is the Ready line! They still sound fantastic though, and I LOVE customizable eyeshadow palettes — it’s always so nice to be able to pick which shades you do and don’t want kicking around!

I feel like the best way to describe them is Ready is more like UD’s formula (well, when it’s not Naked Smoky) — softer, denser, thicker — and these are more like MAC’s formula, where the press is firmer overall, but they aren’t as firmly pressed as MAC and are a little softer/silkier.

Mink Magnet looked so promising and like something I’d love. What a shame it’s not better but these shadows look really good pretty much across the board.

Okay… now I’m just wondering if there is a discrepancy between the single shades and the palettes. I know there were very mixed reviews on the NARSissist palette and it works perfectly for me so… maybe I just got a “bad” batch? I’m so confused! LOL I’m curious to see how the singles -vs- pre-made palettes work for others. (And I’m going to keep my fingers crossed because I really want a mauve-themed palette!!)

I have the Wild Nights that I purchased, but Buxom also sent that shade with the other samples they sent, and it had the same texture/feel (so that’s two).

As neutral palettes go, I like the first four shades – not a fan of mattes. These are beautiful colours that would work with any other colours like olive or khaki too. Using this system, you could buy the shades you like and would definitely use, rather than having shades that you would never use in a larger palette. It’s pleasing to see that most of the colours are receiving a good grade too.

Jetsetter is lovely, though it looks like the matte formula could use a little work. From the sound of the pricing, it sounds like they grasped the concept of customizable palettes a little better than UD did.

What’s interesting about their matte formula is that it seems to be similar to MAC’s – such that they apply and WORK better than they swatch.

I don’t understand the pricing, so you could either buy 6 individual eyeshadows for a total of $72, plus the case….. or you could get the 6 together for 40 and it will include the case?

The way Sephora has it is you put the case in your cart, and then they subtract $12 for each eyeshadow you put in, up to 6.

I received my six shadows (Backstage Pass, Jet Setter, Lingerie Lover, Cool Caviar, Wild Nights and Lacy Chic) and custom palette on Friday. My initial reaction was “save the boxes because these are going back” but after using them this weekend, I’ve changed my mind. They really do apply better than they swatch, and the staying power (I used TFSI) was impressive. I did three mattes and three shimmers (blue, grey, mauve) and I actually think the mattes performed better than the shimmers.

The mattes seem to perform particularly well *on* the lid – I think that’s where the blendability shines.

Update: I purchased one of the pre-made sets (May Contain Nudity) and was disappointed. The color payoff, even on the lid, wasn’t great and there was a bit too much fall out. So I’m returning it AND I also decided to return the six shadows I chose and the empty case. Yeah, they’re OK but I have so many similar colors and better palettes. I’d rather use the $ for something I really want (Naked Smoky where are you?).

Mink Magnet was so surprising! It swatched amazing in the store display but the one I got was exactly how you described… crumbly, weak pigmentation, and holy fallout! It’s a shame because the color is really pretty on the lids, I had to pack it on like crazy. Here’s to hoping it’ll get better as it wears down? :/

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