Buxom Summer/Fall 2019 Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow
Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow

Best Life

Buxom Best Life Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was a bit thicker but not too dense or too heavy on my lid that it emphasized texture. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Best Life

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
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Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow
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Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow

High Kicks

Buxom High Kicks Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, rosy coral with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had excellent color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without losing its intensity. The eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense without being stiff or too firmly pressed in the pan, so it picked up well with a brush and sat well on my bare lid. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading a touch.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

High Kicks

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow
Buxom All Access Eyeshadow

All Access

Buxom All Access Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a pale gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

All Access

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow
Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow

Money Maker

Buxom Money Maker Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark, emerald green with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. The color coverage was opaque in one layer, while the texture was smooth, slightly firmer but not too thick or too dense in the pan, and adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. I felt like I needed a slightly heavier hand, though, to pick up product evenly. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Money Maker

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow
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Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow

Top Shelf

Buxom Top Shelf Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a soft, rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin shimmer finish. The consistency was a little drier and had light fallout during application. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable over a primer but harder to work with on bare skin. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading was visible.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Top Shelf

PPermanent. $12.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
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Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow
Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow

Hustle

Buxom Hustle Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium brown with soft, warm undertones and pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out beautifully along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan, and easy to work with. The color wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Hustle

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
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Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow
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Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow

Unapologetic

Buxom Unapologetic Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened brown with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more on top. The texture was smooth, silky, and finely-milled, which gave it a soft, blendable application that wasn’t too powdery. There was slight fading visible after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.05 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "primer-infused technology" that gives it longer wear with "intense payoff" and a "powder-to-silk feel." The more shimmery shades were most consistent: semi-opaque to opaque coverage with soft, blendable textures that ranged from more loosely pressed to slightly creamier (newer shades seemed smoother and creamier) with eight to nine-hour wear.

The mattes were a little more powdery, so they were sometimes prone to sheering out but were often buildable, blendable, and easy enough to work with and also lasted around eight hours.

Browse all of our Buxom Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Poloxamer 338, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Unapologetic

PPermanent. $12.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I like Money Maker, but of course I have dupes in my massive collection of green eyeshadows!

On the other hand, I could probably make really good use of Unapologetic and I don’t think I have any dupes! None of my browns are quite that dark. Could be great for when I don’t want a true black.

Given how much I work with earthy greens, I probably should go ahead and pick it up! I need another empty Buxom palette anyway because I have three individual shadows floating around that got booted from a Z-Palette to make room for my new Sydney Grace shadows.

The majority of these are just gorgeous, as Buxom almost ALWAYS kills it with their eye-shadows. This is the kind of pigment and payoff I expect with any shadow I wear. Top Shelf and Unapologetic are either too sheer or patchy for me, sadly .but overall, what aa beautiful collection! ?

These look nice. I’m wondering where you get your ingredient listings though as they seem to conflict (in some cases) with what’s shown on the package. If it’s from the Buxom website, I wonder whether the box or website list takes precedence.

The ingredient lists are from Ulta (online). In general, you would defer to the box, since that’s what is being sold at that moment in time.

Almost every shade here is truly lovely in application and in how beautifully pigmented and smooth they look. I do have dupes for all, however. But for those who don’t, hey, this some good stuff!

I really like the idea of Unapologetic; I’m not a fan of black eyeshadows in general, as they tend to contrast oddly with my yellow skin, but a blackened brown might be just the thing.

I also really like Top Shelf, and I bet it would perform great over the base I use.

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