Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/10

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

White Russian on the Rocks

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette ($40.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes six eyeshadows ranging from pale gold to deep plum. I wasn’t a fan of this palette; it took twice as long to apply due to how long I spent packing and patting colors on to get enough product to stay in place. Many of the eyesahdows were sheerer, dusty/powdery, and prone to fading compared to what I’ve experienced with this formula in the past.

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

01/02

Buxom Born Glam Eyeshadow
Buxom Born Glam Eyeshadow
Buxom Born Glam Eyeshadow
Buxom Born Glam Eyeshadow
Buxom Born Glam Eyeshadow
Buxom Born Glam Eyeshadow

Born Glam

Born Glam is a bright, white gold with a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was more loosely pressed in the pan, so there was a bit of excess product that kicked up in the pan when I used it, but it applied evenly and was not prone to sheering out on bare skin. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ptfe, Silica, Octadecene, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer338, 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), Copper 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).

Born Glam
Born Glam
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Buxom Gilt Trip Eyeshadow
Buxom Gilt Trip Eyeshadow
Buxom Gilt Trip Eyeshadow
Buxom Gilt Trip Eyeshadow
Buxom Gilt Trip Eyeshadow
Buxom Gilt Trip Eyeshadow

Gilt Trip

Gilt Trip is a pale peach with warm undertones and a soft shimmer. It had sheer coverage, which was mostly due to the texture, as it was incredibly dusty and prone to sheering out. It just did not want to adhere to my skin at all, and even over primer, it struggled to build. On me, it seemed to last four to five hours–it was hard to tell definitively as it was so sheer to begin with.

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, ZincStearate, Ptfe, Stearyl Dimethicone, Octadecene, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Gilt Trip
Gilt Trip
F

Limited Edition

3
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
4
Longevity
2
Application
38%
Total

01/02

Buxom 5
Buxom 5" Stiletto Eyeshadow
Buxom 5
Buxom 5" Stiletto Eyeshadow
Buxom 5
Buxom 5

5" Stiletto

5″ Stiletto is a light-medium pink-peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but it suffered from a more powdery consistency. This resulted in sheerer coverage as soon as I tried to blend it on the lid. The only way I was able to get more opaque coverage out of it was to use it over a primer and pack it on. The color started to fade significantly after six and a half hours of wear.

Ingredients

Talc, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Ptfe, Octadecene, SodiumDehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470), TitaniumDioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

5" Stiletto
C

Limited Edition

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

01/02

Buxom White Russian with a Twist Eyeshadow
Buxom White Russian with a Twist Eyeshadow
Buxom White Russian with a Twist Eyeshadow
Buxom White Russian with a Twist Eyeshadow
Buxom White Russian with a Twist Eyeshadow
Buxom White Russian with a Twist Eyeshadow

White Russian with a Twist

White Russian with a Twist is a soft, peachy coral with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was looser and a little dry in the pan, which resulted in sheerer coverage when I tried applying it to the lid. It was also hard to apply the eyeshadow evenly, as it adhered more strongly in some places and not others on me. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that lasted for six and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ptfe, Octadecene, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total

01/02

Buxom Precious Metal Eyeshadow
Buxom Precious Metal Eyeshadow
Buxom Precious Metal Eyeshadow
Buxom Precious Metal Eyeshadow
Buxom Precious Metal Eyeshadow
Buxom Precious Metal Eyeshadow

Precious Metal

Precious Metal is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm undertones and flecks of bronze glitter over a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied somewhat evenly to bare skin and blended out decently. The texture was chunkier and loosely pressed in the pan, which made it a messy shade to work with. The color started to fade on me after seven hours of wear.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Stearyl Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ptfe, Silica, Octadecene, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer338, 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), Copper 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).

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

01/02

Buxom High Society Eyeshadow
Buxom High Society Eyeshadow
Buxom High Society Eyeshadow
Buxom High Society Eyeshadow
Buxom High Society Eyeshadow
Buxom High Society Eyeshadow

High Society

High Society is a muted, dark plum with warm, brown undertones and flecks of plum and gold micro-shimmer over a matte finish. The pigmentation was good, while the eyeshadow felt soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Ptfe, Stearyl Dimethicone, Octadecene, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

High Society
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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About the Reviewer

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I ordered this as soon as I saw it (which was months ago) because I love the colors and I generally had a positive experience with Buxom’s shadows. I admit I was a bit disappointed by this, but I’ll make it work. The looks you created have inspired me!

Hopefully, you can get it to work for you, Christina! 🙂 I like a cream eyeshadow base with this type of eyeshadow (dusty).

As soon as I saw this palette, I got excited – all these colors would suit me! The ratings and swatches really turned me off, though, and I’m not going to waste $40 on a product that weighs in as mediocre. Thanks for doing these reviews, Christine! You’ve saved me (and probably many others) a lot of money!

How disappointing! This wasn’t a palette that appealed to me, but I’m a big fan of Buxom’s eyeshadows–I love love LOVE the six shimmery fall shades that were released last year. Maybe I’m imagining things, but it seems like when Buxom does these limited release/premade palettes they don’t have the same quality as the individual shadows?

I’m just going to keep hoping they’ll drop more individual shadows like Silver Screen and Twilight Tryst soon!

What a disappointment! I love the colors in the palette and the eye look you created with it is beautiful. I’m sorry it took so long. That sounds frustrating and I don’t want to deal with frustration in the mornings.

I bought this the other day and used it for the first time yesterday. I agree with the suboptimal workability of shadow #2, it is far too sheer and most of the glimmer flecks fall to the cheek. The rest of the group I really enjoy, chiefly for the final overall color look I was able to achieve. It complements light blue-gray eyes nicely. I did have to augment this palette with a cream-colored eyeshadow for the browbone area. The white gold (shadow #1) is far too metallic and shimmering for my browbone imo, but great for highlighting the inner corner. All together pleased with the purchase. I also got the White Russian liquid lipstick and it’s a beautiful, cohesive look, all told.

Not sure if you are already aware, but this palette is refillable with any Buxom shadow singles. The tray that holds the shadows pulls out horizontally to change out the individual pans. Nice feature, as I might switch out Shadow #2 for a more useful color, perhaps cream or black.

I love Buxom eyeshadows and have 3 of the customizable ones. But this one – talk about bland and disappointing. I don’t get the point, when they’ve got so many great shadows to choose from.

Setting aside quality, they are shades that I think might have been better suited as a single release – as individually, some shades might be real workhorses but together the palette is certainly in overdone territory.

Whew, I am so happy that I waited for you’re review on this palatte. For the price, I would’ve expected better quality eye shadow. Such a shame! Thank you for your reviews Christine, you’ve saved me from quite a few purchases that I would’ve ended up regretting. This one is a pass for me.

Probably safe to assume that the only reason you were even able to get a decent eye look from this is due to your talent and not any significant quality on the part of this lackluster little palette.

My response to pictures of the palette: Meh.
My response to Christine’s eye look using the palette: Oh, wow! Do I own enough dupes to recreate?!?? *clicks to view full review*

The last two shades are pretty but I trust you wrt the fact it’s hard to work with.

I already take forever to get ready. I don’t need a harder to work with palette

I’m surprised! I’ve heard good things about Buxom’s eyeshadow formula, not in this particular palette, but in general. An F for a shimmer shade is awful! I’m under the impression that shimmers are actually easier to make than mattes and glitters. It’s a lovely look you created, even with these subpar shadows.

They have some really awesome shades in the single range but some have been misses – felt more in the line of your typical core range where not EVERY shade is amazing but most art – not like this palette where it was mostly a miss!

This is a disappointing palette – almost three of the shades are so similar to each other it’s not funny in 6 pan palette and the rest are very dupable shades.
Beautiful eye look Christine.

Buxom must have quality control issues. I purchased a customizable palette a few months ago and ran into many of the same problems you had here: the shadows were sheer, dusty, and it was hard to lay down any color even with layering. I bought shades that had been highly rated by you (I don’t think any got lower than a B+), and even the gorgeous Twilight Tryst went on muddy for me and was semi-sheer at best. Your reviews are always so accurate and thorough, so they must have widely varying quality by batch. Shame!

I am surprised to hear Twilight Tryst went muddy – that would definitely be one of their best shades re: texture/pigmentation!

I agree with every shade review here. Buxom makes my favorite eye shadow formula but this was way off. I did end up keeping mine because I’m in love with the packaging and it brings me joy on the vanity.

I have been forcing myself to play around with it and find these shades actually layer pretty decently and mix with other shadows, so I’ve found creative ways to make them work, except for Gilt Trip, gonna swap that with a single from the permanent range!

I’m relieved that you’ve found ways to make it work but am sad that you had a similar experience 🙁

Darn, one of the few times I didn’t wait for a review on a product before buying it. I liked the tones for more natural looks, but the quality just isn’t there for the price. I completely agree with your review tho.

I saw this and bought it then returned it. I was disappointed but I realized that The Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette has all these same colors in it and they perform beautifully unlike the Buxom

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