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.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Featuring primer-infused technology to help keep color locked in place, Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Single Refills from Buxom has a powerfully pigmented formula that glides onto lids - delivering intense payoff with an ultra-luxe, powder-to-silk feel. And with finishes ranging from plush matte to shimmering metallic to sparkle and duo-chrome, each shade contains mesmerizing possibilities.
Based on 8 Reviews, 10 Quick Reviews
The Good: Blendable (10), Easy To Apply (9), Long-wearing (9), Smooth (8), Travel-friendly (8), Buttery (7), Creamy (7), Great Value (7), Crease-resistant (5)
The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (7), Buildable (6), Sheer (5)
The Bad: Creases (2), Powdery (1), Hard To Apply (1), Fall Out (1)
8 Written Reviews
By Mariella 1 year ago.
I've had this shadow (purchased along with 5 others to make up a value palette) for a few years and it's a great eyeshadow - one of those "must have" colours that works as a "no makeup" eyemakeup or as a highlighter for brow, inner corner or all over the lid. It is, as Christine describes it, a warm light beige with a sheen but my pan looks very different to what is pictured here - the photo here looks far more pinky-peach than mine, which is more of a champagne colour - really a warm beige indeed. For a shimmery shadow, another point in its favour is that it doesn't look crepe-y or create or highlight "texture" issues on my lids.
By Mariella 3 years ago.
Bronzed Bod is such an unusual shade. When I pat/press it onto my mobile lid, it is a beautiful rosy, bronze shade and highly reflective and shiny. BUT...when I blend it upward toward my crease, the colour changes almost unbelievably. It becomes a cool dark greyish brown smokey shade, not unlike Anastasia's eyeshadow in Smoke or MAC's discontinued Keep Your Cool or Legendary Black. It really is surprising but also wonderful since I can totally skip a crease/outer corner shadow and just use Bronzed Bod and something for my inner corners if I want a lighter shade there. The texture of this shadow is great, as is the wear-time (I always use primer, however) and it blends easily though, as I say, the "shade shifting" is an unforeseen delight for me. If you want the pan colour on the crease, that is easily achieved - just pat and press rather than blend, blend, blend.... MAGIC!
By Mariella 3 years ago.
I've been trying to get several of the newer Buxom eyeshadows since Christine reviewed them in Spring or early Summer and finally, a few weeks, ago, they became available in store at the Sephora store near me. This was a double happiness, since they'd actually removed the entire Buxom line a short time ago. Now, they've brought it back AND had all the new shades (which weren't even available in NYC in August!). Dusk Til Dawn is just the sort of dark, rich bronzey olive green that I have a real weakness for, though none of the shadows I own (and I have loads of similar type colours) is really close to this one. It is very pigmented...I have to take care to use a light hand or it can look way too dark for daytime, and the texture is very smooth and creamy. All in all, just a great shadow, especially for autumn.
By Mariella 3 years ago.
I have 2 of the Buxom build-your-own palettes, so 12 shadows in total and I think of all of them, Style Icon is my favourite. I love the shimmery finish and the very wearable golden taupe/light brown colour. Very easy to wear and great value. I'm just sad that this whole line is being phased out in Canadian Sephora store.
By Mariella 4 years ago.
I have been loving the Buxom eyeshadows I\'ve purchased via their Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes. By checking reviews, I\'ve been able to ensure that my purchases are either first rate in terms of all the qualities you want in an eyeshadow or, when they\'re not, at least I know what I\'m getting and understand that I may be sacrificing quality for a unique colour. Haute Couture is one of the really good quality shadows I\'ve purchased. It\'s a beautiful, rich brown with a sheen so it doesn\'t look too dark or flat and dry. And it\'s so wonderful to be able to put together the colours you want into palettes of your own choosing. I\'ve put Haute Couture in a palette with Satin Seduction, Big Spender, Style Icon, Gimme Gorgeous and Jetsetter, but I move it and the other shadows around and swap with some from a 2nd Buxom palette, depending on my mood or, if I\'m travelling, where it is that I\'m travelling to and for what purpose. Buxom has made these perfect for travel since you can easily move shadows around but they are held securely in the palettes. And how great to get such a good value - buy 6 shadows and the (free) empty palette and you save a bundle over purchasing them individually.