Buxom Summer/Fall 2019 Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

 

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.

Viseart Clove (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Natasha Denona Purpure (147M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Juvia’s Place Calabar (P, ) is darker (95% similar).Sydney Grace Ladylike (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Pat McGrath Blitz Flame (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Huda Beauty Turkish Delight (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Mercy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Delightful Spark (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Nuance #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Fling (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).

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.

 

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

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.

Viseart Nuance #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).LORAC Begonia (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty She Said (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Sway (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Mamacita (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Viseart Blossom (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Light Up (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Sugared Strawberry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Juvia’s Place Zoya (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Bare (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).

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.

 

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

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.

Sydney Grace Demure (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Alter (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Early Bird (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop We Jammin’ (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay King’s Landing (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Rager (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Starlight (GPV2 #2) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).Tarte Hawkward (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Sephora + Pantone Universe Pelican (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

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.

 

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

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.

Kat Von D Scarab (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Bungalow (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Grandeur (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Pat McGrath Supernova (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Indo (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay C-Note (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Donna (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Dose of Colors Palma (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Morphe Diva (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Optimism (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).

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.

 

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

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.

MAC Lilacked (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Dior Shimmer Lilac (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Spring Fling (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).MAC In My Element (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Dior Front Row (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).Dior Magnify #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Pewter (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

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.

 

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

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.

Makeup Geek Sangria (LE, $9.99) is darker (95% similar).Colour Pop High Strung (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).Guerlain Electric Look #6 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Urban Decay Glare (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Too Faced Coffee Date (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Bad Habit Enyo (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tarte On the Monet (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).LORAC Black Tie Attire #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).

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.

 

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

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.

NARS Moshpit (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).Anastasia Deep Brown (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).NARS Give In Take VI (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).NARS Rue Allent (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Too Faced On the Grill (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Spoil Yourself (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar).NARS Coconut Grove (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).Tarte Bear Necessities (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 08 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).

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.

 

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).

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