Why does the new Buxom Eyeshadow Bar ($40 for an empty palette and six eyeshadows) have to look like a chocolate bar? — because according to the official transcript of my tummy, that falls under the category of “Cruel and Unusual Punishment.”
Oh, well… It’s a good thing my tummy takes orders from my eyelids when it comes to makeup. 🙂
With the $40 refillable Buxom Eyeshadow Bar, you get to customize your own palette and fill it with your choice of six eyeshadows from among a selection of 40. There’s a wide range of colors and finishes available, too, from mattes to satins, duo-chromes and shimmers, and the formula contains a built-in primer to keep the shadows going strong up to eight hours on your lids.
For easy transport, there’s also a $2 Empty Eyeshadow Bar Compact for taking one of the Eyeshadow Bar shadows on the road with you, and the individual shadows are $12 each. They’ll fit into either the Empty Eyeshadow Bar Compact or the larger six-pan Eyeshadow Bar.
But wait, there’s more! If you have trubs deciding which six colors to get (happens to the best of us), there are also three pre-populated eyeshadow palettes available, and they’re also refillable. There’s Dolly’s Wild Side, May Contain Nudity and Pastel Persuasion. To replace any of the shades, just slide it out of the palette.
“Dude, you’re blinding me with science!” I know, it’s a lot to take in, but here’s the flashing neon take-home message: purchasing six of the singles individually would cost $72 (or $85 with an empty palette), so the $40 Buxom Eyeshadow Bar represents a pretty great deal.
NOTE: Purchasing one of the palettes on Sephora’s website is a little tricky. All you do is add the palette to your cart, and then add your own six shades, and it’ll apply the discount before checkout. That should bring the cost down to $40.
I think Buxom did an amazing job with the pigment level, the finishes (I especially like the mattes and sheens) and the formula of these shadows. They feel silky, and they’re easy to blend. They remind me a lot of Urban Decay eyeshadows (several of the shades could even pass for dupes), but with much less fallout.
I mean, there is a little fallout…but it’s definitely not bad. For this look I’m wearing here, I applied my foundation before the eyeshadows, and there was just a little bit to clean up at the end.
Yup, these are my latest and greatest eyeshadow jam!
Wanna take a bite? If you do, the Buxom Eyeshadow Bar is available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com.
PRICE: $40 for a refillable palette with six eyeshadow pans
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,