The beautiful Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes are amazing

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

When you shop for eyeshadow do you often look and say “I’d love that but I don’t like these 2 colors so maybe I shouldn’t buy it” or “If only this palette had a bright purple then it would be perfect”? If you talk to yourself like Marcia and Lisa do then Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette is the answer to the questions you’ve asked. Buxom has created a few pre-made palettes that are lovely but what we’re most excited about is that Custom Palette. We were sent two to share with you. These aren’t sold exactly like our pictures because they were created with us in mind.

This Sephora Exclusive is a total bargain too. Bought separately it would cost you $112 but when you purchase the palette and 6 single shadows of your choice it’s only $40. Add 6 of the shades you want on Sephora and you’ll automatically get the palette to put them in.

40 Buxom shadows to choose from
40 Buxom shadows to choose from

You get your choice out of 40 Eyeshadow Bar shades and you’ll have trouble deciding on only 6. These shadows have incredible pigmentation and use primer-infused technology to help keep the colors vibrant. They are silky smooth too. You can choose all matte or satin or metallic or a mix of all. Whatever your little heart desires!

If you don’t want to do the work then choose one of the the ones already put together that are in special packaging for the same $40 price. There’s Pastel Persuasion (Feather Boa (matte pastel pink), Famous Flirt (matte pastel peach), Mix & Mingle (matte vanilla), Room Service (iridescent mint), Lacy Chic (matte sky), Jetsetter (matte greige); Dolly’s Wild Side (Silk Sheets (chai luster), Champagne Buzz (shimmering pearl), Lingerie Lover (matte mauve), Mink Magnet (metallic bronze), Spoiled Sexy (matte deep mauve), Wild Nights (shimmering sugar plum); and May Contain Nudity ( Satin Seduction (bisque luster), Gimme Gorgeous (matte camel), Gold Status (metallic brass), Big Spender (matte sable), Haute Couture (metallic java), Style Icon (metallic taupe).

Enough about that… let’s get to the palettes we’ve got!!

two Buxom Custome Eyeshadow Bars
two Buxom Custom Eyeshadow Bars


Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

We were sent two palettes and lucky me Marcia let me choose. I surprised her by choosing the one with warmer shades. I fell in love with the golden 24K Stilettos and just to had to have it!

The texture of these eyeshadows is buttery goodness. They apply very smoothly and have tons of pigment. The packaging is pretty ingenious. The bar of eyeshadows is made from individual pans that can be popped in and out, so you can not only choose your shades but also rearrange them into any order.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

My shades include:  DIAMOND DARLING (shimmering frost), STAR TREATMENT (matte hazelnut), 24K STILETTOS (metallic gold), FILTHY RICH (matte chestnut), DESIGNER OR DIE (matte beige), and INVITE ONLY (matte terracotta).

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes DIAMOND DARLING and STAR TREATMENT

Diamond Darling is very pretty and VERY pigmented. I thought maybe I could use it on my brow but definitely not – too shimmery. It is, however, amazing as a lid shade as well as patted over a matte shade with my finger. Star Treatment is like the perfect crease shade in my world…buttery, matte medium brown.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes 24K STILETTOS and FILTHY RICH

Oh, can you even believe how gorgeous 24K Stilettos is??? Just a to die for golden metallic with hints of blue and green. Amazing on brown eyes! Filthy Rich is a tad red for my tastes, but wow for a matte shade this has the nicest texture and it blends like a dream.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes
Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes DESIGNER OR DIE and INVITE ONLY

Designer or Die and Invite Only are both terrific base shades. Invite Only is another favorite of mine in this palette – I use it as a wash with a touch of Designer or Die on my brow, along with some thick black eyeliner for a quick day look.

Overall this palette is a HUGE winner – I love the packaging, the ease of mixing and matching the shades, the texture and pigmentation of the eyeshadows…YAY!!!!!


Out of the two palettes sent to us I ended up with the most colorful one and I’m loving the variety in it.

Buxom Custom Palette
Buxom Custom Palette

The shades I have, in the order shown, are  PATENT LEATHER (sparkling blackberry), FAUX (iridescent snakeskin), PURE PLATINUM (silver metallic), COOL CAVIAR (shimmering gunmetal), BOLD BLING (metallic rose gold) and GOLD STATUS (metallic brass).

Buxom swatches: Patent Leather, Faux, Pure Platinum, Cool Caviar, Bold Bling, Gold Status
Buxom swatches: Patent Leather, Faux, Pure Platinum, Cool Caviar, Bold Bling, Gold Status

These shadows are incredibly pigmented and they wear all day long on me – seriously, from morning to late at night. I’ve yet to have to touch them up if I’m going out at night. Beside the wonderful shades I find that there’s basically no fall out.

With Patent Leather and Faux I pat them on, I don’t smooth them on. Especially with Faux and its iridescent brown, purple, green shade I’m careful since I don’t want to change the way this can change. I could see that some people would compare this shade to MAC Club but it’s so much prettier. This actually is a true duochrome that looks different depending on the angle of your face and the amount of light. It’s a magnificient shade. Patent Leather just doesn’t show in these pictures but it’s a beautiful purple shade once on. I’ve gotten away from purples lately but this is one I will keep wearing.

Pure Platinum is a silver that can be icy blue too. On my eyes it takes on a blue tint and when I pair it with the incredibly pigmented Cool Caviar I get a sultry eye that is party ready.

Bold Bling is described as a metallic rose gold but it’s not highly metallic and it’s got more rose than gold. I’ve worn it with other shades in the brown family and loved how it plays off a dark brown like Buxom’s Haute Couture (metallic java). I expected Gold Status to be a little too strong for me since it’s a warm brass shade but it’s not glittery so it’s totally wearable.

eye looks with Pure Platinum & Cool Caviar,  Bold Bling & Gold Status
eye looks with Pure Platinum & Cool Caviar, Bold Bling & Gold Status

I loved this palette so much that I instantly created another and bought it from Sephora. I promise I’ll share it since I even did swatch pictures. I love the fact that you can make what you want and interchange them too. The shadows snap in and out with ease so I plan on switching out some of the shades in my personally made palette and adding Bold Bling & Gold Status to it for a while. Just think of all the fun I can have!

While these were sent for editorial consideration, Beauty Info Zone is in love!


  1. Replica | 23rd Aug 15

    They look great, really pigmented. I do not think we get this range in the UK, not sure why.

  2. Lola Seicento | 23rd Aug 15

    Wow, these are gorgeous palettes! What beautiful pigmentation!

  3. Debbie Yoder | 23rd Aug 15

    I like all the colors!

  4. Christy Peeples DuBois | 23rd Aug 15

    These sound grand!! I just don’t seem to hear a lot about Buxom for some reason but their eye shadows sound like great quality shadows. I do love the idea of creating your own palette. Thanks for sharing. Great review as always.

  5. Nataile Brown | 24th Aug 15

    This just makes my eye shadow lover heart go pitter-patter! So much fun choosing which colors to put in the palette. I’d go for some colorful shades for sure. That’s a great price too for such a quality product. 🙂

  6. Tashina | 24th Aug 15

    It’s so cool that you can customize your palette! I love that they have a variety of shades and the prices on them are really good too.

  7. [email protected] | 24th Aug 15

    I agree, customizing the palette is such a great benefit. And so many choices, I would have a hard time choosing. I’ve never tried Buxom shadows but they look great on you! Need to look into this

  8. Jessica | 24th Aug 15

    I love both of your palettes! The colors are gorgeous and this is a serious steal for $40!

  9. Erika | 24th Aug 15

    I have these on my wishlist. I want them, yesterday!

  10. Heather | 24th Aug 15

    I created my own and loved every shadow..I want to buy a few more shades to put in my z palette hehe

  11. Mandy Chameleon Stampede | 24th Aug 15

    I love it when companies let you customize! You always get your monies worth when you can pick the colors that work for you and combine them into one easy palette. Very cool!

  12. Phyrra | 24th Aug 15

    I was really impressed by these eyeshadows.

  13. beautyin | 24th Aug 15

    Heather, it’s cheaper to buy 6 for $40 than 2 for $24 in the long run. I hope the out of stock colors come back in soon.

  14. Anastasia | 24th Aug 15

    I heard great things about new customizable palettes from Buxom!

  15. Shipra | 24th Aug 15

    These are fantastic! I like that you can put together what you use the most! 🙂

  16. Jamie | 24th Aug 15

    Being able to customize a palette is a dream come true!

  17. Eugenia | 24th Aug 15

    They do look super pigmented. I will have to take a look at these!

  18. BeautyJudy | 24th Aug 15

    This is on my wish list, for sure. I drool over the shadows every time I’m in Sephora!

  19. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 24th Aug 15

    I have OFTEN said that to myself about palettes! I have seen these Buxom palettes around and they seem like the perfect solution.

  20. Julie | 24th Aug 15

    I have heard such rave reviews about these palettes, and I love that you can customize them! I’ve got to get to a Sephora to swatch them, they sound amazing!

  21. Kim | 24th Aug 15

    Very nice palette! I was shocked at how pigmented the shades are.

  22. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 24th Aug 15

    I adore the textures of these shadows and the selection is fabulous! I need to make another palette.

  23. Lisa Heath | 25th Aug 15

    Huge fan of customizable palettes! These look great!

  24. Kath TheFabZilla | 25th Aug 15

    I like customizable palettes. I’ll keep these in mind next time I go to Sephora

  25. Bailey | 25th Aug 15

    This is such a neat system! I love that you have complete control over the shades and that you can save a bit of money too (and then buy more makeup!)

  26. Justina | 25th Aug 15

    These are just gorgeous on you!

  27. Hollie H | 25th Aug 15

    I love all the choices and how you can create your own perfect palette. I wish more brands did this.

  28. beautyin | 25th Aug 15

    Thank you so much for the compliment Justina.

  29. beautyin | 25th Aug 15

    Cindy, I can’t stop using the neutral one I bought. I’ll try to get the review up soon.

  30. beautyin | 25th Aug 15

    Kristina, I talk to myself a lot since no one else wants to listen. LOL

  31. Nidia - Lit From Within | 25th Aug 15

    What a great idea! I’d have trouble choosing, but right now I’m sure I’d want to create a palette full of metallics! lol.

  32. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 26th Aug 15

    I really like the idea behind these palettes.

  33. Mercedes | 26th Aug 15

    These are a great value. I haven’t tried Buxom shadows, I need to check them out.

  34. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 26th Aug 15

    I LOVE that this is customizable! You can make the perfect palette!

  35. Kristin Bassett | 26th Aug 15

    I love the idea of customizing a palette – that’s something I’ve never done before. These shadows look so gorgeous!

  36. Mai | 26th Aug 15

    These look fantastic and are such a good value!

  37. Honeygirlk | 26th Aug 15

    The shades are really pretty and I think the shadows look really nice. I haven’t tried any buxom shadows so these sound nice.

  38. Kendra | 27th Aug 15

    pretty colors

  39. Chelsea | 31st Aug 15

    I am just obsessed with the “build your own” aspect of these palettes!

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