For fuller lips you’ve just got to try BUXOM Top Coats

There’s more to BUXOM than meets the eye! They have some of the most incredible lip products around including what we’re showing you today –  Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

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There are 8 shades to choose from and all are so pretty. They can be worn alone or over a lipstick. You’ll find them to be shiny, prismatic, and have some lovely holographic interest to them.

This high-shine gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous lip look while pampering and moisturizing lips with vitamins A and E. Enriched with menthol for a cooling, tingly sensation, this kaleidoscopic lacquer transforms lips and leaves them with sexy color and shine.

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and irritants commonly found in most plumping lip products, this hypnotic formula contains a unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster that painlessly pumps up the appearance of lips sans irritation.

We have all 8 shades and we’ll show you what we’re using. Only 4 of the 8 Holographic Top Coats are available on Ulta.com and Macys.com while all 8 are available on the Buxom website ($20.00 each).

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MARCIA’S 4 BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

ARIANA 

Ariana – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

Ariana is a holographic gold with tiny sparkles to it. It may look quite yellow but it’s golden on your lips with the sparkle just helping to add the fullness that these Lip Polishes have.

CAMILA is the darkest of the group I have and looks beautiful on its own. This has more of a metallic look to it but also with those little sparkles.

Camila – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

MARIAH is the one I was most excited about when I saw these. But I was surprised when I applied it. It’s not the pretty pink in the tube but it’s a pink, just more of an iridescent pink. This doesn’t have any shimmer in it but instead has a rainbow look that changes with whatever is on under it. I can’t wear it alone, I must use a lipstick but boy does it make the lipstick lovely.

Mariah – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

SAVANNAH is my favorite. As much as I love Mariah, Savannah beats it. It can be worn alone or over a lipstick. This is the one to carry with me since it looks great over just about any lip color. I love peachy pink products, my favorite blushes are almost always peachy pink. I love the shade on my eyes so Savannah is a natural for me.

Savannah – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

For my swatches I decided to first do the Lip Polish alone and then apply it over a darker nude lipstick to show how it changes.

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

The only thing that keeps me from using these daily is the fragrance of them. I smell some caramel to them and that lasts for about half an hour before I no longer notice it. But looking in the mirror makes it worthwhile.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

LISA’S 4 BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

I love all four of my shades. I have two that are best as toppers, and two with enough pigment to be used on their own. They all are really gorgeous thanks to the holographic effect – they really make my thin lips look bigger, which is always a big plus in my book! 

I also like the applicator, which is a very flexible paddle. I appreciate that there isn’t a brush which can splay or get gummy. This applicator is unique and it really works well. The paddle doesn’t smush the pigment which makes for great layering.

Face Stockholm Toffee

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

For my other swatches, I swatched them alone as well as over Face Stockholm Toffee Lipstick so you could get an idea of how they work as a topper.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Iris

IRIS is a beautiful medium pink with blue tones. It looks great layered over pinks and neutrals shades as well, but this is one that I typically wear by itself. The swatch on the left is by itself, on the right is over Toffee.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Selena

SELENA is a gorgeous opalescent cream that flashes pink and purple. It is very pretty alone, especially if you have full, lush lips.  It really rocks as a layering lippie and I love it over any lipstick but it’s particularly fantastic over mauve and neutral lip shades.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Jordan

JORDAN is an extremely interesting blue shade that has a great side effect of making teeth look super white – how fun is that??  It has pink undertones and it really looks lovely layered over red lipstick shades.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Crystal

CRYSTAL is one that can easily be worn alone because it is just packed full of pigment. This is a berry shade with opalescent pearls.  It also looks terrific over mauve shades.

For plumped up sexy lips that sparkle and glow, Buxom is bound to have something that suits your needs!  You can find the Holographic Full On Plumping Lip Polish beauties at Ulta, Macys, and online at BuxomCosmetics.com.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

Go Buxom for the best lips around

Buxom lips

If you are a lip product fan then you probably already know about the amazing array of lip products created by BUXOM COSMETICS. If you aren’t a lip product fan then you need educating. Either way the Beauty Info Zone team is ready to show you the many types of lip products so that you can begin your Buxom knowledge.

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Here’s a list of what’s available from Buxom:

VA-VA PLUMP SHINY LIQUID LIPSTICK

FULL ON LIP POLISH

POWER PLUMP LIP BALM

PLUMP LINE LIP LINER

FULL ON LIP CREAM

BIG & SEXY BOLD GEL LIPSTICK

METALIX LIP GLIDE

TRUE NUDE LIP FOUNDATION

SHIMMER SHOCK LIPSTICK

WILDLY WHIPPED LIGHTWEIGHT LIPSTICK

FULL ON LIPSTICK

Now multiply that by the oodles of colors available in each formula and you can see why we say to go to Buxom!

Today we have a smattering of some BUXOM formulas and colors so that you can see what you are missing.

MARCIA IS USING Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick, PlumpLine Lip Liner, Power Plump Lip Balm, and Full On Lip Polish

I hit the jackpot! When Lisa and I meet we decide who is going to review the products we get sent. I really fell for these lip products so Lisa let me pick what I wanted. I did good!

BIG & SEXY BOLD GEL LIPSTICK ($22)

Buxom Big & Sexy Gel Lipsticks in Evocative Petal, Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

This comes in two formulas and Buxom makes it easy for you to tell which formula they are with their packaging. The Matte lipsticks are houseD in a matte finish tube while the Satin finish is in a shiny tube. To make it even better the tubes are terrific since they have a strong magnetic closing. These aren’t coming apart in your purse or pocket so they can spend the whole day with you.

Lipsticks in Evocative Petal, Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

EVOCATIVE PETAL is my matte gel lipstick, it’s available at Ulta who describes it as a matte deep rose. This is actually a softer rose than that description implies. For a matte lipstick it applies very smoothly due to the gel formula. It looks like a matte but it doesn’t look dry.

BURNING DESIRE is a satin finish, which on me is more flattering than a matte. It too has an easy glide on formula. The shade is a blue red and it fits the Big & Sexy name. It’s a very striking color and one that would be flattering to most red lip lovers. It’s a gorgeous shade. (available at both Ulta and Sephora)

NUDE EXPERIENCE is my personal favorite of the three (with Evocative Petal close behind). It’s described as a nude beige or a peachy pink and I see a lot of peach in it. It’s a light shade which is my preference but when I add a liner or a gloss it intensifies. I love this satin formula since it’s a gloss and lipstick in one. It feels light and moisturizing on my lips.

Satin lipsticks: Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

PLUMP LINE LIP LINER ($17)

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liners in InfraRed, Ransom and Stealth

Not only am I excited about these lip liners but if you spend $30 on Buxom at Ulta thru 2/17 you’ll get one as a gift with purchase. The Plump Line Lip Liners are different than my other lip liners. It’s plumper! The point is plumper, your lips will become a little plumper, and it’s available in 20 matte shades. They make for a great lip crayon or liner. Use it all over your lips as a base and your lip color will last longer.

There’s a lip brush on the opposite end of each one so that you can smooth the color especially when using it all over. Here’s what they have to say about the ingredients: “Unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump to perfection – without irritation.”

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liner brush on one end

The three shades I have are great with the Big & Sexy Bold Gel lipsticks or just on their own. My favorite is Ransom, a pink nude which is great for Nude Experience and half the lipsticks I own. Next is Stealth, a warm nude, also great for Nude Experience and the other half of the lipsticks I own. The stand out though is InfraRed which is an orange red that’s much more red than orange. If I apply this and use the brush I can make it look like a cherry popsicle lip.

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liners in InfraRed, Ransom and Stealth

FULL ON LIP POLISH ($20)

There are 100 shades of Buxom Full On Lip Polish that Ulta carries. 100! If all are as pretty on as Dolly is then I’d want them all. Dolly is described as a shimmering sultry mauve and it sure is sultry.

Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish is the best-selling gloss from the lip plumping authority in a tingly shimmer-sheer finish. Lips reach their full potential with this ultimate lip plumper. A high-shine plumping gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous pout while pampering and moisturizing lips with Vitamins A and E. Lips stay lusciously soft, plumped, and seriously sexy. Unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump to perfection – without irritation.

This is a lip plumper so if you don’t like that tingle you won’t like these but I don’t mind it at all. My lips are tiny so seeing a fuller look is a delight.

POWER PLUMP LIP BALM ($17)

Buxom Power Plump Lip Balm in Big O

Power Plump is unlike any other lip balm. It’s big, it plumps your lips, it tingles, and it reacts with your own lips to create a unique shade for you. When I apply it I see all the pink that I wish my lips naturally had. Some lipsticks that react like this turn more fuchsia on me but this is pink and makes me much happier. The original shade is Big O but now they’ve added 3 more (Glowing, Fiery, and Flushed). I’m sitting here wearing it and I can still feel the tingle after 3 hours.

 

LISA IS USING Full-On Lip Polish, Full-On Lip Cream, and Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick 

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish, Lip Cream, and Gel Lipstick

BIG & SEXY BOLD GEL LIPSTICK ($22)

DEFIANT BLOOM sounds like one rebellious lippie, doesn’t it?? Normally I don’t go for matte lipsticks because I have thin lips and matte lipsticks make them look so thin it’s like they aren’t even there. But a gel matte sounded intriguing and I love pink so I went for this one.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Defiant Bloom

Buxom Bi & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Defiant Bloom

Defiant Bloom is indeed a matte classic blue pink, and it has a fantastic wear. While it’s matte it isn’t dry, and while this turned out to be too bright for me to pull off, those of you who can rock this shade will be very, very pleased with the texture and longevity.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie

FULL ON LIP POLISH ($20)

Celeste and Trixie are my Full-On Lip Polish shades, and they are gorgeous. Celeste a is sheer peach with prismatic shimmer – perfect for those with pigmented lips. Trixie has a lot more pigment and is a pretty pink with beautiful shimmer. These lip plumping glosses give lips lots of tingle…I mean it, after an hour my lips still feel it. I love these lip glosses and reach for them all the time.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly

FULL ON LIP CREAM ($20)

Now, if you are looking for some lip plumping without the shimmer yet you still want some shine, the Full-On Lip Cream is right up your alley.  White Russian is a gorgeous creamy nude pink that has all the lip plumping power but more of a glassy shine. For a deeper shade, I love Dolly which is described as a sultry mauve. This is a pretty tenacious lip gloss, sticking around longer than most, and it has a nice slip – not too sticky. Nicely done, Buxom!

 

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste, Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian, Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie, Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly

Now that you see the variety of lip products available from Buxom be sure you go online to Sephora or Ulta or get thee to a store to check out all the pretty shades for yourself. You won’t be sorry but you will look amazing.

Mistletoe ready!! Buxom Lips Off Leash

Buxom has done it again this year with a fantastic Holiday Collection – all lips, 15 mini lip plumpers to ensure you are ready for any mistletoe in their fabulous set, Lips Off Leash ($59, a $150 value).

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Who wouldn’t want to find this wonderful set of 15 mini plumping lip polishes and lip creams under their tree? Inside the cute packaging are seven shimmery lip polishes and eight opaque lip creams, all with tons of plumping power to make your lips look full and lush.

There is a lot to love about this set.

You can break it up and it suddenly becomes five or six gifts! The small size lip glosses are actually really practical, too. I can’t tell you how many gorgeous lip glosses I have thrown away because they went bad before I had time to use them all up. I also love the wide array of shade and the two different finishes. I mean, there really is something for EVERYONE in this collection. The formulas include vitamins, tons of pigment, peptides and hyaluronic acid boosters to stimulate collagen and plump those lips.  Lips feel a little tingly, but they don’t get super irritated and stay nice and moist.

The Lip Polishes are all shimmery and gorgeous. The set includes shades that go from light shimmery pink to deep shimmery cranberry – Brooke, Clair, Sophia, Jasmine, Stacy, Jill, and Kayla.

The Lip Creams are lovely – some are more sheer than others, but they all have a shiny, glossy finish. The shades are interesting and tend toward pastels, including Pink Champagne, Peach Dacquiri, Dolly, Mudslide, Berry Bramble, Wild Orchid, Cherry Flip, Sangria.

More good news – these lippies have no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. You can find Lips Off Leash at Sephora and Ulta.

Buy yourself a Lips Off Leash collection and you will have every shade of lip gloss you could possibly need for an entire year!  Then buy another and for $59 you will have gifts for five of your friends. It’s an awesome gift idea this holiday season!  – Lisa

Be a Stone Cold Babe with Buxom on your eyes

Buxom Cosmetics delightfully created three gift sets for us this holiday season. I’ve already shared the 6 Degrees Below Sexy and Buxom Freezes Over holiday lip sets and now it’s time for my very favorite: Buxom Stone Cold Babe eyeshadow kit. Anyone that knows me knows I’m crazzzy about eyeshadows. If I can only splurge on one item that’s what it’s going to be. Yes I am obsessed with mascara, foundation, and concealer too but nothing gets me going like eyeshadows and Buxom Stone Cold Babe makes my heart sing. I was upset because I didn’t share this with you early but I’m actually glad now because this fantastic gift set is on sale at both Sephora and Ulta for $29 instead of the original $42. I’m telling you that you need this – you really do!

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

The minute this was sent for review purposes was the minute I fell in love. One dozen eyeshadows in shades I love. Finishes of matte, shimmer, sparkle, and metallic all add up to a bit of perfection. Not only do the shadows wear beautifully but they work together in a myriad of ways that makes me want to use them in different combinations daily. These are neutral shades that may not suit everyone but they are the types of colors I’m most comfortable wearing.

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

With this set you receive the empty palette, the slide in shadows, and a Buxom Lash Mascara mini (2 oz) which is everything you’ll need for a night on the town.

Eyeshadow Shades:

  • Diamond Darling (shimmering frost)
  • Champagne Buzz (shimmering pearl)
  • Trendsetter (matte putty)
  • Sequin Sparkle (sparking pewter)
  • Frosted Pewter (sparkling iron)
  • LBD (matte black)
  • Velvet Show (sparkling white)
  • Mink Magnet (metallic bronze)
  • Haute Couture (metallic java)
  • Jetsetter (matte griege)
  • Graphic Glam (sparkling charcoal)
  • Black Tie (sparkling onxy)

 

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

While I swatched these over an eyeshadow primer Buxom’s eyeshadows stand out because they are primer-infused shadows that are incredibly pigmented. I love the smoothness of these and I’m crazay about the longevity of the shadows.

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

Buxom Stone Cold Babe

There are 4 shades that are new and exclusive to this set – Velvet Snow (1st left on the bottom), Frosted Petal (top row 5th shadow), Graphic Glam (bottom row 5th shadow), and Black Tie (bottom row right corner). These are wonderful additions to the previously released 8 shadows. It’s perfect to have these all together in one Fire & Frost palette.

first six shadows on left side

first six shadows on left side

second 6 shadows on right side

second 6 shadows on right side

To make this palette even better is the inclusion of the bestselling Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black. While this is a mini, it will last me close to three months. This is a volumizing mascara that doesn’t flake on me. Even better is that this palette is customizable and refillable. Just open the drawer from the right-side and pop in and out Buxom Eyeshadow Bar Single refills.

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If you are searching for the perfect eyeshadow palette for yourself or a friend, you can’t beat Stone Cold Babe with its 12 gorgeous shadows and mini mascara. The price is one that should make you snatch it up instantly. I promise you’ll look like a hot babe!  —  Marcia

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Buxom does holiday lip gifts right

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Buxom Cosmetics has gone all out this holiday season with 2 Lip Sets that are stunning, wantable, and usable. These were sent for review but I’ve been too busy wearing them to review. Now that the holidays are coming up in 2 weeks I better share so you can see what’s available by them.

Buxom 6* Below Sexy

Buxom 6* Below Sexy

6 Degrees Below Sexy is an affordable and beautiful set of 6 plumping mini Full On Lip Polishes. The shades are sparkly and are party perfect. They range from clear to dark so you’ll find a shade for every occasion. All of these gorgeous shades are named after femme fatales: Dominique (glittering ice), Amy (golden nude), Celeste (prismatic soft peach), Clair (starry plum haze), Starr (brandy cordial), Jasmine (black cherry)

Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy

Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy

Not only is this beautiful for under the mistletoe but it will make your lips look even more stunning at the strike of midnight.

Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy

Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy

“This sheer, high-shine lip polish creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips with a refreshing tingling sensation and gentle plumping effect. Infused with vitamins A and E, the lip formula helps keep your lips soft, supple, and protected to ensure your smoothest moves ever. ” Sold at both Ulta and Sephora.

BUXOM FREEZES OVER is on sale right now at Sephora and Ulta. At $59 it was already a great buy with 15 lip colors and 3 finishes but for $45 it’s a steal that you need to get on ASAP.

Buxom Freezes Over

Buxom Freezes Over

Can’t you just hear the screams of delight from someone who receives this? The 15 products are one of 3 formulas: Full On Lip Polish which are sheer plumping glosses, Fill On Lip Cream which is also a gloss formula yet they are opaque and last longer, then there are the Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks and those are a combo of matte and cream.

Buxom Freezes Over

Buxom Freezes Over

Full On Lip Polish shades are Emma (opulent opal), Sandy (almost naked), Sugar (pink truffle), Nicole (shimmering strawberry) and Jane (huckleberry jam). As you can see they have a sheerness to them and look great over a coordinating lipstick. These have a nice plumping effect and there’s a rich caramel fragrance to them.

Full On Lip Polish

Full On Lip Polish

Full On Lip Polish

Full On Lip Polish

Full On Lip Cream shades are White Russian (pink nude), Dolly (dusty mauve), Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia),  LE Sangria (ripe cherry), and Berry Bramble which is LE to the set (rich boysenberry). The Lip Creams are more opaque and last longer on my lips. They have a vanilla fragrance to them.

Full On Lip Cream

Full On Lip Cream

Full On Lip Cream

Full On Lip Cream

Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks bring you the depth and longevity you are looking for all year round. They have a matte like finish but they have a buttery look and feeling to them. They aren’t ultra matte so they don’t look drying. Buxom says they have the pigment of a lipstick with the comfort of a gloss.

Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks

Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks

The shades are Devious Dolly (sultry mauve), Criminal (black violet), Centerfold (warm nude), Lover (raspberry) and Dominatrix (true red). I don’t notice a fragrance with these.

Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks

Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks

Buxom Cosmetics has created some 5 star sets that I’d be thrilled to give and get. They are formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and remain on the cruelty free list. Give someone a thrill (and get one for you at the same time).  —  Marcia

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Favorite fall eyeshadow palettes

Favorite eyeshadow palettes for fall

Favorite eyeshadow palettes for fall

While this is supposed to be Top 10 Tuesday for me it’s Top 7 Tuesday. I decided to just choose eyeshadow palettes I own and rely on rather than make a wishlist. I’m excited about my choices and recommend all of these highly. Some were received for review, others were bought, and all are loved and recommended.

my favorite fall palettes from Lancome, Tom Ford, butter London, Makeup Revolution, Buxom, Sleek, Make Up For Ever

my favorite fall palettes from Lancome, Tom Ford, butter London, Makeup Revolution, Buxom, Sleek, Make Up For Ever

LANCOME AUDA(CITY) in PARIS ($68)

LANCOME AUDA[CITY] IN PARIS

LANCOME AUDA[CITY] IN PARIS

This is the first Lancome palette I’ve bought in years. There are 16 shades in 4 finishes. They are set up almost like four individual palettes. The colors are Filigree (light gold shimmer), Choquette (peach matte), Parfait (light pink matte), Kitten Heel (gold copper shimmer) , Joie (golden brown shimmer), Voyage (muted purple matte), Sante (brown matte), Éclair (purple metallic), Exhibition (orchid shimmer), Zip Me Up (deep purple shimmer), Volcano (silvery gray shimmer),  Clock Strikes 12 (gray metallic), Audacious (smokey brown shimmer), Couture (dark brown matte), It List (black matte), Nuit (deep charcoal metallic).  This palette was designed by Lisa Eldridge who was inspired by the streets of Paris. It’s the kind of palette that takes you from day to night, from running errands or going to work to a soiree. After seeing so much hype about the palette I instantly bought it during a Lancome GWP and I’m glad that I did.

TOM FORD NUDE DIP ($80)

Tom Ford Nude Dip

Tom Ford Nude Dip

Tom Ford Nude Dip

Tom Ford Nude Dip

I reviewed this much loved palette (here) so you can see fresh pictures of it. This contains a light gold, a light rose gold, a medium taupe and a chocolate brown. It’s my one and only TF palette and if they were all like this without glitter but lots of sheen, I’d own them all.

BUTTER LONDON NATURAL CHARM ($39)*

butter LONDON Natural Charm Shadow Clutch

butter LONDON Natural Charm Shadow Clutch

butter London Natural Charm

butter London Natural Charm

butter LONDON now has eyeshadows called Shadow Clutches and I’m loving it. There are two ShadowClutch palettes – Natural Charm and Pretty Proper.  The shades in Natural Charm are Linen (Matte Vanilla), Quartz (Warm Beige Sheen), Camo (Dark Khaki Sheen), Camel (Matte Nude), Citrine (Coral Sheen), Leather (Matte Chocolate Brown. These are primer infused and the pigments are great. A full review is on the way.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION LONDON in MERMAIDS FOREVER ($15)*

Makeup Revolution in Mermaids Forever

Makeup Revolution in Mermaids Forever

This beautiful Ulta exclusive has 32 shades that will satisfy the needs of everyone. I know it’s early for Christmas presents but this would be a delight for any makeup lover to find in a pile of gifts. It’s affordable enough that you can buy it for gifts and one for yourself. While the theme is Mermaids with its beautiful blues, teals, and greens you’ll also find a bevy of neutrals. Makeup Revolution is a UK brand that only came to the US at Ulta stores in the summer. No swatches yet of this but they’ll be coming.

BUXOM CUSTOMIZABLE PALETTES ($40)

a Buxom Customizable Palette made by me

a Buxom Customizable Palette made by me

buxom customizable palette

buxom customizable palette

After using a buxom Customizable Palette and finding the pigmentation to be utterly amazing, I just had to put together one in the neutral family. Be sure you buy this in one bundle since separately the eyeshadows ($12 each) and empty palette would be $112. The colors in my palette are Champagne Buzz (shimmering pearl), Haute Couture (metallic java), Jetsetter (matte greige), Satin Seduction (Bisque Luster), Mix & Mingle (matte vanilla), Style Icon (Mettalic Taupe). I think you’ll have better luck finding these at Sephora since they are selling like hotcakes online.

SLEEK MAKEUP i-DIVINE STORM PALETTE ($11.99)*

Sleek Makeup Storm Palette

Sleek MakeUP Storm Palette

Sleek is another brand from the UK and is one of the most coveted brands from there. There are a lot of Sleek MakeUP iDivine palettes and I was lucky to get Storm which was one I’ve been eager to try. The shades are Sand Storm (golden brown, Snow Storm (lighter gold), Calm Before the Storm (matte beige, Thunder Storm (brassy gold), Perfect Storm (rose gold), Firestorm (bronze), Dust Storm (deeper bronze), Gathering Storm (dark pewter), Storm Cloud (teal pewter), Electric Storm (shimmery navy), Eye of the Storm (matte light brown), Blackout (matte black). What I love about this palette is that there’s a mix of matte and satin shades. Full review will follow.

MAKE UP FOR EVER 9 ARTIST SHADOW PALETTE VOLUME 1 (NUDES YOU NEED) ($42)

Make Up For Ever 9 Shadow Artist Palette volume 1

Make Up For Ever 9 Shadow Artist Palette volume 1

Make Up For Ever’s 9 Shadow Artist Palette is the oldest one in this group. Did I need another neutral palette? Of course not and at first I was a little sorry I bought it. But once I started using it I realized there were some shades that I really liked. These shades are available individually but putting 9 in a palette makes it a better buy. The shades are (going down the rows) I-528 Pearl, S-556 Taupe Gray, S-102 Onyx, I-514 Pink Ivory, D-562 Taupe Platinum, I-544 Pink Granite, ME-512 Golden Beige, ME-644 Iced Brown, D-652 Celestial Earth so it runs the gamut of finishes. I get the most use out of Pearl, Pink Ivory, Pink Granite, Golden Beige and Iced Brown. The two shades marked D (diamond) are too glittery for me) and I don’t line with black so Onyx is pristine. But 6 out of this palette makes this a buy I no longer regret.

Do you own any of these? What’s your fave? — Marcia

Visit my friends to see what they have picked out as some favorites for fall.


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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

LISA’S PALETTE:

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!!!!!

 MARCIA’S PALETTE:

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!