Happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing my week using the Buxom May Contain Nudity palette. I really feel like Buxom is not talked about enough, particularly for their eyeshadows. I think their collection is, overall, really solid and they have a unique place in the market with their customizable eyeshadow bar set-up in stores. I’ve used that to create a special palette for my sister one Christmas, and she loved it. I think if you look past some of their misses (a certain holiday palette that will show up in this series eventually), they deserve more praise for their full line and not just their lip products.
This is one of their pre-made palettes from their Customizable Eyeshadow Bar. This means if you run out of one of the shades in the palette, then you can replace it or swap it out with something new to shake things up! I took advantage of the format of this palette and swapped a few shades around to better fit the typical order I do my eyes in – highlight, crease, then lid shades moving lightest to deepest.
Typically this palette is set up in this order, left to right:
- Satin Seduction (metallic cream) – described by Buxom as “bisque luster”, but let’s be real…it’s a shimmery off-white
- Gimme Gorgeous (light brown matte) – described as “matte camel”, but it’s more neutral than that
- Gold Status (metallic gold) – described as “metallic brass”, but it’s pretty gold to me
- Big Spender (medium brown matte) – described as “matte sable”, but it’s really just a deeper version of Gimmie Gorgeous
- Haute Couture (metallic deep brown) – described as “metallic java”, which I can agree with
- Style Icon (metallic taupe) – actually described as “metallic taupe”!
I switched them around a bit, so what is pictured (top to bottom) is:
- Satin Seduction
- Gimme Gorgeous
- Big Spender
- Style Icon
- Gold Status
- Haute Couture
After a very colorful week using Sweet Peach, I was happy to have a week of very quick and neutral looks. That’s what I love most about this palette – you can combine any of the shades without really much thought and it will always look good. The palette I created for my sister is similar, but has more of a rose gold theme, and she’s said the same thing about it. Basically, I think everyone should have a palette like this in their collection, whether it’s your only one, or one of many.
Here’s some looks from this week!
What’s a palette that never fails you? Have you tried a Buxom customizable palette? What shades did you choose?
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