BUXOM just launched in Sweden through KICKS, they have a great eyeshadow system that I’ve been very interested in trying. It’s finally time, and I’m not disappointed!
You buy an empty Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette (145 SEK), slide the little drawer out and pop up to 6 BUXOM Single Bar Eyeshadow (99 SEK) of choice in there, you have a bunch of matte, satin, shimmer and metallic shades to pick from, ranging from matte and neutral to bright liquid metals and dark glimmering jewels. This way you can build a palette after your own personal needs.
The BUXOM eyeshadows are said to have a “built in primer effect”, I’m excited to try it out and see how they work on the eyes. They have a really interesting texture, all of them are so creamy they nearly feel wet, and even though some of them are sheerer than others the sheen is so smooth and even it ends up looking like a silky wash on the skin, perfect for a fresh eye makeup or layering over other shadows.
Shade picks and descriptions further down!
Room Service – “iridescent mint”
A beautiful multidimensional mint with a bright golden shine, can’t wait to highlight smokey eyes with it. The formula is on the semi-sheer side, it builds up to full opacity very quickly but will work beautifully layered over a darker shade as it will let a base colour show through.
No Faux – “iridescent snakeskin”
That classic reddish brown eyeshadow that shifts aqua, but in its most perfect form. The colour shift is so intense and high shine it completely JUMPS off the skin. This one is really opaque in formula.
Posh Purple – “shimmering violet”
A neutral purple with a pink sheen, very multidimensional and “grown up” for being so bright. The formula is quite sheer, but super even! So strange. It applies like the most ghostly metallic with a light touch, but it is easily built up to a true purple. I love formulas like this.
Patent Leather – “sparkling blackberry”
A dirty silvery purple with large gritty shimmers, almost leaning glittery. Not a single speck of glitter flying around when I swatched it, quite amazed! This one is also a bit sheer but easy to build up. Another one perfect for layering over a darker shade.
Mink Magnet – “metallic bronze”
A golden bronze with super high shine and opacity, one swipe and it looks like gritty molten metal. Insanely gorgeous! The formula is a lot softer than in the other shades, a bit too soft! I’m afraid this one would shatter immediately if I dropped the palette. The softness also comes with some shimmer fallout with application.
Gold Status -”metallic brass”
A citrusy golden shade with the same glowy sheen and buildable quality as Posh Purple. Eyeshadow perfection!