Monday, June 6, 2016

Product Review -- Buxom Dolly's Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette

About a year ago, Buxom came out with individual shadows.

I've always been a fan of the brand, having enjoyed all of the products from the line that I tried, and I'd liked their previous foray into the world of eye shadow -- I don't believe they're available any longer, but they were quints that came in little black compacts similar to their blush packaging -- so I was interested in giving the new shadows a go.

But there's always so much going on in the world of makeup that I didn't get around to picking any up for quite some time.

When I finally decided to take the plunge, I actually opted for a pre-made palette of the shadows.

Dolly's Wide Side Eyeshadow Palette contains six of the shadows, which normally retail for $12 each. The palette is only $40, though, so you're getting nearly 3 shadows free.

And the size of the shadows that you get in the Dolly Palette are identical to those that you would purchase individually.

When you purchase the individual shadows, you have the option to buy a palette to put them in. The Dolly Palette comes in the same packaging, which is a hard plastic case that has a decent size mirror inside. The normal palette features a black patterned design, I believe, but the Dolly version has a pretty purple animal print pattern.
Buxom Dolly's Wild Side Palette
Buxom Dolly's Wild Side Palette
The shadows easily slide in and out of the palette, so if you use up one of the shadows in the Dolly Palette and need a replacement or realize that you don't particularly like one of the shades and want to replace it with an individual shadow that you've purchased separately, it's a breeze to do.

Buxom Dolly's Wild Side Palette

The palette also includes a small, double-ended brush, but I don't find that it's particularly useful.

The Dolly's Wild Side Palette contains six shadows (all of which are available for purchase on their own): Silk Sheets, a pale shimmery champagne; Champagne Buzz, a shimmery pink pearl shade; Lingerie Lover, a matte mauve; Mink Magnet, a metallic bronze; Spoiled Sexy, a matte dark mauve; and Wild Nights, a shimmery orchid shade.

From l. to r.: Silk Sheets, Champagne Buzz, Lingerie Lover, Mink Magnet, Spoiled Sexy,  Wild Nights

From l. to r.: Silk Sheets, Champagne Buzz, Lingerie Lover, Mink Magnet, Spoiled Sexy,  Wild Nights
First of all, I give Buxom credit for putting together a really pretty color selection. All the pinky, mauve, and purple tones are kind of a no brainer to go together, but I love that they threw in the bronze shade as well -- it really adds to the looks you can do with the palette.

In terms of the shadows' formula, Buxom deserves another pat on the back. All of the shades are nicely pigmented -- Wild Night may be a tad on the sheer side, but it builds easily -- and they all have a smooth, creamy texture. Even the matte shades blend and apply well without any patchiness.

I happen to be a big fan of these kind of mauve-y, purple tones, so I also love all of the looks I've been able to come up with the palette.

It's definitely made me want to pick up more of the individual shadows -- in fact, I purchased a limited edition pre-made palette (which, unfortunately, is no longer available) that was on Sephora's sale page shortly after getting the Dolly Palette because I liked the shadows so much.

You can purchase the palette at Sephora or Ulta.

Have you tried the Buxom Dolly's Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette? Are you a fan of the Buxon eye shadow formula?

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