July 2, 2019

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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3 stars out of 5

The sun is out, Summer is here and the Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette ($39) is here to give you hot, sizzling eye looks with shades of copper, bronze, gold, and brown! The question is, do you need another palette like this? I’d like to think so which is why I purchased it but if I’m honest with myself, which I rarely am when it comes to makeup, I can likely dupe all of these shades very easily from what I already own!

But still this was soooo tempting! It’s the first time Buxom has put together such a massive eyeshadow palette and I’m positive it won’t be the last! The Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 eyeshadows that are 0.03 oz each and the price is pretty sweet at $39.

Here’s some thoughts, my review, and swatches.

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 shades in matte, shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes. The palette arrives in slim, sturdy cardboard compact with a generously-sized mirror and it’s made in the USA. Each shadow name is also printed below the wells within the palette.

Shades include:
Cashmere Craving (soft ivory matte), All Access (golden white shimmer), Gold Status (warm gold shimmer), Invite Only (terracotta matte), Crazy Rich (golden copper shimmer), Faster (golden orange shimmer), For Real (soft copper metallic), Upgrade (copper rose glitter), Werk (reddish brown matte), Boom (rust brown metallic), Bronzed Bod (deep bronze shimmer), Unapologetic (deep chocolate-brown matte)

Bare Minerals has done a few 12.0 Eyeshadow Palettes the last few years like the The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette that launched with the Bare Minerals Holiday 2016 Collection. But this is the first time that Buxom has done one. Wait, is Buxom even part of Bare Minerals anymore? It seems like lately, it is two completely different brands!

Anyway, back in 2015 Buxom created a their single eyehadow shades that allowed you to customize your own palette and they also, started releasing a bunch of different palettes using these single shades like the Buxom Ferocious Flirt Eyeshadow Palette. Each palette held six shades each but until now I haven’t seen anything bigger than that from the brand. I like the idea of a bigger palette! And this palette is pretty lightweight, slim, and should store easily.

The palette contains shades of copper, brown, golds, yellow golds, and creams. It has a warm, Summer vibe that will make some great beach-y looks! According to the brand there are a variety of finishes here but for me I felt like it was matte and metallic versus the promised glitter and shimmer. Some of the metallics like All Access do come across frosty on me but most had a realyl pretty metal look without a lot of glitter or sparkle.

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Werk, Boom, Bronzed Bod, Unapologetic)

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Crazy Rich, Faster, For Real, Upgrade)

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cashmere Craving, All Access, Gold Status, Invite Only)

I did feel these were a touch dry and not as creamy or buttery as I expected them to be. I read a review on Sephora that raved the buttery texture but I thought they ran a bit drier however, they did apply very easily with a sponge application and blended easily enough on my lids. There is some fall out during application but nothing too bad. The pigmentation was excellent on all the shades and I experienced no issues with creasing or fading on my drier eyes. I did wish they were more velvety though as they appear really soft and gorgeous in the pan but the texture felt chunkier and drier when I dipped my brush in them.

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette probably isn’t a must buy if you have a lot of different warm palettes like Lorac Unzipped, Urban Decay Naked, etc…but it is a nice round up of some really great Summer shades. It did leave me wishing that the texture of the eyesahdows were a little better formulated though!

Anyone haul this one?

What was your experience with it?

Where to buy

Sephora Ulta

Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette is a new palette for Summer 2019 that’s $39 which contains 12 eyeshadow shades that are 0.03 oz each. I thought these shades were easy enough to dupe considering how huge my eyeshadow collection is but none the less it’s a really nice, cohesive selection of warm, beach-y shades for Summer looks. The pigment was good on all the shades however, during application there was some fall out. One of my biggest issues with the palette is the shadows could have been formulated better. Just looking at them I expected a creamier, velvety textured eyeshadow but they are actually drier and needed a little more TLC during application due to this.


  • Excellent assortment of shades that match up easily to create a contrasting Summer look!
  • Nicely priced.
  • Pigmented!


  • Shadows are a bit drier than I expected which was disappointing!


Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette should be appealing to those who like warmer eyeshadow palettes!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kjh

    Shiseido is a public company headquartered in Toyko, Japan (4911:JP) and is the 5th largest global beauty company by revenue in 2014. Shiseido owned makeup brands include: NARS, Bare Minerals, Buxom, Cle de Peau, Majolica Majorca, Serge Lutens, Laura Mercier. Yes,I cut and pasted this. Outdated? B and BM…sounds kind of err, wrong…. do seem to have diverged somewhat.

    • Isabella Muse

      Yeah I know it’s owned by Shiseido but I was wondering if Buxom is still being controlled by Bare Minerals. It seems like Buxom is separate and off doing their own thing where as before they were sort of apart of Bare Minerals!

  • Adrienne

    After these posts your putting me in the mood to buy again! There were so many back to back sales I lost interest. I agree the shades are pretty but dupable (tarter and milani). Very fall like releases but I lover copper shades. I’m surprised you didn’t comment on the case, it looks a little cheap in the pic. BTW China Glaze created a Sesame Street nail polish collection
    Lots of old school throwback’s in addition to PacMan

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed on all the sales! I didn’t mind the case so much tbh! It is a bit cheap but the cardboard is sturdy and its slim and stores easily so that was a plus for me. I think I’ve gotten to a point that sometimes I don’t care about the packaging just the contents ;-D I saw that! So so cute! I need an Electric Company one and I’ll be set haha!

  • Agona

    I was curious about this one and it’s formula but the color story just don’t appeal to me. I’m glad you weren’t in love with it!

    • Isabella Muse

      I think I have these shades a million times over that’s why it likely doesn’t appeal to you (and to me!)

  • Yui

    Ohhh, this is pretty but I have way too many dupes. Muse, have you got the Boss Babe Dolly one yet?? If so, review PLZ!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      just literally launched so not yet. Reviewed Betty already if you want to check that out 🙂

  • Carla Norris

    I hope that “Unapologetic” is available as a single, because I think I *need* it in my life!
    I’ve found it surprisingly tricky to find a matte deep brown single shadow from a cruelty-free source.

      • Carla Norris

        Now, I have only to decide between Buxom “Unapologetic” and Sydney Grace “Admiral.”
        Oh, life …
        If I go for the Sydney Grace product, I’ll have to find a 26-mm. round compact to put it in, and those are hard to find.
        Does someone know of a good source for those?
        I’d been getting them from Coastal Scents, but with tremendous sadness I’m no longer buying from that company, after I found out that they’re not actually cruelty-free. :'(