August 6, 2019

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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3 stars out of 5

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette ($39) is the second 12-pan eyeshadow palette to launch from the brand that contains an assortment of shades inspired by the popular mauve pink lipgloss shade, Dolly. I’ve already reviewed the Buxom Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette last month which is a warmer selection of shades! So, if Boss Baby Dolly doesn’t appear to you that warmer palette might be one to look into.

These palettes are a pretty nice deal with 12 shades that are 0.03 oz each and at a nice price of $39. They are also some of the biggest palettes I’ve seen from Buxom and I imagine we’ll see more of them in the future (the palette is made in the USA). Typically, Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Single Refills are $12 each at 0.05 oz and the case to pop them in is $13. Although larger in size, creating a single customized palette would cost a good deal more than just picking up this one that’s already contains an assortment of permanent and new shades. If you already own a lot of singles just be sure to check and make sure you don’t already have these shades prior to purchasing!

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in a slim, sturdy cardboard compact that has a generously-sized mirror with each shadow name printed below the wells.

According to the description the palette contains mattes, shimmers, and sparkling metallics in the following shades:

  • Silk Sheets (soft beige shimmer)
  • Drippin’ (silver pink metallic)
  • Last Call (golden pink shimmer)
  • Mink Magnet (warm taupe shimmer)
  • Top Shelf (soft mauve shimmer)
  • After Party (light plum matte)
  • A List (warm pink matte)
  • On Ice (pink with silver shimmer)
  • Spoiled Sexy (mauve brown matte)
  • High Society (dark plum with golden sparkle shimmer)
  • Trust Fund (eggplant matte)
  • Wild Nights (icy plum shimmer)

I actually beg to differ on the finishes as I felt a lot of these shades were major frosty. I hate frost with a passion so, I wasn’t too keen on the finish on almost all the shades. Frost seems to age my eyes horribly.

The shades are actually deceiving as online the palette looks like an assortment of pinks but this palette is dominated by cooler mauves and purples and a few taupes mixed in. There’s one single pink and that’s it. The promo image makes it look like the palette contains a ton of pinks and cranberries. It’s what I’d call a gloomy, cloudy palette. Seriously, these shades feel rather depressing. The good news is they actually do flatter brown eyes beautifully! The purples really accent eyes and give them a sultry look. If you like cooler mauves and purples this might be a good shade range for you.

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Spoiled Sexy, High Society, Trust Fund, Wild Nights)

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Silk Sheets, Drippin’, Last Call, Mink Magnet)

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Top Shelf, After Party, A List, On Ice)

I have to admit I am disappointed with the texture here. I expected something more velvety and buttery but they feel a bit drier to me. I had better application with the shades from the Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette as these seemed to go on a little patchier but did blend out well enough and wore nicely without creasing or fading. But eyeshadow primer is definitely necessary for the best application. The texture was firm and not too powdery but there was some fall out during application.

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette probably isn’t a must buy but I can see it be highly appealing to those who like shades like this and in that case it might end up on your to buy list. I like some of these shades a lot but I’m not keen on the formula nor the frost factor which did influence my decision to a lower rating!

Where to buy

Ulta

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette is a new 12 shade eyeshadow palette that’s $39 and that are 0.03 oz each. I think it’s a nicely priced palette and you do get a good deal of product for the price. Sadly, I wasn’t too impressed with the shade range. The promo images imply it has an assortment of pinks but shades are cooler purples and taupes with a single shade of pink. A majority of the shades had major frostiness in my opinion and did run a bit drier. There is a bit of patchiness during application but eyeshadow primer does make application and blending easier. The colors do create some very nice looks but I’m really saddened by how frosty all the shades were!

Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Great cooler range of shades.

Cons

  • Shades are frosty and run drier.
  • Application is a bit patchy.

Who

Buxom Boss Babe Dolly Eyeshadow Palette might be appealing for those that like cooler purples and taupes.

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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  • Suzan Coleman

    Hi there! Thank you for the review. I had not heard about the palette yet. I’m not going to purchase. I have a question for you. I fell in love with Michael Buble’s By Invitation perfume when it came out about seven years ago. He has released two more fragrances, By Invitation Rose Gold, and By Invitation Peony Noir. I found Rose Gold for purchase, but the Peony Noir is another story. The only place I have found it is in the U.K. and Australia. It is $80 with shipping and handling from Chemist Warehouse in Australia, which is a mega drug store it seems. If you can find it elsewhere, will you please let me know. Maybe I just haven’t looked in the right places. I’m searching for the Holy Grail! Ha!! My email address is Thank you in advance.

    XOXO
    Suzan

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure Suzan! I’m sorry I don’t know where you can get it. I know fragrance net carries a wide assortment of hard to find fragrances but I don’t see the one you are looking for. If I ever come across it with contact you!