Building a Perfect Eyeshadow Palette

I hit pan on a few of my favorite shades from the Naked Basics palette and when I went to the store to replace it I passed by the Buxom display. I often overlook this brand but I can’t really explain why that is. I saw a handful of neutral eyeshadows that caught my eye and then realized I had the option to “build my own palette” with this brand. Instead of buying another small Naked Basics palette, I decided to build my own with Buxom shadows and have more control over the shadow selection.

I tried to mirror the Naked Basics palette as best I could since I used those shadows so often, but I skipped adding a black eyeshadow into the palette since I never really used that shade!

Below are the shades I selected. I’ve since used this palette very regularly and am pleased with the quality of the eyeshadows and how well they blend!

Star Treatment (matte hazelnut, Silk Sheets (chai luster), Mink Magnet (metallic bronze), Cashmere Craving (matte almond), Haute Couture (metallic java), Gimme Gorgeous (matte camel)

Being able to customize your own palette gives you full control over what you want in your eyeshadows. I’d recommend choosing colors that can blend together to give you options, but also make sure you stay within a similar tone. My palette falls pretty solidly in the neutral category, with a bit of warmth. Most skin tones can pull off warm shades in eyeshadow so if you aren’t sure which direction to go, I’d stay on the warmer side!

In the photo below I’m wearing Gimme Gorgeous all over the lid, Star Treatment in the crease and outer corner, and Cashmere Craving along the browbone.

If you are looking to create your own palette like I did, you’ll want this empty palette with room for 6 eyeshadows. If you just see one eyeshadow that will do the trick for you, you can also purchase an empty palette with room for 1 eyeshadow!

P.S. If you are interested in fine-tuning your eyeshadow blending skills, watch this video!