Bare Escentuals Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow Hip Hop, Burlesque Swatches and Review

Even the most talented dancer can’t show stunning steps without a great choreography. He or she is the artist in charge of arranging dance moves. Same thing with our makeup, especially eye makeup. We can have all the pretty colors combined on our eye area but they won’t look good unless carefully designed. Kudos to Bare Escentuals Buxom recently launched some amazing eyeshadow palettes. Each palette contains 5 coordinating colors that are pretty enough to dance on our eyes. They are called Color Choreography Eyeshadow. Today we’ll be featuring Hip Hop and Burlesque.

Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow comes in a bordeaux hued black plastic case. It also has a bit of transparency to it.

Hip Hop is a cool toned palette with a contrast between bright gold and dark blue. The colors remind me of some of the music videos I’ve seen. The colors are edgy but polished. The 5 colors on the palettes are: Scratch (top left), Pop (top right), Grind (middle), Bump (bottom left), and Lock (bottom right).

In the sun, we can see that the colors range from matte, shimmer to sparkle.

Hip Hop provides colors that are a bit darker than the actual palette. The color of each one is described as follow:

Scratch – satiny dove grey with gold sheen
Pop – shimmery chocolate brown
Grind – light blue slate grey, matte
Bump – frosted shimmer golden beige
Lock – dark midnight (blue tone) black with sparkles

Burlesque is a risque like palette reminding me of the movie 2 years ago with Cher and Christina Aguilera. The hot pink with colors grey and sparkling black puts the sexiness on the edge of the seat. The 5 colors on burlesque are: Boa (top left), Shake (top right), Shimmy (middle), Tease (bottom left), Garter (bottom right).

The palette when put in the sun provides a glowing look with colors enhanced to see each detail.

Each of the colors are described as follow:

Boa – soft shimmer hot pink
Shake – shimmery silver grey
Shimmy – matte light grey
Tease – frosted shimmery white pink
Garter – intense black with sparkles

Here is the completed swatch picture of both palettes. As you can tell the difference by this comparison between some close looking shades in both palettes. For example Grind (middle in Hip Hop) looks more blue while Shimmy (middle in Burlesque) looks more grey and Lock (bottom right in Hip Hop) looks more blue while Garter (bottom right in Burlesque) looks more black.

Color combinations are endless with these 5 Color Choreography Shadows. Both palettes have fantastic pigmentation with smooth application. The formula is creamy to the touch and easily blendable. Each color is intense and vivid, like screaming out of the monitor. Applying these colors will definitely make your eyes steal the show especially giving the lids a redefined look both bold and sexy.

Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadows can be found exclusively at Sephora stores and online at

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