buxom day to vixen makeup tutorial keiko lynn

buxom eyeshadow bar

Products used:

BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette
Shades from left to right: Lingerie Lover, Pure platinum, La la lavish, Wild Nights, Patent Leather, LBD
BUXOM Lash Mascara
BUXOM True Hue Blush in Rendezvous
BUXOM Full-On Lipstick in Acapulco (day) and Acapulco mixed with Vienna (night)


I teamed up with BUXOM to create this “Day to Vixen” tutorial, using their BUXOM Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette with my choice of shadows. Since I’ve been focusing a lot on neutrals, lately, I knew I wanted to include some color, but I also wanted it to be sultry. After swatching every single shadow available for mixing and matching – 40 in total – I decided to build out my palette with some pretty mauves and purples, and a matte black and shimmery silver for when I want to do more of a traditional smokey eye. The shadows easily pop in and out of the palette – you just slide the drawer out and remove/add as you please. Needless to say, I have several other singles that are waiting for their turn in the palette. Want to learn how to recreate this simple day to night / vixen look? Build your own palette with the shades of your choice and follow the steps, below!

1. Use a fluffy shadow brush to sweep “Lingerie Lover” in/above the crease. This will serve as your transitional shade, in the night look – but right now, it’s just going to create a very subtle contour. P.S. I skipped my usual first step (adding primer), because these particular shadows are primer-infused, so it’s not necessary.

2. Sweep the same shade along the lower lashline.

3. Add mascara. With a little blush and lipstick, that’s all for the day look! Continue on for the night (“Vixen”) look.

4. Pack “Wild Nights” in the inner and outer corners, leaving a gap in the center of your eyelids.

5. Pack “Patent Leather” in the very inner and outer corners, leaving “Wild Nights” visible at the inside.

6. Pat “La La lavish” on the empty center of your lid, using your finger.

7. Line your lower lashline.

8. Apply “Patent Leather” over the liner and blend outward.You can also sweep a little more of the transitional color on the outside to soften any harsh edges. I also mixed the original lip color with a lighter pink to make it a little more subtle. All done!

This post was made in collaboration with Buxom Cosmetics.

  1. ~ Carmen ~ says: June 22, 20151:04 am

    Yes oh yes. I really love both looks. The smoky eye for night time includes such fantastic colors. :]

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  2. Linda says: June 22, 20152:37 am

    Wow, it certainly takes you from a subtle day look to an intense going out look! Love it 😀
    Thanks for the inspiration Keiko, I’ve really been wanting to try doing more with makeup, and this was just the post I needed.

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  3. T says: June 22, 20156:54 am
  4. sasa says: June 22, 20158:44 am

    Beautiful! I love this look<3

    Shall We Sasa

  5. Jen says: June 22, 201510:15 am

    Wow, the metallic plummy shades are gorgeous on you! Looking forward to checking out the new Buxom shadows 🙂


  6. em says: June 23, 20156:47 am

    love this!

  7. Cynthia says: June 24, 20154:26 am

    love love love, and perfect match with the lip colors.


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