This fall the official site offered good bargains for their makeup kits, which I couldn’t miss out. So, this is how my makeup stash was filled with some good products from the Smashbox brand, one of which I’m going to review today.
Design of the palette
Traditionally neat and good quality plastic compact, which somehow reminds me of those small calendars, which I used to collect when I was a child. The printing on the palette changes, depending on the light and angle that you look at it.
The surface of the palette is a dark-toned abstraction for me. But some people see a flower here.
Inside you will find a handy mirror. Here it’s still new and covered with a liner.
There’s only one downside about this palette for me. The top lid doesn’t have a stopper. It’s impossible to keep open, the palette always shuts close. I always have to put something under it but still, it doesn’t always help. The only thing that I’m left is to hold the palette in my one hand, looking into the mirror and in other, I hold a brush.
This is all due to the texture why I love these eyeshadows. They are dry but the texture is so soft and silky that it feels like they’re creamy. The color selection is versatile here and I’m sure that you’ll use all of them. They apply well, blend out and create transition shades with ease. I can do daytime and evening makeup using this palette. By the way, the formula is long-wearing! I usually wear them from 7 am to 12 pm. And there’s no creasing or pigmentation fading. And if I wear them over a primer, well… I think you can guess it yourself. The palette is dope!
The palette has matte and shimmer shades. All in all, there are 8 of them.
I don’t usually welcome matte shades in my makeup because it seems like you have to have a perfect eyelid to wear matte colors. I don’t have such skin all the time. Sometimes my eyelids are wrinkled or flaking. But I adore matte shades from this palette! They don’t dry out my skin and don’t show any blemishes. Here the colors are really delicate and beautiful.
Sable and Wheat can be used for light face contouring as well.
A few words about the shades:
Sable (the first upper one in the picture)
When I wear it, my natural lid color appears better.
Filtered (the first lower one in the picture)
It’s a beautiful sparkling pink shade with a golden hint. You can apply it with the lightest stroke for a gentle light from within effect or pat it for a more intense payoff.
So Spicy (the second low one in the picture)
Red-orange, I’d even say copper shade, which is so light-depending.
Oxidize (the third low one in the picture)
It’s a beautiful pink shade. I love it. Especially paired with the brown one.
And now I’ll show you how they look over the skin.
Here the first one is matte Sable, then Filtered, So Spicy and Oxidize.
The next are:
Wheat (the second upper one in the picture)
I’m head over heels with it. It’s so gentle and taupe. So good that its refill is so big here.
Champagne (the second lower one in the picture)
The name of the color speaks for itself. It’s so delicate and golden that it can also be used as a highlighter.
Sienna (the third lower one in the picture)
It’s a nice brown shade, which is red-free. I like how it looks with the Champagne color.
Vintage (the fourth lower one in the picture). Deep brown color. I love contouring my eyes with it.
This is how they look on the skin: (by the way, the shade Wheat
, which is the first in the picture looks almost like my skin). Then you can see the glowing Champagne
color, which is followed by the noble Sienna
Besides, there was a guide to follow on how to do this or that makeup with this palette. But I’ve never used it because I usually mix the colors to my liking.
I use this palette with a great pleasure and can highly recommend it to you.
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