This was one of those Sephora weekly deals a while back. I like Smashbox, the colors looked pretty and I needed something to get me to free shipping level, so into my cart it went!
It comes in a sturdy and sleek looking black compact with a large mirror inside the lid.
It has six generously sized shadows plus a silly little eyeliner brush. Peachy beige matte, light tan/beige shimmer, brown shimmer, ivory matte, dirty lavender grey shimmer and deep violet shimmer.
Here are the shadows swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion. With flash and without.
The price was good... But the palette was bad! I tried to wear it twice and hated it! The problem is that the shadows are chalky, poorly pigmented, don't blend well and look very muddy once applied. They don't apply true to pan color and they go on patchy. I would have returned this, but my mom liked it so I gave it to her.
This was not worth the $15. And $15 is not lot, but from a brand like Smashbox I expected more!
Though, come to think of it... I don't think I've really used many Smashbox shadows. I had a few duos and trios that I used to like 5 or 6 years ago, but I haven't tried any shadows released since then. Maybe this was one of those watered-down "value" palettes that every brand seems to be doing lately. It did say "Made in China" on the back, so... Perhaps that is the case.
I love so many things that Smashbox makes.. The Soft Lights, their glosses, the foundation primers, Brow Tech, the cream eyeliners... Maybe I just don't like their shadow formula?
Anyone else have problems with this palette?
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Posted by Scrangie at 8:00 AM