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Eye Shadow -Smashbox -Minimalist Cover Shot Eye Palette

on 9/21/2018 12:24:00 PM

I was both shocked and saddened to see that UD is getting rid of the original Naked palette but I think I've found my replacement in this little gem from Smashbox. I'm not sure how recently this was released but I know it's not part of the original releases from about 2 years ago (I purchased the "Smoky" palette then and continue to love it). "Minimalist" is a great assortment of 8 cool toned neutrals. The left hand shadows are more brown toned; the right side is cooler and more grey. The top 2 shades are the lightest and I guess are meant to be base shades; one of them is more shimmery and the other more matte and the palette contains an assortment of matte and shimmer shades. All are soft, nicely pigmented and apply with little to no fallout. With UD Naked comparisons, the shades are:

Deco - a peachy champagne along the lines of UD Sin
Nude - think UD Naked or Buck (or MAC Cork)
Cinnamon - a shimmery pinky/brown taupe, a bit like UD YDK
Java - a matte dark brown
Vanilla - just what it sounds like - a light, matte cream shade. I find I have to be a bit careful with this one since, if I try to apply too much at once, I get white bits of powder in my lashes so I take my time and press this on carefully
Hang - a lovely matte taupe that is great as a subtle crease shadow or a "one and done" allover the lid/into the crease colour
Portfolio - SUCH a pretty colour - it's the cooler counterpart to Cinnamon and very like UD Pistol or Sidecar (but without Sidecar's fallout)
Cruise: a perfect cool, darker taupe brown that's a bit like Password from UD's Naked Smoky palette (also d/c now)

I'm glad to have this as an alternative to the original Naked palette. I don't like travelling with palettes I can't replace so Naked will now be staying home. Minimalist is very bit as good (maybe even better since there's little fallout and it is smaller).

Lip Gloss -Smashbox -Be Legendary Liquid Lip Gloss in Rose B4 Bros

on 9/13/2018 11:15:00 AM


I'm pleasantly surprised by this. I bought it as part of a Sephora nude favorites lip kit, and Mauve Wife was the Smashbox included with it, which is kind of a medium nude mauve or a light to medium plum, I guess.

I am not always a fan of glosses and liquid lipsticks, and out of the kit I wasn't expecting to like this one so much, but it's my favorite of the six offerings (it also included Nars Orgasm lipstick, a Tarte matte lip paint, a Buxom gloss, an Urban Decay veil topper, and an Hourglass pencil). I thought for sure I'd like the Hourglass best, because it's closest to a lipstick, and while I do like it, I happen to love this.

For starters it applies very comfortably, and is very smooth and is a bit like vaseline, but sticks more, if that makes sense. It's more like it's got that comfy slip but still maintains a bit of grip. The color is pretty, and buildable. A swipe and it's more natural and sheer looking, but a bit more product and it's a full-on lip look. There's not any scent or flavor I can discern. Mainly I just check that it won't get on my teeth (by doing the finger in the mouth thing) and making sure it's applied neatly so there's no smudging. Once it's set I leave it alone, and I find it has really good staying power. I've even put it on before a workout, and while getting sweaty and sipping lots of water, I still felt this on my lips after the workout was done. It had faded some, but it I could still feel it on me, and my lips had that nice feel like I had a good balm on them.

Overall, a really good performer.

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Lipstick -Smashbox -Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick (All Colors)

on 9/4/2018 9:53:00 PM


I just bought Fair Game and Babe in this lipstick line. I prefer long wearing lipsticks and have both L’Oréal Pro Matte and Revlon Superstay. I was hoping this lipstick would last as long as those brands but unfortunately the Fair Game wore off noticeably today while eating pizza. Maybe it was caused by the grease from the pizza and the same thing would happen to Pro Matte and Superstay. I will have to test pizza out on those, but I do know they’ve never worn off like that from eating any other food.

Other than wearing off from eating, I don’t notice any difference in quality between this lipstick and the drugstore brands.

Edit: I have no problem fully removing this lipstick with Studio Beauty Micellar facial wipes from Walgreens. So not hard to take off with the right tools.

Eye Primer -Smashbox -Photo Finish Lid Primer

on 9/2/2018 11:18:00 PM


I think this is a very good shadow primer, particularly in terms of its coverage. I found this primer helpful in covering up the very visible veins on my lids. It also held the shadows in place all day without creasing or fading. My only complaints at the price ($21 for a tube) and the fact that it ran out so quickly. The tube I bought barely lasted me three months even with me scraping every last bit of product from the tube. I will not repurchase this primer despite my liking it because I will not spend $21 on a primer that I have to stretch to keep for three months.

Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox -Photo Finish Primer


I recently purchased a gift set with a bunch of Smashbox bestsellers in it, including the famed Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Turned out to be a huge no for me. My foundation slid right off my face within hours of application! My dehydrated yet oily skin does not seem to handle silicones well. I'm still surprised that foundation can stay put on ANYone after using a silicone-laden primer.

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