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Palettes -Smashbox -Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette

on 7/15/2018 9:06:00 PM

I had a very different experience with this palette from the other reviewer. This palette is SMALL but has a mirror and is densely populated with the minimum number of basic matte shades for travel. Both warm- and cool-toned shades. I reach for it often, even when I'm not traveling, for instance when a palette doesn't have quite the right base or brown shade. The pink and gray are pretty light coverage, but I've had no problems with blend-ability or patchiness, using mid-$ makeup brushes.

I actually sought out a couple of other smashbox palettes because I've been so happy with this one.

Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox -Photo Finish Primerizer

on 7/14/2018 6:12:00 PM


I have dry/eczema sensitive skin and this is a really great primer. The product comes in a pump bottle and it's a very thin white liquid, which would let you think that it isn't very moisturizing but it is! I would not recommend this as a moisturizer if you have dry skin for normal skin types yes sure! But as a primer over moisturizer on dry skin this is great at least for me, this makes my foundation go on flawless. Would repurchase even if I find it somewhat on the expensive side!

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Mascara -Smashbox -Full Exposure

on 7/14/2018 12:47:00 AM


I like this mascara a lot. It's the first non-waterproof formula mascara that holds up very well against my oily lids and holds a decent curl. It's curl holding power is good even though my lashes do droop a bit after application. It volumizes in a natural looking, non-clumpy way, and I'm on my second tube already which says a lot since I like to try out other mascaras.

Highlighters -Smashbox -Petal Metal Highlighter - Prismatic Petal

on 7/9/2018 5:53:00 AM

The Petal Metal collection is a limited edition collab with VladaMUA. Their gel-powder Prismatic Petal highlighter is a champagne gold to pink colour shifting/duo-chrome shade, with fine specks of microglitter in the shimmer. The non-sparkle highlighter from this collection comes in two shades to cover all skintones whilst this one just comes in the one shade, so I'm guessing that it's a universal shade?

Just like the other highlighter that I picked up [Gilded Rose], Prismatic Petal applies and wears very well. It applies with no drag or patchiness, the base doesn't outlive the sparkle and the microglitter doesn't migrate over the face. I've worn it both with and without a setting spray, and it wears well all day either way [8+ hours] - in the summer heat.

It's a very close call between which formula of powder highlighter I prefer from the Petal Metal collection; I do like this duo-chrome shade a bit more as the pink is stronger & I love pinky toned highlights, but the sparkle-free formula of Gilded Rose is neater and feels a touch more silky smooth. If you can afford to get both gel-powder formulas in this collection, then I say go for it - they are similar but different enough to justify the splurge.

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Eye Shadow -Smashbox -Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette

on 7/6/2018 9:28:00 AM


The Petal Metal 8-pan eyeshadow palette is part of the limited edition Petal Metal collection, in collaboration with MUA Vlada. I've not done a shade by shade breakdown for a review this time, as most of the time I'd be saying the same kind of thing. To simplify; The two base/highlight shades are iridescent and sheer [though they can be built up], the two mattes are basic crease & transition neutrals and the four metallic shades are varying tones of rose gold. The shades arranged into a quad on the left-hand side of the palette are all more toned-down warm tones, and the colour combo on the right side is made up of smoky cool tones.

Petal Metal is a great cleansing palette to have for when I've been wearing a lot of bolder eyeshadows and have become a bit bored with it, when I feel like wearing a bold lip colour, just want a soft and traditionally 'pretty' look, or for when I simply can't be bothered to spend the extra time to work at applying more colourful shades. There's nothing wildly unique in this palette colour-wise and only two mattes, so I didn't intend on buying it, but when I swatched it out of boredom whilst waiting for someone in a store, I fell in love with the silky feel of the powder and the wet look of the metallic shades - I've not felt such a superb quality of powder eyeshadows in years, so was excited enough to instantly buy a palette.

I fully recommend the Petal Metal palette to people if you like what you see, as the formulas are insanely good; so far all of the looks I've created using this palette have been done with one dip into the shade pans and the powders feel silky smooth & molten as I apply them, as they are so finely milled. They have next to no fall-out and wear all day, with no creasing or colour fading [without using eyeshadow primer or concealer as a base].

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