Smashbox Master Class III Color & Contour

4.9

8 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this product at least half a year ago from Sephora, if not a year ago. Originally I wanted it for all the eye shadow colors and varieties contained in it. But BONUS, it also has three very wearable blush colors AND contouring, bronzing, and highlighting powders, in addition to some colored photos on how to emulate different looks, how to use the contoring/highlighting pans, AND a pad of paper of blank face sketches that you can try out and keep for future reference.

I had never gotten into contouring before this purchase, so the face cards included were helpful. However, the bronzing color really does nothing for me. I'm a yellow-toned lighter person (Diorskin Forever 21 Linen in winter and 31 Sand in summer), but the bronzer just does not seem to show up on my skin. The highlighting color is not shimmery, but more of a vanilla eye shadow. I have plenty of shiny highlighters, so although this item is a different novelty in my makeup routine, it's neither indispensable nor unnecessary.

I can't remember what I paid for the palette-- but it would have been full price from Sephora. I would have given it five lipsticks, but for the oddity of the bronzer which doesn't shine or enhance anything, and that one day the flippable palette panels cracked on their hinges, leaving one of the two panels to dangle from one hinge, which one day fell out and caused the crack of one of the lighter eyes shadow pans. Ugh. A JCPenny Sephora rep told me I should bring my Smashbox item back for an exchange, but I don't even know if they still have any of this palette left. I've yet to see such a comprehensive product before, and it seems like the perfect thing to have for traveling-- although I pull it out almost daily.

Definitely worth the purchase if you are interested in highly pigmented eyeshadows and learning new ways of using color.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I'll be quick. I was unaware of it until I noticed it in the store. I originally was going to get Too Faced holiday palette. I got both. Too bad for me. Should have taken Smashbox only.
It is freaking amazing!
- so easy to apply and blend - winning formula.
- lasts long time (I have oily lids and always use a primer)
- all shades are beautiful (there both cool and warm tones so can't go wrong)
- nice balance of matte (my own personal preference) and shimmery shades.
- gorgeous range of both nude and bright shades. You can do just about any look you want.
- you have everything you need in this palette: eye shadows, contour shadows, blush, matte, shimmer, nudes, brights.
- love highlighter shade which has slight satin finish.
- if somewhat it is a bit bulky but sturdy.

I paid around AUD80 for it and it's worth every cent.
I reach for it every time for both every day and special occasion.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This palette is my eyeshadows dream come true. You have two sides: one for neutral, the other for all the fun bright colors.

You get a nice mix of mattes, shimmery and even couple of sparkly colors. The quality and pigmentation is dreamy - even though you mind have a bit of fall down, it is nothing compared to how true the color transfers from the palette and to your skin.

The packaging is quite stirdy and strong; the entire palette is also quite handy to travel with since it will easily fit into any make-up bag. With this palette you get a great set of blushes and even a contour kit. All the shades are beautiful and wearable.

I think Smashbox just nailed it with this launch and if you want more information about this palette then head here:

http://www.partyparrotblog.com/#!Smashbox-Master-Class-Palette-III/cmbz/5517e5640cf2aa1811687ed4

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

OMG this is hands down one of the best, if not the best, palette I have ever owned. This palette contains all you need to give yourself a beautiful eye, contour, cheek color and highlight. Pigmentation is out of this world and all of the colors and cheek products blend so seamlessly into the skin. I know when I use this palette that I have a very high quality product. This palette would be great for any makeup enthusiast and MUA alike as it has almost everything you need in one! While the price is a bit to gawk at, you definitely get your money's worth in this palette.

Check out my video review of this palette! http://bit.ly/SMASHBOXMasterClass3Review


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Best palette I've ever used! All of the colors are great and very usable. My favorite part is how the eyeshadows are grouped by shade already. It's aesthetically pleasing and makes it easier to put on. The case is a little bulky but that is the ONLY con.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I looove, love, love this palette! It is worth every penny. Not only are the shadows lovely, but so are the face powders. I was expecting them to be throwaways, but I use them regularly. So pleased to see how lovely and long lasting they are. I was a little disappointed in Papaya's (the coral shade) lack of pigmentation, it is simply not as vibrant as the other colors, and the matte shades aren't as easy to blend as the shimmers. The face powders also proved a lot of fall out.

Other than Papaya... 16 beautiful gorgeous eyeshadows, 15 beautiful color shades, 3 highly pigmented blushes, a lovely highligher, a creamy bronzer and a great contour powder. Honestly, once you swatch these shadows and see them in person... you will drool. They are so pretty and look so amazing on the eyes. Part of me dies a little when I use them because I know it is limited edition and I won't be able to repurchase this later on. The packaging is awesome as well. Very sturdy and the powders all come with a plastic covering. Each side is removable and you can get a less sturdy, but more compact palette.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this palette. You get so much product for your money and is only $65 with a $300 value. I picked up a couple to gift to family and friends. It is the perfect gift for any makeup junkie. The eyeshadows are beautiful, smooth, creamy and pigmented. The blushes and powders are amazing quality as well. Highly recommend to anyone, hurry and pick one up because it is limited edition.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Smashbox heard our gripes and complaints about the less than satisfactory packaging of last year's Master Class II Palette and totally redeemed themselves with this one. This is an absolutely lovely product that almost totally makes up for last years lackluster offering. First let me explain that the failing of last years MC palette was not in the quality of the make-up but in the extremely poor quality of the packaging and it's inability to protect the precious product inside. Mine sits in a drawer with rubber bands around it as this is the only way to keep the thing closed as it was made from cheap pressed and padded cardboard that warped as soon as it was taken out of the box. The warping has made it impossible for the magnetic closure to hold the palette shut and this has made it impossible to use anywhere but at my vanity. Enough said about MC II.

This years palette, Master Class III, is book-like with two heavy duty, removable palettes inside. Each palette is it's own covered plastic box and this one will travel well for extended trips in which I want to take a vast selection of colors. Yes ladies, I said covered. Each palette has a clear, hard plastic cover that is hinged, no more clear plastic sheeting that is way too similar to Saran Wrap!

The colors are a great selection from their large make-up offerings that range from natural earth tones and nudes on the left and vibrant bright colors. The left palette includes a contour kit in lieu of the traditional blushes and the right palette contains very natural bronzers and blushes.

Price wise this was a bit more expensive than previous years' but well worth the money just for the improvements made to packaging and presentation. I have had this for about a month and have already used it more than MC II which I have owned for a year. Definitely worth serious consideration if you are a Smashbox fan and like their Master Class palettes.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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