|Would buy this product again.||35%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Grey
l.,Generally, this is a good all-purpose palette. I use the colours for special occasions as they are all very different and quite bright. There are however a few more neutral colours which would be nice for day. The colours are bright, as I said, but not that highly pigmented so they do require layering quite a but before you get a good, strong colour. I find they are best applied with an ever so slightly damp eyeshadow sponge "pad" rather than a brush, as they do flake. I put on Urban Decay Primer and then "press" the shadow on until I get the desired effect. The palette does come with a mini Photo Finish Lid Primer, which is nice, but not as effective as the UD Primer. There are 16 colours; the colours don't have names, but are numbered.
Four are cream shadows; I find these quite oily. They go on nicely with a finger but aren't very blendable, you have to smooth them on to the skin quite quickly. That said, they go on nicely and the colours are nice and deep, but my skin is so oily they do not stay on too well. They do crease up too. I would try with a pat of traslucent powder over the top, but it would ruin the creamy effect. If you pat them on sheer they do last longer.
The colours compliment each other eg. 5,9,11 go very nicely together, as do 3, 2, 7 and 4,8,12. I really like the selection of colours, and I like to use them when I am going to an event where I have to wear a cocktail dress etc. as mine are brightly coloured and thesecompliment my dresses. They are nice for all complexions as I have used them on many skintones when my friends ask me to do there makeup. I wouldn't buy it again as the four cream colours are pretty much redundant for me, and I think I could find my favourite colours elsewhere where they are more pigmented. I got it last year when it was quite expensive however it would probably really cheap now, in which case I may get it again as it would be better value for money.
The palette also has the Eye Wish look book which is a nice addition but I've never really used it myself. The combinations are quite predictable however it would be good for someone who is not so make-up mad, or someone who rarely uses eyeshadow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I bought this last year for quite a cheap price, as it was an after-Christmas sale. My experience with this product was...alright. The shimmery colors had a lot of pigment and I really liked them. But the matte colors were hardly pigmented at all, and it took a great amount of layering to get them to show up...kind of. I did like the gel liners though, but the primer included sucked. Overall, some of the products were good, some weren't, and if I could go back in time, I definitely wouldn't buy this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
So Yesterday I went to Ulta, I picked up a few things two items I got, was the Eye Wish Palete. I like it very much. I really havent used Smashbox in the past, but Im pretty happy with it. All the Eyeshadows are very well pigmented. Eyeshadows are pretty soft and blend very well. I really dont like the Gel Eyeliner. They seem to be very oily and not easy to use. The Eye wish book seems to be very helpful and is pretty dummyproof :) I dont like the fact that the lid does not stay open on its own. I also got a free gift with my purchase, I got the Full Brush Set it came with 3 brushes and a lil bag which I love. the brush that come in set are Travel Tapered Shadow Brush, Travel Definer Brush,
Travel Precision Brush. Over All I like the it and I'm Sure I would buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Note: There doesn't seem to be a place to review the 2010 Eye Wish Palette, so I'm reviewing it here. My comments only refer to the 2010 palette, not the 2009 one, as I've never used that one.
It looks as though there might have been some problems with the 2009 palette, but the 2010 is really quite nice. The shadows are smooth, lovely, and very nicely pigmented. A couple of them are so creamy that for a moment I doubted that they were actually powders. I'm impressed with all the shades; I tend to prefer neutrals and cool purples/plums, so I was a bit concerned that I'd only be interested in about about 6 of the 12 eye shadow shades (a few of which appear similar in the box), but I find all of them to be quite wearable. Even #6, a pinky-mauve color that I was sure would make my eyes look as though I'd been crying, is gorgeous when accompanied by any of the others in the palette.
I've read in some reviews on other sites that people have had trouble with a lack of pigmentation and/or staying powder with the cream liners. Thus far, I haven't had that problem. They go on smoothly, build easily to a deep color, and last all day on me. I love the colors of the liners, as they're just a slight variation from the expected - the brown has a lovely pop of bronze, the purple definitely lives up the the "black violet" description SB offers (a nice departure from the standard plum liners), the navy is deep with almost a hint of dark teal undertones, and the gunmetal is fantastic for smokey eyes (and a bit easier for us paler girls to work than traditional black).
I'd never tried the SB primer before, but it seems to do the job. I doubt I'll repurchase that when the included sample size runs out, as UDPP and TFSI both offer the same benefits with a lighter, smoother consistency (and the SB primer is actually much darker than my lids, a problem I don't have with the other two). The Lash DNA mascara, on the other hand, is fantastic and has been a favorite of mine since trying it in one of the Sephora mascara sampler.
Overall, this is a great bargain and a lot of fun. After my last few palette purchases in this price range have surprised me with their miniscule sizes, it was exciting to receive one that was actually fairly substantial. The only thing I dislike is that the gold box is a bit gaudy for my taste, but that's a personal preference. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Actually, this palette reminds me of the one from last year as well. The color is similar from last year, but, I really like it, the shades is amazing, this palette comes with a mini DNA mascara, primer, 12 eye shadows, 4 cream eyeliners and itís all in a gold keepsake box with a mirror inside. This is a perfect gift for the holidays. The eye shadows does not have any names, instead it is in number, it has warm brown, shimmer, dark charcoal, purple (eggplant) aqua, champagne, pinkish, and the cream eyeliners are great as well, it is the dark brown, black, dark blue and gunmetal great for smoky look. This cream liner may be used for a based as well, this is such a versatile palette, and the price is great for the holidays as gift giving. I just got two so far, one for myself and the other for my mum, but I think I might get another one or two as a gift for someone else.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm really disappointed with this. The colors are vibrant in the kit, but come out dull and lifeless. The dark purple looks grayish blue, and primer makes it worse. The primer isn't as good as UDPP, it's thick and hard to blend. I don't like the eyeliners, they are so hard to apply neatly, they are waxy and don't work well with even a flat, stiff liner brush. I'm just not impressed. I was too lazy to return it, but I wont be buying a smashbox eyeshadow palette again. I do have some of their individual pots of shadows, which are better pigmented and smoother to apply.
Edited to add that I started using the cream eyeliner on my entire eyelid, and then coating with a layer of eyeshadow, and it actually holds well and gives a more intense look to the shadow. Still, I can't use it as eyeliner, it's much too thick and stiff, but I do think it's in part due to packaging allowing the product to dry out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this palette during the Christmas 2009 holidays. It's okay, but not the best thing in the world. The reviewers here were right about the e/s pigment. I was thinking about swapping this palette, but I made another attempt to wear some of the colors a few more times. I made a change of heart. The primer that came with is no good. I think that was the problem. I used my UDPP for the shadows and they came out just fine. Also, if you spray your brushes with MAC Fix+ before shadow application, the colors come out better. I do have a love/hate thing with this palette, but overall it's okay. I gave it 3 lippies because I do love the Look Book that came with it. That is cool. Also, I like how the e/s are numbered for convenience. Will I make another purchase? No, unless Smashbox will fix e/s pigmentation and their e/s primer (FAIL).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love this, i REALLY did. But i can't. The shadows arent pigmented in the least bit. and it comes with a row of grayish shadows which on me look dirty and chalky! You need to rlly build up the color to get them to show well on your eye. Which makes my eyeshadow look flaky and crusty-ish. I think the primer is come with is okay.. nothing too amazing. Not worth the price. Its sooo expensive for mediocre shadows. Drugstore sells more pigmented stuff than this. The liners were okay...not the best and a bit smudgy. I wont be buying smashbox eyeshadodows again anytime soon. I could have bought urban decay books of shadows for the price.. so upset =(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This was the first Smashbox product I had tried, having been an Urban Decay junkie for a long time, and I was so anxious to get it...then I tried it. It was such a disappointment! There were possibly 3 shadows in the whole palette that were even mediocre. The creams were okay but it was difficult for me to make them look even on my lid. I suppose I should explain that I love pigmentation and I am a dramatic smokey eye lover so if you like the natural look or a light daytime look for the office, then you may love this. I hated it and sold it to a friend of mine. Smashbox has some good products but I'm thinking I might steer clear of their shadows after this. (Oh, and the primer was dried up. I hope I was just the unfortunant person who got the dud of the lot with this product.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smashbox does some pretty decent things... their Photo Finish Primer is great... and really has no competition. Everyone that has tried to compete with it, in my opinion, has fallen short thus far.
However, the Wish Eye Wish palette is a blatant rip off of Urban Decay's Book of Shadows -just less creative, boring, unfinished in the packaging appearance. The color payoff is not teribble, but nothing impressive. The lid primer does not work as well as Urban Decay's Primer Potion.
I'd pass on it a second time.. it's Book of Shadows-lite and nothing more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Absolutely LOVE this palette. It is a beautiful set of colors & even comes with the primer. I love the instructions that came with it, great ideas to begin getting creative. I had never purchased primer before, but this stuff is awesome! Prevents any creasing of eye shadow. Price wise, I feel that I got my moneys worth. I hope they continue to make awesome eye shadow palettes!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The shadow is not the quality of Smashbox eye shadow, there is no name for any shadow, too bad, they made in China too. The lid primer came with the box not help the shadow pay off, I already try with UD primer potion but it not help too, and I have to use MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl, and it going good, but not easy to blend ,cause the cream base is little bit thick to keep color show up and not easy blend like UD primer potion.4 eye liner payoff very good, no cease at all. Overall, color so good if you have time to blend, and.. yes, kind of expensive price cause it made in China.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am enjoying this kit. The colors are not highly pigmented, which makes them perfect for me to wear to work.
The little instruction book to achieve different looks from smokey eye to great daytime looks is fun to use and helpful to those of us that are not in our most creative mode early in the morning. I'm stillon the fence about the primer. It' okay, but not as good as UD.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I feel bad that I had to return this palette. I ordered it from Sephora and was waiting anxiously for this palette of 12 shadows, 4 cream eyeliners and a mini bottle of eye primer. The colors looked gorgeous and were perfect for me...so I thought. I probably should have sampled Smashbox eyeshadows before purchasing. The color payoff was not very good; they looked rich on the palette and barely showed up on my skin, even after packing on the color. I talked to one of the consultants at Sephora, who told me that Smashbox colors tended to have medium pigmentation. Unfortunately, for anything to show up on me, I have to have pretty high pigmentation. On top of that, the colors creased after only a few hours even with the primer and I had to reapply. The primer was okay, but not great (you can see my separate review on that as well). I'm really not feeling to keen on Smashbox now after this experience.
Edit: Removed lippie when realized that some of my d/s e/s were better than this. How sad.