Smashbox • Single Eye Shadow- Smashing Strike • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a rather bland neutral eyeshadow. if there was more shimmer than I guess I would buy it again. I prefer mac shroom to this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Let me start by saying I generally love Smashbox products but this shadow is so...meh. The color is wheaty and dull, and it really doesn't do very well as a highlight for me because, well, since when is "wheaty" a nice highlight color? The texture is fine, pigmentation to me isn't that great, my biggest gripe is obviously the dull color. My HG powder highlighter is NARS Albatross and I'd even prefer to deal with the messy MAC Vanilla pigment than Strike. Price was cheap though because Smashbox has the color under clearance. Too bad for me because I really wanted to like this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually quite like this shadow, its a nice neutral beige-champagne type of colour. Like another reviewer mentioned it does look similar to stila's wheat in the pan, but goes on much beigier and lighter than wheat does. [wheat looks slightly greyish on me]. So this is one that I'll use, its rather useful for the minimal-makeup-look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I agree that I can't believe all the bad reviews. I first got this ages ago in a set from QVC. It's the only thing I kept from that set...and I used it up, then panicked when I realized I couldn't buy it as a single. Thankfully a generous and kind MUAer RAOK'd to me. These days, I reach for it less, just b/c I am constantly rotating es, but every thime I use it, I remember why I love it and finished one. It's the perfect beig-y champagne es w/ a hint of sheen. Applies well, and lasts all day. Great texture too. NC20-25ish, blonde, blue.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Good champagne/beige color. I agree with a previous review - boring in the pan. I find that it works a lot better with UD Primer Potion underneath.
Overall, a good highlighting shade and I will be purchasing again if I ever run out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
In the pan this color looks so boring, but when applied it is a very pretty and soft slightly shimmery beige that is perfect for layering with a darker khaki or a pine color. On the smashbox website it described it as an oyster color, wihch I don't really agree with since this is much more beige than an oyster color, but I still think it is very wearable for all kinds of skintones. I also am very impressed with the smooth texture of Smashbox shadows.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
First off, I got this color from the "Smashbox Summer Glow Collections" from Costco for some $30. I love the light shimmery effect of the shadow. I pair it with the single eyeshadow bronze that it came with by applying strike in my crease area. Completely wearable during the day. I'm glad it came in the collection. I would repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is one of those sleeper shades that hangs out in the back of your makeup drawer, ignored time and again in favor of brighter, more eye-catching colors. Until one day, when you're in the mood for something a little quieter, you pick this up and go hmmmm...
In the pan, this is a soft champagne gold with light shimmer. On the lids, it's a subtle wash of pure light with the most attractive sheen to it. All you really need with this, as mentioned previously, is some dark liner and lots of mascara, but it looks beautiful with just about every one of the more interesting shades I own. It doesn't compete with them, instead it gives them a boost. As a brow highlighter, it's very subtle, adding just the right finishing touch to everything from everyday taupes to more intense jewel-tones. It's a neutral gold, neither warm nor cool, which makes it even more versatile. Lots of lines have a gold shadow but most are too warm for me, or too bright. The pigmentation and wear are superb and the application is silky-smooth, which are all typical of Smashbox. All these qualities combined make this shadow unique.
A previous reviewer compared this to BE Celestine, which I also own, and it's not gold at all but a champagne pink with tons of sparkle, and it's more suited to nighttime wear. A beautiful shade, but not at all subtle, and not nearly as versatile.
This is no longer available from Smashbox so I can't repurchase even though I said I would. The one I have was part of a set called The Runway something or other, but I think it was also offered as a shadow single. I'm already looking for a replacement since I'm using this frequently and will surely use up my pan. I'll update if I ever find a suitable replacement. Studio Gear Moon is the closest I've found so far, but I'll update once I've done a proper comparison.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
What a boring color. Wheaty, taupey, no shimmer, nothing. It doesn't even have enough color to work as a highlighter. The quality is good, like all Smashbox eyeshadows, but the color is so yucky that it's useless to me. I think I'm too young to wear this color (no offense, I just like to wear bright colors while I can still pull them off!).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Don't know why the reviews were so negative - this is a good, basic champagne/wheat frosty shadow that goes well with almost anything. I've mostly used it with browns, although lately I've been pairing it with MAC Trax (dark purple with gold shimmer). Nice quality, doesn't crease or fade. I got this as part of a set of makeup so I'm not sure how much it individually retails for. I *think* I would buy it again, but I have to admit, there are probably a lot of other shadows out there that look the same.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
As far as I can see, this looks EXACTLY like my Stila Wheat pan. And the color is not so exciting that I need two of the same.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Golden taupey brown shade. Nothing to get het up over but SO gorgeous over brown or black liner with lashings of velvety mascara. Some times you don't need four different eyeshadows to look fabulous.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I can't believe all the bad reviews for this! First of all, I'm pretty pale (MAC C2) and this shade looks great on me!! It's a very light beige fleshy shade that adds a sexy sheen and just a hint of color to my lids.
If you are looking for a dramatic dark color than pass this one by, it a shade for those 'subtle' days when you want the natural look without a lot of dark color on your lids.
The texture of this is great. It blends like dream and stays put all day without creasing or fading away.
Two thumbs from me on this one!! :o)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
it's like a beigy shimmery taup? hard to explain. but doesn't look good w/ my pale complexion. this will probably look better on someone w/ darker skin. but it's a nice pretty color just not on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smashing Strike is a shimmery golden taupey sand color. It is a standard shade that looks like a ton of others so I wouldnt say its a must have. But the quality is excellent and it makes a beautiful highllighter. Retails for $16 and comes in a small black pot with a twist off cap. Same size as a small MAC shadow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a generic shade that I probably wouldnt buy again. I much prefer my Bare Escentuals Celestine glimmer to this shade; there are even Smashbox shades that have more character. I just thought this was really blah and it did nothing for my PPP complexion. I think it looks better on olive complexions.