Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

3.6

31 reviews

54% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I've had my eyes on this palette for a long time now before I decided to go ahead and purchase it. I personally love all the shades and it's a great palette to travel with since it has such a beautiful mixture of mattes and shimmer shades. It is so easy to take a look from day to night which I love.
I'm not the best when it comes to matte shades but I like that the matte shades need to be built up. It keeps me from applying too much and having to redo it. And if I want my color pay off right off the bat, I just need to put more shadow on my brush when I do the first application. I think my only problem with this palette is how much fallout there is with the shimmer shades.
I expected that but there was just more fallout than I had expected. But they are so beautiful when applied to the eyes. I was surprised by the fact that while the shimmer is a bit chunkier, it didn't irritate my eyes. Since I wear contacts, chunkier shimmer can irritate the heck out of my eyes but I haven't had a singe problem with that yet. And a how-to sheet comes with the palette which makes it really fun to try out different styles of application.
I think for the price, it is really good. And I am in love with this palette, I have been using it almost every day since I got it! Also, if you are a beginner or a traveler and want one palette with pretty much any neutral shade you could need, this is a great one to try out. Plus you get a lot in each pan so you won't hit pan right away.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This palette is filled with the most beautiful neutral shades in both matte and shimmers. The disappointing thing about this palette is that the mattes are extremely weak. You have to build these colors up in order to reveal the real color. When it comes to blending they are horrible as well. The shimmers are quite beautiful actually. For the way this palette works it's extremely expensive and not worth it. Although, the brush that it comes with is AMAZING. It is my go to brush every single day.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My review of the Double Coverage palette is that is one heck of an awesome palette! The colors are actually really beautiful once you open the palette and play with the shades on your eyes. To get the perfect smokey eye look, you just need to log onto Youtube and search the Smashbox smokey eye tutorial for great demos on how to apply the shades and mix them.
The matte collection is subtle, yet longstanding wear. The glitter collection tends to run and I think what will help make it stick longer on your eyes is if you use the water spray made for glitter eyeshadows. I love experimenting on new makeup brands and colors which is why I won't buy this product again, but I will definitely recommend it to any girl out there who is just starting to play with eyeshadows and learning smokey looks!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Holy glitter batman. Seriously the shimmer shades in this are incredible. The matte shades are pigmented and pretty as well, but the wow factor is in the glittery goodness. This palette has a wide variety, and is worth every penny of the high price tag.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is literally my favorite palette. I love the mix of mattes and shimmer shadows and the brush works great. The shadows are easy to use and easy to blend. Long lasting.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Disappointing. When I opened the palette I was excited because the colors LOOK so beautiful (look being the operative word) but when applied they are so sheer. Trying to build them up doesn't make any difference. I asked someone what they thought about my new eyeshadow and they said I didn't look like I was wearing any! Other reviewers had the same problem. They suggested rubbing each eyeshadow beforehand and that would help but I tried that and nothing changed. It's a shame because the shades look like perfect neutrals.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This palette was something I had my eyes on for awhile, I had heard a ton of great reviews about it and being a neutral shadow lover, I thought it would be the perfect palette to add to my collection. Unfortunately it wasn't quite what I expected.

First of all, the colors are gorgeous. I am a fan of shimmer eyeshadows, not a huge matte lover, but this palette offers both. There is a shimmer and matte version of each color included which is great. For the most part the colors are more on the warm end of the spectrum, but there are also some nice cool colors as well.

The color payoff is really disappointing. Some of the shimmers have chunks of glitter in them which makes them a little bit harder texture, which as a result makes it difficult to get the color onto your brush. The matte shadows are much smoother but they are fairly dry, so you don't get great pigmentation which is really a shame because like I said the colors are beautiful.

I have not tried the shadows wet, but I feel like they may give a better color payoff if you use them on a damp brush, however I am not a fan of doing that usually. All in all I would not repurchase this palette and for someone considering purchasing it, I would say save your money and look into one of the lorac pro palettes instead!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is the palette I would choose, if I were only to choose ONE for the rest of my life. The neutral shades in both a matte and shimmery version is just everything I need in a palette. The shimmers are gorgeous, and the mattes are really beautiful. The pigmentation is just right for my taste, it is pigmented enough for me to create beautiful looks.
For the shimmers, remember a good primer, because they contain tiny tiny glitters (which only makes them more beautiful than a standard shimmery eyeshadow). :-)

I love love love this palette.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this palette in hopes that it wouldn't bother my sensitive eyes since it was a high end product. After so excitingly opening the palette, I realized that the pigmentation was horrible. I'd have to rub the brush like a mad woman to get any product whatsoever to show up on my already primed eyes. There's also a ton of fallout from the glitters, which makes this product a total failure.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have mixed reviews on this palette.

I got this for christmas and have wanted it for absolutely ages and ages! I asked for this rather than one of the Naked palettes because I find the Naked palettes to be a bit too pink for me, I much prefer browns, greys, cool colours and the Full Exposure palette offers exactly that!

The packaging is beautifully sleek, although it is that horrible matte packaging, which although looks lovely, gets dirty in an instant! The brush provided is honestly a lot better than most brushes I've received with palettes and is a brush I would genuinely use rather than discarding as I usually do with most included brushes!

The palette offers a lovely selection of matte and sparkley shades and the formula is really nice and soft but..now to the pigmentation and pay off of the shades..

The matte colours have gorgeous pigmentation, really true to the colour they look in the palette and have great colour pay off when applied to the eyes, I have no complaints about these.

However I am really disappointed with the sparkley shades (sigh). I was expecting them to be very glittery and great party shades - wrong, the colour does come out on the lid (very faintly) but next to no glitter appears which means almost half of this palette will be no use to me which is very annoying!

I still think this palette would be great for someone who only likes a small small amount of sparkle and if you're head over heels for the matte shades in this palette, they're very wearable colours so therefore I would say this palette is still worth purchasing, but I personally won't be purchasing again.

The mascara included was absolutely useless to me but I'm not really bothered about this as it's not the reason I brought the palette and is just a nice bonus, although like I said, I think it's pretty rubbish!




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