Smashbox full exposure

3.7

26 reviews

53% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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.

1 out of 1 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.


on 3/4/2015 4:37:00 PM

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, Not Sure

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!


on 11/17/2014 4:42:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really, really wanted to love this palette but I just can't. The colors are all gorgeous neutrals, however the pigment payoff is disappointing to say the least. The matte colors have to be layered on infinitely just to show up. My biggest complaint is the "shimmer" colors, which are essentially just glitter with next to no pigment. Whats worse is the glitter gets *everywhere*. I've tried primers, different brushes, sponge applicators, but five minutes after application glitter somehow ends up all over my face and is impossible to get off without completely starting over. Will be looking for a new neutral palette ASAP.


on 11/13/2014 4:34:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up during the sephora VIB sale. Palette came with a double ended brush (dupe of mac 217 and on the other side was a flat shader brush, that is awesome because it's not super flat so you can use the edge to blend your crease) and a mini version of their exposure mascara.

Colors are neutral and pretty. I loved the mattes, especially the 2nd one and the dark grey color. I didn't care for the top row, which are the shimmery shades. Tooooo much fallout, even with a primer. Best way to apply these shades is either wet or pack on with fingers. The shimmery shades also look the same when you just apply them dry.

A pro to this palette is that it comes with a mirror and packaging is sturdy.

I wouldn't repurchase this palette only because I find myself reaching for the matte shades and I already own them in Mac shades.


on 10/29/2014 3:22:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

THe only decent thing about this palette is the brush and I own better brushes. There is 0 pigment in the shimmer/glitter shades and the mates are a powdery joke. I returned it and bought both of the Lorac Pro palettes. I'm a much happier girl now.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 9/24/2014 12:16:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I absolutely love this pallet! The eye shadow feels great on my eyelids, also the colours are fabulous! The pallet provides both matte and shimmer options in each color. Also each colour on the pallet I have gotten use out of, because the pallet provides both natural colours, andthe classic smoky eyed look! I would recommend this pallet to anyone, its worth the money in my opinion!


on 9/18/2014 3:15:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Beautiful shades nice palette.
However, I do have very similar shades in my collection already so I have decided to return this.
If you do not have the shades in your collection it is a nice palette with day to night shades in one nice palette

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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