This is an ok palette to own. I have the Enchanted Glamourland mega palette from this collection so I didn't feel the need to purchase this also, not to mention that I thought it was overpriced -$36 USD for 6 eyeshadows and 3 minis. So, I got this in a swap instead. It has 6 nicely pigmented shadows that are all very nice colors especially "Like A Virgin" & "Erotica". Unfortunately, "Lucky Charms" is not the same -it's a lot lighter in color compared to the beautiful emerald green that was in the Fun In The Dark palette. The minis that you get are Shadow Insurance Primer, Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara & Lava Gloss Eyeliner. I love Shadow Insurance and it is my HG primer. The mascara is ok but I've tried better formulas. The eyeliner seemed to be good but I stay true to my HG eyeliner, UD 24/7. All in all, its a nice looking little palette, but I wouldn't get another one it if I ran out.
This palette has an enormous amount of makeup. For the price, I think its a great value for all that you get. So far, everything that I have gotten to use has been of good quality. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and come in warm and cool tones. The lip glosses are all very neat shades to work with and seem to last for a while, I like to mix the shades to create custom shades. Although there are a lot of sheer glosses included, there are also some shades that don't need to be laid on thick to achieve a bold lip. I love the gel eyeliners that you get in this (there are 6 - black, purple, blue, brown, green & pink). You get 2 lip liners, 3 eyeliners, & a mascara -all minis. I don't agree with another reviewer who said that the liners and mascara are drugstore quality. I have a full size in the mascara that is included in this kit and I like it. I also really like the eyeliners and lip liners, they seem to work just as good as some designer brands. The 3 blushes are very pigmented so you must be careful not to pile it on, just a gentle swipe & tap with your blush brush will do. The brushes included are not great but that is to be expected. I think if I was traveling and this kit was all I had to use, the brushes would do just fine. This was a great gift to myself, I'm glad I got this. I would purchase this kit again, but I doubt I will use up all the makeup in this anytime soon.
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
MissApril221 12/21/2010 10:24:00 PM
I have this in L2. I have an NC20 skin tone. At first I really liked this foundation. I thought I had found my HG foundation. I later noticed that it wasn't as flattering on me as it seemed. My skin started to get very oily and I broke out really bad. This also highlighted every line and pore on my face and it would sink into dry spots around my nose, leaving my face looking horrid. I noticed that when I first put the foundation on my face it looked too dark and orange but as I blended it out, it seemed to match my skin tone. The coverage was way too sheer. I put my concealer on under this product and after I blended the foundation in over it, I had to put more concealer on over top. This product is a real waste. I had greasy looking skin and the foundation didn't last for no more than 2 hours. Won't ever repurchase.
This is a decent mascara considering how it is a d/s brand. I wore this before I got heavily into high-end brands and it seemed to be the best volumizing mascara that you could buy at the d/s. I wouldn't purchase it again because I usually wear Lancome.
I don't understand the hype. I've tried drug store mascaras that gave me more volume. I keep hearing about these "tubes" but have yet to actually see this mascara lengthen OR thicken my lashes. The brush is huge but it doesn't seem to do any good. This also clumps and smears very easily. I'm soooo not liking this product. The smell is quite unbearable as well. Won't waste my money on this again. I'm sticking to my HG mascara (Lancome Oscillation) my magic vibrating wand ha!
I love this shade. It looks so good on me (NC20). Perfect nude shade for any look.
It was ok until the handle fell off. The brush did shed some after I washed it too.
This brush is pretty much crap.
This product did nothing for me whatsoever.
Nice shade, but the glitter is not practical unless your a stage performer.
LOVE this! This is my HG bronzer. I use it for contouring and no other bronzer would do.I hated bronzers before I tried this because my skin tone is "porcelain doll" light. This looks great on me and I love that its matte, because I hate looking ridiculously sparkly. The smell is sooo yummy. It even tastes like chocolate -I know, why am I eating my makeup? Well, I wouldn't have dared to try it, but a girl on YouTube said it actually tasted like chocolate so I put it on my lips over my gloss for a nice tint. It makes sense that it smells and tastes like chocolate because if you look at the ingredients, you will see that they actually put cocoa powder in this product. I would buy this again and again. I'm so glad I've tried this. I originally got this in my Too Faced Glamour Revolution palette.
I own this in Beige Betty. I wanted this kit for a long time because I figured it would be great for travel (which it is). I didn't buy it from Urban Decay because the price was way too unreasonable. This kit is not worth the $30 so if your eying it, I would find it for cheaper on Ebay. Thats where I bought mine and I only paid about $15. For only $15, I think its worth it. The powder in this is more natural looking than most brow powders, but I don't think it stays for long enough. I use a brow pencil (MAC Lingering: refer to my review) and I keep the UD Brow Box in my purse for touch-ups. The wax that comes with this kit is good because it doesn't leave my brows looking glued down to my face. The brush is nice to have if you don't have another brush to use, but its not the greatest at packing the color into the brows. The tweezers work well but since they are tiny, they are slightly difficult to use although they are nice to have in there just in case.The packaging is kinda cute, but it appears frail as if it would break if I dropped it. I wouldn't repurchase this, but its a nice kit to have handy. I'm also glad it doesn't take up much room in my purse.
Distortion: Its a horrible bronze shade and looks as if I am wearing copper penny colored lips. Ewwww I would not suggest this shade for anyone with a lighter skin tone like NC20.
The only good thing that came out of this was the lip brush. And Smashbox's lip brush isn't even that great but its better than the whole thing being a waste of money. The lipsticks in this (#2) were all of different consistencies, all of which were really crappy. The shades were either too bright or too crazy to work for me. Don't waste your money on this junk!