Gather round my fellow olive skinned people. Whether you are a makeup lover or a makeup minimalist, come and meet the ultimate “Swiss Army Knife” of palettes. Seriously - this was made for us!
Every color in this palette is gorgeous, wearable, and high quality. The powders work as eyeshadow, blush, bronzer and highlight, making this amazing for both everyday and travel. I spent three weeks traveling with only this, concealer, bb cream, face powder, eyeliner, mascara, brow gel and three lipsticks. And it took me from day to casual evening to formal evening.
Let’s tour the colors, shall we?
1) Contour - My least favorite (would be ok if this went and the bronzer shade were 2x as large) but still very good. Perfect shade to create a natural shadow. Can also be used as a brow powder in a pinch (for brown hair)
2) Yellow powder - This is an amazing matte, slightly satin, highlight. I know it’s meant for undereye setting, but skip that and use this where you would use highlight. Gorgeous, natural glow!
3 & 4) Two highlight shades. One veers champagne, one more bronze. Both make amazing eyeshadow.
5) Bronzer. It’s perfect. Seriously amazing. Stunning color. Warm without going orange. The perfect crease shade as well. Have already hit pan!
6) Blush. This is ideal. Blends into the skin. Has the slightest skin like sheen. And creates the most believable flush to the cheeks.
If my makeup stash burst into flames, this would be one of my first repurchases. It’s just that great and versatile.
You may be asking - well, if you love it so much - why the four? Listen, for me, as an olive skinned woman that runs between NC25 and NC35, this is a gem. A full on five!
But because it’s so good, need to ding it one lippie as Smashbox really needs to make versions of this for all skin tones.