Love! Love! Love! this new, extra large eyeshadow palette by Smashbox! Since I had been eyeing it on the Sephora site for a while, I purchased it as soon as it went on sale from $65. to $39. If you adore playing with color, any time you find a palette with a such wide array of eyeshadow color/finishes it is definitely a good buy.
The outer case of this plastic palette is just a little more than 5.5″ x 6.25″, and almost 1.5″ deep. An elastic loop attached to the back of the two tray combo can be pulled over the lid to hold them shut securely. Within the case are two completely separate palette trays that snap into the spine with two attachment clips on each side (so they can also be easily swapped between the left and right-hand sides of the full palette). Both of the separate palette trays has its own clear plastic cover with color names appearing over each makeup pan when the plastic sheet is in place.
With a whopping 40 total individual trays of color, each side of the palette houses 20 shades. Each side has two blushes, one highlight color, one contour color as well as 16 limited-edition, Photo Op Eye Shadows! I’ve labeled each hue here hoping for better readability:
When the plastic tray sheets are in place, the names for each circular pan of color appear in white text:
The range of colors was inspired by the artistic works of Barcelona artist Yago Hortal— “We need color to feel alive“. And, the palette case features his artwork.
Tucked in the right-hand cover of the lid are four ‘look’ cards with ideas for application. They are in French on one side and English on the other, each card displaying two eyeshadow and cheek color combo suggestions.
The eyeshadows cover a range of types, including: matte, suede and shimmer choices:
Hope you enjoyed taking a look at this GORGEOUS palette. Let me know if you also have this set and if you are enjoying using it. Or, if you have a different large palette that you think is a must!
I’ve been trying out different eye combinations ever since it arrived at my door. I particularly like the burgundy/purple colors: Oxidize, Framboise, Celestial and Breeze. I’ve also created a nice look with a grey/green combination that utilized: Cement, Gypsy, Spruce and Zoom.
As usual, I use an eyeshadow primer with the shadows and a sheer face primer over the top of the blush/highlight colors for all day hold. Particularly the shimmer shades do have a greater tendency for some fallout.
Give Me Gorgeous!