Love! Love! Love! this new, big palette by Smashbox! I had been eyeing it on the Sephora site for a while and purchased it as soon as it went on sale from $65. to $39. If you adore playing with color, this is definitely a good buy.
The outer case of this plastic palette is just a little more than 5.5 inches x 6.25 inches, and almost 1.5 inches deep. It has an elastic loop that can be pulled over the lid to hold it shut securely. Within the case are two separate palettes than snap into the spine with two attachment clips on each side of the palettes (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 hovering over each makeup pan) – so that each can be taken out of the larger case for travel or more handy usage.
With 40 total individual trays of color – each side of the palette houses 20 shades (each tray 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:
With the tray lids closed, the color names all appear in white:
The range of colors was inspired by works by 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 suggestion.
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.
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. Some of the shimmer shadows especially have some fall out.
Give Me Gorgeous!