Hello my lovelies
I'm back with a new blog post, a possible series for the blog called the product of the week. I will pick a product that I've been enjoying for the week and give you my thoughts it can be an oldie but goodie that you can re-discover or a new product that you can indulge in a new purchase. This week we will begin with one of my favorite brands if not my favorite and that is Smashbox, I'm definitely bias to this brand it's not often at all that I'm let down by any of their products, if it doesn't work for me it will always work in my pro kit. Today I'm talking about the Full Exposure Palette, I purchased mine when it first came out at Ulta but didn't break it open for a couple of months because so many palettes were coming out at the time, I was just trying out so many holiday palettes and was so sure I was going to love my Smashbox palette. In that time I was reading and hearing mixed reviews about the palette, some people loved it and others were disappointed saying it wasn't pigmented enough or that the matte row was great but the shimmer row was lacking, so I thought I really need to use my palette so I can know for myself so I took all that into consideration and cracked open my palette which comes with a deluxe size Full Exposure Mascara and a double ended brush one side to pack on those shimmer shadows & one to buff in those matte shadows.
14 Neutral Shades
Nudes to Blacks
Top Row - 7 Shimmers
Bottom Row - 7 Mattes
My Final Thoughts :
I personally love this palette, I find the shadows to be creamy and velvet smooth the mattes blend like heaven, the only one that was a bit dryer than the rest is the black but nothing that I couldn't work with as for the shimmers I haven't had any problems with the pigmentation, I use a Mac 242 to pack on the color or a Mac 252 for larger areas, I also use my fingers if I'm feeling like I'm not getting what I want from the shade to pack on the color, just like I would with a Mac pressed pigment and the shadows go on so beautiful and every time I use this palette I get compliments, I have used it on clients and they always ask about the palette and end up telling me they are going to get it or that they have it and are now going to use it more because they now know what to do with it. I definitely recommend it especially since it was made to help suit everyone's eye shape and I think it really does that. There is an Eye Shape Chart that comes with your palette as well, which is very helpful.
I will link below where you can purchase the palette, I will also link below Smashbox's youtube channel so you can check out the many videos they have using this palette with your different eye shapes which is very helpful, I have posted below their video showcasing "HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR EYE SHAPE" so be sure to check it out.
I have also posted swatches below so make sure you check those out as well :)
Retail Price: $49.00
Links to Purchase:
Smashbox's Youtube Channel:
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Ivette AKA girlcanpaint is a freelance Makeup Artist in the tri-state area. You will find product reviews, Look of the day, makeup tutorials and more here on her blog. You will also find links to her Youtube channel, twitter & facebook so don't miss out. Leave your comments and also tell me what you want to see more of.