17 Jun Makeup Review, Before/After Photos, Swatches: Smashbox Heat Wave EyeShadow Palette, Mega-Juicy Lip Gloss Set: Summer 2013 Collection
Turn up the HEAT this summer with Smashbox Cosmetics! Introducing the Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palette ($48.00) and Lip Gloss Set ($29.00) that will have your eyes shimmering with the hottest cool and neutral shades, while your lips look mega-juicy with four turned-up glosses to choose from!
This durable eye palette comes with 10 eyeshadows ranging from semi-mattes to shimmers. A full-sized mirror the size of the palette allows you to touch-up or apply your shadow on-the-go, while the dual-sided brush is perfect for sweeping and smudging.
The top row includes: a soft matte peach, soft champagne beige, soft matte caramel, golden pink and a gold shade. I loved the golden pink and gold for a daytime summer look, which makes your eyes look wide-awake!
The bottom row contains: a pink beige with silver flecks, soft pewter grey, soft golden sea blue, shimmering purple taupe and a deep golden brown. I used most of these shades to create my nighttime look — all blending together well and not making my eyes look too smoky or heavy, just enough for a summer night out.
The shades are beautiful, have a satin but very creamy feel when applied — and were long-wearing.
The one thing I have to say about these shadows was that the fluffy side of the brush did not distribute the color well: it picks up too much of the shadow, causing some fallout. I loved how the colors looked, so I wasn’t going to allow the brush to ruin this palette for me. I used one of my brushes that had compacted bristles… and that did the job!
The fluffy side of the brush is great for highlighting and making sure all the colors are blended, but not for depositing color. The small, smudger side was great at applying color to the lower lash line and inner corners of the eye.
The Lip Gloss Set ($29.00) contains four Lip Enhancing mini glosses that will leave your lips saturated with the season’s hottest hues! The colors include Fuchsia Flash, VIP Pink, Electric Orange and Copper Remix.
They’re super-moisturizing and have sheer, see-through pigment (perfect for summer!), but thing I liked most about these glosses was the applicator — in one swipe it covered both my upper and bottom lip.
It has a bulbous center that allows for the perfect amount of color to distribute evenly on your lips. And at a mini size, they’re great for stowing away in the pockets of your cut-off jeans!
Are you lovely ladies ready for the Heat Wave? What type of eye looks would you create with the palette? Which gloss is your fave?
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– Theresa Romano
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