I am usually not a big makeup girl, meaning that I wear makeup, but typically don't pay extra for certain brands. I just purchase drugstore brands and use what works for me. Recently, I went with a friend to Sephora (I think I have been there maybe 5 times in my life). We experimented with some products, with the help of Spehora's makeup artists, and at the end we ended up purchasing some items they recommended for us. I went with the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette.
What it is:
A set with increased-pigment and universal, neutral eye shades, a highly-rated shadow primer, and a get-the-look chart for six different eye shapes.
What it does:
This versatile palette includes 14 must-have neutral shades—from nudes to blacks—in long-wearing shimmers and velvety smooth mattes. The clearly organized palette—shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom—makes them easy to work with, and the kit also includes a breakthrough eye shape chart to achieve your most gorgeous look, along with a dual-ended brush to use with both formulas, and a bonus 24 Hour Shadow Primer sample.
This set contains:
- 7 x 0.035 oz Eye shadow in shimmer shades (top row): Chocolate Brown with Golden Pearl, Deep Golden Brown with Gold Pearl, Soft Gold with Gold and Silver Pearl, Light Tan with Gold and Silver Pearl, Golden Wheat with Gold Pearl, Midtone Slate with Silver Pearl, Rich Grey with Multicolor and Silver Pearl
- 7 x 0.035 oz Eye shadow in matte shades (bottom row): Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Matte Midtone Brown, Soft Matte Midtone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Soft Light Taupe, Ashy Dark Brown, Suede Black
- 0.14 oz 24 Hour Shadow Primer deluxe sample
- Get-the-look eye shape chart
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
The Full Exposure Palette was created because the pros at Smashbox Studios needed it. On set, they've seen every skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they wanted a super universal, straightforward palette that works on anyone, anywhere— in front of the cameras or behind the scenes.
Just like you dress to flatter your body shape, eye makeup should be applied based on your eye shape. After nine years of research looking at more than 5,000 eyes, the Smashbox R&D team narrowed it down to six main shapes. Their artists then created how to’s, based on the shapes, to get the most gorgeous eyes possible with this palette.
The palette offers a lovely selection of matte and sparkley shades and the formula is really nice and soft.
The matte colors have gorgeous pigmentation, really true to the color they look in the palette and have great color pay off when applied to the eyes. I think this palette is great for someone who only likes a small amount of sparkle (Me!) and if you're head over heels for the matte shades in this palette, which I am. I also received a Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer with my palette, which I have been using daily.
Some Pricing Info:
Whether it's the creation of products and tools or artistry tips and tricks, Smashbox Cosmetics is always looking at beauty through a new lens. It's no secret their inspiration comes from their own creative compound known as Smashbox Studios where the world's top makeup artists, photographers, celebrities, and models meet to shape and inspire future trends.