Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette
Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

This innovative eye palette features coated pigments formulated with coating technology to create multiple effects when wet, allowing the shadows to transform in one of four ways—allowing these 14 shadows to become 28 shades in just one palette. When wet, these colors amp up vibrancy, become deeper, turn metallic, or create sparkle for endless, customizable eye looks.

Apply eye shadows with the foolproof, double-ended brush. The domed in brush absorbs just the right amount of water for impactful color while the angled side creates a precise line when wet, a diffused line when dry. Then elevate looks for your eye shape with the #SHAPEMATTERS insert, featuring how-to’s for six shapes. Top off your looks with the included, Full Exposure Mascara, in a bonus, five-week supply.

Double Exposure Palette ($52.00)

  • Silver
  • Mauve
  • Peony
  • Blanc
  • Quartz
  • Flushed
  • Veiled
  • Midnight
  • Temper
  • Haze
  • Noir
  • Copper
  • Fig
  • Espresso

Availability: Now at Sephora for VIB Rouges (presumably will open to all in the next couple of weeks)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Smashbox 3D Orchid Always Sharp 3D Liner
Smashbox 3D Orchid Always Sharp 3D Liner

Smashbox Always Sharp Liner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a “waterproof kohl eyeliner that glides on and self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off.” There’s also a 3D formula, which as far as I can tell, differs primarily by the inclusion of shimmer. The original (or regular) formula is waterline safe as well. The self-sharpening mechanism is great for anyone who needs more precision when using their pencil eyeliner, and it definitely works! The consistency of the pencils was soft enough that it glided on without tugging on the lash line. The three shades I tried yielded more opaque color coverage in a couple of layers. The formula noticeably faded and thinned out after six to seven hours, and the teal shade migrated into the outer edge of my lash line, so wear was less than ideal. It seemed waterproof, as it didn’t run or smudge when it came into contact with water.

Smashbox 3D Orchid Always Sharp 3D Liner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black with pink pearl.” It’s a warm-toned black with violet sparkle and shimmer. It was semi-sheer in a single stroke and buildable to semi-opaque color. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Plum)age (60) (P, $25.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Empire (P, $19.00) is less sparkly. Urban Decay Delinquent (P, $19.00) has finer sparkle. MAC Designer Purple (P, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Smashbox Cabana Always Sharp Liner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “green.” It’s a green-leaning teal with a subtle, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in one pass, and it was fully opaque after two layers. This shade wore well for seven hours but migrated and gathered in my outer corner. Sephora Collection Good Mood (P, $9.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is similar. MAC Blue Noon (LE, $16.00) is slightly bluer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Smashbox Penny Lane Always Sharp Liner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “brown with shimmer.” It’s a dark, subtly warm-toned brown with gold and bronze shimmer. It had fairly good color payoff in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color after two layers. This shade wore well for almost eight hours on me and didn’t migrate. Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out) (54) (P, $25.00) is warmer. Buxom Come Over (P, $17.00) is lighter. MAC Deliciously Rich (LE, $16.00) is a gel eyeliner. Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $19.00) is slightly warmer. Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is slightly darker. Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Smashbox The Santigolden Age by Santigold Collection for Summer 2014
Smashbox The Santigolden Age by Santigold Collection for Summer 2014

For this exclusive collection, Santigold plays with the notion of approaching the post-2012 Golden Age – an age where the earth as we know it ceases to exist, revitalizing itself and morphing into its own beautifully balanced, utopic mirror image. This is a world where the earth, stars, humans, aliens and all co-exist harmoniously.

She’s partnered with Smashbox to create this vivid and playful color range, influenced by her strong creative sense. Already known for her mix-and-match sensibility, Santi is encouraging her collage style with this collection. From the themed, shade names to the one-of-a-kind ring design, she’s blended her style, hand-crafted artwork, fashion sense and love of color to create this exciting summer line.

Eyeshadow Collage ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Earth As We Know It Kelly green, soft sparkling cream, dark matte blue, dark sparkly forest green, raisin with rosegold pearl
  • Apocalypse Now Shimmery teal, sparkling pewter, matte black, shimmery oyster, bright golden orange

Be Legendary Lip Gloss ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • All Gold E’rything Sheer copper sparkle
  • Hot Lava Orange red

Be Legendary Lipstick Ring ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

A Smashbox first! This collectible snake-pyramid ring is adorned with Swarovski crystals and has a limited-edition shade of Be Legendary Lipstick hidden inside.

  • Still Kickin’ Soft golden coral

Double-Ended Limitless Eyeliner ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Azurite Is Never Wrong/El Dorado Bbright blue/soft gold
  • Yellow Dwarf/Green Martian Bright yellow/mint green

Nail Polish Art Strips ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

You’ll have the world at your fingertips with these exclusive, mistake-proof nail strips. Designed by Santigold and @TroubleAndrew

  • Serpent Charmer
  • Eye of the Beholder

Availability: Now available @ Beauty.com, April 1st at Smashbox.com, Sephora, Sephora Inside JCPenney, Ulta, Nordstrom, Beauty.com and select Macy’s

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012


Now Available: Smashbox Fall 2012 Collection – Image Factory

Straight from modern-day image factory, a seriously cool collection to create your own “it” looks.

Icon Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00)

Inspired by some of the hottest eye looks from the Smashbox studios, the Photo Op Palette features the iconic eyeshadow formula in all the soft, essential shades of the season. Includes a double-ended brush for flawless application. Shades in Icon include: Alabaster, Thunder, Blackout, Roast, Black Currant, Seafoam.

Muse Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00)

Inspired by some of the hottest eye looks from the Smashbox studios, the Photo Op Palette features the iconic eyeshadow formula in all the soft, essential shades of the season. Includes a double-ended brush for flawless application. Shades in Muse include: Russet, Truffle, Bare, Juniper, Sandstorm, Sumatra.

Waterproof Eyeshadow Liner ($22.00)

  • Charcoal Black
  • Metallic Bronze Brown

Airbrush Whipped Cheek Color ($29.00)

  • Dusty Rose Pink
  • Berry Bliss Berry

Lip Enhancing Gloss Duo ($24.00)

  • Fab/Snappy Peach-brown / pink
  • Luxe/Chic Berry / peach

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Smashbox

Smashbox Friends & Family Sale – 20% off!

Smashbox has kicked off their Friends and Family sale, and you can get 20% off orders of $25+ or more, plus free shipping, with code FRIENDS20, expires 6/10.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012


Smashbox Shades of Fame Collection for Summer 2012

The hottest hues for eyes and lips to create a strikingly unforgettable look. Unleash your inner screen siren with just a swipe of the perfect eye shadow and lip gloss. Smashbox Cosmetics introduces SHADES OF FAME, a summer collection featuring smoldering, bold colors guaranteed to get you noticed!

Eye Palette ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

Create an iconic, alluring look with this palette, featuring favorite summer shades handpicked by Smashbox Cosmetics studio artists. The colors are arranged in trios to make mixing and matching effortless. Use the brighter hues to add a pop of color for daytime glam, then layer on the sultrier, darker shades to create a captivating look to flaunt during hot summer nights.

Reflection High Gloss Lip Gloss Set ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

Every rising star needs the perfect pout. With this travel-sized collection of five lip glosses, you’ll have all the shades you need to get noteworthy lips, from delicate pink to bold fuchsia.

availability: smashbox.com

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