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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Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Smashbox Endless Kiss Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss
Smashbox Endless Kiss Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss

Smashbox Spring 2011: Endless Kiss

Smashbox In Bloom Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale coral-nude with subtle gold shimmer. On lips, it’s virtually colorless, while it does add a glossy shine. This is a new and limited edition shade from Smashbox’s spring collection. This gloss has an angled doe-foot applicator that’s thin and pointed, which makes it easier to maneuver on thinner lips.

my thoughts on the formula: It’s a thicker, nearly non-sticky but it has this faint tackiness, along with a subtle, spiced vanilla scent. I have not found the majority of the range to have much pigmentation, so the differences between each gloss is minimal. They last four hours on me, which is shy of the six they’re proposed to last. My concern with these glosses in the amount you get — a mere 0.10 oz. Most glosses are more like 0.20 oz.  They do have SPF 15 in them, which is a nice touch.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: From what I’ve read and seen, these are not meant to deliver a lot of color but are more about high shine with longer-lasting results.

where to buy: Sephora

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Smashbox Heather Soft Focus Powder Eye Liner
Smashbox Heather Soft Focus Powder Eye Liner

Smashbox Spring 2011: Heather

Smashbox Heather Soft Focus Powder Eye Liner ($22.00 for 0.025 oz.) is a soft brownish-gray. It’s new and limited edition for spring, but it is a powder eyeliner to create a “soft, smoldering look.” It delivers on the softer color, and it will draw in a nice line, but it leaves product everywhere.

The photo above was not intended to be artsy, but upon opening it for the first time, it dropped that much product onto my desk. Now, imagine that on your face–because that’s exactly what I ended up with when I tried applying this for the first time (my carpet is less than pleased). At a mere 0.025 oz. of product, I’m not exactly sure one wants to deal with any wasted product–even by wiping excess on a tissue.

Aside from the packaging woes, application worked out well, and I liked the softer lined look it yielded. I think those who find gel eyeliner too crisp and stark would enjoy a powder liner like this. Unfortunately, it only wore four hours before it started to flake.

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  • Product: 21/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 2/5

final thoughts: Between the messy packaging and below average wear, it just didn’t work out.

where to buy: Sephora

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