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Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

01/08

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette

Golden Hour

Smashbox Golden Hour Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a warm, gold and plum-themed color scheme across eight shades. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. The eyeshadows in this palette had good to great pigmentation, softer, slightly dustier textures that were blendable but a couple shades were more prone to sheering out without a primer underneath. It did seem like a formula that I would not wear without a primer, but it was workable on bare skin. The wear was between seven and eight hours, depending on the shade, which is about average for me. The biggest issue I had when I worked without a primer was just that the formula was more prone to fallout during the application.

The palette should release officially on December 7th.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Golden Hour
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Sneak Peek: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes Photos & Swatches

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) recently had an early access, one-day release but will be released again shortly (12/2 on Smashbox’s website at the very least) and are part of spring’s launches. There are seven variations, and they are a slim, compact palette (they actually contain more than it seems like they would, given their size). I’ll be working through them and hope to have some reviews sooner rather than later.

Check out swatches of ALL seven palettes!

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes for Spring 2017

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes for Spring 2017
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes for Spring 2017

Cover Shot: Eye Palettes swipe on highly pigmented, beyond blendable color for endless eye looks. Smashbox popped in two bigger base shades so you won’t run out of basics before you’ve used all the high-impact accent colors. You’ll be obsessed with the velvety, wearable quality of these shadows—not to mention the hot new eye looks they inspire.

Availability

Spring 2017

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The Details

Cover Shot: Eye Palette | $29.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Golden Hour Finishes range from matte to sparkle, and the sultry, golden shades are rich and creamy
  • Ablaze Captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades
  • Bold Highly-pigmented, myriad of saturated, standout shades.
  • Metallic Shades of gold, rose gold, bronze, copper, and pewter
  • Softlight Champagne and rosé-inspired colors to highlight the eyes with low-level shimmer
  • Smoky Mid-to-darker tones amp up intensity with a blend of matte, low-shimmers, and high-shimmer
  • Matte Shades in warm nudes, cool mauves, and a deep, dramatic black

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Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Lipstick

01/08

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Black Cherry

Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep berry with a hint of cool, red undertones and a natural sheen. There was very, very fine shimmer throughout, but it was sparse and only gave it greater luminosity but did not make it appear pearly, frosted, or metallic. It had semi-opaque, even coverage, which gave it a lip-stained-like appearance as the translucency was noticeable but even.

The texture felt moderately emollient with some slip, a light-medium thickness, and didn’t tug or pull on the lips when applied directly from the tube. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left a soft stain behind, and was lightly hydrating over time. I liked it overall, and I think the translucency and finish will be right up someone’s alley, though it isn’t quite the most “pigment-loaded” shade I’ve tried from the range.

Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Black Cherry
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

The Holiday Kiss Collection for Sephora | Holiday 2016

Sephora Kiss Collection for Holiday 2016
The Holiday Kiss Collection for Sephora | Holiday 2016

Limited edition cases and shades created exclusively for Sephora.

Availability

Now online

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The Details

Holiday Kiss Collection | $17.00 to $56.00 | Limited Edition

  • NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick ($32.00)
  • Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick ($20.00)
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks ($21.00) Double Dare, Lolita II, Mother
  • Urban Decay Troublemaker Vice Lipstick ($17.00)
  • Too Faced Candy Cane Melted Matte ($21.00)
  • Bite Beauty Mistletoe Amuse Bouche ($26.00)
  • Marc Jacobs Bad Behavior Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00)
  • Tarte Bestie Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($20.00)
  • BUXOM White Russian Full-On Lip Cream ($20.00)
  • Guerlain Rouge Saphir Rouge G ($56.00)
  • Make Up For Ever M400 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00)
  • Smashbox Black Cherry Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00)

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain. The range is rather extensive with over 30 shades, so you may find our top 15 best Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks list useful. Some of my favorite shades are: Pickled Ginger, Kale, Sour Cherry, and Spritzer.

Availability

Sephora

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