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Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Palette for Holiday 2015

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Palette
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Master Class Palette

Art. Love. Color. Master Class Palette ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by painter Yago Hortal’s one-of-a-kind, vivid artwork, this set features 40 shades of color for cheeks and eyes. The pans easily pop in and out, making it perfectly portable for holiday trips. Smashbox partnered with breakthrough artist Yago Hortal to create these mega-vibrant, limited-edition kits featuring all of their bestsellers in a range of shades—from bold pops of color to always-flattering neutrals.

  • 8 x Cheek Colors: Rosy Pink, Persimmon, Sunset, Glow, Bitten, Plum, Prism, Shimmer
  • 32 x Photo-Op Eyeshadows: Java, Gypsy, Naked, Oxidize, Custard, Spruce, Charmed, Nutmeg, Torch, Zoom, Candy, Alabaster, Goldenrod, Sea, Framboise, Gold, Harbor, Ebony, Sky, Steel, Breeze, Smoke, Nile, Cement, Celestial, Silver Moon, Azure, Cosmic, Eggplant, Pacific, Orchid, (+1 that I can’t read the name of)

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Smashbox Photo Op Mega Eyeshadow Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette
Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette ($69.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes eight eyeshadow trios (so 24 eyeshadows), plus three blushes. There are a variety of finishes from mattes to shimmers, cooler and warmer shades. The palette is one I would recommend using with a primer, as most of the eyeshadows are on the powdery side and just do not perform as well over bare skin as they would over a primer. I liked it, and they were fairly blendable overall, but it’s a better fit for someone who regularly uses primer. It’s also a tremendous value, as you’re getting eight full-sized trios (normally $28 a pop, so $224 in value right there), plus three blushes.

Several of these shades can be found either as permanent trios in the Smashbox range or as part of other trios. The following trios are included: Multi-Flash (Naked, Crisp, Doe), Filter (Vanilla, Sable, Sumatra), Dark Room (Opal, Granite, Blackout), Cover Shoot (Flirt, Dusk, Haze), Skybox (Sky, Steel, Nocturnal). These are the shades that are in this palette but can be found in other trios (but not together): Golden Orchid, Obsidian, Amethyst, Parfait, Ambient.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow is supposed to a “super blendable, velvety formula” that is “highly pigmented” with “lasting wear.” It does have a very soft, velvety feeling, but several are on the powdery side. It’s a formula that is best suited over a primer, as it helps to give it more to hold onto and manages that powderiness better than applying over bare skin.

Petunia is a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, moderately buildable color payoff with a silky, smooth, though lightly powdery, texture. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Simply Bliss (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carnation is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that built up to medium coverage, but the texture was thin and powdery, which made it prone to sheering out and fading. It lasted for seven hours on me. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Chaotic (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Geranium is a brightened, poppy coral with warm, orange-red undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a silky texture, but I found it a little harder to blend. This one would be easier to blend over drier skin or over set foundation. It wore for eight hours before fading. MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is brighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vanilla is a muted, creamy ivory with warm undertones and a matte finish. It is powdery, though very smooth, and it adhered decently to bare skin and lasted for eight hours. It had good pigmentation. Ciate My Tribe (LE)(100% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P)(100% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Crepe (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sand (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Hero (P) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Classic (P) is darker (95% similar). Dior Sundeck #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sable is a medium-dark, lightly gray-tinged brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was very powdery, unfortunately, so it sheered out noticeably on the skin without building up well. It wore for seven hours before noticeably fading. Smashbox Taupe (P) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Omega (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (P) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE) is darker, brighter (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unwind (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Being (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sumatra is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellowed-brown undertones and a gray overcast. It had a mostly matte finish, though it seemed like it had just a smidgen of sheen to it. The color payoff was good, while the texture was soft without being powdery, and it blended fairly well while lasting for eight hours on me. This was also in the #SHAPEMATTERS palette, but it is lighter. Hourglass Obscura #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pepper, Please (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Naked is a bright, light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-opaque pigmentation, but it applied easily and blended well. The color wore for seven and a half hours. bareMinerals Promise (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE)(90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crisp is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to use. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals In the Buff (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Latergram (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #6 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Orange Topaz (P) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Doe is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and wore for seven and a half hours. Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (P) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fortune is a brightened, yellowed gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #3 (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nectar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Safari is a medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a texture that felt soft, blended well, and stayed put for eight hours. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Bless Her Heart (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Willow Pop (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moss is a dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff and would benefit from a primer. It wore for seven hours on me. MAC Felt (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Khaki (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 90210 (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flirt is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Dew (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Air (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Jasper (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Kifu (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusk is a mauvey-taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones with a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery but workable texture that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bust (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haze is a medium-dark, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation with a slight dustiness to it, but it applied better to the lid than anticipated. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Password (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is a brightened, light pastel pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery but didn’t seem to impact the wear or application, as it lasted for eight hours. Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium purple with lighter copper and orange-gold shimmer that sits mostly on top, so it tended to get brushed away when blended. The texture was somewhat powdery, and while it looked really interesting, it was a pain to use on the lid as it sheered out a lot. It lasted for seven hours on me. Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Mezzanine (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obsidian is a charcoal gray with silver shimmer and a frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #4 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Graphica (P) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Black Pearl (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Orchid is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a pink tinge paired with a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and applied well while yielding semi-opaque pigmentation. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC This or That #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ambient is a brightened, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t at all powdery. It wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unleashed (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cabernet is a muted, medium-dark eggplant purple with warm, burgundy undertones and a smattering of blue and violet shimmer. The shimmer gets lost on the lid, and it takes on the look of a semi-matte eyeshadow overall. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, so use a light hand and build-up to avoid excessive fall out. The color wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plum (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light bluish-white with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a blendable, smooth texture that applied decently to the skin. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a muted, medium silvery blue with a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer texture compared to other shades, so it was easier to work with as it wasn’t powdery, but it didn’t have the best color payoff. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nocturnalis a blackened navy blue with fine, navy blue shimmer. The shimmer is barely noticeable when applied, so it is more of a satin-matte finish eyeshadow in practice. The texture was soft but dusty, and it didn’t blend out as nicely as you’d want for a darker color like this. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Opal is a light, pink-tinged ivory with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was somewhat powdery. It gets lost without a primer, I think. This shade wore well for seven hours. MAC Sugar Rush (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Radial Pink (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Plum (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Promesse #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura #1 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granite is a muted, dusty medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but the powdery texture made it really hard to maintain color intensity when blending. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nice Composure (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (P) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE) is darker (85% similar). NARS Namibia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S114 Pearl Gray (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackout is a medium-dark black with a satin sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the firmer press made it difficult to blend. It wore for seven and a half hours. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE)(100% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #3 (LE, $2.29) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Mega Palette Photo Op
Photo Op
Photo Op
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
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Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette
Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette ($69.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes eight eyeshadow trios (so 24 eyeshadows), plus three blushes. There are a variety of finishes from mattes to shimmers, cooler and warmer shades.

Several of these shades can be found either as permanent trios in the Smashbox range or as part of other trios, so if time runs out (as in it sells out), I may still review to capture some of those permanent shades. The following trios are included: Multi-Flash (Naked, Crisp, Doe), Filter (Vanilla, Sable, Sumatra), Dark Room (Opal, Granite, Blackout), Cover Shoot (Flirt, Dusk, Haze), Skybox (Sky, Steel, Nocturnal). These are the shades that are in this palette but can be found in other trios (but not together): Golden Orchid, Obsidian, Amethyst, Parfait, Ambient. I will try my best to review this in a timely manner, but the palette stack (about 12) is daunting at the moment and this being mega-sized may mean it doesn’t get tested quickly enough.

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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette ($65.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes a brow wax, two brow powders, four face powders, nine eyeshadows, and a double-ended brush. The palette is neutral-to-warm in tone overall, with the contour powder leaning neutral, almost cool in tone. All of the products in the palette had fairly soft, finely-milled textures that were blendable and easy enough to use. The eyeshadows can be a little powdery to work with when applying without a primer for the powder to adhere to, so that would be my bit of advice when working with them: use a primer, though they are workable on bare skin. The more matte highlight shade may look chalky on medium and darker skin tones, and the more shimmery highlight powder has a strong white base and can be stark when not buffed out.

Brow Tech Powders

Taupe is a light-medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency, but it may be a little too soft for brows (though works nicely as an eyeshadow). It wore for eight hours. Smashbox Soft Brown (P, ) is darker. Viseart Café (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is lighter. Divergent Radiant Initiation (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Soft Brown is a medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nice pigmentation with a smooth, silky texture that blended well on the skin. This one wasn’t too soft or too firm. It wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter. Smashbox Taupe (P, ) is darker. Viseart Dark Matte #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Viseart Café (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Viseart Tabac (P, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Taupe of the World (LE, ) is more shimmery. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler. Anastasia Warm Taupe (P, $12.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is cooler. Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Contour & Highlight Powders

Contour is a medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque and more blendable in practice than it seemed swatched. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Kat Von D Sombre (P, ) is lighter. Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P, ) is warmer. LORAC Light Contour (P, ) is more shimmery. NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is cooler. MAC Taupe (LE, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bronze is a medium brown with soft, warmer yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with smooth texture that was slightly firmer in the pan, and I found it a little more difficult to blend out than most of the powders in this palette. It lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is warmer. MAC Aphrodite’s Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $65.00) is darker. Benefit Hoola (P, $28.00) is warmer. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter. Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is lighter. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer. Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Highlight is a light yellow with a semi-matte finish–a very subtle sheen that gets lost on my normal-to-dry skin but may be more apparent on those with normal-to-oily skin types. The texture of this one is silky and smooth but excessively powdery to work with, so a little goes a long way and it is better to build up the color slowly. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. LORAC Yellow Highlight (P, ) is darker. Kat Von D Lyric (P, ) is darker, brighter. Dolce and Gabbana Eva (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Glow is a muted, buttery gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, but it was soft enough to be a little powdery and I felt like the shimmer came away from the powder (the two weren’t binding well), so more shimmer is pronounced on the skin compared to the underlying color–which is better for medium and darker skin tones. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores for me, and the highlighter lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Photo Op Eyeshadows

Vanilla is a light beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, lightly powdery texture that lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is warmer. Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $18.00) is lighter. LORAC Nude #1 (LE, ) is cooler. Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer. Dior Sundeck #1 (LE, ) is cooler. Too Faced Heaven (P, $16.00) is cooler. Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Zoeva Bitter Start (P, ) is lighter. Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is brighter, warmer. Tarte Compassionate (LE, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is more shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Totally Nude is a muted, medium pink with a hint of beige and warm undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture was slightly powdery but very silky in feel, while it had good pigmentation that adhered fairly well to the skin. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is darker. bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is darker. Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Laced (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Inglot #359 (P, $6.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Champagne is a brightened pop of gold with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s a light-medium, orange-leaning gold with a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was soft, silky, and a smidgen powdery to work with on bare skin, as it sheered out a little, but it blended well. The color wore for eight hours before fading. Dior Contraste Horizon #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Natural Vigor #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Nutmeg (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is darker. Tarte Golden Locket (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is darker. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker. Stila Vitality (P, ) is darker. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE, ) is darker. bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Stripped is a soft, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a silky, smooth texture that applied well to the skin. It faded after seven and a half hours, but it was easy to work with. bareMinerals Tres Chic (P, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Nirvana (P, ) is more shimmery. Buxom Famous Flirt (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P, ) is lighter, more muted. Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Geek (LE, ) is darker. bareMinerals Shhh… (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Posh is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It’s a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had a soft, smooth consistency that applied well to bare skin and wore for eight hours. MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Scratch (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Inked in Pink (P, $6.99) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #12 (P, $9.99) is cooler. bareMinerals Page Six (P, ) is lighter. Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Abstraction (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Platinum is a light-medium, golden pewter with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that was easy to work with on the lid. On me, the color wore for eight hours before fading. Viseart Jeu de Paume (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is lighter. Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Delaney (P, ) is darker. Kat Von D Telepathy (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sumatra is a dark brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, smooth texture that took a little extra effort to blend but lasted for eight hours. MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is warmer. Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter. Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is warmer. Hourglass Obscura #2 (P, ) is lighter. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine is a blackened plum-purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was the hardest shade to work with, as it was a little stiffer and had trouble adhering as well to bare skin as some of the other shades. It lasted for eight hours before fading, though. MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Bombshell (LE, ) is brighter. Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE, ) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is warmer. theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted. MAC Dynamic Duo 4 #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Spellcaster (LE, $16.00) is lighter. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is darker. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is more muted. MAC Shadowy Lady (P, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blackout is a deep black with neutral undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for eight hours. Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is more shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE, ) is cooler. Wet ‘n’ Wild Three’s a Party #3 (LE, $2.29) is cooler. Urban Decay Crave (P, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is . Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Eye & Contour Palette #SHAPEMATTERS
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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New! Smashbox Double Exposure Palette for Holiday 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)

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