Smashbox Heartbreaker Jet Black Liquid Liner Pen

It’s actually kind of funny, because it seems like pen liners are the new thing to do, as several brands have put one out for the spring. I remember the first one I ever used was MAC’s Penultimate, which I still use on occasion. I like pen liners because they are easier to use than traditional liquid liners. I think I do personally prefer gel eyeliners for the upper lash line over liquid liners, but I do prefer pen liners over traditional liquid liners. You have a lot more control, and it is nice that the tip is always rich in color–you don’t have to worry about running out or product drying on you mid-lining.

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Smashbox Liquid Pen Liner

Smashbox Paradise Blush Rush

I’ve always liked Smashbox’s permanent product packaging — it’s functional and sleek.  Cute packaging is fun, but it’s gotta be functional, too.  It just has a very clean look to it, which I dig.  Price-wise, it’s a little more expensive than your average blush at $184/oz. (compared to MAC blushes at $88/oz. and NARS blushes at $156/oz.), but actual investment is in line with NARS ($25) and Illamasqua ($23).

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Smashbox Paradise Blush

Cream/Gel Eyeliner: The Best of the Best

Cream/gel eyeliners are usually thick creams (the consistency of a cream, but the thickness of more like a paste… or a lipstick, for a better beauty reference!). They usually require a brush to apply it, and most use these on the upper lash line (they can be irritating on the lower lash line, particularly for those with more sensitive eyes). They’re a very, very popular item with numerous brands having their own take on the cream/gel eyeliner product type.

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Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection for Spring 2010

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection for Spring 2010

QVC has the jump on Smashbox’s Heartbreaker Collection, for $181 for all seven pieces (compared to $271 retail value). Otherwise, expect it in January/February 2010!

Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00)

  • Hot Date Creme brulee, shimmering chestnut, champagne, shimmering azure, mint, and warm taupe
  • Kiss ‘n Tell Ballet pink, hot pink, icy white, deep violet, charcoal, and peony

Fusion Soft Lights ($30.00)

  • Baked Starlight White gold, bright pink, warm bronze, rosy pink, and ballet pink

Lip Shine

  • Berry Hot
  • Melon-Drama

Roller Gloss

  • Pink Sugar

Liquid Liner Pen ($24.00)

An ultra-fine liquid eyeliner pen that can take you from sweet and sassy to ultra-seductive in just one sweep.

  • Jet Black

Availability: Spring 2010

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