Friday, July 31st, 2009

Smashbox Cosmetics – Eyeshadows – Photos & Swatches (Part 1)

Smashbox’s Eyeshadows ($16.00 each) include thirty-two shades of ultra smooth, well-pigmented eyeshadows. Most of the eyeshadows are shimmery, with just a few having more satiny or matte finishes. Their eyeshadows are also touted as hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. I was actually quite surprised by how smooth and velvety they felt, not to mention everys ingle one had amazing color pay off. Many of the shades are even more striking in person than they are in photos, too! The price point is not too hard to swallow either, which is always a plus.

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

See more photos and swatches


Smashbox Nude Eyeshadow


Smashbox Vanilla Eyeshadow


Smashbox Oyster Eyeshadow


Smashbox Platinum Eyeshadow


Smashbox Cinnamon Toast Eyeshadow


Smashbox Bliss Eyeshadow


Smashbox Champgane Eyeshadow


Nude, Vanilla, Oyster


Oyster, Platinum, Cinnamon Toast


Platinum, Cinnamon Toast, Bliss, Champagne


Smashbox Fizz Eyeshadow


Smashbox Honey Eyeshadow


Smashbox Sand Eyeshadow


Smashbox Spellbound Eyeshadow


Smashbox Minx Eyeshadow


Smashbox Cabernet Eyeshadow


Smashbox Java Eyeshadow


Smashbox Walnut Eyeshadow


Smashbox Brazilian Bronze Eyeshadow


Fizz, Honey, Sand


Spellbound, Minx, Cabernet


Java, Walnut, Brazilian Bronze

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25 thoughts on “Smashbox Cosmetics – Eyeshadows – Photos & Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Avatar of Chantale Macaddict

    Hhmmm! Spellbound, Minx and Cabernet are the only ones that I find beautigul. I don’t own any Smashbox e/s or cosmetics. I got a l/g as a gift but don’t remember the color (it’s an ok l/g). Overall, this brand is not one that excites me.

  2. Oyster looks like a gorgeous highlighter!
    Spellbound looks really unique, but it reminds me of previously swatched NARS Party Monster?

    BTW, I love this swatching-all thing – now visiting your blog is not only a fun, it’s also a MUST for me.

    Are you planning to add more brands to temptalia saga? Bobbi Brown or UD maybe?

  3. DJ

    spellbound looks like Nars Strada, I believe. It caught my eye too, as well as Oyster.

    great swatches

    ;)

    • lucyinthesky

      I have both Spellboun and Strada and they are very similar in colour, but Spellbound has WAY better colour payoff IMO. An Oyster is gorgeous! I think I will have to check out Minx, Flirt, and Rapture now too!

  4. Meagan

    Christine, I’m really happy that you’re doing Smashbox swatches! It is one of my favorite cosmetic lines. Thanks!

    From this batch of swatches I only have Brazillian Bronze, but it is a really gorgeous bronze color!

  5. Sass

    I’m not really liking how these swatches came out. *shrugs*

  6. Becca

    Just in case anyone was wondering…these shadows can be depotted (although the process is more complicated than MAC shadows) and they fit into the MAC palette slots.

  7. Kitson

    Brazilian Bronze is a dupe of Lancome’s Bikini Golden.

  8. I like that you’re doing reviews, etc. on other brands than MAC (with swatches!) because on my own I probably wouldn’t bother looking in to them. It really opens my eyes, and is maybe on its way to creating a few lemmings!

  9. I really like smashbox shadows they are smooth like butter and very pigmented!

  10. Sally

    Thanks Christine. You’re so awesome and helpful!!!! :)
    If they would only change their packaging to user-friendly flip-top lids.

  11. Ugh! Christine you suck! Your fantastic photos and swatches are making me want more colors! In brands I’ve never even batted an eye at before! :-D

  12. Janelle

    Toast, Honey and Brazilian Bronze are so pretty :)

  13. These swatches look wonderful Christine. I now know what to use my 10% off VIB coupon at Sephora on now!

  14. Sarah

    This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. This is so so helpful, thank you so much!!!

  15. cmferrets

    christine, how does the single e/s compare to the trios, >? can u do a swatch test on them too , thanx!

  16. Lily

    Do you think Nude is anything similar to any MAC eyeshadows?

  17. Avatar of LU LNU

    Thanks Christine! This was really helpful; after seeing your swatches I went to Sephora and some of the colors really are better in person!

  18. Ana

    wow. spellbound looks similar to NARS’ strada..i think