Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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
Smashbox Brow Tech Powder Taupe
Taupe
Taupe
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Stripped
Stripped
Stripped
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Posh
Posh
Posh
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Sumatra
Sumatra
Sumatra
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Aubergine
Aubergine
Aubergine
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Blackout
Blackout
Blackout
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Smashbox Brow Tech Powder Soft Brown
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Smashbox Contour Powder Contour
Contour
Contour
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Smashbox Contour Powder Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Smashbox Contour Powder Highlight
Highlight
Highlight
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Smashbox Highlighter Glow
Glow
Glow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Vanilla
Vanilla
Vanilla
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Totally Nude
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Champagne
Champagne
Champagne
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette
Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

Smashbox Brow Wax
Smashbox Brow Wax

Smashbox Taupe Brow Tech Powder
Smashbox Taupe Brow Tech Powder

Smashbox Taupe Brow Tech Powder
Smashbox Taupe Brow Tech Powder

Smashbox Soft Brown Brow Tech Powder
Smashbox Soft Brown Brow Tech Powder

Smashbox Soft Brown Brow Tech Powder
Smashbox Soft Brown Brow Tech Powder

Smashbox Contour Contour Powder
Smashbox Contour Contour Powder

Smashbox Contour Contour Powder
Smashbox Contour Contour Powder

Smashbox Contour Contour Powder
Smashbox Contour Contour Powder

Smashbox Bronze Contour Powder
Smashbox Bronze Contour Powder

Smashbox Bronze Contour Powder
Smashbox Bronze Contour Powder

Smashbox Bronze Contour Powder
Smashbox Bronze Contour Powder

Smashbox Highlight Highlight Powder
Smashbox Highlight Highlight Powder

Smashbox Highlight Highlight Powder
Smashbox Highlight Highlight Powder

Smashbox Glow Highlight Powder
Smashbox Glow Highlight Powder

Smashbox Glow Highlight Powder
Smashbox Glow Highlight Powder

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Contour & Highlight Powders

Smashbox Vanilla Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Vanilla Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Vanilla Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Vanilla Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Totally Nude Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Totally Nude Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Totally Nude Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Totally Nude Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Champagne Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Champagne Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Champagne Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Champagne Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Stripped Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Stripped Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Stripped Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Stripped Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Posh Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Posh Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Posh Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Posh Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Platinum Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Platinum Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Platinum Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Platinum Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Sumatra Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Sumatra Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Sumatra Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Sumatra Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Aubergine Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Aubergine Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Aubergine Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Aubergine Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Blackout Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Blackout Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Blackout Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Blackout Photo Op Eyeshadow

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadows: Champagne (inner lid), Posh (middle of lid), Stripped (middle of lid),
Platinum (outer lid/lower lash line), Aubergine (crease), Totally Nude (above crease), Vanilla (brow bone)

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow
Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadows: Champagne (inner lid), Posh (middle of lid), Stripped (middle of lid),
Platinum (outer lid/lower lash line), Aubergine (crease), Totally Nude (above crease), Vanilla (brow bone)