Saturday, May 9th, 2009


Smashbox’s Untamed Collection is their summer launch featuring six new products, plus four shades of their Waterproof Shadow/Liner Duos. They launched two glosses, two eyeshadow/liner trios, creamy cheek color, and a brightening pencil.

I tested out the Untamed Waterproof Shadow Liner Trio in Savage ($29.00), which features a soft, beigey-pink, deeper olive green, and a warm, shimmery brown. They’re all creamy shadows designed to use as liners, bases, or eyeshadows. They are waterproof, therefore crease-proof, too. Just be sure to prepare yourself for the size of this product, because each part of the trio is fairly small. It’s not necessarily a bad value, it’s just surprising.

Terracotta Creamy Cheek Color ($24.00) is a soft, fleshy reddish-brown color that goes on sheer and creamy. It’s easy to blend, and it looks very natural on the face. It’s definitely not an overwhelming color, and it is a nice alternative to bronzer, too.

I also tried Untamed Lip Gloss in Raw ($18.00), which is described as a deep red. I’d have to say it’s more like a semi-sheer reddish brown, over a “deep red.” I really thought I’d like this shade, but it’s not as red as I was hoping for. It looks better on my lips than I expected it, too, though, because it goes on fairly sheer and just gives my lips more of a brownish-red tint.

See swatches, product photos, and lip swatches

Savage Trio

Terracotta Blush

Raw Lip Gloss

Raw (top), Savage Trio (bottom), Terracotta (right)

Raw Lip Gloss

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16 thoughts on “Smashbox Untamed Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

  1. Tracy

    That lipgloss is kind of a strange color, but I like it. Not sure how it would look on me though, i’m very cool-toned.

    the shadow liners are pretty too! i like all 3 colors, very wearable.

    thanks for posting! =]

  2. Wilcoa

    The lipgloss is neat, I’ll have to check that out. Otherwise I’m not really wowed by the collection.

  3. Love the colors…very pretty!

  4. the shadow looks really nice
    but there soooo tiny

  5. I like that they put three shadows/liners together. I can’t imagine the size would be that big of a deal, considering how little is actually needed. I don’t think I’ve EVER used up an entire shadow or liner.

    • I agree that you’ll probably not get through it, depending on your collection, but they feel so small, which does, in turn, make you feel like you’re not getting as much as you’d like!

  6. Elena

    I tried on Raw lipgloss in Sephora after seeing it here and it looks really good. I might have to make it a future purchase. :) Thanks for the heads up!

  7. Meagan Elizabeth

    I have the lipgloss in Raw and I am very happy with it. I wasn’t sure if it would be as dark as it looked but I am glad that the color is sheer and buildable :) I also have the other shadow/liner trio (with the purples) but I haven’t had the chance to try it because I misplaced it during a move :(

  8. I definitely love smashbox summer collections, though am wondering if the cheek color can aslo be used on your lips.