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The Best & Worst of the Smashbox x Vlada Collection

Smashbox x Vlada Collection
Smashbox x Vlada Collection

Smashbox x Vlada Collection is a rose gold extravangaza that features highlighters (you’ll want to like your glittery/sparkly highlighters, though), lipglosses, liquid lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliners, shimmer spray (use as they advise–not sprayed directly onto the face!!), and a face primer.

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10 x Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette Look Ideas

01/09

Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal | Look Details
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal | Look Details
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette
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Smashbox Petal Metal | <a href=Look Details">

Smashbox Petal Metal Cover Shot Eye Palette ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a very rosy/coppery mix of shades with lots of frosted and metallic shades (six to be exact) and two mattes. I do think that there are several different combinations to be created but find that they can run together side-by-side. I would recommend trying some of the lighter shades with a dampened brush to brighten and get more variance out of the palette.

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Smashbox Eyeshadow Palette
Petal Metal 1.0

  1. Smashbox Rose Rocked — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  2. Smashbox Floral Support — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  3. Smashbox Coffee Blossom — A Warm Brown with a Matte finish.
  4. Smashbox Nude Rose — A Warm Brown with a Matte finish.

See side-by-side swatches!

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Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops

01/07

Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz over Smashbox In Bloom Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Rose Glitz over Smashbox In Bloom Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops

Rose Glitz

Smashbox Rose Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops ($32.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a clear base with light gold and deeper gold sparkle glitter. One layer produced a semi-sheer amount of sparkle/glitter whether patted onto lips or patted onto cheekbones, and then intensified to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers, though I did find that on the cheeks it started to look a bit textured after three layers.

I didn’t have any trouble applying it on bare skin or over foundation, as it did not lift up my base. It layered well over a matte liquid lipstick and stayed on well and did not interfere with the wear of the lip color, though it felt a little clingier after I added the glitter on top. The glitter effect was also buildable but three layers emphasized my skin’s natural texture. I felt like it did what it was marketed to do, but I don’t love the delivery system and don’t think it’s going to be the type of product that everyone will love.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.34 oz. - $94.12 Per Ounce

It's a very liquid, water-based highlighter that dries down quickly after it's applied, whether patted onto lips or cheeks (it can be used for either purpose, per the brand). The glass bottle has a dropper that dispenses a moderate amount of glitter, which I'd describe as medium in size--bigger than shimmer and sparkle but not super chunky glitter. I was surprised at how well it applied onto cheeks, including over base makeup, as it did not lift it away, and it did not seem to sit in my pores either. It dried down and stayed on well with minimal migration over an eight-hour period. I did feel like it felt a little clingy layered over lip products (I tried the liquid lipsticks from the same release by Smashbox), though. I also found the applicator harder to work with, though I am at a loss as to what might be better. The bottle needs to be mixed thoroughly as the glitter settles to the bottom of the bottle.

Browse all of our Smashbox Petal Metal Shimmer Drops swatches.

Ingredients

WaterAquaEau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops

01/09

Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz over Smashbox XO, Vlada Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz and Rose Glitz over Smashbox XO, Vlada Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops
Smashbox Gold Glitz over Smashbox XO, Vlada Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Gold Glitz and Rose Glitz over Smashbox XO, Vlada Always On Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops

Gold Glitz

Smashbox Gold Glitz Petal Metal Shimmer Drops ($32.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a clear base with light pink, silver, and peach glitter. It had a water-based texture, so the bottle needs to be shaken first to redistribute the glitter, and it dries down quite quickly whether applied to lips or the skin. I liked it a little more on cheeks, as it was sparkly without looking like grit or dirt, and it was easy to work with even on top of foundation. It applied well over a liquid lipstick but seemed to make it feel clingier. There was minimal travel during an eight-hour period when I wore it on my cheeks, and it didn’t shorten the wear of the liquid lipstick when used as a topper.

It’s an interesting product, particularly because of the water-heavy formulation, and I definitely felt like it lived up to the expectations the brand set for it, but it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.34 oz. - $94.12 Per Ounce

It's a very liquid, water-based highlighter that dries down quickly after it's applied, whether patted onto lips or cheeks (it can be used for either purpose, per the brand). The glass bottle has a dropper that dispenses a moderate amount of glitter, which I'd describe as medium in size--bigger than shimmer and sparkle but not super chunky glitter. I was surprised at how well it applied onto cheeks, including over base makeup, as it did not lift it away, and it did not seem to sit in my pores either. It dried down and stayed on well with minimal migration over an eight-hour period. I did feel like it felt a little clingy layered over lip products (I tried the liquid lipsticks from the same release by Smashbox), though. I also found the applicator harder to work with, though I am at a loss as to what might be better. The bottle needs to be mixed thoroughly as the glitter settles to the bottom of the bottle.

Browse all of our Smashbox Petal Metal Shimmer Drops swatches.

Ingredients

WaterAquaEau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)]

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Smashbox Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liners

01/03

Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner
Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner

24K Rose

Smashbox 24K Rose Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner ($24.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light-medium copper with a hint of red and warmer undertones paired with a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke that applied evenly. The consistency was fluid and pigmented enough that it worked particularly well for longer lines done in a single, fluid motion. It was wet, though, and did take a bit longer to dry down. Once it set, it stayed on well for 10 hours without flaking or fading.

Ingredients

WaterAquaEau, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Bis-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Tin Oxide, Silica, Ammonium Hydroxide, Laureth-2 Benzoate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hexylene Glycol, Coconut Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Sodium Methylparaben, Propylparaben, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]

24K Rose
24K Rose
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Smashbox Petal Metal Shimmer Spray

01/04

Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray
Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray

Petal Metal

Smashbox Petal Metal Petal Metal Shimmer Spray ($39.00 for 3.90 oz.) is a soft, pale pink with warm undertones and a shimmery, dewy sheen. It’s designed to have buildable coverage and sheen, which I found accurate in the sense of it had a semi-sheer level of shimmer that could be intensified to more medium coverage with respect to shimmer and shine. The base had a tinge of pink, which was only noticeable when layered and at certain angles as the shimmer reflected less light.

The texture was thin, watery, but it was definitely thicker than pure water. It dried down within 30 seconds and set, so it didn’t remain wet but the sheen was noticeable enough that it still appeared dewy after drying down. It had a slightly rosy scent to it, but I didn’t notice it while wore, just as it was initially sprayed and drying down. The shimmer didn’t rub off easily and stayed on well throughout the day whether I wore it on my cheeks or on my arms/legs.

I think that brand described the product well, and they produced a video as well as provided written instructions making sure to state to spray it onto a brush or on the back of one’s hand rather than directly onto the face for face application… but the reality is that the bottle has a spray nozzle and looks like any other setting spray, including their own (Photo Finish Primer Water) that the immediate thinking is to spray directly onto the face. If one does that, it’s a terrible experience–globs of product get launched onto the face and has to be dabbed into the skin using a sponge or brush to minimal effect. If one follows directions, it’s a beautiful product, but the packaging just might be all wrong for it–I actually would have preferred a tube or pump mechanism as it was more like a liquid highlighter and those types of packaging just make more sense. Alternatively, if it was marketed as a body shimmer with an “off-use” tip of spraying it onto a brush to use on the cheeks, I think there would have been less confusion.

For body application, the brand does recommend misting directly onto the skin and then blending, which makes sense since it’s a larger area and isn’t covered with more precise makeup application (like eye makeup, blush, and the like). I would still say to spray closer to the body and then blend out than hold it from afar to spray, though.

Ingredients

WaterAquaEau, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sucrose, Trehalose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Gellidiella Acerosa Extract, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Caffeine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Glycereth-26, Dextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 80, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Calcium Chloride, Gellan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470)

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total