Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Ablaze

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features warm hues of copper with both matte and shimmery finishes. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. Some of the eyeshadows have a dustier or thinner texture, which can make them prone to sheering out (and difficult to maintain their intensity) or fade faster than other shades. Overall, the majority of the shades were very pigmented, wore seven to eight hours, and blended out without much work. I liked that this particular palette had both shimmery and matte finishes, and there were some deeper shades to add contrast, so this seemed like it would be much more versatile than some of the other color combinations in their new palette series.

Ablaze
Ablaze
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Relaxed Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Relaxed Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Relaxed

Relaxed is a soft peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was so soft that it also kicked up a lot of excess product in the pan and sheered out too easily on the skin, so it was difficult to get that opaque coverage in practice without a primer. On its own, it lasted for seven hours before fading.

Relaxed
Relaxed
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Moccasin Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Moccasin Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Moccasin

Moccasin is a soft, light-medium copper with a frosted finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with, but it was drier and had a tendency to look faded on the lid (almost immediately), even though the pigmentation still seemed to be opaque. It wore well for seven hours on me.

Moccasin
Moccasin
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Siesta Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Siesta Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Siesta

Siesta is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This eyeshadow had mostly opaque color payoff paired with a lightly dusty, thinner texture. It blended out well, but it sheered out more easily than desired, so it was harder to maintain its intensity on the lid without a primer. It lasted for seven hours on me.

Siesta
Siesta
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Nirvana Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Nirvana Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Nirvana

Nirvana is a medium-dark reddish berry with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. There was a subtle hint of micro-shimmer, but it did not translate on the skin, so it functioned as a matte finish eyeshadow in practice. The pigmentation was rich, and the texture was smooth without being too dry or powdery, though it did not feel as finely-milled as other shades in the palette. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear.

Nirvana
Nirvana
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Delirious Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Delirious Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Delirious

Delirious is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a touch loose in the pan, but it applied beautifully to bare skin and blended out easily. I noticed a little fading after eight hours of wear.

Delirious
Delirious
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Torch Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Torch Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Torch

Torch is a medium-dark orange with a fine, golden shimmer. The color payoff was great with opaque coverage, while the texture felt soft, finely-milled, and smooth without being too dusty or too dry. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Torch
Torch
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Throwback Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Throwback Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Throwback

Throwback is a muted, dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, that was buildable overall. The consistency was firmer in the pan, but it wasn’t as thin or as dusty as some of the shades in the palette were, so it ended up being fairly easy to work with in practice. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours on me.

Throwback
Throwback
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Smashbox Darkhorse Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Smashbox Darkhorse Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Darkhorse

Darkhorse is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had fantastic color payoff that covered the skin with opaque, even color. It had a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, so I didn’t have any issues with fallout or the color losing its intensity when applied to the lid. It lasted just over eight hours on me.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total