Smashbox Photo Op Mega Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette
Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette

Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette ($69.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes eight eyeshadow trios (so 24 eyeshadows), plus three blushes. There are a variety of finishes from mattes to shimmers, cooler and warmer shades. The palette is one I would recommend using with a primer, as most of the eyeshadows are on the powdery side and just do not perform as well over bare skin as they would over a primer. I liked it, and they were fairly blendable overall, but it’s a better fit for someone who regularly uses primer. It’s also a tremendous value, as you’re getting eight full-sized trios (normally $28 a pop, so $224 in value right there), plus three blushes.

Several of these shades can be found either as permanent trios in the Smashbox range or as part of other trios. The following trios are included: Multi-Flash (Naked, Crisp, Doe), Filter (Vanilla, Sable, Sumatra), Dark Room (Opal, Granite, Blackout), Cover Shoot (Flirt, Dusk, Haze), Skybox (Sky, Steel, Nocturnal). These are the shades that are in this palette but can be found in other trios (but not together): Golden Orchid, Obsidian, Amethyst, Parfait, Ambient.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow is supposed to a “super blendable, velvety formula” that is “highly pigmented” with “lasting wear.” It does have a very soft, velvety feeling, but several are on the powdery side. It’s a formula that is best suited over a primer, as it helps to give it more to hold onto and manages that powderiness better than applying over bare skin.

Petunia is a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, moderately buildable color payoff with a silky, smooth, though lightly powdery, texture. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Milani Petal Primavera (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Appeal (PiP, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Count Me In (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #2 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Thnks fr the Mmrs (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Pink Sand #3 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Amazemint (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever B302 (P, $23.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Carnation is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that built up to medium coverage, but the texture was thin and powdery, which made it prone to sheering out and fading. It lasted for seven hours on me. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Dolce Pink (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KIKO 103 Golden Peach (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Pink (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Chaotic (P, $9.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gentle (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Cutie Pie (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Geranium is a brightened, poppy coral with warm, orange-red undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a silky texture, but I found it a little harder to blend. This one would be easier to blend over drier skin or over set foundation. It wore for eight hours before fading. MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Scorching (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cherry Bomb (Blush) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Coralline (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Coral (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vanilla is a muted, creamy ivory with warm undertones and a matte finish. It is powdery, though very smooth, and it adhered decently to bare skin and lasted for eight hours. It had good pigmentation. Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (PiP, )(100% similar). Ciate My Tribe (LE, )(100% similar). LORAC Bare (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Make It Last (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Nighthawks (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Classic (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek So Pale (LE, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Cry Baby (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Undress #2 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sable is a medium-dark, lightly gray-tinged brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was very powdery, unfortunately, so it sheered out noticeably on the skin without building up well. It wore for seven hours before noticeably fading. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Taupe (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Deep #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Wall Art (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Omega (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Resistance (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Shoreline (Cool Mattes 2 #5) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Smokin' Hot (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unwind (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sumatra is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellowed-brown undertones and a gray overcast. It had a mostly matte finish, though it seemed like it had just a smidgen of sheen to it. The color payoff was good, while the texture was soft without being powdery, and it blended fairly well while lasting for eight hours on me. This was also in the #SHAPEMATTERS palette, but it is lighter. Hourglass Obscura #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pepper, Please (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (DC, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (PiP, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M618 Espresso (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Deep Brown (PiP, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Dark Chocolate (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Naked is a bright, light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-opaque pigmentation, but it applied easily and blended well. The color wore for seven and a half hours. Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00)(95% similar). Makeup Geek Sorbet (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE, )(90% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crisp is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to use. It wore well for eight hours on me. Cle de Peau Grounded (Right) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Icon (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Glaze It (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blaze (Beached) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ready or Yacht (PiP, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Serving Up (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals In the Buff (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Shine (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Satisfaction (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Latergram (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ringer (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Doe is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and wore for seven and a half hours. MAC US Dance Remix (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Ashes to Ashes (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (PiP, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Pat McGrath Enigma (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Bonus Track (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Tickle Me (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fortune is a brightened, yellowed gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Sunset (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Champagne (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Viseart Flirt (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop CREAM (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Take It Slow (PiP, $4.50) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). Dior Ruby #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Sunset at the Beach (210) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Compass (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Moonlit (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Candle (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Top Yacht (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Safari is a medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a texture that felt soft, blended well, and stayed put for eight hours. Wet 'n' Wild Dragon Scales #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Sideline (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Bronx (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Hundo (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Making a Scene (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Vivid (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Gargoyle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Bad Habit Laurel (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Fallen Star (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moss is a dark, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was moderately powdery with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff and would benefit from a primer. It wore for seven hours on me. MAC Felt (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Khaki (PiP, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop 90210 (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sexspresso (PiP, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace Vanguard (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Dark Chocolate (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Fawn (Define) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flirt is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that lasted for seven hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Jasper (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Air (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dew (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Kifu (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Pants (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Spiked Eggnog (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Water Dream (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusk is a mauvey-taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones with a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery but workable texture that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading. LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bust (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel City Lights #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Lituation (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haze is a medium-dark, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation with a slight dustiness to it, but it applied better to the lid than anticipated. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Password (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Smashbox Punked (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (PiP, $13.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-o (590) (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Zero Gravity (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Officer (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Horizon (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is a brightened, light pastel pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a bit powdery but didn’t seem to impact the wear or application, as it lasted for eight hours. LORAC Light Pink (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Dior Matte Pink (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). LORAC Bonfire (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Paradise Island (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Ballet (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Lovely (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty With Style (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Confection (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Morganite (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Baptism (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium purple with lighter copper and orange-gold shimmer that sits mostly on top, so it tended to get brushed away when blended. The texture was somewhat powdery, and while it looked really interesting, it was a pain to use on the lid as it sheered out a lot. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Pretty Baby #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Amethyst (PiP, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Mezzanine (DC, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Agate (GPV2 #10) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Mythicool Creatures #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Obsidian is a charcoal gray with silver shimmer and a frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (DC, ) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Sketch (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Silver Screen (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mindfiles (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Granite (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Orchid is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a pink tinge paired with a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and applied well while yielding semi-opaque pigmentation. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Euphoric (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC This or That #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Delicate Drift (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bading (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ambient is a brightened, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t at all powdery. It wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Too Faced Caramel (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unleashed (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sydney Grace Laura's Memory (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Glitter Donut (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Gold Rush (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Penny (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Pineapple (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop KathleenLights (PiP, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hooked on Vinyl #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cabernet is a muted, medium-dark eggplant purple with warm, burgundy undertones and a smattering of blue and violet shimmer. The shimmer gets lost on the lid, and it takes on the look of a semi-matte eyeshadow overall. It had good pigmentation but was dusty, so use a light hand and build-up to avoid excessive fall out. The color wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plum (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Black Violet (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Dream Big (PiP, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (DC, $14.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Master (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sky is a muted, light bluish-white with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a blendable, smooth texture that applied decently to the skin. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (DC, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steel is a muted, medium silvery blue with a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer texture compared to other shades, so it was easier to work with as it wasn’t powdery, but it didn’t have the best color payoff. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Flash (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #3 (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (PiP, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender/Gold and Silver (3) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #12 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC See the Stars (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nocturnalis a blackened navy blue with fine, navy blue shimmer. The shimmer is barely noticeable when applied, so it is more of a satin-matte finish eyeshadow in practice. The texture was soft but dusty, and it didn’t blend out as nicely as you’d want for a darker color like this. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. NARS Sprung (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Deep Water (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Rendezvous (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Mythicool Creatures #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Opal is a light, pink-tinged ivory with a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was somewhat powdery. It gets lost without a primer, I think. This shade wore well for seven hours. MAC Sugar Rush (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (DC, ) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Radial Pink (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Plum (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Aura #1 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Promesse #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Bribe (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granite is a muted, dusty medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but the powdery texture made it really hard to maintain color intensity when blending. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. Giorgio Armani Moonlight White #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Lovey Dovey (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nice Composure (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S114 Pearl Gray (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Namibia (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Slanted (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackout is a medium-dark black with a satin sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the firmer press made it difficult to blend. It wore for seven and a half hours. theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Carbon (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Carbon (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #3 (DC, $2.29) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, )(100% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #7 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (PiP, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Woof (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is a great bargain and your eye looks don’t look too bad for no primer. the first two blush shades seem too light for me probably. I may check this out in store. But, I don’t think I would use all the colors. This would be great for a newcomer into makeup.

Even though I’m not buying this one, I really like the vast shade selection that’s offered here. I think this would be a good palette for someone who doesn’t have a lot of eyeshadows already. Probably not for someone like myself who has far too many dupes of these. Even dupes of dupes! Just a heads up: the grades are missing.

I really like the blushes. I like that the shadows have have a nice range of colors (browns, greens, purples, blues, grays) and the color combos go well together , but yeah, they definitely need the help of a primer or cream shadow base. Amethyst (purple with gold shimmer) is my fave

WOW, Christine – reviewing, testing, wearing and doing the dupes for this palette seems a Herculean task! I wonder how similar the shadow trios are to their regular trios…they do look VERY similar though I’d have to go to their site and look at them all (I don’t think the shadows in those trios have names; rather, each trio has one name for the whole trio but I’m not entirely sure). This looks like it would be a wonderful addition to the collection of somebody who didn’t have a lot of makeup or for someone who travels a LOT, LOT, LOT for work.

Weird, when I look at them at Smashbox’s own site, the trios have a name but I can see no individual shadow names….for example, Filter and Darkroom are 2 trios I like but I can find no individual shade names. They might be on the backs of the compacts but Smashbox doesn’t list them at the site, which is annoying.

Okay, I just looked at Sephora and THEY list the 3 colour names in each trio. Interestingly, Filter (one I’ve contemplated getting) contains both Sumatra and Sable (2 shades I really like) as well as Vanilla. But this ENTIRE palette costs less than or about the same as 2 trios, (depending on what the price will be in Canada) so it’s a really good value despite the crummy quality (if that makes ANY sense!)

Isn’t it odd that Smashbox’s own site wouldn’t name the individual shades in each trio but Sephora (and Ulta, which I rarely check, since they’re not in Canada) do have the names. You’d think Smashbox would be the one place where you COULD find the names.

It is! I wonder if they used to have the info and some site redesign moved the info, lol! Sephora sometimes makes up names (e.g. MUFE eyeshadows), but since ULTA and Sephora have the same info, it seems to make sense (plus, also aligns with the names here).

Thanks for the review, Christine. This palette looks terrible though. Pass! The Amethyst eyeshadow is the only thing I like from this palette.

It’s better than I thought it would be. I actually like a lot of the colors. I realize it needs primer, but I think Amethyst is beautiful.

There are lots of colours here – but too many are very similar to each other for my liking. Not enough greens for me… Also, in the swatches some of the colours looked very powdery and dry. Yes you would really need to use a primer. There would be lots of colours I wouldn’t use. However it is great for someone who hasn’t splurged already on a big palette.
I am wondering how your brush would go getting into those smallish pans

Ah, the grade is a letdown. I do like the design of the palette. It’s a nice change from the usual grid pattern (square next to square) I see on most makeup palettes.

It is a bit lower than I expected (it gave me more of a “B” feel when I was testing it), but at least it’s packed with product and (fairly) solvable issues.

I’ve thought about buying the Dark Room trio many times just for one shade. I’ve been wanting a dupe for Opal since the first time I swatched it. Now, thanks to your dupe list, I realize I’ve had one all along! I own UD’s Glinda palette! **slams head onto keyboard repeatedly**

By the way… that fact that you’ve reviewed this palette in such detail is both amazing and impressive! Thanks for all the work you do!

Just letting you know, the website is phenomenal on mobile. Normally, on the old site, a super long post like this would take forever to load and a lot of pictures wouldn’t upload or show up. Great job on the redesign!

Thanks for reviewing this Christine! I still haven’t tried mine yet! I was a little afraid for this review, and I was right to be! But, on the positive side, it could’ve been a lot worse. I’m gonna keep mine, and just use primer. I knew this wouldn’t be an A rated palette, because smashbox doesn’t generally get the best ratings, but it looks so cool and seemed like a good value. I really wish Amethyst had performed better, as it’s what really sold me (and it looked so good swatched!) I’m hoping Colourpop makes a shade like Amethyst, wouldn’t that be awesome?! 😉

The Smashbox Photo Op eyeshadow trios have always felt pretty average to me, with a few hits and misses here and there, so these ratings are pretty much what I was expecting. I gotta say though, Geranium is suuuuch a pretty blush shade.

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