Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter
Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter

Rosemantic

Smashbox Rosemantic Petal Metal Highlighter ($39.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to my skin. The texture was dense but smooth to the touch, firm but not difficult to pickup nor to apply to my skin. The powder blended out nicely and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$39.00/0.35 oz. - $111.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "radiant" finish that lasts for "10 hours" with a "velvety and blendable" formula where the shine can be built up in layers or used with a dampened brush. The highlighting powder has a gel-powder hybrid feel--dense, firm, but not stiff or difficult to blend out on the skin--that is similar to formulas like MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishes, NARS Dual Intensity Highlighters/Blushes, Estee Lauder Gelees, and so on. They apply best using a moderately dense brush over anything really feathery (like a fan brush). The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque, was buildable, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Smashbox Petal Metal Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Alumina, Squalane, Glycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, [+/- 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), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]

Rosemantic

LELimited Edition. $39.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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87%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Smashbox Petal Metal Eyeshadow Palette
  • Smashbox Black Rose & 24K Rose Liquid Eyeliners
On lips:
  • Smashbox Rose Magic Be Legendary Liquid Lip
About Reviewer
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Keep in mind that there are many skin tones so that for some skin tones, this could be a highlighter 🙂 If you are lighter, it would work as a blush or a highlighting blush.

I tried it as a blush in Ulta yesterday and I immediately put it in my online shopping cart since they were out in the store. It’s really pretty.

I got this, and love it!! It’s a gorgeous color, great quality, and absolutely stunning packaging that’s worthy of Dior or Guerlain. Pairs perfectly with XO Vlada glossy lip

Seeing your cheek application, I now know that I *did* make the right choice when I bought this! In fact, I kept mine safe in its box until I could read your review on it. Just in case. And I absolutely love that it is deeper than MAC x Taraji P Henson Highlight The Truth, too!

I’m planning on grabbing the Prismatic Pearl tomorrow. I don’t own a dupe for it and it looks like the most interesting of the 3. I have multiple dupes for Rosemantic and 1 or so of the other shade. They look super beautiful and like they are great quality.

It’s a beautiful cohesive collection. This looks very pretty on you Christine.

Thrilled I have it it’s so unique and pretty for summer.

I passed on this because I knew it would be way to dark for me as a highlighter and I have a ton of blushes in these tones. Now I am kicking myself. I love, love, love this on you. Off to my cart to get it before it is gone!! I am going to have to stop this madness if I am going to get to Europe in the fall. I may have to swim half way if I don’t go on a no-buy soon.
Besides what will I buy in Europe if I get all the makeup here before I go?? I have been trying to get Neve Cosmetics here and they don’t ship outside of Italy and a couple of other Western European countries. I have contacted them multiple times asking where I can find their products in the countries they ship to and they reply by asking me which countries I am visiting and I tell them and then I don’t hear anything back. I guess that is money I can spend now on this blush/highlight.

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