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Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette
Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smoky

Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features a smoky take on earth shades of brown, plum, green, and gray. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. All eight shades had good pigmentation, were fairly blendable, and wore for seven to eight hours. Some shades were a touch dusty, which may have resulted in a bit of fallout during application or shorter-wear, but overall, the palette was easy to use, and the colors chosen make sense within the theme.

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01/02

Smashbox Feature Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Feature Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Feature Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Feature Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Feature Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Feature Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Feature

Feature is a light-medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, a little dusty but applied fairly well to bare skin (but I’d recommend using a primer for better coverage and application). It had good color payoff that went on evenly and lasted for seven hours on me.

01/02

Smashbox Instinct Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Instinct Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Instinct Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Instinct Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Instinct Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Instinct Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Instinct

Instinct is a light yellow with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation with a very soft, smooth texture that had some dustiness in the pan and fallout during application. When I tried using this on my brow bone, a lot of product fell onto my lid, so I highly recommend using a lighter touch with this and possibly applying it first. It wore well for seven hours on me.

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01/02

Smashbox Headline Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Headline Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Headline Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Headline Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Headline Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Headline Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Headline

Headline is a dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had good color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that was just a touch dry but did not appear dry or dusty on the skin. It blended out well and lasted for eight hours on me.

01/02

Smashbox Hell Ya Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Hell Ya Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Hell Ya Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Hell Ya Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Hell Ya Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Hell Ya Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Hell Ya

Hell Ya is a medium-dark brown with a golden sheen. It had great pigmentation with a finely-milled, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, so I did not have any issues with excess powderiness or product kicking up in the pan. It wore for just over seven and a half hours on me before fading.

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01/02

Smashbox Rock Me Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Rock Me Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Rock Me Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Rock Me Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Rock Me Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Rock Me Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Rock Me

Rock Me is a light-medium, golden pewter with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture felt soft, smooth, and a little denser than other shades. The eyeshadow applied beautifully to bare skin, blended out with ease, and lasted for eight hours.

01/02

Smashbox STFU Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox STFU Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox STFU Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox STFU Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox STFU Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox STFU Cover Shot Eyeshadow

STFU

STFU is a deep emerald green with fine gold pearl. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that was soft without being dusty. This shade applied evenly to bare skin and wore well for eight hours before fading.

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01/02

Smashbox Slayer Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Slayer Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Slayer Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Slayer Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Slayer Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Slayer Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Slayer

Slayer is a deep taupe with subtle, browner undertones that ran neutral-to-cool to my eye. The texture was smooth, slightly firmer in the pan than the other shades. I expected it to be more challenging to blend out, but it wasn’t so bad; it wasn’t effortless, but when applied in sheerer layers, I didn’t even notice blending being an issue–it was only if I packed it on. It wore for eight hours on me.

01/02

Smashbox Big Night Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Big Night Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Big Night Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Big Night Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Big Night Cover Shot Eyeshadow
Smashbox Big Night Cover Shot Eyeshadow

Big Night

Big Night is a deep black with cooler undertones and flecks of multi-colored sparkle over a matte finish. Unfortunately, the sparkle did not translate on the lid, as the sparkles dusted away from the base color. The eyeshadow was quite pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too dusty or too thin, so it blended out well while still maintaining its intensity. It wore nicely for just over seven and a half hours on me.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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I was going to pass on all of these because I don’t really NEED any new palettes, but I love your eye look so much, I might be changing my mind.

I like this one — I’m not wowed by it, but I do like it, and could even use it as a stand-alone palette — something I haven’t seen much of in the past few months! It’s going on my wishlist for my ULTA 20% off coupon.

I’m wearing this today and really like it. I was in a rush and over-blended and made them a bit muddy, but they still look okay. I wish I could blend as well as you do, Christine!

I’m glad you’re liking it so far! They do have a certain similarness in tone that I could see them getting muddied in a hurry!

Very nicely put together! One can actually get their entire eye look out of this little gem! Even different looks; more plummy, more green, more neutral. ?

I ordered this one and Ablaze, and every time I see new looks/swatches with either I get more excited and can’t wait for my package to come. I hope I’m not letting my expectations get to high! Beautiful look, btw, I love how it’s a smoky rainbow.

THIS is the one I really wanted to see. Looks beautiful and I love the eye look you’ve done (though it puts me in mind of the season we are leaving behind!). I wonder if this will be at the Sephora near me….ever (right now, it’s not available within a 150 km radius of me). Even better would be if Shoppers Drug Mart would get it and I could “buy” it on points!

I just picked this up today, came home and put it on! I really like it. Hell Ya is such a perfect colour….all the colours in it are really nice and Headline is a nice one for me to have as I try to explore my way into more burgundy/reddish toned shadows. I know some people have commented that this is a really tiny palette so I was expecting something the size of a match-book or postage stamp 😉 but I was pleasantly surprised that it was about the size I was expecting.

A gorgeous little palette full of beautiful shades – just love Rock Me and Stfu the best. A really beautiful eye look too Christine. I think Smashbox is onto a winner here.

Augh, I need to stop myself from buying this palette just for that stunning green! The rest of the shades are all just okay (nothing particularly unique there, and the performance is fine but not extraordinary as well)… but that green is calling my name.

There’s another Bonnie on here ( Hi other Bonnie’s !! There’s lots of us here!) That got into a short comment-versation with me about Smashbox being the opposite of other brands in that their limited edition formula is so much better than the photo-op permanent line. I hope she or anyone that likes the LE formula sees your post and comments. I’d like to know what other Smashbox LE eyeshadow fans are thinking of these. They sure look like the good stuff. A few of these cover shots including smokey look like winners…..I thought I was safe from personal shopping but nooooo. Smashbox has to sneak in some winners!! Lol I have no willpower. I know this one, Ablaze and there was 1 more that I liked at first glance that are teetering on my cart awaiting your review. Wow so weird. I got a headache mid comment …hope my rambling didn’t give you one too and that I made sense!!

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