Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

Snap Queen

Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow TrioSmashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) consists of a pale pink, rosy mauve, and deep plum. The color combination should work beautifully, but the quality was lacking in two of the three shades with one being decent but none were impressive.

Snap Queen

PPermanent. $22.00.
D
D
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total
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Get Candid

Get Candid is a light, very warm-toned pink with a frosted shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a dusty, thinner consistency that kicked up a lot of excess product in the pan and did not apply that well to bare lids (and only somewhat better over Smashbox’s eyeshadow primer). It lasted for six hours before fading.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "super-blendable" and "richly-pigmented." I found the quality to vary a lot from shade to shade, even with a trio, as some shades had soft, blendable texture and others were drier, dusty, and messy to work with and had pigmentation that sheered out or faded quickly. I wanted to like them more than I ended up after using them on the lid as I routinely felt like the brighter shades never looked quite as vibrant in practice as they did in the pan. Most of the shades were blendable and had coverage from medium to opaque with a few being sheer. They lasted anywhere from five to eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polysilicone-11, Nylon-12, Silica, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Isopentyldiol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- 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), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Get Candid

PiPPermanent in Palette.
D
D
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
66%
Total
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Hit Reply

Hit Reply is a medium, rosy mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage on bare skin and semi-opaque coverage over primer. The texture was incredibly powdery, and it was a real mess to use, even during application and after tapping off the excess on my brush. The color started to fade noticeably within five hours of wear.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "super-blendable" and "richly-pigmented." I found the quality to vary a lot from shade to shade, even with a trio, as some shades had soft, blendable texture and others were drier, dusty, and messy to work with and had pigmentation that sheered out or faded quickly. I wanted to like them more than I ended up after using them on the lid as I routinely felt like the brighter shades never looked quite as vibrant in practice as they did in the pan. Most of the shades were blendable and had coverage from medium to opaque with a few being sheer. They lasted anywhere from five to eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polysilicone-11, Nylon-12, Silica, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Isopentyldiol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- 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), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Hit Reply

PiPPermanent in Palette.
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F
4
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
47%
Total
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Save to Faves

Save to Faves is a deep plum with warm undertones and a sprinkling of pearl over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that was fairly blendable and easy to work with. The texture was slightly dusty in the pan, but it wasn’t messy in the pan and applied with good intensity (without primer). On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "super-blendable" and "richly-pigmented." I found the quality to vary a lot from shade to shade, even with a trio, as some shades had soft, blendable texture and others were drier, dusty, and messy to work with and had pigmentation that sheered out or faded quickly. I wanted to like them more than I ended up after using them on the lid as I routinely felt like the brighter shades never looked quite as vibrant in practice as they did in the pan. Most of the shades were blendable and had coverage from medium to opaque with a few being sheer. They lasted anywhere from five to eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polysilicone-11, Nylon-12, Silica, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Isopentyldiol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- 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), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Save to Faves

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Snap Queen Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

Smashbox Get Candid Photo Edit Eye Shadow

Smashbox Get Candid Photo Edit Eye Shadow

Smashbox Hit Reply Photo Edit Eye Shadow

Smashbox Hit Reply Photo Edit Eye Shadow

Smashbox Save to Faves Photo Edit Eye Shadow

Smashbox Save to Faves Photo Edit Eye Shadow

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These aren’t colours I like so I’m not so disappointed in the poor rating from a personal perspective but I’m surprised that Smashbox didn’t do better with this trio.

I know people love them, but I’ve never been able to Smashbox shadows to work for me, no matter what I use as a base. I was really hoping they changed the formula with these, but they look like the packaging is the only thing different. Too bad, as I could really see this trio being one of those products I keep in my makeup bag at all times…

Snap Queen is utter TRASH. Just. Yuck.
But it does have me feeling like shopping my stash and putting together a plummy eye, though.

Pretty much an epic fail here – which is a shame because the last little trio was quite good. How do brands do this? One trio is great and the other one is poor – absolutely no consistency here for their customers.
The aubergine shade is pretty, but certainly not unique enough to purchase the trio.

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