I couldn’t wait to try out my new Smashbox products that I purchased from the Smashbox event. I was in search of an everyday palette that was a little different from my others. The trio I chose was the “Head Shot” trio. This trio was unique relative to my makeup collection as it was a warm neutral trio, the dark brown has a lot of warm to it. I was concerned a little about the peachy color making my eyes look tired accentuating redness in my eyes (as I always seem to be-I have two kids!). As well, I tried out the gel liner. I must preface this by saying that I am currently exploring gel liners-I have a few others that are in my queue to try, I have been a huge liquid liner fan. I love the bold line that a liquid liner makes.
So here’s what I used:
- Trio in the color Head Shot
- Gel liner in Dark Brown
- Limitless eyeliner in Black
- Smashbox Bionic Eyeliner in Black
- Blush Rush in the color Passion
One of the first things I noticed was that the shadows were a tiny bit powdery-not a huge problem, just requires a little clean up afterwards. The pigmentation was excellent and the shadow itself was very blendadable. I primed my eye with a MAC paint pot and by the end of the day I did not have any creasing whatsoever. I have extremely oily skin so if I am not wearing good eyeshadow/liner it will crease on me and my liners will smudge. The blush I chose was a pinky color-I normally go for bronzers so I wanted to choose something that was a little more unique to what I currently own.
The gel liner did go on quite smoothly and I was able to create a bold line to my satisfaction. The eyeliner was nothing short of amazing. It stayed on all day and night without budging at all. The eyeliner did remind me a little of MUFE Aqua Eyes. At the event the Smashbox person I talked to swore that the gel liner would not budge and they were correct. Day 2, I wore the same stuff and even took a nap with my face pressed against the pillow and I woke up with my face looking perfect. I have to say that I am quite happy. Smashbox was a smashing success!