Smashbox First Impressions

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!

 Products I purchased (L-R) Jet Set Waterproof Gel Liner, Blush Rush in Passion, and Eye Shadow Trio in Head Shot
Swatches (L-R) Trio of Eyeshadow colors, Brown Gel Liner, Black Limitless Eyliner, Passion Color Blush
Close up of the natural look I created
Full Face look


  1. September 26, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    Great post! Hey, for the products you purchased, does Smashbox list ingredients on the box? I am waiting to hear back from their PR about ingredients… it’s not easy to find…

  2. September 29, 2011 / 1:51 am

    My favorite looks are the natural ones. They are great for everyday. Looking good. I’m so tired, it’s almost 10pm here and I’m about to head off to bed. Hopefully I can have a calm day tomorrow and try to film lol. Hope you are doing well.

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