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Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Palette Review and Makeup Look

Sometimes, during my free time I like to do some makeup online window shopping, don’t we all? Last year I found this eye palette on Sephora and have kept an eye on it ever since. Finally, while I was doing some Christmas shopping last December I decided to get it once and for all. 

Like a kid with a new toy, I’ve been using this palette for all occasions. The eyeshadows range from earthy tones (dark brown, gold, peach, and pink) perfect for an everyday look, to a few darker ones for a nighttime look (grey, silver, and black). I must say, I love these colors! It contains colors that I usually go for and I think these are good to have in your makeup collection because they are easy to combine with other colors. The palette is divided into shimmery eyeshadows and matte eyeshadows, which is one of the reasons why I was interested in this product. 

Once I started using the shimmery shades, I noticed that these are less pigmented than the matte ones. I don’t know if it’s the eye primer that I use or what, but I felt that I had to apply a lot of product to start noticing the shimmery eyeshadow. I haven’t used these eyeshadows with the 24 Hour Photo Finish Eye Primer that comes with the palette, so I’ll have to check if that primer improves the situation haha. If you begin to experience the same as I did, I do recommend dabbing a bit of water to your eyeshadow brush beforehand. The matte eyeshadows, on the other hand, are very pigmented. 

As for duration, they last a long time without fading, something that is always good to look for, specially if you are planing to use this for a party look.

Makeup look:

To show you how these eyeshadows look when applied, I decided to do a makeup look! I was going for a more subtle, natural, daytime look, but it evolved into this haha. It’s a bit darker than what I usually use during the day, but it can be used for that purpose. It can also work well if you are going out to dinner or with your friends, something more relaxed, but you want to do something not too light, not too dark. 

Lid: For the inner half I used the second matte eyeshadow which is a light brown. For the outer half I used the third shimmery eyeshadow to add some sparks to the look haha. It’s like a peach color.

Crease: I used the sixth matte eyeshadow which is a grey color mixed with a bit of brown. This darkens the look a bit.

Eyeliner: I didn’t want to go for a black line because it was supposed to be a natural look. Instead, I used Maybelline’s Eyestudio gel liner in the color Brown. 

Lips: In the second picture, I’m wearing Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Satin in Romantic.

Hope you enjoy this post! Tell me what did you think of this review and of the makeup look :) What do you think of this eye palette? 

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