Smashbox Iconic Eyes

Alternate title-The Most Wearable Blue Look I’ve Ever Done. Or even Why Do I Spend Money On Smashbox? REALLY?!

Seriously, these eyeshadows barely adhered to my lid, and were SO sheer! This is the third set of smashbox eyeshadows I’ve gotten(on sale) and they’ve ALL handled this way. Seriously. I need some little shoulder-being to smack me upside the head every time I look at a cheap smashbox palette.

It’s kind of pretty though? After LOTS and lots of layering to get it to show up, and even more blending to try to prevent it from adhering in uneven streaks?!

Side note. I wonder how long it will take to get a good full-face lighting in my new home.  I HATE how half my hair/head is washed out by the window. And this was the BEST I could get, using mirrors to soften the shadows on the dim side of my face. Ugh.

Eyes
UDPP in Eden
Navy-outer corner
Bronze-crease
Peach-lower lid
Clamshell pink-highlight
UD 24/7 liner in Binge-lower waterline
Cargo Lash Activator and Buxom mascara

Cheeks
NARS Casino-contour
Benefit Coralista-blush

Lips
LipFusion In the Flesh

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Skulda
    May 20, 2011 @ 12:07:16

    I really like this look! It’s clean and fresh looking.

    Reply

    • dolcearia
      May 20, 2011 @ 12:22:49

      Thanks… I think my antipathy towards it comes because of how difficult it was to do. Seriously, this eyeshadow did NOT want to stick to my skin at all, so I can’t remember the last time I saw eyeshadow this difficult to blend.

      Reply

  2. NeenaJ
    May 20, 2011 @ 13:44:37

    I totally agree on the quality of their shadows. However, I swear by their Soft Lights highlighters and my mom loves their double ended lip pencils.

    Reply

    • dolcearia
      May 20, 2011 @ 13:52:08

      Can’t say that I’ve tried either. I LOVE Benefit High Beams, so I’ve had a hard time persuading myself to try others, although I’ve been eying the MUFE Uplights.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who hates their eyeshadows. It seems like they’ve had generally good reviews, so I wondered what I was missing.

      Reply

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