Today's review is all about shapes! Why does shape matter? Just like you dress to flatter your body shape, makeup can be applied to enhance the shape of your eyes for your most gorgeous look. If you're not sure what your eye shape is, check out this video that Smashbox created this video to help you figure it out: http://youtu.be/3Ppo52SchAk. Four quick questions confirmed that I have almond eyes!
To embrace this shape, I have experimented with different looks from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette's "Get the Look" insert. If you are just getting started with eyeshadows, the insert will be a useful tool for building technique. The Full Exposure Palette is a set of universally flattering neutrals that is essential, effortless, and enhanced for your eye shape. I love that this palette takes eye shapes into consideration at all, which makes creating a complete eye look easier to approach.
I adore the straightforward, organizational element of the Full Exposure Palette. With the shimmers in the top row and mattes along the bottom, it's easy to turn up or tone down the glam factor. The eyeshadow formulas are soft but pigmented and easy to blend, some of the best I have tried from Smashbox. The sophisticated shimmers and the velvety-smooth mattes feel silky on the lids, and the colors are versatile enough to go from minimally pretty to smoky sexy. My favorite colors are the matte mid-tone brown and mid-tone tan as well as the matte ashy dark brown. The chocolate brown and grey multicolor pearl shimmers are the absolute best — perfect for evening looks!
The exclusive dual-ended eyeshadow brush was designed to work specifically with the shadows in the palette and take the guess work out of application. I love the ultra-luxe, fluffy white side for blending the mattes. I use the flat, densely packed side for setting down shimmers on the lids as directed.
Don't forget to enter the Smasbox #shapematters Selfie Sweepstakes for a chance to be featured on the Smashbox site and win fabulous prizes, including Smashbox products and a trip to L.A! Submit a selfie showing off your eye shape and hashtag it with #shapematters. You can enter on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or you can upload your selfie directly to the contest site at www.smashbox.com/fullexposurepalette. Just make sure to make your settings public so that your picture(s) show up on the contest page!
Smashbox lives for lipstick. Gets excited about primers. (No, seriously, they do.) But most of all, they love sharing their makeup secrets with you. That’s why they’ve created the Full Exposure Palette—a set of universally awesome neutrals that’s essential, effortless and enhanced for your eye shape! This palette was developed because their pros needed it on set at Smashbox Studios in L.A. Just like you dress for your body shape, it’s important to apply makeup based on your eye shape—so Smashbox artists are exposing all of their secrets to get the most out of your shape with this palette. It’s all about being your most kickass beautiful self at Smashbox.
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herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Smashbox.