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Smashbox Cover Shot Smoky Review

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Smashbox  Sephora

Brand: Smashbox
Product: Cover Shot Smokey Eyes
Avg Cost: CA$35
Size: 0.27 oz
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Ingredients: May Include: Talc, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Isoeicosane, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)] ILN43232
Nylon-12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethiconol, Acrylates Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035),  ILN43246
Claim to Fame: This collection of 7 high-impact eye shadow palettes is influenced by trends seen at our L.A. photo studio. Each slimline, portable palette has a curated mix of 6 shadows + 2 double-sized base shades that deliver beyond blendable color in velvety, fierce foil finishes you’ll obsess over.

*taken from Smashbox website

First Impressions:

The case of this palette was obviously the first thing that got my attention.  It’s very compact and easy to carry.  The top has a black and white, 3-D splatter effect, that gives it a graffiti theme, which I thought was pretty dang sweet.

On to the shades…..

There are 8 rich and velvety colours; Headline(Red), Hell Ya(Brown), Rock Me(Champagne), STFU (Emerald), Slayer(Matte Black), Big Night(Sparkly Black); and two base shades.

The shadows looked like foils, because they were so pigmented in the palette, and when I applied them to my arm they looked really shimmery.  However, when I applied them to my eyelids, they definitely took on a more smoky look.


I had a difficult time trying to figure out a way to combine the colours (admittedly, I am not a beauty professional, just a makeup lover).  The colours worked well on their own, or with other brighter matte shades from other collections.


“Headline” with a coral pink eye shadow from the BH Cosmetics Palette

Lasting Impressions:

So, I spent some time playing with these colours and finding a way to wear them.  I preferred the lighter shades more than the darker – “Hell Ya” and “Rock Me”  – and strangely, my favourite was the base shade, “Feature”.  I also thought that the lighter shades combined much better, with the other shades being more of a single shadow look.

Tip: When using this palette to create a smoky look, it’s best to apply your foundation last, because when you blend out the colours there is quite a bit of fallout.

I, personally, am not a huge fan of the smoky look.  When I bought the palette, I wasn’t paying attention to the name and only saw the jewel-toned shadows.  I’m actually disappointed by the look it gives, but that was my own fault – whoops!

The palette promises a smoky look, and it delivers.  The shades apply very opaque to the lids and blend out and upwards very easily.   I think anyone looking for an easy way to create that smoky-sultry look, will really like this palette.

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