I have had the Smashbox Full Exposure palette for a couple years now, and while I wasn’t a huge fan of it at first, I now use it more than my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I am really enjoying the matte colors in Full Exposure, and I find they make for a nice, no effort-natural eye when I’m rushing before work (which, let’s be honest, is everyday before work).
For awhile now, I’ve been on the look out to expand my eyeshadow collection. As I have been doing so, SmashBox Double Exposure has been on my radar. I have been picking it up and putting it down everytime I go into a Shoppers Drugmart, but have been unable to bring myself to spend the $66 on it.
Then last week I managed to find it for $45 CAD and I caved. So here it is featured on Comfy Girl’s
What intrigued me the most about this palette was the rosey colors in it. I have always been curious about rose pigments, and felt like this was a good way to ease into them. The other big selling point for me was the way each color was advertised to change depending on if it was used dry or wet.
Now, please don’t get me wrong. I know that ANY powdered eyeshadow you use will darken/become more pigmented when you wet it, but the more you get to know me, the more you will see that I am a sucker for a good marketing strategy.
As a note to anyone debating purchasing Smashbox palettes; I find they are good for more subtle looks because they are not heavily pigmented (and I say this comparing it to Urban Decay). In fact, this was the reason I wasn’t initially a fan. When using it dry, I need to put on quite a lot to make a colour pop. However, I will definitely need to play around with wetting them for a more dramatic eye.
Have you tried any Smashbox palettes? If so, what do you think about them? What other palettes should I be adding to my wish list? Leave your comments below!
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