Smashbox is a brand that is still relatively new to me. I tried and ended up loving their Be Legendary Lipsticks, but that’s about all that I’ve tried. Over the last month or so I’ve been playing with the Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette In Golden Hour*, and I thought that it was worth a mention here on the blog.
This post is on the Cover Shot Palette in Golden Hour. But, I wanted to also let you know that there are six other palettes within the Cover Shot range. Each of the six palettes has it’s own purpose and the shades within the palettes all differ, creating their own palette specific looks.
GOLDEN HOUR DESCRIPTION
Golden Hour contains a combination of gorgeous matte and sparkly eyeshadows. All of the shades are inspired by sunsets and are sultry, golden colours, Each shade was designed for easy blending and using these eyeshadows together is supposed to great a lit-from within look. To help describe how each of the six palettes are different, another palette in the range is called Metalic, and contains fierce foil finish shadows.
These eyeshadows are described as one swipe shades that deliver intense pigment payoff.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS PALETTE
I found that the pigmentation wasn’t quite as pigmented as I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad thing at all! It’s not as if the pigmentation isn’t good or weak. The shades just aren’t as pigmented as some of my other eyeshadow palettes.
For a point of comparison, these shadows remind me a lot of Charlotte Tilbury’s. The pigmentation is fairly similar where the initial pigment is softer and more natural than anticipated. But, they can easily be built up to full pigmentation.
I quite like this palette! I feel like the shades work very well together and that the shimmer shades are especially pretty. I also like that the palette is pocket-sized making it easy to bring on the go. The shades closer to the right of the palette would be great to darken up a look for the night time and the inclusion of a mirror makes this something very possible to pull off.
One thing that isn’t easy to see through images is the cool texture of the external packaging of this product. It’s pretty nostalgic and reminds me of those scratchy cards that look 3D when you tilt them in a certain way. I can’t really describe it so maybe see if there’s a YouTube review and demo of the really nice packaging haha.
For my first eyeshadow palette from Smashbox, I’m fairly impressed. Looking at the other Cover Shot palettes, I think I’d like to get my hands on Ablaze. It contains hot dessert-inspired shades and I feel like it would be perfect for when autumn really kicks off here in Australia.
AUSTRALIA: $41 AUD each from Mecca Maxima
USA: $29 USD
What’s your favourite Smashbox product?
Have you tried this eyeshadow palette before?
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