Sunday, 4 January 2015

Smashbox new releases!

I am no stranger to Smashbox, infact I adore their Primer and always have a spare tube of it in my make-up drawer in case I run out.  But I have recently been luck enough to play with some of the new releases which will hit the shelves and stores in January and I thought I would share them with you!


Smashbox Cosmetics


Starting with the Smashbox Double Exposure Palette which is just absolutely stunning.  Described as being the palette of possibilities, each of the 14 featured eyeshadows transform when mixed with water, this palette is all about mixing it up.  Unlike gremlins, you can add water and your shade will either amp up the vibrancy, becomes deeper, turns metallic or finds it sparkle meaning there is something for everyone and these shades are as I have said, stunning. 



Smashbox Cosmetics Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Cosmetics Double Exposure Palette open

Smashbox Cosmetics Double Exposure Palette Swatches
Swatches from L-R = Silver, Mauve, Peony, Blanc, Quartz, Flushed and Veiled

When water is added to these shades Silver, Mauve, Peony and Blanc turn Metallic.  Quartz and Veiled amp up their vibrancy and Flushed becomes a deeper shade.
Smashbox Cosmetics Double Exposure Palette Swatches
Swatches top - Midnight, Temper, Haze and Noir.  Swatches Bottom - Copper, Fig and Espresso.

When water is added to these shades, Midnight and Temper become Sparkly. Haze, Noir, Fig and Espresso become deeper. Copper turns metallic.
What I also love is that this palette comes with its own double ended brush which is domed on one side to absorb just the right amount of water for impactful colour and the other end is angled which allows you to create a precise line when wet or a diffused line when dry.  If that isn't enough, there is also a little how to use guide, which is really helpful and something I am glad to have.

If this sounds like a palette you would love, it will be priced at £37 and is available from 7th January

The Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit is a product I was really excited to get my hands on because I am not good at the Kardashian contouring, no matter how many easy guides I want and follow!  This little kit comes encompassed in this sleek black palette and includes shades to help you highlight, contour and bronze plus a specially designed contour brush and a how to guide. I have used my palette a few times, when ive been home alone and I am slowly getting the hang of it.


Smashbox Cosmetics Contour Palette


Smashbox Cosmetics Contour Palette Angled Brush

Smashbox Cosmetics Contour Palette

Smashbox Cosmetics Contour Palette and Brush

Smashbox Cosmetics Contour Palette Swatches
Swatches L-- Contour, Bronze and Highlight
This palette is available now and costs £35

The next products I absolutely love, I wasn't too sure about them at first, but boy have they grown on me and they are Always Sharp Lip Liner.  Why do I love them? Well they self sharpen for one and I got quite excited when I was first given a demonstration as to how they did just that, it is all about the twist!  Seriously, there is a hidden sharpener within the lid of the liner which re-sharpens the lip liner everytime you need to use it, one twist, no mess and a sharpe liner awaits you! 


Smashbox Cosmetics Always Sharp Lip Liners


Smashbox Cosmetics Always Sharp Lip Liner Swatches
From top to bottom - Melon, Rosebud and Violet
Now I am not the best person at remembering to line my lips, infact I tend to remember once I have already applied my lippie and am on my way out, you know when you have that one last look in the mirror? Yeah then.  These lip liners come in 12 different shades ranging from Nude Fair to Shocking Pink.  I have Rosebud, Melon and Violet and as you can see from the swatches, the colours are absolutely stunning ad you can actually wear them on their own!  Costing just £15 each, they are available now to buy.

The final products I have been playing with are the Be Legendary long-Wear Lip Lacquers.  They are described as being the new boundary-pushing formula which delivers maximum high-lacquered color with major comfort—all day long. They use what is referred to as a proprietary triplex of 1) vibrant staining pigments, 2) glossy-finish pearls and 3) conditioning vitamin E. What this means is that working together, all three of those leave you with a lovely vibrant, but lip conditioned finish, not at all like those horrid Apocalips but much better than the offerings from Revlon, infact, even if your lips feel a tad dry before applying these lacquers, once applied, there is no hint of dry skin or flaky looking lips and nor does it, when applied, leave your lips feeling sticky and tacky, instead, as the colour fades throughout your day, there will be a hint of colour left behind.

Smashbox Cosmetics Lip Lacquers


Smashbox Cosmetics Lip Lacquer - Beet It

Smashbox Cosmetics Lip Lacquer - Orange Crush

Smashbox Cosmetics Lip Lacquer Swatches
Top Swatch is Beet It and Bottom is Orange Crush
The Lip Lacquers come in 20 different shades and I have two of them in Orange Crush and Beet It, possibly neither shade I would ever wear, but from the shades available, there is something for everyone and I have my eye on Warm Rose and Rosewater which I've swatched and really like the look of.  These Lacquers are available now for £19 each.

So there you have a little insight into the new products I have been lucky enough to play with from Smashbox and seriously, if there is one palette you are yet to decide upon, give the Double Exposure one a little look, it is amazing!


What do you think to these new products? 
Have you tried any of them yet?



41 comments:

  1. Love the look of the lip liners, and the shades are gorgeous. I did want the Double Exposure Palette but I didn't realise the swatches would be so pale compared to the first (I cant be bothered with adding water as I'm too lazy) so ill definitely be skipping it now xx

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    1. I prefer this palette to the last one for the opposite reason, I think it swatches so much better x

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  2. I'm a huge smashbox fan and can't wait to try all of these products, especially the palette x

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    1. The palette is lovely and surprisingly light to carry around too x

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  3. oh im so jealous of your selections, great colours love the eyeshadow palette.
    www.mybubbaandme.com

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    1. Aw thanks lovely, it is such a nice palette x

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  4. I've never tried anything from Smashbox, but the Contour Kit seems great! And I'd love to try those Lip Lacquers too, I love this kind of lip products!

    http://allthatfascination.blogspot .it

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    1. I am a huge Smashbox fan so possibly a bit bias when I say everything is amazing x

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  5. So many great products - love all the shades in that eye palette!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  6. oh that palette!!!! *drool*
    but i'm on a ban from buying any makeup for a while! hihih
    xo
    Alice

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  7. These are so exciting!!! I am wanting to get my hands on the full exposure palette! love the way it looks. xxxx

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    1. OOh I do hope you love it when you get it x

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  8. These look fab and something i will definitely look out for in the future :)

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    1. It is fab, I am enjoying playing with it x

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  10. I've been meaning to treat myself to some Smashbox goodies. My makeup is in much need of an overhaul and I was looking at the primer, as well as a few other bits but I've always wanted to try contouring, so the set looks perfect!

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    1. The Smashbox Primers are brilliant, ive got two different ones and love them x

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  11. Those lip laquers are gorgeoussss! Can't wait to get my hands on them :)

    Lovely post!
    Charlotte xx
    dobeautywithcharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I don't know Smashbox but those eyeshadow colours are gorgeous. I wonder if I can find Smashbox in France....

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  14. I love the palette! I bought the mini exposure palette from the US last year!

    p.s I love your new blog layout!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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    1. Ooh now the mini exposure palette looked so lovely too x

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  15. All these products look so great! I'm not really a name brand person though

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    1. I think if you find products which you like, that is all that matters x

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  16. Oh my gosh, I am so jealous that you got to try all of these out! I'm a big smashbox fan, I couldn't be without one of their primers but you've made me want to go and snap all of these up when they're released! xx

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  17. Just my kind of colours in the eye shadow palette but I don't know if I would be brave enough to mix with water.

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    1. It is good when you mix them and you only need the smallest amount of water x

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  18. THAT contouring palette looks divine!!!

    Em

    www.emsmixedbag.com

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    1. It is Em, I am enjoying playing with it x

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  19. The new eyeshadow palette is so pretty, the swatches look really pigmented! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  20. I would get my hands on the contour palette and the eyeshadow palette NOW asap. They both look gorgeous!


    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  21. ooo i really want to try the contour kit! ive never actually tried any of their products

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