My palette collection has really expanded over the last couple of months, with my newest one being the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette- however a quick look on line shows that this palette actually has really mixed reviews but lets get down to business…
The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is made up of fourteen shadows; 7 matte and 7 shimmery. It comes with a double ended brush and a mini mascara too. I haven’t tried the mascara but I like the double ended brush, which I forgot to photograph.The reason I was quite excited about it is that it’s been compared to the Lorac Pro palette which everyone seems to rave about and I love the mixture of mattes or shimmery- it’s probably my palette with the most mattes too.
The matte colours are beautifully buttery, pigmented and blendable for a really wearable look. There is also a perfect highlight colour and I do often like to mix in a darker shimmery colour. However, the shimmery colours aren’t quite as pigment or as creamy as the rest which really lets this palette down, you get more glitter than actual colour. I feel that as it is the run up to Christmas I am really embracing the shimmery shades (which are actually more glittery) and layering them on top of the matte colours but I would probably not want quite as much glitter during the rest of the year.
I also noticed that I hadn’t got much use out of the final six shades on the right as they are a little cooler toned that I usually go but I like that the option is there especially as none of the shades are very cool or very warm making it a quite versatile palette for everyone.
Although this palette has it’s drawbacks I still really like it and have used it religiously for a few weeks now. It’s not a groundbreaking palette and you may have something similar already but I still think it’s a good neutral palette. It still isn’t quite as good as my Urban Decay Naked palette but it still has a home in my collection and I’m interested to see how long it will hold my attention for- will it make my November favourites?
This palette is available from Boots for £37
What is your current go to eyeshadow palette?