Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

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?


  1. 18th November 2014 / 8:06 am

    I love the shades in here however I don't think I would buy it when I have the Naked palettes!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

  2. 18th November 2014 / 8:41 am

    Looks like a lot of fab colours, but I'm with Jodie, my Naked 3 is still holding out!

    Josie XOXO
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  3. 18th November 2014 / 9:17 am

    Disappointed that the shimmery shades aren't as pigmented as the matte shades. I got the Wonder Vision Mega palette last year and it's amazing! I still use it at least once a week and my favourite colour of blush is inside it.

    Mary //

  4. 18th November 2014 / 10:46 am

    I blogged about this palette some time back and faced the same issues with the shimmery shades. I had hope for better quality. The mattes are lovely though.

  5. 18th November 2014 / 11:28 am

    Looks like a lovely palette, and contains a lot of light shades for bright eye looks! However, does that shade on the top right, second in not really bother you? :')
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    • 18th November 2014 / 5:04 pm

      Haha I know! I only noticed after taking the photo! X

  6. 18th November 2014 / 7:05 pm

    This looks stunning! Still yet to try anything from Smashbox, although I'm quite often tempted! x

  7. 18th November 2014 / 9:41 pm

    I'm always drawn to the top row, second from the left! Just gorge. Have wanted to swatch this for ages just never remember when I'm in boots! I will remember one day xo


  8. 19th November 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Lovely colours!

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  10. 19th November 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I think that palette is absolutely gorgeous! I've only ever heard great things about this palette, and how buttery the eyeshadows are! 🙂 xx

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  11. 26th November 2014 / 9:31 am

    My current go to palette is the Stila In The Light palette, as I just love the shades in there so much, especially the shimmery ones.

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