Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Latest & Greatest Faves from Smashbox Cosmetics!

My Latest & Greatest Faves from Smashbox Cosmetics!

As if I needed more reason to love Smashbox, I just received some new goodies {sent for the purpose of review} to make me fall head over heels for the brand all over again! Check out my "old" standbys and my new favorites for some ideas on what you should be picking up for your collection. 

Smashbox 'Photo Finish' Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl Complex ($42 - nordstrom.com) - {purchased by me} Y'all know I love a multitasking beauty product and this primer is just that! Not only does it fill in the prominent pores around my nose and cheeks, makeup lays on it like a dream, AND it offers sun protection! It is the only primer I brought with me on our road trip to New Jersey, and it has ensured that my makeup has stayed melt proof!

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trios in Develop and Mega Pixel ($28 - sephora.com) -{sent to me for review} These handy dandy trios are perfect for your makeup bag {Aperture currently lives in mine; it features Alabaster- matte bisque/ Sky- matte soft blue/ Truffle- matte taupe}and I absolutely love these two new trios I was sent! Develop contains the perfect for everyday shades of: Oyster- pale gold pearl/ Zoom- shimmery golden green/ Royal- deep matte purple, while Megapixel is just right for amping up your look for the night: Frost- iced pink/ Frambosi- raspberry/ Aubergine- dark matte plum. These perfectly coordinated hues take the guesswork out of choosing what shades to wear together. Each trio features a base, contour, and highlight shade for mistake-proof application.

Develop is swatched on the left and Mega Pixel is on the right...

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Latte Matte ($19 - sephora.com) - {sent for review} This luxurious lipstick has beautifully matte finish in the just right shade of nude for me. It's a winner in my book, because unlike some matte lipsticks that totally suck the moisture out of your lips {which is so not a good look}, this beauty is packed with vitamins C and E to keep your lips feeling smooth and looking marvelous.

Latte Matte swatched on my skin

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Bare and Raven  ($20 - beauty.com) - {Sent for review} I'm officially obsessed with these {and must now add every color available to my collection} These waterproof kohl liners glide on and self-sharpens every time you take the cap off {I didn't even realize how genius a feature that was until I experienced it for myself; it was concept inspired by the pro Smashbox makeup artists, who sharpen before every use on set}. It gives you a perfect tip, so you'll always get a precise line. Can be used on inner rim. I use the nude shade, Bare, in my water line, and the black shade, Raven, to tight line. I actually used raven as to do my winged liner wen we went to the beach the other day, and it withstood my oil, sweat, and massive amounts of seawater! It's my new HG (non liquid) eye liner!

Raven is swatched on the top and Bare is on the bottom

Smashbox Airbrush Whipped Cheek Color in Berry Bliss 0.28 ($29 - beauty.com) - {sent for review a while back, and originally featured here} It's almost a year later, and this is still one of my favorite blushes. This super blendable, mousselike blush features an exclusive, lasting formula with ultrafine pigments that even minimizes the appearance of imperfections for a flawlessly radiant glow. 

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara ($19 - sephora.com) - {Purchased by me} This is one of my go to mascaras. It gives me the length and volume I want without clumps or flakes. It also adds a bit of curl {because I'll admit to sometimes just not wanting to use the eyelash curler even though I really should}. Plus it's BLACK which is a must for me from a mascara!

Smashbox 'Camera Ready' CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($42 - nordstrom.com) - {sent for review and originally featured here and here} Makeup with the benefits of skincare? Yes, please! Plus it's brown girl friendly. This is one of the makeup items that made its way into my travel bag for our road trip and I'm so happy I brought it with me!  If you love everything about BB, but need a little help with dark spots, CC is for you. It features all of the amazing benefits of BB - primes, perfects, protects with SPF 30 - hydrates and controls oil, plus it visibly evens dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks. Think of it as BB with that extra oomph.

So once again, my love affair with Smashbox continues, and deservedly so! What are your fave products from the brand? Have I mentioned anything here that you're dying to try? My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Until next time...


  1. I haven't used many Smashbox products but I did like their undereye primer. I used it on its own and it made my skin look good.

  2. Wow, da hast du aber einige Produkte und die sind richtig gut.


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