Archive: Smashbox

Reader Review: O-Glow or O-No?

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Thanks to Candy from Dallas, TX for the review.

Title of your review: Smashbox O-Glow

Tell us about it!: After running out of my beloved Prescriptives Pressed
Powder Leaves in Rose I decided to move off my usual beaten path to
Smashbox. I had heard the buzz surrounding O-Glow, which promises to create
a shade of blush based on your own bodies chemistry as soon as it hits your
face. Here in lies the problem.

After consulting the sales girl, I took my purchase home and excitedly
opened my product. Yet here I wonder: Foundation first, then O-Glow or
O-Glow then Foundation? If I applied O-Glow first my foundation would all
but wash it out (and I wear very sheer foundation), and if applied over the
foundation it seemed rather muddy or false looking.

I also discovered that its very difficult to get even coverage on both
sides. I always felt like one side was more pink than the other, or more
intense.

At the end of the day, it was just too complicated for a step that normally
took me seconds as I run out the door. O-Glow for me was an O-No.

$26.00 Smashbox O-Glow

I can agree with Candy on this I was also puzzled at what point to apply O-Glow and I found the color faded really fast. My favorite cheek color lately has been Tarte’s cheek stain. It is super easy to apply and leaves you with the perfect flushed look.

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Natural Swirl Cheek Stain

What it is:
An all-natural version of Tarte’s award-winning cheek stain that swirls two universally flattering shades together.

What it does:
Tarte Full Blossom Natural Swirl Cheek Stain proves beauty is in full bloom. Tarte combines two universally flattering shades of their best-selling Natural Beauty Cheek Stain, infused with a proprietary T5 Super Fruit Complex™, swirled together. The result is a fresh, healthy glow that’s twice as nice.

What else you need to know:
This cheek stain contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients such as acai extract, an antioxidant-rich super fruit that promotes cell regeneration and has known anti-inflammatory and skin softening properties, and goji berry extract, a nutrient-dense berry referred to as a “superfruit.” Pomegranate extract has a high concentration of antioxidants and vitamin C, acerola extract is rich in vitamin C, which helps to brighten skin, and maracuja extract has been known to reduce redness, irritation and inflammation of the skin. It’s preservative-, paraben-, sulfate-, phthalate-, and mineral oil-free, with a natural fragrance. Dermatologist-tested.

$28.00 Tarte Cheek Stain

Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette

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I love the look of liquid eyeliner but I always shy away since I have really unsteady hands. I bought a Try Me kit from Smashbox a few months ago and the cream eyeliner has been hiding out in the bottom of my makeup box because I was too afraid to try it.

I had a little extra time last week and decided to try the cream eyeliner since the cute little box was just calling my name. I wish I hadn’t waited so long I love it, the cream is really easy to work with and the results are amazing. I have gotten bolder as the week progressed and tried some of the colors I love the blue its dark enough to not look overdone it just gives your eyes an extra little kick.

Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette

Packed with ten of Smashbox’s most sought after Cream Eyeliner colors, an oversized mirror, and a mini Cream Eyeliner Brush, this palm-sized palette is a definite must-have.

Shades include Lava (deep slate shimmer), Picasso (deep ink blue), Midnight Purple (deep regal violet), Midnight Brown (dark chocolate), Putty (medium brown), Caviar (true jet black), Thunder (mossy gray), Midnight Green (deepest chalkboard green), Deep Bronze (chocolate shimmer), and Cameo (russet brown).

$32.00 Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette

A great eye shadow trio!

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Jocelyn has been raving about this Smashbox eyeshadow trio for awhile and after seeing her wear the Shutterspeed at book club last week I was sold. I love the color combo it make my blue eyes pop and the shadow is very long wearing. It goes on so smooth and doesn’t crease. I can’t wait to try Smasbox.com and Microfilm!

Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio

What it is:
Smashbox Studio Artists’ favorite eyeshadow shades combined into one perfectly color coordinated trio.

What it does:
These versatile shadow trios take the guesswork out of the picture-perfect, three-color eye with a matching base shade, contour color, and highlighter.

What else you need to know:
Eye Shadow Trio is formulated to be long-wearing and hypoallergenic.

$28.00 Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio Shutterspeed


Bionic Mascara? Let out your inner superhero!

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Well I don’t know if Wonder Woman was actually bionic but she was always my favorite superhero. I used to think her costume was the hottest thing ever but seeing it now it’s more like a bustier and granny panties. Did anyone else replicate her cuff bracelets at home with tin foil?

Smashbox Bionic Mascara

What it is:
An innovative ionic mascara.

What it does:
Smashbox Bionic is the first ionic mascara—it will leave you with longer, stronger, and more voluminous lashes! The specially-engineered brush coats lashes with our revolutionary long-wearing, water-resistant formula for a dramatic full lash. Aloe, silk, and wheat protein strengthen and condition.

$19.00 Smashbox Bionic Mascara Jet Black