You may wonder if it’s possible to have too many natural themes eye shadow palettes because the colors are all neutral. The answer is no because there are thousands of shades and hues of each color. My most recent natural palette purchase is the Smashbox Full Exposure palette and I love it.
Company Description- ’14 must-have neutral shades-from nudes to blacks, long-wearing shimmers to velvety-smooth mattes’.
Smashbox Full Exposure Review
The palette contains the shadows, a mirror, a double ended brush and a mascara.
There are fourteen shadows included in this palette which unfortunately are unnamed. The top row consists of shimmery colors while the bottom row is all matte. If you check out the swatches below you’ll notice that they’re pretty much the same colors except that one has sparkle while the other doesn’t. This makes the palette easier to work with because it gives you more freedom to play and create different looks using colors that compliment each other.
Now for the swatches:
The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette
Swatches of the shadows in the same order as they are placed in the palette. These shadows were applied without primer, in the SHADE.
Swatches of the shadows in the same order as they are placed in the palette. These shadows were applied without primer, in the SUNLIGHT.
Something that I learned while looking at the Smashbox website is that while it’s to sweep the matte colors across your lids, they do recommend that you press down the shimmery shadows. This really helps to set the shadow so that you look your best. I will admit though- I have swept it across my lids and wan’t disappointed with the results.
Not only are the shadows beautiful but they are fantastic in quality as well. They’re highly pigmented and last for hours and hours on end when they’re used with primer. They’re also incredibly easy to blend so you can get that gorgeous natural smokey eye look without too much hassle.
The brush that is included in the palette is double ended. The shorter, wider part is meant to be used for the shimmery colors and the longer bristles are for the matte shadows. The bristles are soft and do a great job at picking up a lot of shadow so that you have to spend less time picking up more. It’s a great brush and I use it all the time now.
The Smashbox Full Exposure palette also includes a mascara. I love how long it made my lashes look but I have to admit that it would be more of a daytime mascara for me. At night I prefer to fatten up my lashes.
A bonus us that they include a guide stating how to get the best results for your eye shape. It’s a great tool for beginners as well as anyone who wants a few extra pointers.
I love my Smashbox Full Exposure Palette and use it constantly. I definitely see myself repurchasing it once it’s finished.
Have you tried this palette? Thoughts?