Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Love it: the new Smashbox Full Exposure Palette


Reportedly created because the pros at Smashbox Studios needed it, the new Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is most definitely a must-buy for beauties out there who love the power of a ‘bit of an eye’ done well. On set, the Smashbox MUAs have seen every skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they asked the powers that be for a super universal, straightforward palette that works on anyone, anywhere - in front of the cameras or behind the scenes, as well as in the privacy of your own bathroom.
The palette works around the notion that “just like you dress to flatter your body shape, eye makeup should be applied based on your eye shape”. After nine years of research looking at more than 5,000 eyes, the Smashbox R&D team narrowed it down to six main shapes, and then their clever artists created how-to’s based on the shapes to get the most popping eyes possible with just this palette.
Lori Taylor-Davis, Global Pro-Lead Artist for Smashbox said of the release, "your eye shape should determine how you apply the shadow.... This isn't one-shape-fits-all makeup anymore people," and I can’t help but agree. The Full Exposure Palette contains a set of universal neutrals that are essential, effortless and enhanced for each individual eye shape, meaning no more confusing, hard to use eye palettes full of shades that never get swiped. It includes 14 shadows ranging from nudes to blacks, sparkling shimmers to velvety smooth mattes (my favourites- and they go on like butter, seriously), meaning you have endless options depending on your own personal style and occasion. The set also comes with a dual-ended brush, with one side for laying down shimmers, the other for blending mattes. And if you’re not sure which eye shape option is you, just scan the label on the bottom for a step-by-step tutorial that breaks it all down for you or visit here.
I’ve been using this almost non stop since it came across my desk and heartily recommend to anyone who loves anything to do with fabulous eyes. The only advice I can give is - apart from buying the damn thing, that is! - is when using the shimmer shades, be sure to apply by pressing down, rather than sweeping across lids for a decent amount of pigment to adhere.
This mega palette is available right now, so what are you waiting for?

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