Smashbox Full Exposure Palette - Photos, Swatches, and Review

June 8, 2014

Today I have photos and swatches of the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. I was lucky enough to actually win this from Smashbox when they were doing a sweepstakes. I love neutral eyeshadows so this palette is something I knew I would get good use out of. It comes with 14 eyeshadows, top row has shimmers and the bottom row has mattes. See the swatches below!

 More information about the palette from the Smashbox website:
Shape matters! A set of universally awesome neutrals, including how-to's for 6 eye shapes. It's essential, effortless and enhanced for your shape! Essential: 14 must-have neutral shades-from nudes to blacks, long-wearing shimmers to velvety-smooth mattes. Effortless: With shimmers in the top row and mattes along the bottom, it's easy to turn up or tone down the luster. Enhanced for your eye shape: Breakthrough eye shape chart to get your most gorgeous look.

 There are many things I enjoy about this palette. I first love the packaging and how the rows of shadows are placed. There are many different shades to choose from, making it easier to do looks either more dramatic or subtle. I've been using this palette more often and for my everyday makeup. I was kind of nervous about using the shimmery shades. I didn't want to deal with a bunch of fall out or the eyeshadows hard to apply. The shimmer shadows are smooth, not chunky, and I hardly had any fallout. I ended up using a flat eyeshadow brush or sometimes even using my fingers to pat it on my lids. 

The matte shades were great as well. They weren't chalky, and they applied nice and easy. The swatches above are without a primer. Of course the shades work better and last all day when you use an eyeshadow primer which I did. My eyeshadow ended up lasting all day without fading or creasing.

 I usually get rid of the brushes that come with palettes. They end up useless and don't even work when you try and use them. The brush in this palette works great and actually feels like a normal brush that I would buy at a makeup counter. It comes with a double-ended brush, one side is fluffy for blending and the other more flat for packing the shadow on.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is quite expensive, but I think quite worth it if you are looking for neutral eyeshadows. This palette would work great for those that might want eyeshadows for everyday wear and night time looks. The price is also including the brush which is actually useful and works. This palette would also be great for travel, since you would only need this to pack and your ready to go. 

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette retails for $49 and can be found online

Let me know what you think of this palette!

♥ Stephanie

1 comment

  1. I love this palette! I have it and have been using it so much lately!