When I first saw the Smashbox Full Exposure palette, I honestly was not going to buy it. It was a great looking palette, sure, but I had just purchased the Lorac Pro Palette and Naked 3. I’m up to my ears in eyeshadow and didn’t want to add another neutral based palette to my collection yet.
I was at Ulta swatching away like a madwomen and checking out every possible product. I wanted to buy something “just to buy something” since I was unable to attend The Makeup Show. Surprisingly, I walked out of Ulta without making a purchase. Before I left, I hit up the Smashbox section just “to test” the eyeshadows. =) Big mistake for my wallet.
I was very surprised at how much prettier it looks in person than online. Although this is a neutral palette, the browns and grays looked amazingly gorgeous and perfect. I got home, logged on to smashbox.com and purchased it that same day!
Smashbox Full Exposure palette contains 14 beautiful eyeshadows: 7 matte and 7 shimmer. The colors are universally flattering, so they work with all skintones.
The Full Exposure Palette was created because the pros at Smashbox Studios needed it. On set, they’ve seen every skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they wanted a super universal, straightforward palette that works on anyone, anywhere—in front of the cameras or behind the scenes.
Doesn’t that say it all?!
The shimmer eyeshadows are a bit sheer, but also very stunning. The sheerness is part of what made me buy this palette. I have enough heavy shimmery/glittery eyeshadows and I was looking for something a bit lighter.
Don’t let the sheerness fool you, though. The shimmer really packs a punch.
The mattes are all velvety smooth, and there is no chalkiness to them. They’re blendable, pigmented and all-around gorgeous.
The palette also came along with a how-to card for applying eye makeup on 6 different eye shapes. You can learn to apply eyeshadow the way it the best suits you.
This exquisite palette is going with me everywhere – I can use it for work, create an evening vamp look, throw it in my bag for vacation… As much as I want to throw it in my pro kit, I just can’t. I have to keep it for myself.