Smashbox: Cover Shot Palettes Review

Smashbox Cover Shot Palettes - Review

Smashbox have been grinding hard on their eye shadow game, guys. I got my hands on the whole Cover Shot x Shay collection this holiday and every single palette is a pigmented color-filled pressed powder adventure. Smashbox and Shay Mitchell partnered on this series and overall, I really love them. Read on for more and as always, you can shop the look below if you fancy!

*Thanks to Smashbox for sending me these products to try out. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I usually run to my Too Faced or Urban Decay palettes for most of my eye shadow needs but I have to say, Smashbox have excelled in this collection. They had previously sent me another Matte eye shadow palette in their series which I found underwhelming in terms of pigmentation and hold throughout the day. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this but I think it’s a real improvement on previous efforts. The collection has 7 wonderful (and very different) palettes, each with 8 shades.

Things I loved:
– They’re long wearing and after having used them for about 3 weeks now, they have very little fall-out from the eye lid.
– Each little palette is thin and easy to just drop in a purse and/or pack in a suitcase (my life lately, lol!).
– The colors in each set are so different, you really do get a huge variety of shades so you can create virtually any look you want. If there’s a palette that doesn’t quite float your boat, doesn’t match your skin tone etc or is just not for you, then it’s the perfect little gift for a friend!

Things to consider:

– There’s a pretty good mirror inside, you have to be quite close to your face in order for it not to be a little distorted.
– The collection doesn’t come with any brushes included for on the go (the powder Contour Kit for example, does comes with a mini brush which is so handy).
– Some of the shades in the palettes are already in other Smashbox staple palettes. The Matte Palette, for example, has almost all shades that I already own in another Smashbox palette.

My favorite palette picks:

Golden Hour

These make perfect gifts for the holidays with a decent price point of $29! Have you tried them yet? You can shop them below if you fancy! Let me know what you thought on Instagram or Facebook <3




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