08 February 2010

Smashbox Mini-Review

My Dear Friends,

I found a bit of a bright spot on my dismal, rainy day. I got my Smashbox order in! I only ordered one thing, the
Photo Op Under Eye Brightener & Illuminator (long title, eh?).

This is what the website says:

"Before concealer, apply PHOTO OP UNDER EYE BRIGHTENER under eyes and blend out using fingers. For a lifted and youthful appearance, highlight the inner corners of the eye and orbital bone. You can even fake a plump pout by dabbing PHOTO OP on the top of the cupid’s bow."

Here's what I think. Upon opening the tube, you are greeted by a lip gloss-style paintbrush wand. Use that wand to apply the product to the inner corners of the eye (where your skin curves from your nose to the beginning of the eye) as well as under the eye. Blend in with fingertips. You can also use it as a primer for eyeshadow by applying it to your lids, blending & allowing to dry.
The formula has a pleasant odor and blends in nicely with the skin. It has just a small amount of sheen to make the applied area luminescent. It does not clump or fade.

Now....my free gift. If you remember, I told you on Tuesday's and Thursdays between 9am-2pm PST, you get a full size free gift with purchase. Last Thursday is was the Lip Enhancing Gloss - True Color - in "Couture".

Here's what the website says:

Drench your lips in luminous color and shine with LIP ENHANCING GLOSS. Ultra-moisturizing to keep lips soft, smooth, and naturally plumped for hours.
SHEER COLOR - Full of shine polymers with a hint of glistening color for gorgeous reflective shine. Brush wand flawlessly coats lips."

Here's what I think. I really like the color. It's a very sheer pink, almost a light raspberry color, with gold glitter. Sponge applicator. If you're into the "natural-ish" lip look, this one is for you. I prefer to let the eyes do the talking, so the color on my lips is minimal. I don't like too many things going on at once. It's very spring/summer, and perfect for just a little pop of color.

1 comment:

Jannah said...

Thanks for your posts about smashbox, I love this brand and always like to hear about deals and details!