I’ve blogged before about my love for Smashbox makeup, so I thought I would do another post about a few things I was sent recently.
I received the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, Lip Stain and Colour Seal Balm and Soft Effects Powder Eye Liner.
I’m wearing all three in the picture, to give you an idea on how they look on. The Lip Stain is amazing for giving a natural “just bitten” look. My favourite thing about this product is that it’s easy to create a lovely shape around your cupids bow with the pen-type nib. I’ve used other lip stains in the past which come with a brush, and are useless. I had a bad experience with one where I put so much on, I swear I was still wearing it a week later. I was wary of doing the same thing with this one, but luckily it’s almost impossible. The colour I’m wearing is “Petal” which I think looks natural, and lasts well with the balm on top.
The mascara has replaced all other mascaras in my collection, you can see in the photo of me how amazing it is. I can’t believe how well it lengthens and separates my lashes. With this product I found that (especially at first) there was too much product on the brush, which clogged my eyelashes a bit so for the first few uses I scraped any excess off on the side and then blew on it slightly (I read somewhere that this helps, and it worked).
If you’re looking for a new mascara you need this!
Lastly is the Eye Liner which is a powder. It’s a dark purple shade, which is a nice change from my usual black. I think I actually prefer this as it isn’t so harsh on my eyes. Going back to my black liquid eyeliner after this felt strange, I think it makes my eyes look smaller somehow.
This Smashbox Eye Liner blends well for a smudged smokey look, and lasts all day. It has a tendency to rub on my eyelids through the day (i’m not sure if this is just me as all my eyeliners do this) so I have to use a primer.
Overall, some seriously lovely products. Has anyone tried any other products from Smashbox which they would recommend?
Sidenote: I’m wearing Topshop cream blusher in Flush as I know I will be asked this!
Sidenote #2: I’ve changed my layout ever so slightly, it’s still a work in progress but i hope you like!