Whenever I would go to any cosmetic outlet, I’m always hooked by Smashbox products. And even though it’s not this summer collection but the 2013th, I had to get this Smashbox Heat Wave Collection.
I got the eye shadow palette and the 4 glosses for under $60.
The eye shadow palette consists of 10 gorgeous colors. You get a huge mirror inside! The brush is amazing too, very soft and I use it almost every day for my eye makeup.
For the summer 2013 Smashbox decided to go for a very sophisticated color selection. As you can see, it’s not only golds and browns… It has some deep colors too. That makes it very versatile. You can create from a simple peachy glowy eye makeup, to a sexy smokey eye makeup.
The packaging is made of plastic, but it’s a good one. Feels very sturdy and looks luxurious actually.
You have some instructions on the back how to achieve a certain look.
And here you can see that the eye shadows don’t have any names, that’s a little bit disappointing for me as a makeup enthusiast, because it’ll be more complicated to explain what color I’ve used in my eye makeup.
The eye shadows are very soft. Definitely tap off your brush any excess or you’re gonna get quite a bit of fall out. Nicely pigmented. The texture is mostly satin, besides two of them: the very first on the top raw and the third one from the same raw.
You can apply them wet or dry. So the intensity will vary of course.
Their lasting power of the Smashbox Heat Wave Collection is not excellent. An eyeshadow primer is a must! I noticed some fading after 4 hrs.
Didn’t have a problem with creasing, but I barely have any creasing with any other eye shadows, my lids are more on the dry side.
I don’t think of summer while looking at it… It reminds me more of fall actually. But to each their own.
I do recommend the Smashbox Heat Wave Collection e/s palette if you’re looking for a mix of golden peachy shades and some deep shades. Most of the times I end up with smokey eyes when I’m using it but I tried to make something different for you :)
Moving on to the Lip Enhancing glosses. I am gonna be short here. I love them.
I believe these are mini or travel versions. They are 5ml each.
I love the formula of these. Not too thick, not too thin, not too sticky… They stay on my lips until I eat something and even after that it doesn’t wear off completely. My lips stay moisturized for the whole day once I apply the gloss.
And the applicator… At first I was skeptical but I really ended up liking it. Its size makes the application go pretty much in no time. Once you touched your lips with this applicator, you’re done ;)
L to R: Fuchsia Flash, VIP Pink, Electric Orange, Copper Remix.
And comparing to the eye shadows these lip glosses remind me of summer a lot more. They scream of summer! The colors are bright and bold. For a lip gloss they are pretty well pigmented I’d say.
By the way the Copper Remix looks like a nice nude on the lips, I apply it on top of all of my nude colors for that extra gloss.
Your lips will definitely look fuller hence the beautiful gloss you get :) This formula makes your lips look smoother and plumper.
I didn’t detect any smell or taste.
What do you think of this Smashbox Heat Wave Collection? Would you like to try the eye shadows or the lip glosses? Maybe both? :)