You’re a jaded makeup lover, like me. So when you look at the image above, you’re likely wondering, “Why on earth would I need yet another neutral eye palette?” I’ve been singing the praises of these Smashbox palettes since the moment I first used one, and yes… the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette is equally revolutionary.
This Smashbox palette contains only matte shadow shades. These shadows can be used wet or dry depending on the color payoff you desire, but they can also be used as both liner AND brow powder! The most popular “go-to” base shades are now double the size, so you won’t hit pan on your favorites when the rest of the palette is full.
Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette Swatches
Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches above (starting from upper left, clockwise): Desert, Heirloom, Dune, Vanilla, Canyon, Suede, and Earthy. The left side of the palette features warm colors with a reddish undertone. They’re great for a daytime or more natural look. These were applied with no primer, so you can see the high pigment of the shadows! They feel like silk when you apply, a true treat!
Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches above (starting from upper left, clockwise): Wheat, Grounded, Rosehip, Haze, Blackout, Ditch, Jolt. The right side of the palette leans toward cooler undertones, and more dramatic dark colors that work well for a night out.
Included with the palette is a double-ended makeup brush, with one end for applying shadow and the other for applying brow or liner color. Full instructions on how to apply are included, for six different eye shapes! The palette also includes Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish shadow primer to extend wear time and really make that color pop!
Retail price of the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette is $49.
Click HERE to buy this new shadow palette from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.
The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.