As a beauty blogger, we dream of one day receiving piles and piles of PR packages filled to the brim with new releases. Alas, it’s going to take a good few years to get to that point, but for now we have platforms like Influenster! If you’re a beauty blogger and you haven’t heard of Influenster yet, what are you even doing! I’m a huge fan of the platform, it puts a lot of faith in us bloggers and gives us opportunities we aren’t usually afforded. Follow this link for more information!
This week I was fortunate enough to receive a package of some Smashbox goodies to test out. I’ve been eagerly waiting for this package to arrive, and I instantly thought I’d wait to try it out for a while and give an in-depth review- but I was just too excited and decided to throw an impromptu first impressions your way!
Let’s be brutally honest, when I first saw this I was super disappointed. I’d seen that a lot of people had received the matte palette and the pink metallic liquid lipstick and so i was expecting that- but instead I received the smoky palette and a silver liquid lipsticks. I decided to try it out anyway for the sake of giving my opinion on it- and wow was I mistaken.
This palette was just so not me. I couldn’t possibly emphasize that more. From the black shimmer to the greens and silvers- it was just the complete opposite of anything I’d ever go for. I started by swatching it, and suddenly my doubt turned to excitement.
I do not believe I’ve ever swatched such a beautiful shimmery formula- it was insanely buttery and crazy pigmented as you can see below. I swatched the shades I was most intrigued to challenge myself and try out, and honestly I’m very impressed. I can see myself getting so much use out of that plum shimmer and the silver actually applied with bronze undertones so I think I could work with it. I’m also surprisingly now excited to put together a look that incorporates that shimmery green!
Now, there’s no way in fresh hell that I would ever wear this Liquid Metal on my lips- unfortunately I’m just not that experimental. But, once I swatched this and saw how gorgeous it was, I knew instantly it’d be perfect on the eyes! I then discovered it didn’t dry down completely to be matte, so unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be getting much use out of this. Perhaps on a fun playing with makeup day!
All in all, I’m actually so happy with these options. I really need to get out of my comfort zone, makeup is a form of expression and I need to stop playing it cool. This package is just what I needed to give me that extra push- stay tuned, you might just see the palette featured in a PAWs post…
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, all opinions are my own.