Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Smashbox - Cherry Smoke Eye Shadow Palette


Doesn't this palette just scream Autumn to you? The Smashbox Cherry Smoke Eye shadow Palette contains eight beautiful, deep, earthy toned shades with an even amount of shimmers and mattes, so there is something for everyone.
At the moment I seem to be loving the whole coppery/burnished red tones eye shadow wise and I've noticed it being popular with other people too. I think that's what initially drew me to this palette as its just simply full it - the name of this is very fitting to the palette as it can create the most striking cherry smokey eye looks.
I can also get away with wearing this in the day by just sticking to the less intense shades so its a pretty versatile palette to have, if you like warm tones that is?. 
The casing is pretty unique to my other palettes as it's really sturdy, compact and has this pretty nifty magnetic closure. Once you fold down the lid it connects with the magnetic clip and shuts itself securely - I thought that was pretty swish; oh the little things eh ? haha.
 

The versatile, compact packaging and internal mirror makes one perfect travel companion. I think it looks really nice too with its strong, shiny, black plastic casing and metallic silver accents. I don't own a single palette that holds anymore than four shades to fit nicely into my makeup bag as this does.

Now onto the eye shadows..


First Row - Top to Bottom - Bare, Unadorned
Middle Row - Top to Bottom - Shell, Rustic, Oxidize
Last Row - Top to Bottom - Topaz, Dark Cocoa, Ebony

L - R Bare, Unadorned swatched
Bare - A matte pinkish beige shade which makes a great base colour for any eye look, for such a light shade its got a good amount of colour pay off.

Unadorned - A medium shimmery bronze/brown shade, this one is gorgeous- I like to wear this in the crease with shell all over the lid for a simple every day kinda look.

L-R - Shell, Topaz, Rustic, Dark Cocoa, Oxidize, Ebony Swatched



Shell -  Is a shimmery, pale, frosty gold shade its really beautiful and pretty unique.

Topaz - Is a pretty shimmery, light bronze/taupe shade.

Rustic - Is a deep, matte brown/cherry red shade.

Dark Cocoa -  Is a matte, rich dark chocolate brown shade.

Oxidize - Is this beautiful shimmery, burnished orangey red shade. This one has to be one of my favourites from the palette. It looks stunning under the lower lash line.

Ebony - Is a dark matte black shade, I'd only use this one for lining the top of my lash line instead of a liquid liner.

All the shadows in this palette are so pigmented and rich, they are all really buttery soft but I did experience some fall out on the darker shades, nothing too crazy - this is probably due to how pigmented and soft they are?...a little goes a long way with these shadows.
The only shade I'm not to fond of is Ebony, one reason being I'm not really one to use black shadows and the other reason is because it seems slightly patchy in application to me; you might spot this in my swatch above?.

At first I did think there where no eye shadow names on the packaging itself (just on the side of the box) then I noticed a sticky label you can peel on the back of the palette - if you peel it open it shows the shades and it also gives you some ideas on different eye looks you can create - I thought was a nice little extra.



Another Smashbox palette I've been thinking about for a while is the Full Exposure one, so if you've tried it you'll have to let me know what you think below please.

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Eye Shadow Palette £32.00

What do you think of this Smashbox palette? Are these you're kind of shades? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x
 

 

34 comments:

  1. I have Full Exposure and just LOVE it, so versatile - be picking this one up at the weekend too I reckon ;)


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  2. I'm in love with the shade Topaz from this palette!
    Ting x


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  3. Ooh do you! It does look pretty, I love how it has the shimmers at the top and mattes at the bottom! I think you'll like this one Sarah it's very you ;) xx

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  4. It's pretty isn't it! Topaz actually reminds me a little of MAC satun taupe come to think of it x

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  5. I think perhaps a comparison swatch would be helpful, if you can please? x

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  6. I've tried the travel version of the Full Exposure one and I'm quite surprised: the matte shades are gorgeous, but the shimmery ones not so much! I've ordered this one you reviewed too but I've had zero time so I'm yet to try it... I'm excited though! ;) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  7. It's quite a bit different actually! For some reason I thought it may be similar.. Top is topaz bottom is Mac satin taupe ... Satin taupe is a lot darker but similar sort of finish xx

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  8. Top topaz bottom is Mac satin taupe x

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  9. So there is justification for owning both then ;)
    Ting x

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  10. This palette really does scream Autumn! I absolutely love the Topaz shade. Great review and lovely pics xxx


    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive.

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  11. Lovely palette! Haven't tried Smashbox eyeshadows yet but these colours are gorgeous! x

    Speaking Beauty UK

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  12. This is actually gorgeous! Heavenly colours - that Topaz looks a dream. You lucky gal, you're gonna have the best-dressed eyes this autumn! Xx

    Kitty | kittyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. That palette defo screams Autumn! It's lovely! The colours are perfect for this time of year.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  14. Oh, I'm in love! I imagine these shades really pop on brown eyes as well. What a beaut! xx

    Sarah | seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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  15. Well this is a little bit gorgeous isn't it! I am loving these colours for Autumn, i'm in such an autumnal mood right now!!

    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com xx

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  16. abeautifuldelight8 October 2014 at 23:00

    This palette looks gorgeous! They are so my kind of shades! I need a money tree haha fab post lovely xx

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  17. I love the shades in this palette, they are definitely ones I would use, especially in the season were in! Packaging is pretty sleek also x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

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  18. That palette will look so gorgeous on you! Loving the colours. Unadorned and Rustic are my favourites. Thanks for sharing Zoe :D x
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  19. MacandCheese Antonia M9 October 2014 at 19:26

    This palette is sooooo beautiful! Xx Could image it looks just gorge on you. xx

    Macandcheeseblog.co.uk

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  20. That's what I have heard about that palette actually ! I think that's why I've still not purchased it as it put me off a little. Ooh have you! You'll have to let me know what you think xx

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  21. Gorgeous isn't it! I'm glad you agree :) yes topaz is so pretty! Awh thanks so much I really appreciate that xx

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  22. Thanks love! It's a beauty, yeah this was the first time I had too but I'm pretty impressed to be honest xx

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  23. Isn't it just ! Everyone is loving that topaz shade it's a clear winner of the palette by the looks of it haha, it's very pretty! Awh haha thanks gorgeous xx

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  24. I'm glad you think so! Aren't they just .. It's definately the most Autumn looking palette I've seen xx

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  25. Lovely isn't it! Oh it really can look striking with some of these shadows, especially ther redish toned ones xx

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  26. It's so pretty isn't it! Yeah me too, as soon as I spotted it I was like Ahh these are my kinda shades haha.. You'll have to treat yourself Anoushka 😉 xx

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  27. It's really lovely! I think you'll like this then Abhie.. I think it should be a pay day treat haha 😉xx

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  28. It's a beauty isn't it! I could imagine you with that on Michelle, thanks for your comment I hope your well xx

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  29. Awh thanks lovely! They are pretty shades aren't they, oh good choices they are some of my faves too..no problem thanks so much for your comment and having a read, I appreciate it xx

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  30. Beauty isn't it ! Awh that's so sweet thanks lovely.. Xxx

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  31. I am loving red shades for eyes recently, and this palette is just gorgeous. Think I need to crave and get it!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  32. That is such a gorgeous palette. I've never tried any of Smashboxes palettes but I am excited by their Xmas gift sets this year xx

    MissMakeupMagpie.com

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  33. I'm wearing a mixture of shades today and I love it! Such buttery shades, gorgeous ;) xx

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