Saturday, August 19, 2017

Smashbox Matte exposure palette

I am a big fan of the Smashbox shadows so when I saw they were releasing an all matte palette I could resist picking it up. What I love about this palette is that the big shades are actually a useful lid shade rather than highlighting shades like a lot of palettes have. I love the fact that this is split into more warm shades and cool/more purple toned shades. These shades are all really beautiful and blend like a complete dream.
So moving onto the shades I am going to be going from left to right along the top with the two larger shades and then I will be going along the bottom row.
Spice - Deep terracotta pink shade, this is possibly one of my favourite shades in the palette. Not only because it is warm toned but also because it blends like an absolute dream.
Desert - This shade reminds me a lot of Crème brule from makeup geek. It is like spice in terms of it having a slight pink tone it. This makes a really gorgeous transition shade which is perfect for using with any of the shades in the palette.
Tonal - This one is a pinky peach shade which makes a really lovely lid shade and pairs beautifully with the two shades I have just mentioned above.
Wheat - The first of the larger shades, wheat is another brilliant lid shade or transition shade depending on the wearers skintone. I feel like out of all of the shades this was a really sensible one to make massive as it is one a lot of people are going to reach for a lot.
Vanilla - This is another brilliant lid shade, it is still a very slightly pink toned lid shade. It can also be used as a highlight shade on the brow bone.
Buff - Out of all of the shades this is possibly the least pigmented this is a lot more pink toned than Vanilla and again makes a really lovely lid shade.
Drizzle - This is the first of the more purple shades. This is a grey toned lilac shade which looks gorgeous in the crease of buff.
Truffle - This is an almost lilac toned grey shade which looks stunning to add a little depth to any looks.
Moving onto the bottom row we have -
Blackberry - This one is a very slightly purple toned deep brown. What I love about this shade is that it adds a little coolness to any warm looks balancing them a little better. This one isn't the most pigmented in the palette however I prefer my darker shades to not be so pigmented as I prefer to be able to build them.
Sumatra - This one is the perfect deep chocolate brown shade, this is my favourite shade to deepen up any looks.
Suede - This is the slightly pinker less orange version of Spice. This is a nice one to use to deepen cooler toned looks to add a little more warmth to it.
Grounded - This one is a deeper version of buff. This one makes a lovely lid shade for a deeper purple smokey eye.
Black Plum - This is the most incredible deep purple shade which pairs beautifully with grounded to create a smokey eye. This is such a vibrant shade, perfect to add a little colour to a more neutral look.
Blackout - This is the last shade in the palette, this is an incredibly deep black shade and is one of my favourite blacks in my collection.

So that's it for today, I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to know if you have tried this palette. 


  1. Oooooh wow what a stunning palette, it looks so pretty!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Ooo wow that black shade though!

  3. My eyeshadow collection is mainly palettes with a lot of shimmer shadows, so these lid and transition shades look really good to me x

    Velvet Blush


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