Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Smashbox Iconic Eyes Palette Review

The Smashbox Iconic Eyes Palette is a nice neutral/smokey quad that would take you from day to night. I bought this from Sephora online a few weeks back and I featured this one too in my Mini Sephora haul together with the items I bought.


This quad was on sale for $10-15, I'm not entirely sure now how much it was exactly since I checked back at Sephora and this particular palette is not available anymore and it wasn't showing up in my previously bought items too. It comes in a very simply packaged black cardboard palette that was bit disappointing since online it clearly look liked it was in a plastic case. Anyway, for the price, I really can't complain. It has 4 full sized eyeshadows that are really very pretty.


It has a metallic choco brown shade, a frosty champagne, a frosty peach and a metallic navy. They are adequately pigmented. I cannot compare their pigmentation to Urban Decays' which I believe is one of the brands that produces really pigmented eyeshadows. Finger swatches are really good but picking the shadows up with a brush creates a lot of fall outs and appears to be chalky. They are easy to blend out to the point where you can even make them very sheer, which I am not sure if it's a good or bad thing. 


Over all I think this is a good palette and since I don't own any other Smashbox eyeshadows I really don't know if this is true to all Smashbox shadows. It is a nice quad though, great for traveling since the palette has a mirror too. I'll give this palette a 3 out of 5. I think that my Wet n Wild Trios are better than this - much better pigmentation and much more affordable. 

17 comments:

  1. I bought this palette too! I think the brown and the blue shades are nice, but you are right the lighter/hightlight shades are kind of dissapointing. I have all of their eyeshadows, and the others I have are so much better. I think this was an older formula.
    :)

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    1. Awww. I guess I'll have to try the new ones to see if it's better.

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  2. I love the colors in this palette, especially since they're metallic and the colors are all very pretty! Thanks for the review on it :] I'll check out the Wet n Wild Trios also.

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  3. I think I want to try this palette out! Thanks :)

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  4. those colors look so nice and pigmented! i'll have to try more smashbox in the future

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    1. It's nice! Someone said this might be old an old formula so I'll have to try out the new one to see the difference. :)

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  5. Great purchase! the blue eyeshadow is amazing! I can't wait to see you with them!


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  6. I love the taupey and pink colour-gorgeous xx

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  7. Thankyou for the review, the colours are really lovely!

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  8. lucky you got it for sale! because here in germany,smashbox is really expensive I'd rather spend my money on MAC. This palette is gorgeous though ;D

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  9. the colours are really nice but I agree and I think they should be more pigmented
    <3 xxx

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  10. Ooh, you got it for a steal!!

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  11. Thank you very much for the review! I was excited about Smashbox stuff always but didn't buy anything yet since I was afraid to buy badly pigmented eyeshadows. Now I know that I won't buy Smashbox eyeshadow haha.

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  12. This is nice, great post, those eyeshadows look really nice :)
    Kisses

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