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. 


  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.

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

  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.

  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

    Jordan xx
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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. :)

  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

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

  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

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

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


  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 :)

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