Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Smashing the Competition with Smashbox Summer Collection!


I am over the moon about the release of the Smashbox Summer 2013 Collection titled "Heat Wave" which includes an eyeshadow Palette in which the colors are highly pigmented and specially formulated to be used "Wet" or "Dry"  (I've swatched the eyeshadow palette for you to see the colors against my skin , and they work well on dark skin tones ! - see below)  and a  Lip Gloss set with includes four Hot shades


Here is a swatch of the Eyeshadow Palette
VIP Pink , Electric Orange , Fuchsia Flash, Copper Remix 

I currently have a thing for all things "Orange" : Lipsticks, Nail Polish, and now thanks to Smashbox I will be including Lip Gloss to the list. The Heat Wave Lip Gloss set includes an "Electric Orange" shade which falls under my Summer "to-do list" in regards to Orange looks. Then there is two shades of Pink: one bright "VIP Pink" and a "Fuchsia Flash" which are absolutely lovely , and to finish off the Summer spectrum a "Copper Remix".




Your look would not be complete without a perfect blank canvas to begin with, which is where the new Camera Ready CC Cream ( I would use "Dark")  followed by ( optional - CC Cream can be worn alone for light coverage)  the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder .   This new CC Cream unlike the BB Creams ( which are amazing by the way - especially the Smashbox version) is color correcting,  it treats those unsightly dark spots by fading them over time.  The Halo Hydrating Powder -  I absolutely LOVE!!! It leave a nice Matte Finish - it is super light and it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 10 minutes!



The cherry on the cake is the New Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara .  This mascara features a patented Blue Prism Technology  ( a blend of micas, titanium and blue pigments that make the whites of your eyes pop!) that brightens for a wide eyed effect. Mascara is the one item even if I am going for a makeup free face - I can not leave the house without, and having a mascara that brightens my eyes, its a real treat!

So looking forward to the Summer ! 

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