Review | Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Palette

This is what it says on the Smashbox website:
State-of-the-art coated pigments make the magic happen. This coating technology creates multiple effects when wet, allowing the shadows to transform in one of four ways. So 14 shadows actually become 28 shades—all in just one palette.

Swatches_edited

(I did build up the swatches in this photo)

So, to be honest, one of the main reasons I got this palette is because I haven’t heard too much about it.
I know that the ‘Full Exposure’ palette didn’t get the best reviews and that may have something to do with why I don’t hear people talk about this, but I am impressed by this.
Now, there are some drawbacks to this palette like the fact that you don’t get a matte transition shade in here, and there’s also a lot of dark shades in this, but I do think that you can get a lot of looks out of this.

However, one of the main reasons that makes me reach for this palette is the way these shadows apply. They are fairly pigmented, but they can also go on sheer and I really like shadows that I can build up rather than tone down, if you know what I mean?
So I have the option to go really intense or very soft and natural, and yes, that can be a drawback for some people, but I don’t mind that at all.

I also like the fact that you can wet them for a more intense color, and some of them kinda turns from a satin-matte to a more metallic shade when you use them wet, so you do have a lot of options with this palette.
Now, I have to say that if you use them wet they are a bit harder to blend, but there’s nothing so bad that you can’t easily work with it.
And I don’t have any issues with creasing, and they stay on my lids until I take of my makeup, so they do last all day.

And lastly you do get a double ended brush in here. I have tried it, and do think it’s an OK brush, but it is kind of stiff, so I prefer to use other brushes, but it’s not bad and you could use it if you want to.

So, overall I would recommend this palette if you don’t mind pulling in another shadow to use as a transition shade (if you want to do that), but if you want a palette that has everything you need, I don’t think that this is it, because I always have to pull in something else.

I got mine from Kicks for 360nok.

Categories: Makeup

5 Comments »

  1. I love Smashbox products but they are so hard to get my mitts on in Australia. I also really love this palette but the orange/pink base is so heavy is some of the shades I don’t think I would get much wear out of it. That copper though is beautiful!

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