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Review on Smashbox Full Exposure Palette and Try It Kit

Hey guys!! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I'm going to be reviewing a few Smashbox products in this post. I have purchased these products on my own or won them and this review is based on my opinion from using these beauty products. This post is very picture heavy, so let's get into the reviews!!

Full Exposure Palette

I won this pallet through Birchbox and Birchbloggers. They teamed up with Smashbox and had a Twitter chat on Shape Matters. It was discussing different eye shapes and how you would maximize your look and how to apply shadow. I was so happy to be one the lucky winner of this pallet because I have been eyeing it for a while. This retails for $49 and is so worth it. It comes with 7 shimmer shadows and 7 matte shadows which makes creating different looks endless.

It also came with a double sided brush that I haven't used yet and a sample of the Full Exposure mascara that I will talk about later. These shadows are so pigmented and so pretty!! I used this palette all last month and it instantly became a favorite. This palette is great for everyday work looks, a night out on the town or just running some errands. Here are the swatches of the shadows,

The Shimmers

The Matte

I would highly recommend this palette to anyone who loves neutral shades and loves creating different eye looks.

Try It Kit

I got this kit back in December at The Holiday Pop Up Makeup Show in New York. Smashbox had a table there and I didn't know too much about the company then and thought this kit would be a great place to start. It has everything that I would use on a daily basis, eyeshadow primer, foundation primer, eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss.

Photo Finish Primer

I thought this primer was okay. It really doesn't cover my pores that I have but it does photograph well. It doesn't make my skin any oilier and my foundation stayed on all day. It was a gel like consistency that was easy to blend and wasn't sticky at all. I will continue to use this when my favorite favorite primers run out but not too sure if I would repurchase.

Photo Finish Lid Primer

I was a bit disappointed in this lid primer. I liked the creamy texture of it and how well it blended but it did crease a bit on my lids. When I paired it with my Mac Paint Pot, it didn't crease too much. I don't think I would repurchase this one again.

Limitless Crayon Eye Liner in Onyx

This was another product I was pretty disappointed in also. I loved the crayon liner and how smooth it went on but it would fade during the day. It looked very intense when I applied it but it didn't stay that way. I'm not sure about a repurchase on this one.

Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume

I did enjoy using this gloss. It is very sheer and you can wear it alone or put on top of another gloss or lipstick. It was not sticky at all and was pretty moisturizing. I would be interested in try more lip products from Smashbox.

Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black

I loved using this mascara. It has become a new favorite and I have a lot of favorite mascaras! It gives my lashes great length and some volume. It just really enhanced my natural lashes. I have two samples of this mascara and will be repurchasing the full size.

That is it on my Smashbox reviews. What have you tried from Smashbox? Do you have any favorites? Comment below and let me know!!

~**Drea Notes**~

Be sure to come back this Friday, I will be announcing my 1 year Blog anniversary giveaway!! I'm so excited!!

I started working out again, yay!! Now to only get away from the snacks lol!!


  1. I haven't tried much from Smashbox. I might have got a palette for Christmas one year. That Full Exposure palette has colors that I would def wear all the time.

    1. I really haven't tried much either but I'm really loving that palette and mascara! I saw that they had a travel Full Exposure palette. Thanks for stopping by Tanya!

  2. i don't like the shimmers on the exposure palette, but love the mattes

    1. I haven't tried all the shimmer shadows but the ones I have I loved. Thanks for stopping by Elle!

  3. The Try it kit looks amazing...I love to try sample sizes of products that I haven't tried before committing to a full size.

    Keisha xo

    1. I love trying the samples first because I may not not love the full size. Thanks for stopping by Keisha!

  4. That palette is great for everyday use! I also won the palette from Smashbox and will post my review later on. I have been using the 24HR Eye primer and I like it. The mascara sample I got dried out on me but I did have read so many good reviews on it.

    1. It really is an everyday palette, I love it! Too bad your mascara sample dried out, it is a really great one!! Thanks for stopping by Jackie!


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