Review: Smashbox Ablaze Collection

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When I saw this collection, I was immediately drawn to it. Because I had some smashbox smashcash, I decided to grab some of it up to try.DSC_1223

This collection consists of a cover shot eye shadow palette, lip palette, face palette, eye set, and liquid lipsticks. I decided just to get the face palette and lip palette. I have tried several new brands of eye shadow lately and I have been allergic to 4 out of 5 of them. So, since I have never tried smashbox eye shadows, I decided to give my eye lids a rest and skip the eye shadow.

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The face palette consists of 2 bronzer shades, 2 blushes, and 2 highlighters. This palette is absolutely gorgeous!!! I use the lighter shade on the right as a bronzer and use the darker shade for contour. It can be a little “orangey” if you use too much, but it fits the color scheme. The blush colors are so pretty. Both of them are pigmented and so beautiful! The highlighters are great as well. They give a beautiful shimmer just where you need it. The pan sizes are great, and I love that you can get a full face look with one palette. This has been my “go to” ever since I got it.

 

 

DSC_1229The lip palette is something new for me. I have never bought anything like this before, so I thought I would give it a try. This palette has six different lip colors. I am not a big fan of the lip brush that comes with the palette, so I am on the lookout for a different one. The palette also comes with a card you can use to mix the colors to make your own color of lipstick. The colors dry matte, which isn’t my favorite so I put a little gloss over the top. The colors are so pretty. There are a couple that are very light and a couple that are more bold, but they are all pretty. I love mixing them to see what colors I can come up with. The pans are small, but this palette will last a long time. My favorite is the third color from the left. It is a beautiful orange/coral color. It looks so good with the face palette. These colors definitely compliment the colors in the the eye shadow palette and in the face palette.

So, as a conclusion, I would definitely recommend this collection. It is absolutely gorgeous and definitely a new favorite of mine! Maybe someday soon I will have the courage to try the eye shadow palette which is also full of beautiful “firy”colors!

Keep an eye out for my post on why I don’t swatch palettes – coming soon

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kristie says:

    I love the whole look in your “kiss picture”… but especially your eye look. That’s just stunning!

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  2. thelexiedit says:

    This collection is quite interesting but I don’t know how much use I’d get out of the lip palette, I find them inconvenient but the shades are stunning! So stunning in fact that I wish it was an eyeshadow palette! XO! 🙂

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