Monday, March 31

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Ever searching for the perfect Nude palette and currently loving using both matte and shimmer eyeshadows, the launch of the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette* had me ever so excited.

Made up of fourteen shades; seven shimmering neutrals and seven complimentary matte shades, this is in my opinion, one of the best neutral palettes to hit the market and covers all bases nicely.

The shimmer finishes don't offer as nice a finish in terms of formula as I had hoped they would, but they still offer a buildable shimmering wash of colour, which I personally find works well as I don't go for a full on shimmer look anyway.
 The matte tones on the other hand are all pretty incredible and are all extremely pigmented and wearable, making for the perfectly blended smoky eye look. I tend to go quite subtle on the eyes and I have found using only one or pairing three of the matte shades at one time to be perfect. 

The palette itself is a nice size and comes with a really nice double sided brush and in all makes for a perfect travel palette as for me, it covers all the shades I really wish for both day and night looks.

With a sample size of the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara coming with the palette, it is available to buy now in Boots where it costs £36.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this palette and whether you like the look of the fourteen shades.




  1. i love how half is matte and the other half is their shimmer counterpart. do i get it or do i not?!

  2. The shimmers look so nice I might have to make a cheeky detour to boots! xx

  3. I've been looking at this palette in Boots for ages and haven't really seen anyone talk about it but I'm blown away by how pigmented the matte shades look so I might have to take the plunge and try it out! :-)

  4. I saw this the other day and resisted buying it.. I NEED TO GO BACK AND BUY IT. It is beautiful! I really like the look you did :) xx

  5. I love the shades in this palette! I think this would be a great alternative to the Naked palettes! Would love to try this xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  6. I really wanted this but am kinda scared since I heard a lot of people complain about the consistency of the shimmery shades :/ but a nice review and beautiful photos though!

    xx Anine

  7. These colours look amazing, and so pigmented. I really must try out this palette.

    Jess x

  8. I just did a review of this palette. I love the palette myself, however I do feel the shimmer shadows are a little hit or miss, 3 of them are badly pigmented. But overall it's a good palette, for the selection of matte colours alone.

    Lauren - Makeup By Lauren Marie

  9. I like it but since I have the Naked pallettes I don't think it has any shades different enough to make me part with that money... I want to try the mascara though!! x

  10. I just posted a review of this also. It's such a stunning palette.

  11. Love the mixture of mattes and shimmers :)
    alicekatex ♥

  12. Love this, almost like a Lorac Pro but for UK peeps!

    Kate xo /

  13. This looks so gorgeous! I thought I was happy with my original Naked Palette but I definitely need this little beauty in my life!

  14. This is such a gorgeous palette, will check it out this weekend at Sephora!

  15. I am so glad I finally found a post on this palette. I have been eyeing it for a while now but hesitated in buying it because I own so many others. Interesting to hear that the shimmer shades were not as good as the matte, normally it is harder to make a nice matte that is blendable than a nice shimmer shadow! Lovely post.


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