Smashbox Create & Transform Eye, Lip and Face Palette

I am never this on the ball when it comes to blogging about time sensitive stuff, but here we are. I’m only a day late on this one!

This Smashbox palette* is the Boots Star Gift until 8/12 which means it’s £35 instead of £70. It’s actually four palettes in one and you can pop each of them out of this little book – i’s pretty heavy so I would not recommend it for travel – and take them with you wherever you’re going. Anyway, it’s a bargain.

The Cheek palette is already in my daily makeup bag and with the fuss that the Cover Shot Eye Palettes made over the Summer, along with my own swatches, I’m really excited to try the eyeshadows out.

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Let’s take a closer look at each of the palettes you get for your thirty five quid!

Extra points for packaging. The book that contains all the palettes is like a VHS tape (just assuming this) and the palettes are designed to look like the film you’d get inside.

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Eyeshadow

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Super impressed with these eyeshadows. Both the matte and foiled shades were creamy and easy to apply. The foiled shades didn’t have much glittery fallout either.

Tranformers

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IMG_8265These are an interesting idea. Kat Von D Beauty often includes transformer shades in palettes too. You could use these over eyeshadows, blushers or even lipsticks to change the shades. These pigments are all finely milled so you get a colour that blends well rather than a chunky glitter topcoat sitting on top.

Contour/Cheeks

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As boring as it is compared to the eyeshadows, this one is probably my favourite of the four. Instead of carrying around blusher, bronzer and contour, I can just take this palette with me. The highlight shade was a little chalky in this one but we’ll see. I’ve never tried a banana powder before so I might give this a go when I’m tanned.

Lips

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IMG_8279It’s important to keep in mind with these that the first three shades are ‘transformer’ shades so they’re not supposed to be opaque. Adding the black transformer in there so you can make any of your lipsticks darker is an interesting idea.

The opaque shades have a good range too – a nude, a classic cherry red and a vampy plum. They seem to have a pretty comfortable satin matte formula that would be pretty easy for anyone to wear.

If you’re looking to try Smashbox products now’s your chance. I’d say that just two of these palettes are worth your £35 together judging by the fact that most Smashbox palettes are around the £24 mark. Even if you don’t keep the bulky palette to keep them all in, you’re getting your money’s worth.

The Smashbox Create and Transform Eye, Lip and Face Palette* is currently £35 (supposed to by £70!) in Boots stores and online.

*Product sent by PR. All opinions given are my own. Links are not affiliate links.