Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Review and Swatches
By now you’re probably gagging to know what I think of the Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection that I gave you a tiny sneak peek of a few weeks ago!
First a rant.
I got my entire haul from QVC and it was considerably cheaper than heading to Sephora or Smashbox. For example one palette was $24 on QVC where as I believe they are $34 at regular retail.
My rant? No boxes. Not a single item I got came with a box. The boxes were part of the charm of the collection. Have you seen the packaging? Quite cute! Sadly, I guess QVC offered it at a savings because of the lack of packaging. I’m trying not to sob too hard…I have a thing for boxes…shrug.
The Smashbox Heartbreaker Eye Shadow Palettes are cute as pie. They are nice slim palettes, tiny in size but contain a brush and six shades of shadow. All the shadows are nicely pigmented with a silky smooth formula that blends like a dream. I think Smashbox created each palette with the idea of creating soft, romantic looks in mind and I did my best to capture that but I admit with colors that are pigmented and extra pretty it’s hard for me not to go to town and start packing on eye color like it’s going out of style. I will say that the palettes are a teeny tiny uneventful. Formula wise it’s a win but mmmm shades are already items I have in my collection which is why I’m not cartwheeling around in excitement. Hot Date could be considered the warmer of the two with a cream, brown, beige, aqua, skin blue, pewter shade of shadow. I did feel like Hot Date was slightly mismatched…one side aquas, one side neutrals…but the good news is you can create any variety of looks using one palette. Kiss ‘N Tell is a bit of a better combo as the shades feel like they do well together. It includes a baby pink, hot pink, white, purple, matte black, and pearl pink. Out of the two Kiss ‘N Tell is the cooler option and the prettier and most fitting with the theme of “romance”.
Although I was left feeling slightly unexcited about the eye palettes I will say the other four pieces, and stars of the collection in my opinion, left me feeling quite pleased.
The Smashbox Heartbreaker Lip Shine Lip Gloss are thrilling. Really great shades of gloss with a pigmented formula, plenty of shine, and just uber glossy and beautifully wearing. The shades are fun and funky for Spring and add a little kick to makeup looks. Berry Hot is a berry fuchsia pink whee as Melon-Drama is a coral, orange cocktail. The glosses are truly stars.
Many of you were excited about the Smashbox Heartbreaker Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Startlight. The kaleidoscope of colors in this one was too gorgeous. I did have slight beef with the white…..it has shades of red, peach, light pink, dark pink…and white. I hated the white because it made the finish slightly frosty but many of you may adore it because it creates a highlighted reflection on the face. Aside from the white the product overall creates a beautiful healthy glow on cheeks that crosses from warm to cool…a little bit peach, a little bit pink, a combination of gorgeous.
And finally the SmashBox Roller Gloss in Pinksugar is a tasty vanilla gloss with a transparent finish and a slightly pink shimmer adds just the right gloss to lips. Not too glossy but just right this is a rather cute one for tucking into your purse for touch ups.
Overall, the collection has a few key pieces that I adored. Everything, quality wise, is brilliant. It’s without a doubt quality as I know some of you aren’t a fond fan of Smashbox shadows but everything in this collection sported an incredible formula. As you can see from my photos I went really light with my looks just to keep that soft, romantic feel of the collection but you can without a doubt go heavier if you so please. Palettes were a tad uneventful and many will feel the same if they own large stashes of color eye shadow but for anyone who doesn’t have a ton of color in their wardrobe these are a perfect place to start.
Quite pleased with Smashbox Heartbreaker on a whole. Now I have to try the fragrance as it looks cool. Anyone sniff it yet?
Off topic but I can can’t help but think of Dean and the Magic Fingers every time I hear “heartbreaker”.
Anyone grab any of this collection?
What did you get?
What are you wanting to get?
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