Smashbox Fade to Black Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches
Sultry smokey eyes make a come back for Fall and the Smashbox Fade to Black Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette is the perfect way to get ’em. Available in this seasons hottest shades the Fade to Black Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette is available for a limited time with the Smashbox Fade to Black Fall 2013 Collection. This palette features a selection of naturally smoky shades or choose more traditional black ones spiced up with purples!
Take a peek at the Smashbox Fade to Black Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette in Fade In after the jump!
The Fade to Black Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette ($42) is a selection of wearable nudes combined with hints of sultry black. You get seven Photo Op Eyeshadows with this compact and it comes housed in a long, slim lined metallic gradient fuchsia to black compact. The packaging is edgy and Fall fabulous all around. Inside you’ll also get a brush for application and I thought it deserved a mention. Typically brushes included with compacts get tossed aside by yours truly but this an excellent brush with no shedding, soft bristles, and is on par with Smashbox’s larger size eyeshadow brush!
The palette has a range of both shimmer and matte shades with soft, smooth, silky textures that apply, blend, and wear very well. Even the mattes have a super silky texture and apply easily onto my drier lids without looking chalky or patchy. Photo Op Eyeshadow is hailed by many of you and that’s understand as the texture is not only easy to apply but it wears quite well even without primer as it doesn’t lose its intensity nor does it fade or crease through a long period of wear.
The Fade In shade selection of this palette contains a matte ivory, flesh, chocolate brown, and dark chocolate shade selection along with golden khaki, black, and taupe shimmer shades. You can create endless looks with these seven shades and aren’t overwhelmed by TOO much of a good thing. Don’t get me wrong monster palettes with tons of colors are awesome but sometimes all you need is seven simple shades to create some of the best looks of your makeup life.
All in all the palette is a great gateway to beautifully smoked out eyes for the Fall season. I really loved this one. And as an added bonus I really adore that Smashbox has How to Get the look videos for all of its major releases. You can easily hop onto their website and grab a video to create looks with this palette in a few simple steps!
This one is available now at Sephora, Sephora.com, as well as online directly at smashbox.com
Will you be picking it up?
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