Oh how I love thee lipgloss let me count the ways!
You come in a wide variety of colors and flavors! You make my lips shiny, glossy, and sometimes even sparkly! You make my lips pop with life and make my teeth look white and bright!
Ahhh gloss…..tis the essence of a beauty junkies life!
That’s why it’s always so exciting when the Holidays roll around and gloss sets start popping up! Variety is the spice of life after all and what better way to get a slew of variety than picking up a gloss gift set from your favorite cosmetic brand!
The Muse was particularly excited about the yummie hues included in the Smashbox Rapture Lip Gloss Set! The set includes six shades of popping lipgloss for the upcoming Holiday season for $29 USD! That’s $4.80 USD per a gloss! Sweet deal right? Plus the shades are some of the best I’ve come across in the world of glossy gift sets!
The kit includes three of Smashbox’s best selling shades plus three holiday exclusive shades! Shades included are as follows:
Radiant (Shimmering Deep Rose)
Illume (Shimmering Beige Gold)
Candid (Shimmering Deep Coral Peach)
Ravishing (Bronze Brown with flecks of Gold)
Stunning (Rosy Fuschia)
Lovely (Pale Peachy Coral)
Although the glosses are super emoilent I do love the fact that are pigmented enough to wear without staining my lips prior. The finish has a slightly hint of shimmer but nothing to dramatic that you’re looking like a disco ball.
Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Lovely
Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Radiant
Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Ravishing
Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Candid
All in all the price is quite nice and the selection of colors are amazing which is pretty much what you drew me to the set to begin with. The shades all have a certain coolness about them but can easily be warmed up with a nice blush!
Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Gift set is available now from www.smashbox.com plus you get Free Shipping on any order and samples! Do check out the rest of the Smashbox Rapture Holiday Collection as the Muse is loving it all!
Smashbox Holiday Collection 2008
Smashbox Gift of Glow Review & Swatches
I told you earlier about the Smashbox Enchantress Beauty Kit kit but I didn’t have any images for it!
However, good news, the Smashbox site has been updated with more of Rapture Collection! The item that really had me curious was the Enchantress Gift Set and it doesn’t disappoint from what I’ve seen so far!
The set includes:
Smashbox Soft Lights Quad in Aglow
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Protege
Smashbox That’s A Wrap Mascara
Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Duo in Caviar and Midnight Brown
Pewter Gray Zip Up Makeup Case
and finally the item that really caught my eye…The Silver Pedant Necklace on a Triple Strand Chain.
The necklace looks quite nice actually and I thought it was rather interesting and unique to include it with this collection!
The entire kit is $45 USD and available now from Smashbox Cosmetics.
Smashbox Gift of Glow Set Review and Swatches
Smashbox The Rapture Holiday Collection 2008
Further Images and Information about Smashbox Holiday 2008
Smashbox Fall Collection 2008 Wicked Lovely Review and Swatches
Happy Monday everyone!
Just wanted to give you the heads up that Smashbox is doing a one day sneak peek sale of Smashbox O-Plump!
Smashbox O-Plump combines plumping benefits and a customized pink pout all into one gloss! Just like Smashbox O-Gloss this new gloss goes on clear and then reacts with your personal chemistry to create the perfect shade of gloss for your lips but that’s not all, it also has key ingredients to plump lips as it shades!
Smashbox O-Plump will not be available until the Spring but you can get yours today on Smashbox’s website during this one day premiere sale!
Smashbox O-Plump is $24 USD and with Free Shipping so if you’re wanting to indulge best do so quickly!
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Smashbox Gift of Glow Review and Swatches
I do so admit all the pink from the Smashbox Holiday Collection entitled Rapture has gotten me completely excited and hyper!
I’m rolling around in happiness at the prospect of pink! What? I’m a chick, I dig pink, sue me.
No seriously I really am quite excited about the rather cute little quilted pink cases that a majority of Smashbox Rapture is coming in so happy in fact that I knew I had to have one for my very own!
In comes Smashbox Gift of Glow which includes a cute ribbon tie makeup clutch in, you guessed it, PINK that the Muse absolutely loves! The makeup case isn’t the only thing to get excited about though! This set includes some wonderful items to get you all sparkled up for the Holiday Season!
The case included with Smashbox Gift of Glow is a dual zip clutch style makeup bag with two loose pockets for storing makeup, brushes, etc….it closes up using two pink ribbons which you tie together. It’s pink and it’s quilted and it’s very Musey-like! Inside you’ll find all the perfect treats to makeup cheeks, lips, and face!
The kit includes a Smash Shadow Liner in Hollywood. This morning I used Hollywood as a liner however the formula is so smooth it’s claim of being a “shadow liner” is all truth. This will make an ideal base for shadows or used on it’s own it as shadow. The color is a bronzy brown with quite a fair bit of gold sparkle that looks wonderful paired up with gold shadows.
The kit also includes two brushes which are a liner brush and a baby buki brush. The baby buki brush is quite nice although it sheds a tiny little bit however after my second use I didn’t notice shedding so that’s a good sign! The liner brush is a full size brush with is unheard of as many Holiday gift sets take to creating mini or smaller versions of full size brushes however Smashbox generously tucked in this full size liner brush! The brush, in my opinion, is a little too large for lining eyes but it works a treat for working on the v of the eye and the lower lash line! It’s has pink handle which I absolutely adore of course! More Pink! YAY!
The kit includes a Smashbox lipgloss in Gilded which is a Shimmery Pale Gold however I do not have pictures of the gloss sadly! Sorry ’bout that!
And finally my favorite piece in the set is the Smashbox Flash Powder in Gold which can be used on face, eyes, or body! This morning I used this on my eyes as a shadow and lined with Hollywood! The two match up beautifully well. This is a finely milled, silky powder that gives a beautiful golden shimmer and highlight to the face without overdosing your cheeks in disco fever! It’s quite a subtle sparkle that’s perfect for the holidays! If you’re looking for an inexpensive option to Chanel’s new Poudre Precieuse Gold Highlighting Powder this could definately work well at a much nicer price!
Here are a few more swatches of Flash and Hollywood side by side:
The entire kit costs $49 USD and is well worth it considering a majority of the products included are full size items. Breaking down the cost including the bag would make each piece $8.10 USD.
To create my look below I used NARS Super Orgasm on my cheeks and highlighted my face with Smashbox Flash Powder for a bit of gold sparkle! On my eyes I used Smashbox Flash Powder and lined with Smashbox Shadow Liner in Hollywood. I completed the look using one of the glosses available in the Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Set (which I’ll be reviewing for you shortly!).
All in all I think that the Smashbox Gift of Glow offers a nice selection of goodies that will help us sparkle, shimmer, and shine for the Holiday Season! The set would make a beautiful gift for anyone who adores Smashbox Cosmetics or craves a bit of shimmer! The gift set has a reasonable price tag attached and includes a variety of items to create one or two complete holiday looks for the season!
The Muse likey!
You can get yours at Sephora or Smashbox Cosmetics!
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Further details about the Smashbox Rapture Collection
Further images from the Smashbox Rapture Collection
Smashbox Wicked Lovely Review and Swatches
I posted this last week but it was too early to post so I had to take it down! I’ve since posted images and another post about the Smashbox The Rapture Holiday Collection which you can see by clicking this link.
The collection is available at Sephora for purchase and Smashbox!
Phew, it’s not even October yet and already the Holiday Collections are flooding in! I love the Holidays as it’s always such a great time to stock up on kits and collections that are packed full of awesome goodies at a considerable savings! Plus it’s always a nice time for giving beautiful gifts to friends…and…well getting some for ourselves is always great too!
Allow me to introduce you to The Rapture Holiday Collection by Smashbox which includes an array of awesome pieces to enrapture and tickle you beautiful for the Holiday season!
I don’t have all the official images as of yet but here are details on what will be available!
Since we all know how hard the Muse has been working at finding that perfect primer now would be a good time to indulge in Smashbox Flawless Finish Primer Set for $39 USD which includes a full size and travel size of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Taking into consideration that the primer retails for $36 USD you’re getting a nice deal as you get a dual selection for $3 more! Sweet!
Dontcha just love gloss kits? I do..I can’t be alone here! Every brand always puts together a great coffret of glosses come the Holidays and Smashbox is no different with the Smashbox Lipgloss Collection valued at $90 USD but retailing for a mere $29 USD.
What’s in it for you:
Get three glosses selections in one kit for one great price!
Two kits, six glosses equals perfection.
Glosses available in the kits are:
- Ravishing (Nude Rose)
- Lovely (Shimmering Pink)
- Stunning (Shimmering Bright Pink)
- Illume (Iridescent Nude)
- Radiant (Pinkish Plum)
- Candid (Pink with shimmering gold specks)
But of course we can’t have a Holiday Collection without a brush kit right? Smashbox Travel Brush Collection will be available for $49 USD and includes 5 travel size brushes.
Brushes included are:
- Face Brush
- Shadow Brush
- Angled Blending Brush
- Smudger Brush
- Contour Blush & Liner Brush
Indulge in the Smashbox Eyeshadow and Brush Collection to create an endless array of beautiful eye looks.
$49 USD for the kit which includes:
- 16 Shades of Smashbox Eyeshadow
- Definer Brush
- Shadow Brush
Smashbox Gift of Glow Collection $49 USD caters to eyes, lips and cheek and includes all of the following:
- Liner Brush
- Smashbox Shadow Liner in Hollywood (Bronze shade will Golden Shimmer)
- Smashbox Lipgloss in Gilded (Shimmery Pale Gold)
- Smashbox Flash Powder
- Smashbox Baby Buki Brush
- Quilted Travel Pouch
Smashbox really out did itself with the new Smashbox Ultimate Beauty Palette available Exclusively at Ulta for $59 USD. This includes nearly 100 Smashbox favorites for cheeks and lips. Wow!
And finally my favorite of the lot (can’t wait to see this in person), a limited edition kit created by Smashbox and Canadian jewelry line, Foxy Originals, which includes an exclusive silver pendant necklace on a triple strand chain. The Smashbox Enchantress Beauty Kit retails for $45 USD and will be exclusive to Smashbox.com. It includes the beautiful pendant, Smashbox liner and mascara, plus shimmering shades for cheeks and lips all packed in a chic faux leather and suede multi-compartment clutch.
Details for the kit:
Smashbox Cream Liner Duo in Caviar/Midnight Brown
Smashbox Soft Lights Quad in Aglow (Shimmery Pearl, Peach, Pink, and Rose)
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Protege (Nude Pink with Gold Shimmer)
Smashbox Mascara in Black
Plus Pendant Necklace and Clutch for stowing it all away!
Well, obviously Smashbox went seriously all out for the holidays! Some of these items sound simply amazing and I hope I’ll review some of them for you shortly!
The Rapture Holiday Collection from Smashbox will be available as of October 15th at Smashbox, Bloomingdales, Nordies, and Ulta!
Keep your eyes peeled and keep checking Smashbox.com to see when the collection goes live! I know I can’t wait to see more images of this collection!
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Smashbox Wicked Lovely Collection