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Smashbox Reign Collection Sneak Peek

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The Muse was happily playing around with the new Smashbox Reign Collection this morning and was quite delighted with the results. I’ll be bringing you the review later this week but for now here’s a quick sneak peek of a look I created and snapped with my camera phone this morning.

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Smashbox Reign is now available at www.smashbox.com

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Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation Review


I’ve been flirting with Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation for over a month now, probably longer. No one has said it yet and it needs to be said. Why the hell do we need HD foundation anyway? It’s not like we are on TV or doing photo shoots all day. At least I’m not, lucky you if you are.

In a bid to be the latest to jump on board the HD makeup craze bandwagon Smashbox has introduced a brand new HD ready line of products including foundation and concealer.

What do I think about the foundation?

Check it after the jump!

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation is an oil-free liquid foundation that promises flawless skin.

Here’s the deal it’s advertised as providing the perfect finish for use with high definition film, so I can look great on film, television, and in my photos. But the fact is…my life is obviously boring…because I’m not on TV nor am I in the movies.

Damn.

But…I do want flawless skin anyway, I’m shallow like that.

The formula is oil free but in fact feels like a hot oily mess on my skin. Ugh totally a gross feeling. It’s a bit of a silicon nightmare going on here. Smashbox HD Foundation has a similar texture to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer but with a runny formula. We’ve established how much I hate silicon by now. It feels very strange on my skin and dry down takes a good deal longer than with my regular foundation.


Hmmmm…

It’s difficult to explain but the foundation does feel like it sits on top of my skin rather than absorbing. I chalk this effect up to the silicons that are in the product. Although I absolutely abhor the feeling of the foundation I really can’t deny the fact that my face does look smoother when it’s finally applied and in place. The foundation is weightless but does leave a tad bit of an oily residue on my skin.

I don’t recommend it for anyone with oily skin as this has the potential to be uncomfortable for extremely oily skin types. If you have dry skin or combination skin this should work a treat. The product contains an SPF 15 which isn’t substantial enough for me but I do appreciate SPF is included.

Overall, I wanted to love this but I just found too many faults with the formula. I love how smooth it makes my skin and the illusion of perfection it hints at but the uncomfortable oily formula makes me second guess it.

No likey.

Anyone try?

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Smashbox Fall Collection 2009: Smashbox Reign Eye Shadow Palette

What is it with these incredible Fall Collections? I dunno why and I dunno how but I was thinking I wouldn’t be impressed this Fall but man, oh man it’s one great thing after the next lately!

Check out Smashbox Reign Eye Shadow Palette:

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Smashbox Reign Eye Shadow Palette is a mix of shimmery and matte shades enclosed in a beautiful leather case. The shadows are baked and in a trio however they are split as a duo which means you’re getting six shades of shadow to work with. Quite interesting really. The palette is available in two shade selections, Majesty and Monarch.

Majesty seems the smoker, Fall-ish of the two with shades of peach champagne, plum burgundy, and black. Where as Monarch is the lighter, friendly palette with shades of light gold, bronze, and taupe.

The Smashbox Reign Collection is inspired by the ruling era of the English Tudors—an imperial court mired in salacious scandal and royal indulgence. The pieces in the collection are all royally themed in nature. I just say they are simply beautiful.

Both palettes look delicious and are on my Fall wishy list.

What do you think?

Worthy of a haul?

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Smashbox Fall Collection 2009: Smashbox Reign Collection

Whoa! Temptalia just scooped the Smashbox Fall Collection 2009 and it’s stunning! Check it!

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My eye has been roving over a few Fall Collections here and there but I admit my mouth dropped opening at the Smashbox Reign Collection which is the Smashbox Fall Collection 2009. Smashbox really outdone themselves with this one. Just look at those shadow palette, gasp!

The release includes:

  • Smashbox Reign Collection Eye Shadow Palette (Shadows $42)
  • Smashbox Reign Collection Jet Set Palette (Liner Duos ($48)
  • Smashbox Reign Collection Fusion Blush ($32)
  • Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara ($19)
  • Smashbox Reign Collection Lip Gloss ($18)
  • Smashbox Reign Collection Lip Color ($22)

Overall, a regal collection of Fall goodness from Smashbox. Well done. Can’t wait to swatch and try for myself! I’m salivating at the mouth already!

Anyone else duly impressed with this collection?

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Smashbox 20% Off Coupon Code

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Enjoy 20% Off Smashbox Cosmetics with Free Standard Shipping now until May 29th!

Haul it!

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