February 22, 2016

Smashbox Photo Matte Eye Palette for Spring 2016

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Smashbox Photo Matte Eye Palette

Smashbox Photo Matte Eye Palette ($49) is a new eyeshadow palette for Spring 2016 that contains 12 matte eyeshadows which can be used wet or dry. The Photo Matte Eye Palette promise an assortment of silky matte shades which can be used to shade, contour, and color eyes as well as two double-sized based shades that multitask as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, or even a brow powder. The palette also comes with a #SHAPEMATTERS lookbook to create six different eye looks as well as a help brow guide!

Shades include:

  • Desert
  • Earthy
  • Heirloom
  • Suede
  • Dune
  • Canyon
  • Grounded
  • Jolt
  • Rosehip
  • Ditch
  • Haze
  • Blackout
  • Vanilla Base
  • Wheat Base

Smashbox Photo Matte Eye Palette for Spring 2016 is available now at nordstrom.com and should be available shortly at Ulta.com and Sephora.com.


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  • Christina D.

    I’m a big fan of Smashbox but I admit the Full Exposure and Double Exposure palettes were disappointing. This looks nice and I love matte shadows but I’m not sure about this one since it looks like the same presentation and perhaps formula as those other two palettes.

    Who am I kidding? I’ll be buying this as soon as it pops up at Sephora.

    • Isabella Muse

      I kinda want it but I’m scared as well because both the FE and DE weren’t that fab!

  • Alyssa

    I got a mini duo of the FE in a Sephora Play! Box and while the matte shade seemed nice enough, the shimmer/glitter shade was such a pain to work with. I’ll be interested to see this in stores and see swatches, because it looks promising color wise.

  • JoaQuina74

    Hi Muse! Big fan:) Everyday when I go through my e-mails, I get super excited when I see your blog. You have saved me over and over again from ( crap )makeup I don’t need. I recently purchased the Photo Matte Palette on HSN, awesomely enough. I can def say that the mattes are super soft and buttery. All of the colors nicely pigmented. The palette was offered on flex pay for 3×18$. I’m very happy w/ it and would love to read your thoughts. If it ever goes on flex pay again I’m picking up a couple more. Thank you so much for doing what you do.

    • Isabella Muse

      🙂 you made me smile Joaquina 🙂 thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy Musings of a Muse!!!!!!! and YES! Awesome happy to hear how lovely it is 🙂 that means I might need it too especially with flex pay that’s always nice 😀 Thank YOU for subscribing xoxoxo!