July 13, 2016

Smashbox Matte Exposure Palette for Fall 2016

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Smashbox Matte Exposure Palette

The Smashbox Matte Exposure Palette, not to be confused with the Smashbox Photo Matte Exposure Palette, has arrived for Fall 2016. The original palette launched for Spring 2016 in a selection of nudes where as this new one seems to have some cooler as well as warmer shades.

Smashbox packs up 12 eyeshadow shades as well as two base shades, all with a matte finish, as well as a double-ended eyeshadow and liner brush, and a how to get the look guide with this palette for $49. If you’re a fond fan of cooler purples and pinks (as well as some warm nudes) you’ll quite hyped about this one!

Shades include:

  • Spice (burnt orange)
  • Blackberry (deep burgundy)
  • Desert (medium/neutral brown)
  • Sumatra (deep brown)
  • Tonal (peach nude)
  • Suede (soft red brown)
  • Wheat (soft warm brown)
  • Vanilla (soft light beige)
  • Buff (pink nude)
  • Grounded (medium cool brown)
  • Drizzle (muted purple)
  • Black Plum (deep purple)
  • Truffle (light grey)
  • Blackout (black)

Never in my life have I said, “I need another matte eyeshadow palette!” but lately, I find those words popping out of my mouth more than not.

The Smashbox Matte Exposure Palette is available now at Sephora.com.


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  • katrosado

    Thank you, Muse! As I’ve grown older (I’m in my mid 50’s now) I find that matte shadows are so much more flattering. I do love sparkle, shimmer, and other finishes but now I have to limit those or apply less and very carefully. This palette is exactly what I need! I just purchased the The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony and I’m so happy with it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m getting there myself now! I totally can relate. Love the sparkle but sometimes a simple matte seems better for my drier eyes ๐Ÿ˜€ you’re most welcome <3!

  • Anita

    I have the Smashbox Photo Matte Exposure Palatte that came out before this. It’s very nice, good quality, but doesn’t have much variety. This one looks much more versatile. Plus, I’m another one who is loving the mattes at the moment!!

    • Isabella Muse

      me too! I can’t believe I’m saying it, more mattes!

  • Lauren

    OOOOH these are my kind of shades exactly but I am not big on the palettes.

  • Christina D.

    Do I need to tell you that I will be ordering this “tout suite”? Regardless of age, I love me some (more) mattes, particularly cool one, which are harder to come by. Merci, ma souer! (In case you didn’t get it, today is Bastille Day).

    • Isabella Muse

      Joyeux noel! ;-D Etude House is having a sale because of it, I can’t tell you how terribly happy that makes me lol! I wish more beauty brands would have a sale on Bastille Day! And what better day to celebrate more mattes French women embrace the simplicity don’t they? trรจs chic!

  • kimkats

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo……………I like the mix of warmer and cooler shades in one palette! Do.Not. Need. butwillprobablygetitanyway…. ๐Ÿ˜€ Will you be swatching it soon?

    DANG that’s pretty! My VISA company thanks you Muse! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Isabella Muse

      lol Kim! Probably not, I might skip! I don’t really do purple much so it might be a waste to buy!

  • genevieve

    For matte lovers having a mixture of warm and cool toned shades would be a winner. I just hope the quality is consistent across the board.