October 13, 2017

Smashbox Photo Strip Eyeshadow Palette and Photo Strip Highlighting Palette for $22

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The new and limited edition Smashbox Photo Strip Eyeshadow Palette and Smashbox Photo Strip Highlighting Palette have arrived at Sephora.com and each one is a mere $22 bucks! Pretty sweet right? These are probably a little bit of a weirder release and perhaps more of a Spring 2018 one since the colors are light and slightly warmer. They seem odd to see around this time of the year when we are really getting hit hard by Holiday 2017 launches.

None the less they caught my eye this morning.

Here’s a look!

Smashbox Photo Strip Highlighting Palette $22
A selection of five light-capturing highlighter powders in subtle and intense finishes that give your skin a gorgeous glow!

Shades include:

  • Spotlight Highlighters in Turn It On Pearl (shimmer neutral yellow) and Crank It Up Pearl (shimmer neutral pink)
  • Soft Lights Highlighters in Pearls Gone Wild (white with red pearl), Wicked Switch (warm shimmer coral), and Peachy Sheen (shimmer coral)

Smashbox Photo Strip Eyeshadow Palette $22
10 velvety matte and soft shimmer Photo Op Eyeshadows shades that act to instantly brighten eyes.

Shades include:

  • Moonstone (opal)
  • Bliss (pale golden beige)
  • Deco (shimmery pink gold)
  • Nectar (soft matte peach)
  • Penny (shimmery orange peach)
  • Sandstorm (soft golden shimmer)
  • Rose (shimmery rosey pink)
  • Antique (dirty plum gray)
  • Mink (sparkle gray purple)
  • Vintage (purple black)

Smashbox Photo Strip Eyeshadow Palette and Photo Strip Highlighting Palette are available now at sephora.com.

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  • kjh

    You hauling the eye strip? Would be interested in your take on it. It is kind of strange, like a muted, spring version of fall colors. Not impressed enough by recent Smashbox eye palettes to haul any. Some looked good, but reviewed not so hot. Older Smashbox eyes were kind of meh. I like how this one transitions from the peach through the plum.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thinking about but not sure if it might look chalky on me! The colors are a little cooler, was hoping for brightening though ;-D

      • kjh

        Could def be chalky. And brightening def is r/t skintone/undertone as well as whether you like contrast or consonance w/your tones. But luminosity is key. Idk about the photo ops and how the shimmer runs. Their words, only 1 is a matte in the descriptors, 3 say shimmery, and one says sparkle. S.t. I think they do that deliberately, so you have to go look.

        • Isabella Muse

          right? Brightening sounds great but chalky no please! ;-D def have to swatch before deciding 😀

  • Emily

    I liked the packaging on the Smashbox Covershot eye palette I got (Golden Hour) but the shadows themselves disappointed me, and I haven’t touched it in months. Now these, I don’t even like the packaging; even $22 seems a little steep. I feel no connection with Smashbox.

  • Jodi

    I’m beginning to think Smashbox is trying too hard! The prices are so low – so many budget friendly value sets packed with a huge variety of products – I’m wondering if the brand is floundering & this is an effort to increase sales? Their stuff is decent but it has the flavour of drug store brands which turns me off. The younger girls ( 19 to 24 years: my son’s girlfriends ages ), have no interest …. too bad I’ve had to cross it off my X-Mas shopping list! Haha, maybe it’s just a matter of the higher the price, the greater the desire?

  • Michelley

    About half that palette (penny, sandstorm, rose, mink… okay all the shimmery ones) looks good to me, and antique and vintage look like they would make good liners (lower and upper, respectively). I have never owned anything by Smashbox though, so I will wait for reviews and swatches before I really decide. In the meantime I ought to just shop my own palettes to see how many shades I already likely own! :X

  • Lauren

    Yeah those colors are kind of calling to me. I find myself in a weird zone where colors that seem both cool and warm work best… I guess those are neutrals. My most favorite eye shadow ever was actually a neutral beige that I have been trying to replace for ever… that “bliss” looks kind of close. I see a dupe of my second favorite shade ever in that “antique” matte mauve color. Maybe I’ll go for it.

      • Lauren

        The beige and mauve I loved were both in a physicians formula matte quad they no longer make! I haven’t seen equivalents in their solo shades.

        • Isabella Muse

          sadness that sucks. I hate buying something I love, using it all up and by that time having it disappear!