March 12, 2019

Smashbox Cali Kissed Face Palette & The Cali Contour Palette for Spring 2019

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Smashbox Cali Kissed Face Palette ($39) is giving me all kinds of NARS vibes over here! I think I needs it. This compact is filled with four shimmering highlighters and two matte blushes to mix and match to create that perfect glow! Doesn’t it look like something NARS palette? Dunno why but I’m totally get that vibe!

Along with the Cali Kissed Face Palette there’s a new the Cali Contour Palette ($39) which contains four matte bronzer and two pearlescent powders to shape, bronze and highlight.

I could prob do without the bronzer palette but the blush one I need. Both are available now!

P.S. American Gods is back! Praise the Gods! I watched part of Sunday’s episode early this AM and can’t wait to get to the rest. I had hopes Gillian Anderson returns as Media. She was so brilliant! Sadly, she and Kristin Chenoweth won’t be returning for S2. The show has a lot of ups and down sadly, since it went on hiatus two years ago. Espeically creative ones! I’m happy to see it return but not sure I’m so into the creation of new characters like “New Media” played by Kahyun Kim. Shrug! But the series is off to a good start so far. Let’s see how it goes.

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  • Carol G

    My first reaction as well: looks just like a Nars palette.
    But do we still need highlighter and contour palettes? I feel like every cosmetic company is beating a dead horse at this point. I thought perhaps this onslaught of highlighters and bronzers would subside, due to over saturation of the market, but I guess Iโ€™m wrong.

    • Isabella Muse

      looks like we’re still in for plenty of contouring/highlighting for Summer!

  • Felicia

    I loved that show. I didn’t realize that Easter and Media weren’t returning. Bummer. I have not watched yet and it’s been so long I kind of forget what was happening but now you have me curious. I am going to have to go home after work and see if I can catch up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      it’s been plagued with issues since s1. creative problems with NG, Media/Easter’s characters not returning, creation of new characters to make up for it. It’s a shame! ๐Ÿ˜› But I’m glad it is back! It has! I watched e1 and I had to remind myself what happened when it left off lol!

  • Deb

    I got the bronzer palette primarily to use for travel. Iโ€™m not a highlighter person and this was the closest I could find for matte finishes in a blush, a bronzer, and a contour with everything in one palette. I quite like it. Itโ€™s not ground breaking but it performs well enough. Iโ€™m fair skinned and this has enough pigment to work with but not so much that I end up looking like an instagram model wannabe.

    • Isabella Muse

      awesome! I’m not much of a bronzer girl but really want to check out the blush/highlighter one!

  • Liz

    Oh gosh, that Cali kissed pallette is stunning…. probably because it’s reminding me of the two Nars pallettes I bought in the last 6 months. I Definitely need it like I need a hole in the head. But it is damn pretty.

    It doesn’t look like 4 highlighters in the pallette though. More like 3 blushes a bronzer, and two highlighters.

    • Isabella Muse

      AGREED! It does look like three blushes/one bronzer! I’m quite ok with that too! Less is more when it comes to highlighters for me ;D

  • kjh

    Total Nars, layout/packaging, even shades, pretty much. Only the lower right would suit me in the bronzer. AG? Maybe some day itโ€™ll come to amazon. Love Gaiman, Ian Mc Shane, and Pablo Schreiber, plus the ladies who were written off. Long awaited sequels for series are taking their toll on my shriveling brain. Think I have to watch Tin Star season one (VIOLENCE and dreadful teen girl, omg) because I donโ€™t recall enough to carry on. Too much time on vids, not enough in my stash.

  • Ashley

    I got the bronzer palette this summer and it is surprisingly versatile. Thanks powders blend so well and I typically use the colors on my eyes. When Iโ€™m being low maintainence, this is sometimes all I use for eyes and face.