The Smashbox Heartbreaker Spring collection has been out a while so here’s a quick review on what I thought of the items in the collection which is limited edition (but of course!)
The Hot Date eyeshadow palette (RM135) is a good one. Much more versatile than Kiss n Tell, I can assure you, because you can use the colours in there for work or for play quite easily. A very good travel palette if you go on business trips – I recently took it on one such trip.
Use the neutral brown shades during your meetings and times when you need to be serious; and go bright and breezy with greens on your eyes for your day off. Perfect! The texture is a little sheer but buildable in terms of colour and it works well if you use a brush. For stronger pigment, use over an eyeshadow base or pile it on with your fingers.
The Jet Black liquid liner (RM65) take a bit of getting used to, but if you are patient, you’d get a pretty decent deep black line for your eyes. It stays put on my lids all day although you will have to let it dry before you blink lest it transfers. Its a nice dark dark black with a good firm fine tip that is a little flexible so you can use it thick if you like.
Baked Starlight is a highlighter that is a cool pink tone. It isn’t super shimmery which is good. I use it over O Glow gel blush and it helps the colour pop. If you are fair, you can use it on its own as a pink blush. If you are darker, it’ll make a nice highlighter. The colour is sheer but don’t pile on too much or it can get frosty. Retails at RM116 and its really pretty too! 😉
I’ll be honest that I disliked the white plastic packaging in this collection. It made the collection look a little cheap. But if you can get over that, its not a bad introduction to Smashbox as the colours are fresh and practical. Almost anyone can use it.
And here are the obligatory product swatches of the Heartbreaker collection so you can see what it looks like on the skin 🙂
This was my introduction to Smashbox Cosmetics. Not too bad if you ask me 🙂 I will am thinking of trying the Photo Finish primer. So many raves about it online!
So have you checked out the Smashbox counter yet? Or how about the Heartbreaker collection? Anything caught your eye from there? 🙂
Smashbox Cosmetics in Malaysia is at Parkson Pavilion Kuala Lumpur