It looks like smaller, more portable eyeshadow palettes are going to be a trend in 2017! Especially after seeing the new Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palettes. These small, travel-size eyeshadow palettes are perfect for a girl who is constantly on-the-go.
These palettes come in seven different options that contain a range of different finishes like mattes, shimmers, and metallics that can be used to create a natural to dramatic look.
I got my hands on the Ablaze and Softlight Palettes about two weeks before their official release thanks to my VIB Rouge status at Sephora. I selected those two palettes because the colors are so different from what my other eyeshadow palettes offer. These are highly pigmented eyeshadows and very blendable, which is a must for my fellow eyeshadow lovers!
I have been combining the Softlight and Ablaze palettes on my eyes for a perfect smokey eye. So far, I really love the warm colors in the Ablaze palette; it’s definitely my favorite of the two I purchased. Ablaze gives you that extra glow and pop that you need in the winter.
The packaging is pretty awesome too! I really love the holographic cover (is that the right word to describe it?) Sometimes other eyeshadow palettes offer small mirrors, or no mirror at all, but this palette offers a large mirror that really helps you see your eyes and where you are placing the eyeshadow.
Metallic (fierce foil finish): Featuring shades of gold, rose gold, bronze, copper, and pewter, it also contains an even layer of pearl that truly mimics metal.
Matte(high-coverage, velvety): It offers mattes that never fall flat, and it’s lush, soft, and velvety with ultra-high coverage—including shades in warm nudes, cool mauves, and a deep, dramatic black.
Golden Hour (creamy, lit-from-within shades): This palette’s finishes range from matte to sparkle, and the sultry, golden shades are rich and creamy so you can blend and build a custom smolder.
Softlight (soft-focus, wearable shimmers): The ultra-flattering hues include champagne and rosé-inspired colors to highlight the eyes with low-level shimmer for a subtle shine that goes on smoothly for a glowing look.
Smoky (effortless and modern): Perfect for creating a smoky eye, these mid-to-darker tones amp up intensity with a blend of matte, low-shimmers, and high-shimmer shades.
Bold (transformative and electrifying): It includes electrifying colors and transformers to make eye shadows really pop with an array of highly-pigmented, myriad of saturated, standout shades.
Ablaze (hot, desert-inspired shades): With shades in rich red clay and hot terra cotta, this palette captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades—these dimensional pigments are perfect for adding depth and contouring.
Which palette are you most looking forward to? Which one is your favorite?