Smashbox Art.Love.Color Master Class 2015
It seems like ages ago that I was buying my first high-end eyeshadows: a Smashbox trio (a Golden shimmer/chocolate shimmer & copper shimmer) found on sale (as you surely have already guessed 😉). Back in the days, I didn’t know the basics on hooded eyes; with all the shimmer going on in my newfound masterpiece, I remembered rocking these all summer, and looking like a disco ball. This well beloved trio died when it fell on the floor and shattered into a thousand pieces but still, to this day Smashbox and I go hand in hand on a perpetual love affair, and truth be told, it seems like I’m the only one feeling this vibe with the brand. No hype!!! No Buzz!!! Following this “Love at first sight” product, my liaison with Smashbox went on with their acclaimed Primers (Photo Finish Primer Water & Photo Finish foundation Primer Hydrating), and moved on to their eyeshadows (I LOVE their «On the Rock» Palette bought last year, and their #ShapeMatters contour palette). I must say I was a little bit disappointed with the “Full Exposure” palette, which didn’t work for me at all… but to this day, Smashbox still makes my heart flutter …
Last weekend, Smashbox Art.Love.Color Master Class palette went on sale, online, at Sephora (I guess we could call it the Master Class 4!!!) and you know me I went berserk (it does tend to happen to me a lot during this time of year, the time when all the Holiday sets are eyeing me) …
So let’s have a closer look shall we, my beautiful friends:
From the Sephora website:
What it is:
A set of 40 Smashbox must-haves for cheeks and eyes in a packaging inspired by groundbreaking artist Yago Hortal.
This palette contains:
♥ 6 Blushes
Rosy Pink, Persimmon, Sunset, Bitten, Plum & Prism.
♥ 2 Highlighters
Shimmer & Glow.
♥ 32 Photo Op Eyeshadows
Sand (I think ?!!) Java, Gypsy, Naked, Oxidize, Custard, Spruce, Charmed, Nutmeg, Torch, Zoom, Candy, Alabaster, Goldenrod, Sea, Framboise, Gold, Harbor, Ebony, Sky, Steel, Breeze, Smoke, Nile, Cement, Celestial, Silver Moon, Azure, Cosmic, Eggplant, Pacific & Orchid.
♥ 8 x Get-the-look instructions (Probably useful but I never look at them)!!
First the packaging is gorgeous! Yago Hortal did an amazing job (by the way, excuse my lack of art knowledge but… Who the hell is Yago Hortal?!?) – see picture below -.
These are all “Photo Op” eyeshadows, sorry to say it again but the ones from the Full Exposure were so disappointing.
Totally random but I’m sure it will put a smile on some of your face my beauties … I (we) love round compact, dipping the brushes is easier than let’s say heart-shaped format. When we hit pan (😂 like it would ever happen), it seems like there is just no waste compared to the ones mostly used from the middle!!!
Every shade possible is in this masterpiece, a blend of matte and shimmer shades but no glitters to report!! Yay 😊👍🏻
The value is incredible considering that Smashbox sells their trio eyeshadows for 36$CAN and their blushes for 29$CAN. Of course the sizes are a bit smaller but who needs a full size of Prism blush anyway.
♥ Previous Master Class ♥
Note: If powdery formulas make you puke, stay away from these … As a reference, they kick powder like Urban Decay’s eyeshadows.
Available at : SEPHORA – 65$US (72$CND) –
Who else wants this palette ?!!