Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette + Swatches

Time for some palette drooling!


Introducing 'Double Exposure' the new palette by Smashbox including 14 shades that transform slightly differently when wet enabling you to have 28 shades. The palette contains shimmer, satin & matte shades that either turn metallic, sparkly, get deeper or intensify when wet. It's housed in a sturdy cardboard palette that comes with a mirrored magnetic closure lid that is practical and hard to miss.

The palette is the ultimate neutral lovers dream, I definitely prefer it to the UD Naked palettes and that's quite a strong statement as the Naked palettes are beautiful too.


I love that the palette contains cool and warm tones to create any type of neutral look, it has light shades suitable for daytime use and deeper darker shades perfect to create dramatic looks for the evening. It has every single type of shade you need including highlight, crease and depth enhancing shades.


It also includes a double ended brush, personally this isn't enough for me to create an eye look t, but I like the short side for upper and lower lash line, and the angled fluffy side to deepen the outer V.  However, the quality of the brush is no doubt amazing as I have been using Smashbox brushes for years with no problems and they still look brand new. Plus, it's always a handy bonus when a palette contains a brush.


Here's what they look like swatched...


Some of the colours like 'Quartz' and 'Flushed' have a lovely duo chrome finish with hints of gold which look really pretty. The texture is smooth and pigmented, the matte shades are a little dusty but all you have to do is tap off the excess like with most matte shades. I really can not fault the palette.


You can see that the shade 'Copper' turns completely metallic and looks so beautiful and warm, 'Fig' & 'Espresso' get deeper perfect to intensify any look. The shade 'Midnight' really reminds me of 'Contrast' from Mac, you can see it adds a little sparkle and same with the shade 'Temper' too.


I love this palette and think it's truly beautiful. I can see me recreating lot of lovely looks with it and I think I will be using this for New years eve along with my birthday too.

Price £37 
See more info HERE.

What are your thoughts on the 'Double Exposure' palette?

(Disclaier - PR sample sent for consideration for review, I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my honest views as always - no affiliate links.)

11 comments:

S Jones said...

This is such a pretty palette! I've never tried a product from this brand but this sounds really great x

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Gill McLaughlin said...

Oooh! I love smashbox this palette looks soo good! I'd love to use the silver shade:)

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Annabel B said...

Love the range and choice of shades you get in this. You'll never get bored!

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transientbeaute said...

I would have loved to see the wet effect!

Mandy S said...

Oh wow! I didn't think I would like this palette but then I saw the swatches and I think I might need it! x

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Shruti Bapat said...

Have to swatch these myself, I was put off by the so-so reviews for the first palette, but this one looks better.

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Nadja said...

This palette looks like something that would right in to my collection. The swatches look lovely!

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Vanessa Gonzales said...

I love the colors!

Yuna Artistique said...

Oh, well I think I should give it a chance. :) But I'm still not sure yet. The colors do not impress me, you know, it's nothing I've never seen before, but still...interesting to me since I'm an eyeshadow palette addict. :D

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Asep S.M. said...

I like the Smashbox 'Double Exposure' color quartz and flushed.
My wife thought I would be pleased if Smashbox 'Double Exposure' was given as a birthday gift.
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Kathleen Rose said...

I have the original, and I'm so tempted to get this one. I love the colour selection.
-S
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