Cover Shot Eye Palette – Matte | £24 | Smashbox |
Smashbox launched six of these Cover Shot palettes (with a Limited Edition Bold one that I wish I’d have nabbed when it was available) with various shades and finishes. As a matte gal who loves cool tones I knew I had to pick the Matte palette up. Yes, I have plenty of similar matte eye shadows but I couldn’t help myself, okay?
The compact comes with eight shadows, six smaller pans with two larger ones that will no doubt be the most used base shades. The packaging is a plastic case with a magnetic closing that has a fab holographic cloud-like explosion image on the front. The inside houses a large mirror, and this palette is perfect for your on-the-go makeup bag.
Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick – Babe Alert | £19 | Smashbox |
Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick – Dream Huge | £19 | Smashbox |
Babe Alert is described as a ‘nude rose’ and Dream Huge a ‘mauve pink’.
I bought Dream Huge back in May because my babe, Beth over at Mermaid in Disguise recommended the formula. That girl and I have such similar taste that I knew if she loved them they’d be a favourite of mine too. So, obviously I had to go purchase one and then another, and no doubt more.
As a liquid lipstick addict I know what I like in my liquid lippy and this ticks a lot of my boxes. The formula is so incredibly comfortable to wear, it’s pigmented in one swipe, dries down quickly and lasts all day. I don’t find it transfers or moves about and the finish is very matte. It doesn’t dry out the lips at all though, I absolutely love it.
The applicator isn’t the usual doe foot but I really like it. It’s perfect for tracing the outline of the lips and filling them in as you go. It’s also a tad flexible but you have a lot of control over it. It picks up just enough product to give an opaque, even and smooth application.
I already need more. They’re such good quality and there’s a wide range of colours to choose from. If you love liquid lipsticks, you need to check these out.