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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Smashbox Entice Me shadow palette Review

I was so happy to be one of 1200 winners of Smashbox's Love Me giveaways last month!!! I received this lovely shadow palette and a mini mascara in the mail a week or two ago and couldn't wait to swatch it.



The palette itself has "love me" written in plastic over the actual shadows.


The actual shadows are configured in a pattern similar to puzzle pieces, with the base and lid shades being the larger sections, and the accent and liner shades being smaller sections.


The shades are not named on the palette, but have numbers on the application guide- 1 being the far left shade, two the top shade next to one and 3 the shade under 2, 4 the next shade and 5 the far right shade.

Shade 1- Highly shimmery taupe duochrome, that leans to a more purple tone in some light and more blue in others, similar to Mac's blue brown pigment.

Shade 2- Metallic pink, almost rose gold tone.

Shade 3- Light shimmery pink.

Shade 4- Mint green with shimmer.

Shade 5- Shimmery navy blue.

Notice a trend among these shadows? They all have shimmer! Most makeup lovers will want a matte shade to work in with any of these shades to make a more wearable look than having shimmer from lid to brow. Regardless of the shimmer, they are five beautiful shades that play nicely together.




L to R in all photos- 1,2,3,4,5

I tried to photograph different angles of the swatches to capture the shimmer in the shadows. During application on my eyes, I really struggled with fallout applying shades 1 and 5. They seem to need a stickier base than the others do. The shadows applied much better when used wet.

The Entice Me palette retails for $34 and is available anywhere Smashbox is sold. I think it is lovely, but very dupable and definitely not a must have in your collection. Smashbox was unique in including the mint green with this palette, which is not seen a lot in the cosmetic world. I am glad to have received this palette, but would not urge anyone to run out and buy it.

Here is an application video I found from Smashbox: