Shout-out to the Mayans, yo! The feathered serpents, jaguars, pyramids and gold rings — you know, the usual Sephora fare.
I feel like the 7-piece Santigolden Age collection is about two years late, but hey, I’m not complaining at all. I’m glad that last doomsday prediction was off.
New for summer from Smashbox, the release, a collaboration with American singer/songwriter Santigold, sort of has a Mayan apocalyptic theme. It features two eyeshadow palettes, which Smashbox refers to as Eye Collages; two double-ended eye liners; two lip glosses; and a lipstick…inside a ring!
I hadn’t heard of Santigold before this collection, so I looked her up on YouTube…
Some pretty catchy stuff! Kind of reminds me a li’l of M.I.A.
At first I thought the colors in the limited edition launch seemed all over the place, but upon closer inspection, I think I see how the pieces fit.
There are a bunch of bright-ish colors — blues, greens, oranges and yellowish golds — held together by neutrals (brown, black and beige).
I think it’s definitely a collection for girls/guys who have a “no fear!” outlook on wearing color.
Probably not one of those collections where I’d be putting ALL of the pieces on my face at the same time… Maybe just one or two, and the standouts for me are the Eye Shadow Collages.
For $36, you get five shades in each one, which is a pretty good deal! The shadows feel super soft and creamy, and despite the fact that I find snakes hella creepy, I like the design on the pans.
Maybe it’s because I think these snakes are kind of cute.
As for the dual-ended liners, the display for the blue/gold combo was missing a cap when I saw it at Sephora, and the blue shade from the Azurite Is Never Wrong/El Dorado duo was so dried out that I could barely swatch it.
So, whatever you do, if you bring it home, don’t lose that cap; otherwise, the end is nigh for yo’ eyeliner!
Also, I think the mint green shade from the Yellow/Dwarf/Green Martian duo is straight-up bangin’. I want to put that on my water line, like, yesterday.
The Santigolden Age collection is rockin’ now at Smashbox counters, Sephora stores and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,