Smashbox Heartbreaker: Breaking Hearts at a Makeup Counter Near You

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Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection

We’re in a booty-freezing cold snap right now, ladies! If you’re hunkered down in front of your computer screen wearing mittens, five layers of fleece and your puffy “Jenny from the block” jacket, then you’re ready to feel the heat of Smashbox’s new Heartbreaker collection for spring.


It might even be hotter than Paul Walker’s abs. πŸ™‚


The first time I spotted the limited edition, 10-piece collection’s shiny white packaging — check out the lil’ kiss, aww! — I felt my temperature rise!


All the artists were buzzing about it at Sephora today, about the packaging, bright colors and girly vibe. With its corals, hot pinks, teals, purples and easy-to-wear neutrals (for balance), I think it just feels right.

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight
Heartbreaker Baked Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight, $30

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight

Oh, and if you’re a fan of MAC’s discontinued LipGelee in Lu-Be-Lu, then you’re in luck. Smashbox’s Berry Hot Lip Shine sure looks like a dupe to me.

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Lip Shine Melon Drama Berry Hot
From left to right: Heartbreaker Lip Shines in Melon-Drama and Berry Hot, each$19

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Eye Shadow Palette Kiss N' Tell
Heartbreaker Eyeshadow Palette in Kiss N’ Tell, $34

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Eye Shadow Palette Hot Date
Heartbreaker Eyeshadow Palette in Hot Date, $34

I didn’t have time to play with the collection for long, but I managed to sneak a few pics…

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Display with Eyeshadows

Smashbox Heartbreaker Collection Display with glosses

…and some swatches, yay! See anything you like?

Smashbox-HeartbreakSmashbox Heartbreaker Collection Swatches
First row: Kiss N’ Tell eyeshadow palette; Second row: Hot Date eyeshadow palette and Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black; Third row: Baked Starlight, Melon-Drama, Berry Hot and Roller Gloss; Last row: O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color

I told myself ahead of time that I’d only gonna get one thing from Sephora today, so I passed on Heartbreaker for now, but I did pick up a tube of the new Dior Extase Mascara. Can’t wait to give it a try!

Outdoor adventures


Today Tabs took me outside for a little walk around the neighborhood.

He’s really into geology and landscape architecture (not just modeling), and I’m fascinated by his extensive knowledge of California’s native plants. πŸ™‚





Whew! I’m kinda bushed from our walk. I may just eat some pasta and watch Buffy reruns. What are you up to tonight?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vanessa H says:

    Thanks for the post! I loooove the Hot Date palette and the soft fusion lights, i think they would be great to wear in Vegas for a dramatic look!

  2. Shivotra says:

    I love smashbox already…and love the colors of this collection even more πŸ™‚ Esp love the soft lights powder.
    .-= Shivotra’s last blog post… Kareena and GQ teach us two ways to do eyeliner. =-.

  3. Arianne says:

    I’ve heard lots of good things about the Dior Extase, so I can’t wait to see your comparison nekkid lash / with mascara comparison photos. πŸ™‚

    Aww look at Tabs! He’s so happy to finally go outside! I wish my cat wasn’t so afraid of the great outdoors. She’s such a scaredy kitty. BTW, is Tabs getting handsomer? I think so.
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… M·A·C Chat: Have You Tried It? =-.

  4. amy says:

    There are some great colours in this collection. I am liking the Hot Date palette.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD MAC Kohl Power Liner Sense of Style, Product Picture, Swatches and Review =-.

  5. Jenn says:

    I like your swatches but the collection didn’t win me over when I saw it at sephora. Me and smashbox just don’t click.

    Tabs is so cute in his leash. I thought about trying to walk my cats but they’ve never know the outside world and not kittens anymore so it seems too late to introduce them.

  6. Stacie says:

    Omigosh, you got him to walk on the leash! That is so hilarious! He looks so cute. Didja get any funny looks while you were out with him?

    I can’t wait to hear what you think about Dior Extase. I want to try it, but I have to finish my Diorshow Iconic first. And you know, Smashbox is another line I haven’t got around to trying yet. There are always so many other pretties calling my name… The Baked Starlight looks pretty. But alas, I will probably have to pass in the end, in favor of MAC and Urban Decay (with the occasional Stila or Benefit thrown in.)

    • Karen says:

      LOL, no, we were alone for most of our walk. Thank goodness… there’s usually dogs and kids running about. I usually have to scour the neighborhood first to make sure it’s tabby-friendly. πŸ™‚

  7. Cecy says:

    OMG Tabs is soooo cute!
    my sister has a cat, and when they go for a walk in the countryside, he follows my sister as if he was a dog! he got accustomed to doing so since he was little. He just loves going around on his own. He just “explores” the nature πŸ™‚

    btw, how old is Tabs?

    oh Smashbox never really grabbed my attention (perhaps the packaging?) but this collection seems lovely πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Tabs adopted us as an adult stray, so we’re not quite sure. The vet thinks he’s about four, so El Hub and I refer to him as our “college student”, LOL!

  8. Jen says:

    I like the look of the Baked Starlight and the liquid liner… but other than that, eh.

    Good to see that Tabs got used to the idea of a leash! So cute!

  9. marisol says:

    Fortunately, this collection really isn’t calling my name.

    LOL at the leash on Tabs. He must hate it.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Hello Lean Cuisines =-.

  10. Catherine says:

    Oooh. Those palettes look way nicer in your pictures than in the promo images. I might have to go swatch them. I’m weirdly attracted to Kiss ‘n’ Tell even though I KNOW that half the shades won’t even really show up on me.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… NOTD: OPI Senorita Rose-alita & Another MAC Spiced Chocolate FOTD =-.

  11. Katherine says:

    I’ve been totally underwhelmed by Smashbox products in the past: the cream eyeliner smudged like crazy and didn’t last, the lipgloss is decent but not terribly pigmented, the primer broke me out… but I when I saw this Heartbreaker collection at Ulta, my heart skipped a beat! (ok, ok sorry for the bad pun). But this collection might get me back into Smashbox again. I’ll have to go back and take a closer look.
    .-= Katherine’s last blog post… New Years Eve FOTD =-.

  12. Stephie says:

    Tabs and landscape architecture πŸ˜› Don’t even get me started, that was my horrible last semester. haha.

    Ooo. This Smashbox collection is quite pretty. I’m loving the lipglosses and Kiss N Tell palette. LOVERLY..

  13. heyhey says:

    Brava to you Karen. You must be a cat whisperer. My cat straight disappears when she sees the leash/harness. Tried three times before I realized it was futile.

    Back on topic, that Heartbreaker Kiss N Tell palette confuses me. I can’t imagine how it would look on, tho I suspect it would have the potential to look horrific if not blended well. Hot Date seems much more approachable.

    Don’t know about the display case/packaging for this set. Seems a little “I drew all over my trapper keeper” to me. Like you could swap out blondy (but, sadly not Blondie) in the photos, put in Hannah Montana and it’d look appropriate.

    Or maybe I’m just that old. Carry on.

  14. Hyzenthlay says:

    I stopped by the Vacaville CCO yesterday, and I happened to see that they have that MAC Lip Gelee (Lu-Be-Lu, I think). I remember thinking that it was an odd name πŸ™‚

    On this Smashbox stuff, I think I can pass.

    I have found a new love, and it IS your fault, Karen πŸ™‚ The Kalahari NARS duo I won here is INCREDIBLE! I am SO in love with it πŸ™‚

    I think that it might hold me over until the UD Alice palette comes out.

  15. I love the little lip prints! The purple in Kiss N’ Tell looks beautiful, but I probably won’t be able to justify buying a whole palette because of one color. Tabs the explorer looks cute πŸ™‚
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Happiness Comes In Bottles =-.

  16. Mariah says:

    Wow, these are cute! I like the palletes so much more when swatched! Did you try the glosses at all? What was the consitency?

  17. Ashley says:

    I haven’t really been interested in Smashbox since their little Tokidoki feature… So is it just me or does the Heartbreaker Eyeshadow Palettes look a lot like the CoverGirl eye brightening palette ma’bobbers? But of course Smashbox looks less chalky & sparkly! If I had the money to through around, I’d still pass on this. It just doesn’t appeal to me. Wait, did I just say that?!
    .-= Ashley’s last blog post… Almost December! =-.

  18. L says:

    Heartbreaker with rainbow colors? Paul Walker? Hey, it’s 2000 again! We luckily survived Y2K and I hate everything because I’m in 8th grade! I’m growing an inch by the second and Limp Bizkit is still cool!

    Seriously, I was 5’1″ or 5’2″ at the beginning of 8th grade and 5’9″ at the beginning of 9th — it was intense (5’11” now). I was really awkward looking: in addition to the extreme growing, I was terrifyingly skinny despite constant eating, and my nose grew before the rest of my face did. Making things worse, I was a GIANT nerd. Okay, I still am one (lol), but at least now, nerdiness tends to lead to employment rather than insults. Oh, middle school. I’m pretty sure nearly everyone hated it.

    On a different note, those photos of Tabs are utterly adorable. He makes such a cute explorer! He looks very happy. πŸ˜€

  19. Karen B says:

    Cute cute cute. And so does the collection come with your own free Paul Walker? Because then I’m totally in πŸ˜‰

  20. jesse says:

    in the second photo tab looks kinda like a munchkin! LOL!

  21. diane says:

    Hy! Tabs is the man! You know it! πŸ˜‰

    Tonight is my brother’s birthday, since his name is John and we celebrate St. John today πŸ˜€

    Have a fun night!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… My version of Avatar inspired make up and a nice tag! =-.

  22. NINA says:

    Tabs is AWESOME!!!! He is, I think, the same size as my boy Linus. <3 <3 <3

    As for Smashbox, I am in love with the 2 eyeshadow palletes. The colors are different and very, very interesting.

  23. Kim says:

    The BF and I spent last night perusing Food Network Humor’s website and having some great laughs. We also spent some time watching bad tv, which was fine since we didn’t know if I’d have to work today and have to go to sleep soon.

    Every product image from this collection from the company just never grabbed me. But your two palette images definitely changed my mind! I LOVE them. The colors, the palette itself… ugh, do want!

  24. Suji says:

    I love the packaging on this line πŸ™‚

    Tabs seems to be enjoying his walk! Did you have any trouble getting him used to the harness?

    • Karen says:

      He’s a very patient boy and lets me put the harness on him without any fight. For a while he just plopped down when he had it on, but eventually he figured out that he could walk with it and then was all into it! πŸ™‚

  25. Kymberlee says:

    ooh I’m interested to see how you like the Dior Extase mascara. I’ve never tried Dior but I’ve heard a lot of good things.

    I think I’ll survive without the Smashbox collection. I own some of their stuff but it’s definitely not my “go-to” brand. I do use Brow Tech and recently got the Quick Eyes collection from Ulta. I love the Quick Eyes a lot AND it was only $12.99!!

  26. Susan says:

    Have to admit, I got distracted from the content of the article after the Paul Walker pic…loved him in Fast and Furious this past spring! It’s nice that my hubs and stepsons are fans of the movie too, so I can watch it more than once without looking suspicious πŸ™‚

    Tabs on the leash is wonderful! Wish I could get my Tiger and Moose to be that cooperative! He doesn’t look to be minding it much in the photos? Such a good boy πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Aww, that would be cool if you could walk your two kittehs side-by-side!

      I think he actually really enjoys it. He gets to sniff and explore, which are two of his favorite things to do. πŸ™‚

  27. Katie & Zena says:

    Must. Have. Collection. WHY IS SEPHORA SO FAR AWAY FROM ME!?!?!?!?!?! : screams :

    On another note, look at Tibbers in his itty bitty wittle harness!!! Awwwwwwwwwww. He looks like he walks on a harness well.

  28. Tami says:

    I have not worn any Smashbox products in ages. However, while looking at QVC one evening last month, I was compelled to purchase a set that included the melon and roller gloss. The shadows look nice but I resisted the urge. I can’t see paying for something that would probably go unused and wind up under the pile of my growing MAC collection:D

  29. Veky says:

    I really don’t like this collection, looks too cheap. But it’s only my opinion. πŸ™‚ though, I really like lip glosses. πŸ™‚
    .-= Veky’s last blog post… Beauty novosti: catrice Pastel Delight kolekcija =-.

  30. Lisa S. says:

    Ooo, ooo, Berry Hot and Kiss and Tell! Love “em!

  31. Stef says:

    Heartbreaker looks fun (the lip shines especially)…but nothing can be quite as fun as a Tabby in a harness!
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… e.l.f. smudge brush Γ’β‚¬β€œ the best $3 youÒ€ℒll ever spend! =-.

  32. Jennifer says:

    I just want to say thank you for both the make up review and the picture of Paul Walker… That so made my day πŸ™‚

  33. The new collection does look good, but Paul’s abs are pretty fine!
    .-=’s last blog post… WHEN IN ROME Contest =-.

  34. IIntan says:

    Your CAT is so Cute and I keep saying that when I come here. Heee I love cats too,,,

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