Here I’m wearing makeup from the Smashbox Masquerade Collection for fall 2010: The Eye Palette in Masquerade on my eyes, Creamy Cheek Color & Brush in Intrigue on my Cheeks and Masquerade Lip Enhancing Gloss in Reveal on my lips.
Friends, citizens, insomniacs, lend me your eyes; I come to bury complicated eye looks, not to praise them. Put down that Sleepytime Tea for a second, Caesar, and take a look at the new Smashbox Masquerade Eye Palette ($35) — enemy of complicated eye looks everywhere!
You don’t have to be an aeronautical engineer to put together fly looks with this palette of nine powder shadows in neutral and jewel-toned shades. In it, Smashbox cleverly placed complementary colors in three horizontal rows, basically taking the guesswork out of color matching. It’s a breakthrough of epic proportions, yo! — particularly for lazy chicks and insomniacs (oh, hai!) like me.
After three consecutive nights of absolutely no sleep, I really, REALLY appreciate how easy it is to get ready with this palette.
Of course, if you’re the kind of girl who gets plenty of sleep and prefers to match her own colors, no problem. I think all nine of these shades work together well, and nothing says we have to use them in any specific order.
I used the shades in the second row (the shimmery khaki, gold and bronze) for my makeup today, adding a bit of the shimmery dark blue from the third row for smokiness. To complete the look, I dipped back into the Masquerade collection again, pulling out the Creamy Cheek Color & Brush in Intrigue and Lip Enhancing Gloss in Reveal.
The Masquerade Eye Palette is one of seven items in the Smashbox Masquerade Collection for fall 2010
Swatches of first row on NC35 skin
Smashbox heaped pigment into these shadows and conjured up an easy-to-blend texture that both newbies and full-blown eyeshadow addicts should love. By far, this is my favorite product from the Masquerade collection and a standout piece for fall. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,