Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be famous? Pretty much, I think it would not be fun. Not being able to run to Target in my jammies for bananas and dental floss, or have lunch at a sidewalk cafe without hearing everyone around you whisper, “It’s that actress from that show with that guy,” or accidentally do something really awkward and ridiculous, like falling on your butt in the rain and cursing, “Dammit all to hell!” without it going viral on YouTube later that night.
The closest I want to get to fame is the new Smashbox Shades of Fame Eye Palette ($48). I did a couple of looks with it today following the tutorials from the booklet that come with the kit.
The Test Shoot look
The Meet the Photographer look
The Smashbox Shades of Fame Eye Palette (took some swatches here)
Smashbox really stepped it up with their shadows this time. I’ve been noticing way less fallout from these shadows than I’ve had with the shadows in their past few limited edition eye palettes.
They still aren’t completely fallout free — especially when I apply them using a fluffy domed brush like the MAC 217 — but they’re much improved in terms of overall performance and pigment. Rumor has it Smashbox reformulated their shadows recently, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.
It’s either that, or my skin’s just in a really good mood. These also seem to stick to my skin better, blend more easily, and don’t look as heavy or grainy on my lids.
Smashing job, Smashbox. Keep up the good work.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (still a little fallout)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,