By the time I finished folding my laundry last weekend, there was a stack of 10 surf tees sitting on the bed. I don’t know when or how it happened, but it’s official — I have the wardrobe of a tween surfer boy.
It’s not that I wouldn’t like to wear other things. I just don’t like to spend the time and energy (read: I’m too lazy) it takes to put together comprehensive, fashion-forward looks. What I need is a wardrobe correction kit, a single set of pieces designed to create comprehensive looks, like a wardrobe version of the Smashbox Sultry/Sweet Glambox ($68).
Here it is next to an iPhone for scale
New for spring, the eight-piece set comes with seven full-size makeup essentials, and one smaller item, in new shades of berry, pink and plum. Put them together for either a Sweet daytime look or a Sultry one for nights. Just add a little elbow grease and your favorite foundation and powder (and maybe also a brow filler if it’s part of your regular routine), and you’re good to go, day or night.
Smashbox equipped the kit with a full-size powder eyeshadow quad in medium pigmentation, a pencil liner, a sheer powder blush, a lengthening mascara, two lip glosses and an under-eye brightener. They also included a generous travel-size tube of their Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer (available in one shade, a golden peachy pink) and a simple step-by-step tutorial sheet which I followed to create the day (Sweet) and night looks (Sultry) here.
Eye Shadow Quad in Softly Seductive
Cheek Duo in Sultry/Sweet
Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss (top) and Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tempt (bottom)
Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer
Swatches from left: Hyperlash Mascara, pink eyeshadow from quad, vanilla eyeshadow from quad, taupe eyeshadow from quad and plum eyeshadow from quad, Limitless Eye Liner in Smoke
Swatches from left: Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer, Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, pink blush from Cheek Duo, berry blush from Cheek Duo, Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss and Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tempt
Swatches with flash
Sweet look (suggested for daytime)
Sultry look (suggested for night)
Looking for a new spring look but don’t want to have to think too hard? The great Glambox does a lot of the legwork for you, especially if you like the way you look in shades of berry, pink and plum.
AVAILABILITY: At select
Sephora Nordstrom stores (thanks, Josh!) and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (an A if it was a little less expensive)
Speaking of things that are both sultry and sweet…
Today Tabs asked me to order him one of these kitty wigs, but he didn’t say which one. The text just read, “Get me one,” with a link to the site.
Which one do you like best? Tabs is counting on your sense of style!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,