I doubt Hollywood’s even looking for a short, sassy Filipino chick without any acting experience to star opposite Ryan Gosling in an upcoming romantic comedy, but if, perchance, I’m ever stopped by a famous director at Petco and asked to play the wind beneath Ryan’s wings, you can bet I’m putting down those 20 cans of gravy, girl, because we’re going to Hollywood! 🙂
Logic places the chances of this happening somewhere below 0.000001%, but ya never know… Maybe the new limited edition Smashbox Be Discovered palette (about $60, from the new Snappy Holidays 2011 collection) will improve my odds.
Okay, well, a girl’s gotta have dreams, and if yours happen to involve holiday kits brimming with color, Smashbox would like you to consider this: the 66-piece Be Discovered palette, with its four mini-makeup brushes and shades for eyes, cheeks and lips. At $60, it works out to less than $1 per piece.
Not too shabby, tabby.
For more on the Smashbox Snappy Holidays collection, check out…
The bulk of the pieces in the palette consist of products for eyes — 45 powder shadows and nine cream liners, to be exact. That’s more color than a girl could shake a blending brush at!
But (there’s always a but), like the eyeshadows in the company’s Click Youâ€™re It palette, also out for holidays, these like being babied. Some of them require lots of layering to show up on my tan skin, and more often than not, I also end up sweeping away a considerable amount of fallout.
A few thoughts on the rest of the kit…
- Cheek Products — My favorite pieces in the palette! The Bronzer, Blushes and Soft Lights Highlighters apply smoothly with commendable color, yet despite being packed with pigment, they remain easy to blend.
- Cream Eyeliners — I like the soft, dreamy lines I’m able to draw with these, as well as the variety of colors, but some of them migrate when I forget to pat a powder shadow on top.
- Lipglosses — Preternatural pigment and a three-hour wear time for the win!
- Mini Brushes — They get job done, but I wouldnâ€™t depend on them for everyday use (unless I had a crush on scratchy bristles).
All told, I’m fond of this kit, but I don’t feel that lusty urge for it — or ache, if you will — like I’ve felt from some of the other holiday palettes I’ve seen so far this year (see: Laura Mercier). In terms of value, though, because of the range of colors it contains and the price per piece, I wouldn’t overlook it entirely.
I only wish that the eye products could step up their game.
PRICE: about $60
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Ahh, Wednesday… Sweet, sweet hump day. I hope yours has gone well. 🙂
I’m trying my best today to finagle a mid-week movie date with El Hub. I’d originally wanted to see Puss in Boots, but now I dunno. I read some of the reviews, and I’m open to other suggestions. If you have any recs, please let me know. I feel like I need a movie fix tonight.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,