AW10: Smashbox Masquerade

By Beaut.ie | August 16 2010 | 17 Comments

smashbox Masquerade Group Shot

Really liking the look of Smashbox’s collection for Autumn, Masquerade. It’s well balanced, I think – a nice, wearable collection tapping into that leaf-shedding staple, jewel tones.

Want a closer look at what’s above?


Masquerade shadow palette

Look at this! I think I’d find a genuine use for them all (except maybe that lemon – tho it could look good to the corner of a navy eye, no?). The Masquerade eye shadow palette is €40 (Sterling price is £35, so bravo Smashbox) and it contains a mix of mattes and shimmer, making it a fairly fully-featured little collection for all sorts of looks, day and night. Inside are a matte soft peach, shimmering black plum, matte taupe, metallic khaki, shimmering gold, bronze, metallic cabernet, shimmering navy plus matte bone

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Next up’s this Baked Fusion Soft Lights palette in Illusion, €35. We like these Fusion highlighting/illuninating fellers, and this one contains a trio of champagne, soft gold and rosegold shades, so could this be a replacement for my almost-done Perfect Topping? Or is it a bit more like Prestige’s yellower-toned offerings? A comprehensive scientific test involving me sticking my fingers into one will have to be done.

On our left here is Creamy Cheek Colour in Intrigue, €32. Described as a warm pink, it’s got vitamin E and a soft, creamy texture. Beside it though, is something I’m that’s piqued my interest – O-Gloss Noir, €25.  This is a new incarnation of the brand’s existing O-Gloss (and of course we’ve seen some more of these pH-activated doofers from Clarins and Bourjois this summer), and the difference here is that it goes on black, and transforms to a bold berry shade.

Again, not sure how effective this is going to be without trying it but the hope is that it will be darker than the pink O-Gloss transforms to – so I look forward to giving it a go.

Last up are a couple of lip and eye shades.  Lip Enhancing Gloss in Reveal (golden nude) and Disguise (golden pink) will be €20 a pop and then we have two Liquid Liner and Lash Overlays (a fancy way of saying you can also use these – like you could any liquid liner – to tip the ends of your lashes with colour) in Bronze and Teal. These’ll be €20 each.

Like the look of anything? The collection goes on counter this month, so if you do – not long to wait!

Beauty , ,
 

17 Replies to "AW10: Smashbox Masquerade"

  • fifibelle says:

    Love the look of the eye palette, all very wearable shades. Would be very interested to see how O-Gloss Noir works, sounds like fun!

  • That eye palette looks amazing and very usable. Its also a very reasonable price for what you are getting. I think it could turn into a real work horse product for me and looks perfect for travelling.

    (ok I think i’ve succeeded in justifying it to myself!!!!)

  • LuLuBabe says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find the quality of smashbox eyeshadows a bit off? I find them hard to control, as they don’t glide on nicely the way, say, Mac does, or Shiseido, or Bobbi Brown.

  • Polkadot says:

    Oooh, I just can’t wait for Autumn, my favourite season! I always feel like September is my real ‘new year’ instead of January, a throw back from school days I suppose…

    That O-glow gloss sounds interesting, you’d probably look like a mentalist with black lips before it turns the right colour. No way you could touch up in toilets in public!

  • Sarah says:

    Gosh I do love their packaging. Would LOVE the fusion soft lights palette. Maaaay just have to treat oneself later this year :D

  • katie says:

    god i want it all, just to sit on my bathroom shelf because the packaging is gorgeous……hopefully the birthday fairy will bring me some of it!

  • Annie says:

    That Soft Lights palette has given me a sudden craving for Battenburg cake.

  • Vividnod says:

    In response to LuLuBabe, I am also not overly impressed with the quality of Smashbox eyeshadows, which is a shame as I love several of their other products especially their cream eyeliners. I got a circular pallette with 4 Smashbox eyeshadows before. In fact I’m pretty sure it contains some of the shades in the pallette here (the khaki and one or two of the purple-ish shades). Anyway, they definitely don’t glide on and they were not very long lasting and quickly disappeared into my eyelid creases, even with Smaskbox’s own eyelid primer. It’s a shame as I love the colours.

  • confidentnee says:

    Hi girlies tried the o-gloss, very disapponting..not what i was lookin for at all and was so dyin to try it..me thinks il stick to mac blush in Dollymix..absolutely frickin love it..:)

  • Ola says:

    confidentnee, you must be thinking about O-glow I think? That’s the blusher one.

  • confidentnee says:

    Yes Ola my apologies..o-glow..hav u tried..:)..am soooo addicted to blushers not even funny..

  • confidentnee says:

    Girlies bought myself d midnight recovery concentrate and also d acai serum..OMG..my skin is GLOWING…i use d concentrate at nite wit triology rosehip oil on top as recommended by “the Beauties” ..Positively GLOWING..Im on a winner..even after tryin EveLom and was soooo disappointed..:(..also d fact my husband found my credit card bill..Joysus felt lik i was in school again… ha if only u knew all my beauty buys..;)..ha i love it..

  • Donna says:

    I want the eyeliner in bronze!

    Oh and Smashbox have a new lash product for lengthing and strengthing too. I want that.

  • Margaret says:

    oh, really nice colours… I like pastels.

  • razzledazzle says:

    Ooh on the smashbox site the blusher has a brush at the other end. You can’t see it in this pic coz of the lid. Nifty idea.

  • OilSlick says:

    Ooooh, want everything!

  • TheShoeQueen says:

    I love the O-gloss it turns a really perfect pink on my lips! And it’s not sticky – I hate getting my hair stuck to my lips. Can’t wait to try the O-gloss Noir – don’t suppose you’re looking for testers??

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