Saturday, 16 March 2013

Stepping into spring with Smashbox

It seems the more products I try from Smashbox, the more I fall in love with the brand.  I wanted a new highlighting powder after my Dior Amber Diamond was rendered unusable after I dropped it (sob).  I quickly turned to Smashbox and discovered Soft Lights in Shimmer.  While I was there, I couldn't help but also pick up a Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tease. 

As soon as I swatched shimmer I knew I had to have it.  It is one of the most beautiful highlighting powders I have ever used.

Don't be put off by the name, while there is a slight shimmer to the powder it doesn't translate as much on the face.  Instead, Shimmer leaves an absolutely beautiful, healthy glow to my skin.  It is an extremely pigmented champagne powder that blends seamlessly and reflects light beautifully. The formulation is light and smooth.  While this means applying Shimmer is a dream, it can be quite easy to go a little overboard.  I only need a small dusting of powder to create a subtle highlight. 

I wore Shimmer on a recent night out and received lots of comments and questions about the make up I was wearing - I think it was definitely down to Shimmer! I've included a photo from my instagram below to show you how it looks with flash photography.  It photographs amazingly well - the powder reflects light in an extremely flattering way. 

I absolutely loved berry shades this winter and Tease is the perfect transitional raspberry gloss! While it looks dark in the tube, on the lips it's sheerer and brighter.  I absolutely love the formula of the Smashbox glosses as they aren't sticky.  Tease is very comfortable to wear and lasts a good length of time, particularly for a sheerer gloss.  It's difficult to describe but Tease almost looks like glass in the tube making it so shiny on the lips without being loaded with glitter.  I love the wand on the gloss, it has a brush rather than a doe foot applicator allowing for more precision on application.  

What are you going to be wearing this Spring? 



  1. This highlighter reminds me a lot of the Balm one : Maryloumanizer (not sure of the spelling haha)
    I really like those champagne highlighters, they make all the difference in a make up !
    Bisous :)

    1. I really want to try that highlighter from the Balm! It looks beautiful!! x

  2. You loo lovely here hun, this highlighter looks perfect!

    Sarah xx

    1. Thank you so much - it really is amazing! x


  3. You look lovely!

    I'm glad you've found smashbox, I can't say I've found fault with any of their products I've tried, though to be fair I have only tried around ten, need to get my hands on some more sometime!

    Lovely blog you have here by the way missy :)

    If you fancy stopping by to say hello I'm over at:

    1. I'm quite lucky as my friend works for Smashbox so she's able to recommend me things she thinks I would like!

      Thank you and I'll go check out your blog just now x

  4. I love Smashbox highlighters because they make the skin pop.
    Boutique Bag Lady


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