HAUL & REVIEW: Smashbox Eyeshadows and Brow Crayon

As you are well aware I recently celebrated my birthday, and I have finally come around to showing you some of the little purchases I made as my “birthday treats” to myself. I attended a little consultation with a beauty artist who worked on the New Zealand models for fashion week and was able to pick out a couple of the products she used on my face- I am in total Smashbox love.

Smashbox wasn’t a brand I gravitated towards previously, mainly because it was hard to get a hold of where I live, but also that it wasn’t a brand I had heard of, but after these products I think I’ll have to go back for more.

I picked up three items, which I deem as quite lucky- as they were quite pricey, but I seem to like putting the pricey stuff on my face these days (who knew beauty blogging could turn into expensive taste).


The fist product I picked up was the Brow Tech To Go, Crayon and Gel, I am in Taupe. I have wanted something like this for a while and never got to the Rimmel stand to pick up the brow gel I have heard such good things about, lucky enough as this product is a new favourite. It really stays in place, easy to apply and the shape of it ensures you never have to sharpen it- very handy.

I also picked up a Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow in the colour Quartz. I have been wanting a cream eyeshadow and this was one way to┬árefrain from splurging on a By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow. It’s keeping the temptation at bay, for now. This is such a versatile colour, warm enough for winter, cool enough for summer and it literally goes for days. You need the smallest amount and it is extremely buildable. I use this over my lid with a touch of brown in the crease, simple.


The last product I got is one that I am more impressed with than I thought I would ever be with an eyeshadow. Extremely pigmented and easy to work with this Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio- Focal Point (with Champagne, Flamingo and Java) is exactly what I was looking for, for a light and elegant make up look. A touch will go far and it, too, is very long wearing. I am really enjoying this Smashbox haul and I think it is going to last a very long while. I couldn’t recommend these products enough. As you can see they swatch beautifully, try them out and do enjoy!