Monday, October 26, 2015

Beauty Looks with Smashbox - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
I'm probably the last person you want to come to for tips on how to properly apply makeup.  I don't know much about the smoky eye look, the right concealer, or which lipstick matches what outfit.  I've had my own makeup regimen for years and stick to it.  What I don't stick to, however, is shades and colors of makeup.  I like to experiment with eye shadow, blending colors together.  Sometimes it's blue eyeliner for me, and sometimes it's brown or black.  In other words, whatever floats my boat for that day is what I'll wear.
 
Smashbox, a company known for their makeup, recently gave me the opportunity to try their Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio and Always Sharp Liner.  I love the way both add dramatic effect to my eyes and provide coverage for most of the day.

There are several color variations for the Eyeshadow Trio, with one of them being Skybox.  That particular trio features three hues of blue.  Each eye shadow trio includes three coordinated shadows so you can apply them as a base shade, contour color, and highlighter.  I don't apply the eye shadow in that particular order or pattern, but rather put the lightest shade on first and then one of the darker shades over it. 
 
Right after applying eye shadow, I apply eyeliner.  Again, Smashbox has a variety of colors available for their liner.  The Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner is, well, waterproof.  It also self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off.  It has a sharpener built right in the cap.  I definitely dig that feature!  It's quality makeup that brings out the best in my eyes. 
 
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One person will win a Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio from Smashbox. (ARV $28)
 
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63 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

i usually wear neutrals, browns.

Lauren said...

I usually wear brown, with a little shimmer.

MilitaryPugWife said...

Smash box is awesome!! I love their primer. Never tried their shadows.

Maria Gagliano said...

I wear everything but mostly grey and greens

bison61 said...

I wear brown shades

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It's Me De said...

I wear brown and a shimmer gold eyeshadow.

jakiesmom said...

I normally wear browns

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love eye shadow! I usually wear a bronze/gray color with some shimmering touches.

Tallulah Jane said...

I wear a lot of gray. It is very neutral.

jbmthill said...

I wear a very neutral neutral beige and peach.
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Beth H

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I usually wear shades of brown.
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Amanda B. said...

greens, purples, and browns

alissa apel said...

I usually go with brown, bronze and a light tan.

Renee said...

I usually wear dark shimmery greens and browns or purples.

Ken Ohl said...

my wife loves browns all shades. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Robin Wilson said...

I usually wear shades of brown and cream.

Xty C said...

I usually wear a shade of bronze

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I normally wear brown tones.

savvygirl65 said...

I love to wear purple and browns.
Sherri J

Robin Abrams said...

I wear brown and tans for eye shadow

stephanie jones said...

i like pinks and browns

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Pam said...

I typically wear ivory, tan or other neutrals.

Melissa Storms said...

I normally wear browns and tans for eyeshadow.

Animal Lover said...

gold and black

sandyhills x said...

I would have to say it is normally purples and blues - shaunie

Michele said...

I favor brown and taupe eyeshadows. My daughter is the makeup guru!

Amy P said...

I usually wear pinks.

Kelly Tupick said...

I normally wear lights shades of pink.

Carla S said...

I wear shades of medium brown and champagne.

Karen Nadeau said...

I love wearing the shades of blue and purple.

Rebecca Orr said...

I normally wear browns, nudes, and greys.

Sara Goodhind said...

I normally wear greys, and purples.

Jennifer T. said...

I usually wear browns and plums.

Jennifer Irving said...

Pinks and browns

Krista said...

I wear neutrals

Charlene E said...

I usually wear pinks and browns

MargaretAnn Rice said...

I normally wear different shades of browns

Isaiahsmom said...

I usually wear browns, yellows and greens.

Megan Zuchowski said...

I normally wear browns

E (E Kay) said...

I usually wear neutrals

Natalie F said...

I normally wear nude

Charlene S. said...

I stick to earth tones.

porschepuppy said...

For every day wear at work I stick to the neutral beiges and browns other days I like the purples and greens.
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Suburban prep said...

I wear more blue and sometimes the neutral colortones.

abedabun dawn said...

What color do I normally use? Different shades of brown.

sohamolina said...

I like earth tones.

Breanne said...

I wear brown

Donna Hufman Warrington said...

It usually depends on what I'm wearing but I do tend to go with the creams, browns, tan colors. I will wear different shades of blue as well.

Ashley Rexrode said...

I usually do a neutral smokey eye but sometimes I mix it up with a little purple or blue

mary gardner said...

I normally wear neutral shades such as brown, tan and ivory.

Katie Hanson said...

I have green eyes, so I normally wear purples.

Andrea Darst said...

I love metallics - silvers, bronzes, gold, coppers! These are what I usually wear!

Leela said...

Pink, beige and grey.

Courtney B said...

I like burned oranges and browns.. neutrals..


thanks!

Amanda Patterson said...

I wear so many different colors depending on the day and what I am doing! I am currently wearing a neutral eye!

J Reese said...

i usually wear brown tones

Michelle said...

I usually wear something neutral, either grays or browns.

Patricia Mingozzi said...

I usually wear a neutral brown color eyeshadow.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I usually wear brown, or grey!

Synaptrix777 said...

I'm really into bright, vibrant colors like purples and greens. Love a nice neutral eye too though.
ALONA Y.

Rachel Beltz said...

I love neutrals and rose golds!

Angela Saver said...

I usually wear neutral colors, like gray, ivory, & tan! Thanks for a great giveaway!

lilyk said...

pink