I discovered Smashbox Cosmetics two years ago when I was actively seeking a powder blush in the most shimmery pale pink. Remember when it was a big trend to have flushed cheeks? It was seen in magazines and on the runway. It slowly became one of my favourite looks. To me there is nothing that looks more pretty than bold brows, long lashes and pink cheeks! The best part is that this can be work appropriate and you can easily change it up by wearing a bright lipstick and go out at night.
As I randomly browsed and swatched a bunch of pink blushes at Sephora (one of the few stores I can spend hours in, another one is Chapters/Indigo), I came across Smashbox Blush Rush series and knew there was a winner!
Valued at $29 CAD, Smashbox blush in the shade FLUSH gives the most natural, shimmery glow. I'm not joking when I say I've re-purchased this product at least two other times since I first discovered it. I've also gifted it to friends and I'm considering picking one up for my mom as well! It's long-lasting and looks radiant throughout the day. Even when you're tired and not looking your best (hello, that's me everyday at 8 a.m.), the natural, luminous sheen hints otherwise. I haven't had the chance to try other shades yet but I might pick up Chiffon or Heartbreak next.
Once I was convinced that Smashbox products were highly pigmented and worked well for my skin, I decided to give one of the Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio palettes a try. It was actually recommended by a beauty consultant I always chat with at Shoppers Drug Mart near my work. She said this palette is great for traveling, blends like a dream and the shadows don't crease if you use a good primer. Check, check, check. While I'm addicted to my Urban Decay and Coastal Scents palettes, this is just so much more durable, especially when I go to work and take makeup with me to wear for events in the evenings.
The Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio photographed above is in the palette named AUTO EXPOSE, $36 CAD.
WIN SMASHBOX COSMETICS BLUSH & PHOTO OP EYESHADOW TRIO!
To be eligible to win your very own Smashbox Cosmetics Blush (shade: Flush) and Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio (shade: Auto Expose), you must fill out the Rafflecopter widget below and comment on this post telling me what shade of lipstick you would wear with these colours!
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