Smashbox Cosmetics Blush Rush and Eyeshadow Trio (+ giveaway)

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.


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!

For more entries, you can do the following and indicate that you did them in the Rafflecopter widget:
  • Follow @summerxskin and @SmashboxCanada on Twitter
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  • Tweet "Hey @summerxskin, I want to Blush Pink! Please enter me for the @smashboxcanada giveaway." You can tweet this once a day, every day
  • Contest is open to residents of Canada and The United States only and ends on August 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET
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Good luck!
52 comments on "Smashbox Cosmetics Blush Rush and Eyeshadow Trio (+ giveaway)"
  1. Id probably wear a neutral lip or something that closely matches my lips, but better! :)

  2. I'd go with a nude lipstick, gloss, or a very light pink lipstick.

  3. i would wear a nice berry colored lipstick!

  4. I would love to wear the Primrose Mauve Pink because it looks like it goes with everything! Thanks for the chance to win great prizes. Twitter fan@plumerea

  5. A light pink lipstick

  6. I would wear a light pink shade with this :)

  7. I would wear a nudie-pink shade

  8. I like pink shades so my choice would be pink

  9. I think I would wear a simmering light pink colour.

  10. I think a nice mauvey pink shade would be lovely!

  11. I would wear a lighter coloured lip like Nars Orgasm or Turkish Delight.

  12. I'm thinking like a light berry shade would go nicely.

  13. I would wear a neutral lip, or nothing at all, let all the attention go to the eyes.

  14. I tend to wear a light pale pink, just enough to give some gloss to my lips.

  15. I would wear a plum/burgundy lipstick.

  16. a pink or a light burgundy lip gloss

  17. I would wear a soft lip colour. Right now I'm loving Dior Addict Lip Glow!

  18. lip gloss or a very light pink

  19. A light pink or nude

  20. I would wear a light coral colour

  21. I'd wear a lip gloss (not a lip stick). Probably my new almay one, in apple a day :)

  22. I would wear a light pink shade of lipstick with this :)

    Krystin Tysire

  23. I would wear a fuschia lipstick!! :)

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  24. I would wear something nude or light pink

  25. bright pink. neon because it is the end of the summer :)


  26. I'd wear a light pink lipstick!

  27. I would wear a light pink/berry lipstick and gloss! GREAT contest!!

  28. I would wear a shimmery light pink lip gloss.
    angela mitchell

  29. I would use either light pink or a neutral beige lipstick to go with my neutral lip liner.

  30. I have Revlon's Sweet Tart that is my go-to lip color. It's a corally hot pink!


  31. I'd do a nice, shiny, sheer nude colourless lipcolour.

  32. I've been rocking the bright pink lips all summer but for this, I would probably wear a darker or neutral red which is perfect for fall!

  33. I would wear a nude lip with this look to balance out the darker shades in the eyeshadows.

  34. i only feel comfortable in a nude shade. it's my go to, so i would wear it with these colours
    (stacey h)

  35. I would wear a dark maroon!!


  36. I love this give away!

  37. Definitely a soft pink/beige. Love that blush!

  38. A soft pink to go with that blush

  39. light pink with a gloss


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