Smashbox Full Exposure Palette | Review

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Hi Darlings,

I’m so excited to share this review today because this is one of my favourite palettes and one of the most underrated product in the beauty world.

This is the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette and it’s a neutral one, but with a kick, in fact it has the best selection of shades out all the neutral palettes, that’s why to me its one of the best.

Smashbox is also cruelty free so if that is something that you look for in make up, you can’t go wrong with them.

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This palette has 14 shades (7 shimmers + 7 mattes), they are all pretty neutral but I would say that the first half of the palette leads more on the warm side where the second one is more cool toned.

  • Shimmers: the first three and last two are more glittery than shimmer, which I love and I think it make the palette quite unique. The glitter have little to no fall out at all, they are all really pigmented and work amazing wet or dry. Once on the lid they give that wet lid effect that is so on trend right now.
  • Mattes: They are one of the best formulated matte I’ve ever used, they are buttery, pigmented and blendable. They don’t look patchy or chalky

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The eyeshadows don’t have a proper names: the shimmers are called S+(1…7) and the mattes are M+(1…7).



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  • S1: Dark brown with glitters
  • S2: Coppery Gold with glitters
  • S3: Champagne with glitters

They are all really pigmented, buttery, easy to use and the glitter don’t fall down too much, S2 and S3 are my most used shades.


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  • S4: It’s a shimmery champagne
  • S5: Shimmery medium cool toned brown

These two shades are shimmer and they don’t contain glitters.

  • S6: Medium gray with glitters
  • S7: Gunmetal gray with glitters

S6 is such a unique shade, it’s really interesting as it has a soft purple hue, I can’t compare it to any other colour. These two shades have a bit more fall down since they are darker, but it’s super easy to wipe off.



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  • M1: Neutral dark brown
  • M2: Neutral medium brown
  • M3: Light bone shade

M3 is my perfect transition shade, as you can see from the swatch it’s almost the exact colour of my skin.


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  • M4: Ivory
  • M5: Cool medium brown
  • M6: Cool dark brown
  • M7: Black


Some of these shades are totally unreplaceble because are so unique (mainly the shimmers) but in my collection I’ve found dupes for some of the them (they are all from Urban Decay).

These are not identical dupes but if you have them you can get similar looks.

  • S2: Trick (Naked 3)
  • S4: Bootycall (Naked2)
  • S7: Gunmetal (Naked)
  • M1: Faint (Naked Basics)
  • M2: Naked (Naked)
  • M3: Chaser (Naked Heat)
  • M4: WOS (Naked Basics)
  • M5: Naked2 (Naked Basics)
  • M7: Blackout (Naked2)



The palette has a cardboard packaging that feels really sturdy althought it’s a bit bulky. It has a big mirror. It gets quite dirty but it’s really easy to clean (I haven’t clean mine).


The palette comes with a double sides brush which I use all the time, it’s such a nice and useful added touch, the bristles are soft and the shape of both sides is amazing. It didn’t shed on me at all.

The palette is available on and in stores and it retails for 52$.


These are some of the looks I’ve done with this palette.


Everyday Summer Glow #MakeupMonday

Halloween | Slytherin Snake #MakeupMonday

Everyday Holiday Look #MakeupMonday


  • Colour: 10/10
  • Longevity: 10/10
  • Application: 9/10
  • Texture: 9/10
  • Pigmentation: 10/10
  • Packaging: 9/10


I’m obsessed with this palette, definitely one of my favourites, I find it really versatile since I can use it for both day and night looks. The quality of each shadow is amazing. This is such an underrated palette it makes me very sad, it’s so good and the fact that the it has glitters make is really unique. THIS PALETTE IN MY OPINION IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST, can’t say that enough!

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46 thoughts on “Smashbox Full Exposure Palette | Review

  1. This was a great review! Enjoyed reading your thoughts on this product 🙂

  2. I especially loved the blue shimmer. I have a question. I’m older so have older skin. I’d love to wear shimmer but feel my wrinkles will make shimmer less than flattering on my face. Any thoughts on how to wear shimmer when you have some wrinkles or you’re a bit older?

    1. Try to do an all matt look ad use Shimmer only on the inner corner and center it the lid, you shouldn’t have problems try to use lighter and mat colours near the wrinkles 😉💕😘

  3. That’s a crazy thorough review and I totally agree with you on how great and under rated this palettes is ❤️❤️

  4. Wow that palette swatches beautifully! I got the smash box full exposure matte but the quality isn’t great. I was worried to try another smashbox palette but maybe I’ll give this one a go!

    1. I’ve never tried that one, so I can’t compare them, but these matts are amazing so I don’t think you would regret the purchase 😉💕

  5. This looks like such a great palette! I always lean towards these more neutral colours so this would be perfect for me!

  6. Perfect mix of colors in one box. 😉

      1. I found a good make up place online with so many nice gift boxes. And they have some of this in them;) just trying to convince my hubby to let me buy😂😂

        1. Ahhaha you can’t go wrong either with this one or the highlighter palette! There is a Christmas set they are doing this year with that and two eyeshadow palettes 😉😉😘

  7. Neutrals are definitely my go to. Very pretty palette. Thanks for sharing your review.

  8. 21flavorsofsplendor says:

    Great palette! Smashbox makes some of the best eyeshadows around.

  9. I love smashbox! I have a couple of their products. This looks and sounds like a great pallet! I’ll especially like the shimmery gold 🙂

  10. I really love a neutral pallet. I’m very fair so it matches my skin tone and makes my blue eyes pop. This is a fun pallet for sure, and very versatile.

  11. wow! I’ve never even given this palette a second look since I have like almost all of the Naked ones. But it looks like a good one!

    1. I have all the naked too! This is still worth a look, I like the shade selection a lot better 😊😘

  12. This palette looks lovely. I’ve never tried anything from this brand but duffs in 2018 haha 🙂 Lovely post as well, lovely little blog you have xx

    1. Thank you sweetheart! This palette is a good start or if you love highlighters their palette is one of my staples!

  13. Great post Mimi! I love the colors in this palette! So pretty!

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