Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatches of the Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette in Pearl.
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Smashbox powders are some of my favourites, I’m obsessed with the Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette, such a creamy formula, really buttery and pigmented. So I had really high hopes for this palette.
The Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette in Pearl is available on sephora.com and in all the stores that sell the brand for 35$ and I’ll totally recommend it.
FORMULA & APPLICATION
The palette comes with three shades from a subtle glow to super sparkle:
- Blow A Fuse, A shimmery cream, for a softer glow.
- Crank It Up, A true champagne, my favourite one, since I like a bolder highlighter.
- Turn It On, A more sparkly champagne that is supposed to be used on top of the other shades.
I honestly think that Casey has done an incredible job with this palette, we both have skin with texture and each of this powder glides on it without enhancing it.
Each shade is really pigmented you don’t have to use a lot at all. Just tap the brush in it and you’ll get more than enough, that will make the palette last for a long time.
The powder is really velvety smooth even in the more glittery shade. Actually, I have to be careful with that one because it can enlarge the pores on my cheek so I just put it on the outer part and I’m fine, but the glitter tent to stay on your face without flying everywhere. You just have to be a tiny bit more careful. It’s stunning on the eyes though.
Once it’s on is really easy to blend and on me, it lasts all day. I took a nap and it survived! But other than that it lasts about 8 hours without fading on me.
I really like the packaging too: it has a full-width mirror and the component is really sturdy yet compact. It comes in a cardboard box with a pamphlet in which Casey explains how to best use the palette. I think is a really nice added touch that makes it feel really special, you can see that she created it for her followers with so much love.
It also comes in a Gold shade and although is really pretty I think is too dark for my complexion.
Here you can see the palette in action on my cheekbones:
- Colour: 10/10
- Longevity: 10/10
- Application: 9/10
- Texture: 9/10
- Pigmentation: 10/10
- Packaging: 10/10
I’m obsessed with this palette, I think you get a lot of value for your money since you have to use the tiniest amount for maximum pigment, I love that I can go from a more subtle look to a more heavy one and that I can use it on the eyes as well. Overall I can recommend this palette enough.
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