Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This is pretty much the type of eye shadow palette, I was looking for! Smashbox's Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette gives you shimmering shades, that are not too shimmery. An assortment of mattes in chocolatey browns, beautiful beiges and creamy creams. There's also a nice pop of blue! I don't usually do blue, but I think I can work with these two shades. HaHaHa No chalkiness here! This palette delivers! The top row is all shimmer (S1-7). The bottom row is all matte (M1-7). Smashbox gives you 14 shades in total and they are gorgeous. This palette has a mirror (sorry I cut it off in the picture HaHaHa), double-ended eye shadow brush and they give you a free sample of their Full Exposure Mascara (which I'll test and review at another time). They even give you an eye chart! It shows various eye shapes and how to apply eye shadow based on your eye shape! Isn't that neat? On the same chart they give you your best look for day, night and defined. I see myself using this more (everyday makeup), than the other ones. I purchased this in December at the annual Sephora sale, Smashbox has since introduced a Double Exposure Palette. However, this one is more of what I needed. Stop by Shireen, of Reflection of Sanity's blog to read her review on this palette. She's one of my partners in crime when it comes to testing beauty products! HaHaHa I love her because she tells it like it is (like me) and she's funny. One more eye shadow palette tomorrow you guys!






Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
  Smashbox's Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette is Supersweet

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Chiara T. said...

I'm attracted by the shiny palette!
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Cups & Roses said...

They have easy tutorials on how to use this palette according to your eye shape in the Smashbox channel! Their videos are great in general! :)

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Lilli said...

Oh Kim, it will end I will buy an eyeshadow palette this week after having seen all these beauties you showed!:P This brand is really great, here is sold only in a store, even though I never purchased their stuff, I know the quality is professional. The shimmery shades are cool, I dont do blue either but the last 2 colors are intriguing! The matte row is definitely lovely, plus there is a mascara sample and a brush, it calls my name!:P Hugs Kim xo

Nicole Stars said...

Great review! I like the fact that there is a "construction advice" in it, quite cute!

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Mica T said...

I love when a brand includes little instruction charts - that's the kinda help I need with makeup! :)

I really like this kit Kim - the shimmers are beautiful! :)

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Meghan Silva said...

This is gorgeous, those colours are needed in my life hope you having an awesome start to 2015 Kim

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Emmylou said...

Oh my! This palette does sound pretty awesome. Kim, you're making the to-try list a mile long! :D

June said...

These colors are fantastic Kim!! Sephora is finally opening in my city in a few weeks so am super excited
xx
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Anya Jensen said...

The colours are great :) Hope you have had a great start to 2015 Kim,
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Jackie Harrison said...

I saw this product no joke online and I said to myself nah now is yeah thanks to you. Great review.

Stanislava E. said...

I don't use blue either, because I always look like a beaten boxer, but maybe a tiny line instead of eye-liner will work just fine. It's nice to have a chart, if you don't know exactly what's the perfect way of applying to your eye shape. I really like this eye shadow palette!

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Shiny M said...

This looks great. And you are right, there is no chalkiness. The biggest problem I find with blue eyeshadows is that they can be chalky. I think I love the shimmer ones the best, but it's nice to have the matte option.

Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

This pallette seems like a dream! Those are nice colors and chalkiness always turns me off, so it's nice that they have good texture. Smashbox never seems to disappoint me.

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Samantha Mariko said...

a neutral or even a smokey eye should be a piece of cake with this palette! I use the eyebrow shadow pot by smash box. their stuff is really cool!
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Leah and Rachel Collins said...

This sounds so good! I'd love to try it out. Thank you for sharing! x x

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Love shimmery glittery like colours in palettes like these, they look gorgeous on!! What a great item :))) Happy Thursday doll xx

Ashley said...

I'm glad you liked this one Kim! I have it and its not one I reach for often for some reason. Someone told me that you have to kind of break off the top layers of the shadows for them to work well. Like breaking them in LOL! I need to use mine more.

Jane said...

I'm pleasantly surprised they have a eyeshadow guide for monolids. I always had trouble finding how to's in putting make up on for monolids!

Lorena said...

Glad to know that it was Supersweet ! Smashbox has a special place in my heart -

Dale Janée said...

I love that you say it's not too shimmery because as I get older I'm definitely staying away from shimmery and sticking toward matte. It's so tough because you posted so many great palates this week and I stopped buying palates a couple years ago because every time I dropped them in the bathroom they'd all break. :) But I think it's time to give them another chance. Nice post Kim!

xoDale

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This palette looks amazing Kim! I really like the sleek look of the case and each and every shade in the palette itself looks so pretty and wearable... even the blues! You have a real winner here girl :)

Cee said...

I always remember Ines de la Fressange saying that eyeshadow with too much shimmer could age anyone, even a young girl - she knows what she's talking about and I have to say, I agree with her. I'm always on the hunt fo shadows that shimmer without being over the top. It sounds like I need to try Smashbox!
xox,
Cee

jo said...

Omg Kim! This is the perfect eyeshadow palette. EVERYTHING is so pretty and wearable!

xo Jo

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Fleur Leech said...

Great post and images, the swatches look great so i'll have to try this!

Fleur x

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Stella Scarlett Rose said...

Of course it's super sweet! I looooove Smashbox! The products are awesome and I love that they're comoletely cruelty free!!! Thanks for sharing, love!

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Glamour ZONE said...

great colour pallete
those colours are so beautiful

Diana Ashuayem said...

This is great for everyday wear! I love it.
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Stephanie G said...

OOh this palette has a nice selection of colours. I almost never wear shimmer shadows though - but it's nice to be able to mix it up a bit!

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Pilar said...

This is another palette I hear positive reviews! It looks like a great palette and the colors are really pretty!

Pamela RG said...

It's nice that Smashbox provides a tutorial in their product. There are so many selection of colours on this palette.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What a nice palette. I love all the different colors from shimmery to matte. I'm a fan of Smashbox, will definitely be adding this to my list.

Shireen L. Platt said...

Haaaaa! Oh you got me blushing! Thank you for the mention and yes, partner in crime indeed! *high five*
I'm so glad you like this palette too, Kim, it's fabulous isn't it? I actually started using more eyeshadows thanks to this palette. The shimmer shades are perfect, I don't look like a blast from the 80's using this palette.
Can't wait to see which palette review is in store tomorrow! xx

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Busola Coutts said...

Even when i dabble into my candy color eyeshadows i always have my brown and earth tones. They are my defaults. Thanks for sharing Kim and Happy New Year!

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Diva Desle said...

I have never used smashbox eyeshadows before. This palette looks great for everyday use ;-)

purecomplex.com said...

I've never been a huge eye shadow fan, but these colors definitely intrigue me. Have to try these out.

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LyddieGal said...

When it comes to eye makeup, I could always use some direction! Love that they included a clever little guide!
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Nails My Dreams said...

I love the eye chart! Totally helps a noob like me.
(^^,)