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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection Review and Swatches

Hey Guys! I picked up a couple of pieces from the newly released Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection Collaboration. The first time I heard about Vlada Haggerty, was when Kylie Jenner released her newly popular lip kits. There was a big dust-up about Kylie's "dripping" lip logo packaging and how she stole the idea from Vlada. I definitely can see that now. It was eventually settled. Then poor Vlada had to sue Makeup Forever for using her artwork! She turned down a collaboration with them and they used it anyway. People and companies will steal anything! It's shameful! I just wanted to give you guys some background. Well Vlada has now collaborated with Smashbox and this collection boasts highlighters, an eye shadow palette, liquid eye liner, metal liquid lip, metal matte liquid lipstick, shimmer spray, shimmer drops, eye liner jewels and even a petal metal primer. Whew! I didn't need all of that, so let me share what I purchased. To see these products in action, be sure to check out my YouTube video.


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Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip $24 each - Supersweet
Smashbox + Vlada came out with Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lipstick and Always On Petal Metal MATTE Liquid Lipstick. I chose to get each color in the Be Legendary formula, as I'm not into matte very much. The lightest shade is called Petal Metal (metallic rose gold), you then have XO, Vlada (metallic bronze warm gold) and the darkest shade is called Rose Magic (metallic rust rose gold). First, you have to like metallic lipsticks! I really do! I'm always wearing my NYX Wicked Lippie in Wrath. The formula for these are so good! The color spreads evenly on your lips. Great coverage. It's super lightweight. They're NOT STICKY or GUMMY! You get high shine & color payoff without ANY wetness. They look wet, but they're not! So all in all, this formula is easy to wear and just looks beautiful. I think you'll love them.

Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip
Be Legendary XO,Vlada Liquid Lip
Be Legendary Rose Magic Liquid Lip

Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter $39 - Sweet
There are THREE (3) Smashbox + Vlada Highlighters: Gilded Rose (Gold w/Pink Gold Pearl), Rosemantic (shown below - Soft Rust w/Gold Pearl) and Catch The Light (Prismatic Petal - which is exclusively at Sephora & Smashbox's Website). For my skin tone, I was really attracted to Rosemantic. I didn't have anything like this color in my makeup collection. What I like about it, is it also doubles as a blush. I'm wearing it above in all of the liquid lipstick pics, but I also took a picture of me wearing it alone below with just lip gloss. As you can see it's a great flush of color, that's very soft and wearable. You can also pair it with your favorite blush and use as a blush topper. The only negative, is it didn't look good as a highlighter on my nose. LOL It made me look like I had a cold. So I would stick to the cheek area with this. The compact that houses this highlighter is beautiful. Great Rose Gold design. Dimensional rose design on the lid portion of the compact. As you use the actual highlighter, the design doesn't diminish as quickly as with other designs in the past. This compact also has a great mirror.

Smashbox + Vlada Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette $29 - Sweet
This has to be the smallest eye shadow palette! LOL It's not a bad thing! I love this small design and it's easy to travel with. Eye shadow palettes take up the majority of my makeup room, so I hope other brands embrace this idea. Plus, you can use it up more quickly. But getting to this palette, it contains 8 eye shadows. 6 shimmers & 2 mattes. They're all in the neutral family. They're pigmented. There is some fall out, so you should do your eye makeup first. I do want to say with metallics & shimmers, they're more wearable at night (so consider that if you're thinking about purchasing items from this collection). Some of this would look funny wearing it during the day. But you can create a number of looks with this palette. You have a lot of options.

I'm wearing the following makeup in this post and the video: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Mix) Stromboli and Vanuatu // Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector Medium to Deep // Tarte Shape Tape in Medium // IT Cosmetics Brow Power

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