14 September 2010

smashbox fall 2010 masquerade collection

Right beside the building where I'm taking my Photoshop night classes is a huge drugstore with a sprawling luxury cosmetics section. It's the perfect place to visit during break time.

Tonight I tested Smashbox's fall 2010 Masquerade collection, and it is glorious. The three best parts of the collection are:

The Creamy Cheek Colour and Brush is so smooth, and it can be blended seamlessly and streaklessly onto the apples of cheeks using the kabuki style brush on the other end. Smart, compact, and high quality. The colour is also a great coral pink that would be flattering to most skin tones.

The eye palette is great because it contains a perfect balance of creamy and matte neutrals and very rich metallics. I tested every colour and each one is velvety and densely pigmented. I know the general rule is to wear the neutrals for day and jewel tones for night. I personally think, however, that if you blend a jewel tone really well into the crease of your eyelid, or apply it with a slanted brush to your top lash line, it looks stunning for day. This is one of the best, most versatile and wearable palettes I've seen in years.

The O-Gloss Noir is just amazing. Like the original O-Gloss, this lip gloss is meant to appear differently on every person's natural lip colour. On mine, it morphed into a perfect rose-plum that had just a hint of vamp. If I were to buy one part of this collection, O-Gloss Noir would be it!


Erin said...

Ugh, this post is going to make me spend money! hahaha.

I want one of each, please.

Sydney said...

I have to say I really enjoy your blog and your photos are lovely!! Following as of now! P.S. Happy engagement!

Dallas said...

Erin: I've sampled the O-Gloss Noir 3 times now and I know buying it is only inevitable. It's great!

Sydney: thank you so much for stopping by, and for you kind words. I'm gonna stop by your blog momentarily :)