Beauty Blast: Smashbox Shades of Fame Eye Palette


Tis the season for bright and bold colors from fashion to makeup and I’m all in! Ya’ll know how passionate I am when it comes to eyeshadow so I was psyched when I got the chance to review the Shades of Fame Eye Palette from Smashbox.  Since I tried out their Hydrating Primer and eyeshadow trio, I’ve become a fan, even adding their tinted moisturizer to my beauty routine.  Opening up this cute, pink box I found a a nice combo of bold shades and great neutrals, all hand picked by Smashbox studio artists.  Along with the shadows were  two cream liners (in gold and bronze) as well as a mini bottle of their Photo Finish Lid primer.  Armed with their look book, double edged brush, and a little extra time on my hands, your girl had some fun the last few days!

Smashbox eyeshadow

Blue eyeshadow

Look 1:  Test Shoot

Out of the three different looks that came with the palette, this one by far was my favorite.  The blue shadow, Pacific, may have had a lot to do with it with a deep pigment that gave great color without using a lot of product.  I even liked how it looked on the lower lashline (which is a major accomplishment for me by the way!)  The light, neutral Bliss shadow gave the look the balance it needed.  To finish the look I went with my favorite summer shade – Tempted from CoverGirl.


Brown Eyeshadow



Look 2:  Meet the Photographer

With this one, I got a chance to use Sherbert, a yummy coral color that delivered on my lids.  What didn’t work as well as Praline and Nude on my lower lashline, which I wasn’t too crazy about against my complexion.  I also had to improvise a little and add Mocha to the brow bone to give the look a little extra something.  The lip color I used was Downtown Brown from Mary Kay.


Natural Look



Look 3:  Casting Call

Just by looking at the colors I was using I didn’t think this was going to work for me and I kinda proved myself right.  It’s a good day look, the neutral colors used very soft and natural.  However it was kind of boring for me, finding it hard to tell the colors apart.  I kept the look au natural with my Sweet Raisin Lip Gloss from Mary Kay.

Overall, the palette has a great assortment of colors and I’m already imagining the different combinations I can come up with on my own.  The primer worked great at keeping my shadow on all day long (which is a must in the summer!), however I wasn’t crazy about the primer itself.  Instead of going on clear, like the Hydrating Primer for foundation, it goes on as a beige color on my lids leaving them a bit too bright for me.


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First Photo courtesy of: Smashbox

FTC Disclosure:  Palette and primer were received as free samples.

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  1. kirstinmarie

     /  May 23, 2012

    That palette looks amazing!! I love the looks you did. They look great on you!! Hope your doing well, miss you! xo

    • MJ

       /  May 25, 2012

      Miss you too girly!! This palette is awesome. I’m sure you’ll love it!

  2. I love smashbox. And, hello, your skin looks amazing! The blue shadow is nice but let’s talk about that lipstick. Love the color against your skin. we love your blog at

    • MJ

       /  May 25, 2012

      Thank you!! It’s one of my fav lip colors for the summer


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