Today I am going to review the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. I love neutral eyeshadow palettes as they’re super versatile and easy to carry around while travelling rather than taking a bunch of eyeshadow singles. Being a NC42 with medium olive skin tone I was always afraid to try cooler eyeshadow colors thinking it would look terrible against my warm skin tone and I was apprehensive when I ordered it online thinking I could return if I don’t like it in exchange for something warmer like the Morphe 35O Palette. So how did the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette work out for me?

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Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review

What The Company Claims?

A set with increased-pigment and universal, neutral eye shades, a highly-rated shadow primer, and a get-the-look chart for six different eye shapes. This versatile palette includes 14 must-have neutral shades—from nudes to blacks—in long-wearing shimmers and velvety smooth mattes. The clearly organized palette—shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom—makes them easy to work with, and the kit also includes a breakthrough eye shape chart to achieve your most gorgeous look, along with a dual-ended brush to use with both formulas, and a bonus 24 Hour Shadow Primer sample.


PRICE- $52

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How Did Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Work For Me?

Smashbox Full Exposure Review
Smashbox Full Exposure Review

The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette comes in a black rubberized packaging which has a magnetic closure that helps store the palette safely. The palette is neither lightweight nor super bulky but it is easy to travel with. To the lid, a good sized mirror is attached on the inside which is great. There are a total of 7 mattes and 7 shimmery shades in the palette it also comes with a dual ended eye brush and a deluxe sized eyeshadow primer. The best part of this palette is that there are 6 warm tone eyeshadows, 2 neutral tone and 6 cool tone eyeshadows so depending on the occasion, it’s very easy to mix and match colors to create different eye looks.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review and Swatch
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review and Swatch

The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette has its own pros and cons. While the mattes are super smooth, nicely pigmented, buttery soft to apply and blend, the shimmery shades on the other hand is moderately pigmented with medium fallouts which irks me so much. The colors apply really well on top of an eyeshadow primer than without. They stay on for around 8-9 hours before it starts to fade. Coming to the cool toned eyeshadows on my NC42 skin tone, actually it wasn’t bad as I imagined. It looks great when paired with the right lip color if you opt for a cool toned smoky eye makeup.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Brush
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Brush

Overall, the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is a great eyeshadow palette but if you’re someone on a budget then, these affordable dupes are equally good too: I find the MUA Undressed Palette and the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Palette to be pretty similar to the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Swatches-

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review and Swatch Row 1
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review and Swatch Row 1
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review and Swatch Row 2
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review and Swatch Row 2
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Swatches
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Swatches

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Turn Ons-

  • Sturdy packaging
  • Good range of mattes and shimmers
  • Good range of warm and cool tones
  • Mattes are a dream to blend
  • Shimmer range is great
  • Stays on for 8-9 hours before fading
  • Versatile palette
  • Shadows apply evenly
  • Appears more intense with a primer underneath
  • Turn Offs-

  • Expensive
  • Shimmery shades are not very pigmented
  • Medium fallouts
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    Would I Recommend Smashbox Full Exposure Palette?

    Yes, if you like experimenting with warm and cool tones then I absolutely recommend this eyeshadow palette.

    RATING-4/5

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    6 Comments on Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Review, Swatches, Dupes & Price

    1. Mariyam
      November 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm (3 years ago)

      This palette is an HG for nude shades!

      Reply
    2. Sangeeta G
      December 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm (3 years ago)

      I absolutely love the look you have created with this palette.

      Reply
      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        December 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

        Thank you! This palette is growing on me the more I use it!

    3. riska
      January 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Please make a tutorial video for that look! So gorgeous

      Reply

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