Although every time I travel, I carry half of my vanity case, I am big fan of palettes that do it all. It is good to have everything you need in one compact palette. The Shapematters palette is one such gorgeous palette!
It is the latest palette from Smashbox and has just launched in Sephora in the Middle East.
It has two brow powders plus a brow wax, nine eyeshadows, four contour and highlight shades. The brow powder is is slightly too light for me as I have jet back eyebrows naturally, however, I swap the brow colours for eyeshadow contour shades and use the black eye shadow for a brow powder and it works just fine! It also comes with a great dual ended brow and shadow brush.
The eyeshadows have a lovely texture and are well pigmented. The colours are perfect to create a variety of looks. I find it very easy to create a every day neutral every day look with the colours.
The image above has the correct colour representation of the palette as I shot the image by a window in daylight.
I like contouring, but I think an extreme contour can be intense for an everyday look, especially at work.The contour shade (top left) is slightly light for my skintone, but it is great to create a slight shadow instead of a defined contour, giving a natural finish.
I light to use the bottom right highlight under the arch of my brow to give my brow a slightly defined look.
I really like Smashbox brushes and this brush is no exception. Although its part of a palette, it is very well made and is of really good quality. Also the fact that it has two brushes in one makes it a favourite to travel with. Ever since I got this palette, this is the only brush I have been using for my eyes and brows.
Overall, I really like this palette. It is a great value for money and I would definitely recommend it!
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