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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

What's New at Smashbox

What's New at Smashbox

Last week I was entirely lucky not only to be briefed in all that is new at Smashbox cosmetics but also be sent away with a range of samples to test and of course share the finer details. From new bright lipsticks, soft focus highlighters, bright gel liners, not to mention blushes and bronzing options Smashbox has something for everyone.

What's New at Smashbox

Let's start with the new cheek products which there are plenty of, if like myself you enjoy both a good bronze tint and a light glow to the cheeks or face then you need to try the new Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights Baked Starburst Bronzer (£25). This beautiful wheel of neutral shades combine to create a gentle yet glowing flush of colour for the face and doubles up as a mini eyeshadow palette. If you pack one bronzer for any upcoming trip let it be this, the pigment and finish is incredible. I can not wait to share a full review post with you in the coming days, it truly is a beautiful product. You can find it here via Boots - link.

What's New at Smashbox

Perhaps you prefer a more traditional approach to bronzers - a matte, cool yet natural toned powder that can be used to both warm and sculpt the face? Well the new Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzers (£25) are what you have been waiting for, two new shades - one for lighter complexions and one for medium to deep skin tones that have a somewhat optical blurring quality. In my opinion the Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzers could also double up as a powder foundation should you wish and of course if the shade is suited for such purpose. Again I will of course post a full review with swatches and what not in the coming days, until then you can purchase it via Smashbox - link.

What's New at Smashbox

My personal favourite bronzing and general all round face sculpting kit has to be the new Smashbox Step by Step Contouring Kit (£35), three gel based crayons that allow you to highlight, bronze and contour with ease. I kid you not when I say this formula glides on to the skin with ease and blends like a dream. If you have struggled with contouring as a concept this is the route to go down, it really is full proof. The beauty of all three pencils is that not only are the shades natural but so is the finish which makes it great for day or evening wear. You can find the kit here - link.

What's New at Smashbox

What's a new collection without a stand alone highlighter? Rubbish that is what! Luckily Smashbox have answered the call with Smashbox L.A Lights in Hollywood & Highlight Stick (£25), another gel offering that can be used on both the cheeks and lips. For now you'll have to take my word for it when I say that texture is not only dreamy but the finish is divine - a light, shimmering, radiant glow that gives a fresh naturally luminous glow. There is also tinted blush versions of this formula which I will be purchasing very soon!You can purchase here - link.

What's New at Smashbox

Sadly the next two items are limited edition so you will have to pounce quickly, fans of matte lipstick need to try out the new Smashbox + Donald Robertson Matte Lipstick collaboration. Six beautiful shades that are not only amazingly pigmented but also extremely long wearing and not drying in the slightest. The gel like formula quickly glides onto the lips, moisturising and engulfing in colour as they go. I can not get enough and would highly recommend checking out the shade Fireball if you enjoy bright red orange tones. I will be picking it up as soon as I can. You can find them here for £16 each - link.

What's New at Smashbox

Lastly we have the Smashbox + Donald Robertson Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner (£18), five somewhat unusual yet utterly wearable shades including the above lilac. If you are familiar with the Benefit They're Real Liners then you will understand the concept behind them, essentially it is gel liner in pen form which in theory allows for easier application. Unlike the Benefit alternative this is less prone to flaking and drying out but I won't pretend for one moment that practise makes perfect with this style of liner. You can shop the liners here - link.

Which of the above launches appeals to you most?

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24 comments:

  1. That highlight stick, ooooh hello! Looks gorgeous and really like the look of the contour pencils too, will be keeping an eye out for them xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  2. One of everything? Heh-heh-heh. Seriously though, if I had to choose just one, I'd actually have to pick the lipstick. I adore the colour!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  3. Smashbox is one of those brands that I've always wanted to try but have just not gotten around to yet! I've heard some great things about their products in the past and these ones live up to that :)

    Blushhx

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  4. Oh my the Step by Step Contouring Kit sounds right up my street haha. It's the first time I've seen a brand do it like that.

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  5. The contour sticks are my favourite way to contour, I just think they make the whole process so easy! I am actually giving a set away on my blog at the moment! xx

    Beautylymin

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  6. I love the photo finish primer by Smashbox!!
    http://abreathofbeauty13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. These have been in the US for a couple months and I've heard good things -- the contour sticks intrigue me!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  8. The baked blush/bronzer looks stunning! I also love the shade of lipstick x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  9. The Smashbox Baked Fusion Baked Starburst Bronzer looks gorgeous. Smashbox isn't normally a brand that I look at, but these new releases look great.

    Gem. x | slightgem.com

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  10. Love the lipstick - I want to try their primers!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  11. That Starburst Bronzer looks incredible! Xx

    Amanda - dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Would be really interested to see what their gel liner is like compared to Benefit's push up liner!

    Lauren x | http://laurenselwood.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. So many gorgeous products mentioned here, I definitely need to check Smashbox out. I have no idea why I've not purchased anything from them in the past!

    Heather, PorcelainBeauty

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  14. I am in love with the colour of that lipstick!
    http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. These products all look fantastic! Love the look of those coloured liner.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  16. i've been eyeing the contour stick trio since they came out and they look absolutely stunning.

    brooke | brooke elise

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  17. Thanks for this concise post! :) Apart from the bronzer wheel, I'm unfortunately not feeling very inspired by any of the other products in this lineup. :(

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  18. The bronzer looks amazing!

    Julia xx
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

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  19. It's so funny how everyone is starting to come out with those style of gel liner after benefit!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for the review! The look is so gorgeous!

    Organic Makeup

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  21. That baked starburst bronzer looks incredible as does the cream highlighter! x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  22. This season makes me crave all the bronzers and this blogpost is not exactly helping hehe....

    ELIN BERLIN // http://www.1nightinberlin.blogspot.com

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  23. These products look gorgeous, I'm still yet to try anything from Smashbox, but I hope to treat myself to something soon with my Boots points! xx
    ELEANORMAES

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