Smashbox Covershot Ablaze Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Smashbox Cosmetics recently launched a collection of seven portable Cover Shot Eyeshadow palettes, with a variety of colors to choose from. Each palette is priced at $29 and they range from sophisticated, bold, and to metallic. I really did not need another palette, but the colors in the Ablaze Cover Shot Palette really spoke to me. I could not resist, and quickly placed an order online. Besides, I was able to apply my Sephora $25 appreciation gift card towards it. I’m happy to report that I’m so glad I did!.

The palette is clutch sized and travel friendly and has very unique packaging. The outside cover looks like a fiery burst of an orange cloud– so fitting for its namesake. This particular palette is inspired by hot desert-like shades such as terra-cotta and rich reds. The shadows are described as highly pigmented and beyond blendable and this is accurate. All the colors swatched beautifully. It contains a good mix of both shimmery and matte finishes which offers limitless possibilities. There exists two bigger base shadows at top of the palette which I can appreciate since I tend to use them often to highlight my brow bone. I also really like the size of each pan contained within. It’s not too small which allows me to easily maneuver my makeup brush up and down the pan. I did not experience powder kick up and the shadows blended beautifully. I used the palette in combination with their 24 Hour Photo Finish Eyeshadow primer and it lasted all day!


Ablaze (hot, desert-inspired shades): With shades in rich red clay and hot terra cotta, this palette captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades—these dimensional pigments are perfect for adding depth and contouring.-via

Shades & Swatches Left to Right: (taken in direct sunlight)

Top two shades: Relaxed, Mocassin

Bottom six shades: Siesta, Nirvana, Delirious, Torch, Throwback, Darkhorse

I’m really impressed with the color range and quality of this particular palette. The next palette on my list from this line is Golden Hour. Each Smashbox Covershot Eyeshadow Palette is priced at $29 USD and is currently sold online at Sephora here.

Will you be picking any up? Thanks for stopping by today.




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