Battle of the Smashbox Palettes: Hot and Cold Challenge| Part 1 – Warm Makeup Look

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Gosh has it been a while since I posted a makeup-related post! :O Please excuse the delay, I was on vacation earlier this month, and then I was very sick when I came back because I always catch something on the plane… I’m slowly but surely recovering but next time I’m on a plane, I will have to be extra careful and bring meds to prevent getting ill… 😦 Any advice/tipsΒ are welcome!

For this post, I wanted to do something fun and different, so I came up with a BATTLE!!! The concept is very simple: I picked 2 palettes from the same brand and created 2 very different looks, one warm-toned and one cool-toned, and I want to know which look is your favourite! That’s it πŸ™‚

Oh and did you catch that Katy Perry reference in the title? Yeah, I’ve been wanted to do that forever πŸ˜‰


Here are the palettes battling in this week’s challenge:

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  • Smashbox Cover Shot Palette in “Sultry” (sold as part of a kit).

I got these 2 palettes as part of a kit over the holidaysΒ which included both palettes and a highlighter palette.

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This post is not meant to be a full review of the products, but let me says a few things:

  • the price for these palettes is excellent ($CAN35) for the variety of shades you get!
  • the shadows are pigmented and blend well, even though there is a little bit of fallout
  • my only negative comment is that once applied, the shadows seem to fade a little over time and oxidize, so after a couple hours, your eye makeup looks different. I’m a little disappointed here.

And now for the first makeup look of this battle, I created a warm-toned eye makeup with the Ablaze palette. I went for a halo eye, using mostly the shades “Nirvana” and “Throwback” for the halo, and “Torch” in the center of the lid. I mixed “Throwback” and “Dark Horse” in the crease and completed the look with a brown pencil and mascara. To see amazing swatches, click here.

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Please don’t mind my facial expressions too much, I was extremely tired when I shot this πŸ˜‰

smashbox cover shot ablaze warm makeup look montreal beauty beat around blush MOTD

Believe it or not, I almost never wear warm tones on my eyes. My complexion is cool-toned so I tend to keep my makeup on the cool side as well. When I was shooting this look, I wasn’t even sure if I liked the shades because this is so different from my go-to looks! But it slowly grew on me πŸ˜‰

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The evening after I shot this makeup look, I went to a restaurant with a couple friends and they all loved the look! :O Girlfriends approved, so I guess this look passes the test πŸ˜‰

I think this look is perfect for the fall: it reminds me of the colours of leaves in September and October, here in Montreal. I will also try to recreate this look late in the summer because the orangey tones will look gorgeous with a tan (even though I don’t tan so much). I always find that warm tones look nicer on medium and dark skin, or simply on anyone with a warmer complexion than me.

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VoilΓ , that was part 1 of the Smashbox palettes battle! Next post will be the second part of the challenge, featuring my cool-toned makeup look.

I look forward to reading what you think of both looks and I am dying to know which one is your favourite!

Chat soon,

-xox- Marika

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