Saturday, December 27, 2014

Smashbox On the Rocks Photo Op Palette and Swatches

I have been eyeing the Smashbox On the Rocks Photo Op Palette since it was first released for holiday 2014.

I finally decided to give in and buy it when it went on sale for $18 at Ulta.

I have to say that I usually am not unimpressed with many palettes, but this is one that I may regret buying and you'll see why soon.

Here is the box the palette comes in. It's so cute with its bling.



Back of the box with all of the details of the eyeshadows.


The outer case of the palette. I love it with its holographic diamonds.


Box and palette with flash.


Box and palette in natural lighting finding a home on my makeup desk.


The most beautiful shot of the palette with flash.

Look at all of the jeweled toned shades.


Palette in natural lighting.


I haven't yet used the palette but opened it up when I received it to make sure that all of the eyshadows were in tact.

I decided to just swatch the shades.

Here are swatches without primer in natural lighting.



Swatches with flash.


A close-up of swatches with flash.


My verdict, overall I am not that happy with this palette.

The first three shades have glitter in them and are very patchy even when swiped numerous times.

The shimmers of course have the best pigmentation.

The gold, purple, and green shades were the most pigmented.

In this palette's defense these shadows may hold up better when placed over a primer and good eye base.

Smashbox shadows aren't my favorite, but I am a huge fan of the Full Exposure and Double Exposure Palettes.

I recommend skipping this one if you don't yet have this one and if you want a Smashbox Palette with some color, pick up the Double Exposure Palette.

Do you have the On the Rocks Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette? Thoughts?

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