I’m back at school now for second semester (crying) so expect more regular posting 🙂 It was so nice to have a bit of a break and see New York, and I hope you all had a wonderful New Years.
I’m reviewing a travel sized shadow palette for you today- the Smashbox Full Exposure mini palette. I took this along with me to NYC since it was so slim!
This palette contains key neutral shades found in the original full exposure palette, but the shadows are about the size of a dime. I often forget I actually own this since it’s just so small.
-Perfect travel size
-Has four complimentary matte and metallic shades
-A mirror is included
-The pigmentation is not equal across all shades
-Metallic shades are quite stiff and difficult to blend
-$26 CAD for not a lot of product
I have mixed thoughts. This palette is as travel sized as you could possibly ask for, yet the quality of the shadows was disappointing considering it was $26. Realistically they should’ve priced it at $16 or less considering the shadow pans are tiny and lack pigmentation.
I used this all week in New York, and the blushed beige matte shade was my favourite, along with the white metallic. I found I had to wet my brush to actually notice the other metallics because they are waaaay too subtle (the swatches you see required serious layering).
Honestly, if you want a good mix of mattes and metallics in a compact, this is a good option, but I suggest you save your money and grab a neutral Wet and Wild eyeshadow palette. They are small, cheap and very pigmented!