Smashbox says Admire Me, I say I do!

smashbox love boxI don’t buy Smashbox very often anymore even though I used to be quite addicted to it. But when they brought out their latest Love Me collection they had me at Hello. The collection consists of two gorgeous eyeshadow palettes (Admire Me and Entice Me), a red & a coral lipstick, a poppy pink lipstick and a paint pen eyeliner. They used some great art on this collection as well as picking out some timely shades. Since I “need” more eyeshadows in my life I was attracted to the Love Me Eyeshadow Palettes ($24).

Smashbox Admire Me palette

Smashbox Admire Me palette

Admire Me, a set of nude shadows, somehow landed into my cart to fly home to me. If it had come a little bit earlier it might have made it into a Makeup Wars post. Instead it’s making it into a linked post with my fellow blogger Cindy of Prime Beauty. She bought Entice Me so we are trading links. After reading my review you’ll want to read hers to see which one you should buy.

smashbox love box backAnd buy is something you will want to do. The eyeshadows in my Admire Me palette have sensational pigmentation and are so buttery soft that you want to eat it rather than wear it. The colors in Admire me in Smashbox’s words are Champagne, Matte Nude, Soft Shimmering Coral, Bronze, Deep Golden Brown. In Marcia’s words the colors are dark champagne, a dark peach, matte light brown, shimmering copper and a dark chocolate with the tiniest touch of gold glitter.

The Love Me logo lifts to reveal the shadows

The Love Me logo lifts to reveal the shadows

Admire Me from Smashbox

Admire Me from Smashbox

The palette itself would make you stop in your tracks if you saw it in person. It was designed using the artist Curtis Kulig’s iconic “Love Me” logo. Lift the palette top and the logo lifts leaving the shadows in the shape of the logo. The largest shades are the coral/peach and the champagne. Unfortunately the copper is the smallest shade – it’s so pretty that it needs to be larger. Of course I’ve never used up a palette so I’ll forgive it for being small.

The eyeshadows in this palette are quite vivid. The colors stand out beautifully. When you look at the shadows you see satin, there’s no shimmer or true glitter. Blending these shades is a breeze. They combine well to make your own shades even.

champagne and peach

champagne and peach

dark brown, light brown and copper

dark brown, light brown and copper

 

Smashbox Admire Me swatches

Smashbox Admire Me swatches

Smashbox Admire Me swatches again

Smashbox Admire Me swatches again

When you are done reading the two reviews I’d love to hear which of the palettes you’d want in your collection. Smashbox calls these collectible and I have a sinking feeling that after reading Prime Beauty’s Entice Me review that I’m going to be enticed enough to own that too.—Marcia

From Smashbox: What else you need to know:
Studio Secret: scan the QR code on the back label for a must-see how-to, or simply peel back for step-by-step instructions.

 

Comments

  1. These quads have the nicest texture! I KNEW I’d want Admire Me after I read this!

  2. The texture looks amazing! The packaging is so cute- that I almost want it for that reason alone-LOL!

  3. @Cindy – and now I must go see Entice Me. Gorgeous colors.

  4. @Lola, I think I did buy it for the packaging. But also Gouldylox raved about how buttery the shadows were so that’s one of the reasons I ordered it.

  5. I’d have a hard time picking between those two. I guess it would depend on my mood at the moment.

  6. Heather USA (@aitch77 FB: rosie areola) says:

    Pretty. Even though I’m a Neutral Gal myself, I am loving the Entice Me palette from the pics/reivew on Prime Beauty’s Blog. Gorge.

  7. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Are you going to review the lip tints, too? They look interesting. I have kind of a love/hate relationship with Smashbox after selling it for a few years.

  8. I love them both! I’ve managed to resist them at ULTA thus far….
    But I’m pretty sure I need one(or both?), right??
    Thanks for the great review!

  9. I didn’t buy the lip tints. I don’t usually have a lot of luck with them in general plus they are never light enough for me.

  10. @Heather, I’m enticed by the one on Prime Beauty myself. I wonder which I’d picked if I’d shopped in person

  11. This palette looks beautiful! I love neutral shades. :)

  12. Man, I had this in my freakin hand at Ulta, and before swatching I convinced myself to put it down.
    Mistake.

  13. beautyin says:

    @Simone, at least it’s still available.

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