I 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).
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.
And 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 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.
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
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