Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Mini
WHAT IT IS:
When we noticed that our makeup artists use matte eye shadows as brow powder and liner on shoots in our L.A. photo studio, we knew we had to create a do-it-all formula just for eyes. Now, we’re following up with a sleek portable version that’s perfectly sized for your clutch, carry-on bag or even office drawer.
Each shade in this matte collection is a multitasker—from stay-put shadows that double as liner to brow powders that also work as shadows. And to make it even more versatile, each ultra-silky, richly pigmented shade can also be used wet for a more intense effect.
WHY IT’S UNIQUE:
Think of it as the petite palette with potential for any look—from understated to amped up. It’s truly everything you need for eyes in one must-have portable palette.
- 8 all-matte wet/dry shades that can be used as liner, shadow or brow powder in Soft Light Beige, Medium Neutral Brown, Soft Warm Brown, Warm Brown, Medium Cool Brown, Dark Brown, Muted Pink, Light Grey
GET IT ON:
- Apply a lighter shade all over lids.
- Contour by applying a medium shade in the crease
- Line upper and lower lash lines with any of the darker shades, then fill in and define brows
- For more intense color, wet the brush first (pressing it against your hand or tissue to remove excess water), then dip the damp brush into the pan and apply. (We recommend a damp brush versus a wet one.)