Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette
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. 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 palette with potential for any look—from understated to amped up. Plus, we know that neutral base shades are the first to run out— so we’ve doubled up on our most popular go-to shades. It’s truly everything you need for eyes in one must-have palette.
- 12 all-matte wet/dry shades that can be used as liner, shadow or brow powder in Medium Neutral Brown, Warm Brown, Soft Coral, Soft Red Brown, Light Grey Brown, Dark Brown, Medium Cool Brown, Deep Grey Brown, Muted Pink, Burgundy, Light Grey, Black
- 2 double-size base shadow shades in Soft Light Beige and Soft Warm Brown
- Double-ended liner/shadow brush
- #SHAPEMATTERS lookbook insert with how-to’s for 6 eye shapes and 5 brow shapes
GET IT ON:
Use the tapered brush end to apply any of the lighter shades all over lids, then contour by applying a medium shade in the crease. Use the angled brush end to line upper and lower lash lines with any of the darker shades, or to 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.) Plus, check out the insert for more eye and brow look inspiration.