Pastels schmastels. If there is anything I really don't like about spring, it's the insistence that we're all going to be prancing around in pastel shades on eyes, nails and lips and clothes. I don't do pastels. I think pastels only really suit six years olds. There, I said it.
And ... breathe ...
Now I've got that off my chest, I've been made very happy that so many of this season's releases have been a little more ... muted. Some might say dull, I say wearable, tomaytoes, tomartoes. Smashbox isn't a brand I buy from very often, but I've been happy with this little palette.
All were swatched on bare skin with a slightly damp brush. Initial thoughts are that shades 3 & 4 are very similar, only number three is more shimmery than number 4 so it looks a little lighter in the swatch. I think my favourites are 7 & 8, I'll be wearing them today. I found that the paler matte shades (1 & 9) were a little chalky, especially the pink shade, so I urge a little caution when you're using those ones.
All in all, I think this is a great little multi-purpose palette suitable for a variety of skintones, and it's exceedingly versatile. Shades are well-pigmented overall (ignoring the two pale chalky mattes), and it's a palette I expect to get a fair amount of use out of.
So tell me, how do you feel about pastels?
The Fine Print: Palette was received as part of an event goodie bag, not sent for review purposes, I just liked it.
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