What I love about Smashbox is that they create products which have amazing new technology, but they still manage to create beautiful, flattering skin enhancing colors and formulas to go along with them.
Case in point is their latest eye shadow duo, Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Shadow Duo, which has anti-aging technology. The packaging is very unique. There are two mineral eye shadows housed in separate chambers. The larger circular chamber has the lighter color, and the smaller chamber a darker color. There is a grinder mechanism within both that shaves of the eyeshadow when you turn the package each time. This means you use exactly the amount you would like and it's fresh each time. It's easy and neat.
My two favorite duos were the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Shadow Duo Soft Peach / Cocoa and the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Shadow Duo Bisque / Almond. The shades are both matte. For the Soft Peach/Cocoa it was a true pale peach and soft cocoa brown (with a touch of pink). They were sheer and had a "moisturizing" feel when I applied them on my lids (but not greasy, oily or "wet") - really soothing is the best way to describe it.
I loved how finely milled the colors were and they blended like a dream! They are super easy to apply, blend and mix to achieve what ever kind of look you want to achieve. The Soft Peach Cocoa is so each to apply and the colors are flattering for all skin tones. You can really put these shades on in the morning and then forget about them. These color combinations are not "crazy- bold" colors, but rather for someone who needs a great everyday color combination that can also be used with more dramatic makeup for evening, and with more minimal makeup for a very natural look on the weekends, or on vacation for example.
They are so long lasting - no creasing, no smudging, the color stayed true for 10+ hours and they were still soft and hydrating. - RLB
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