I write a lot about the products that are amazing, but today I wanted to do a short post on the purchases that didn’t work out so well.
Smashbox Spotlight Palette by Casey Holmes
Last week I ordered the Smashbox Casey Holmes Gold Spotlight Palette. I went for Gold with the idea that it would look beautiful on tan skin and didn’t have the peachy pearl look that the other palette had. When I received it, I was so disappointed. The colors were barely pigmented and the third shade in the gold palette was SO powdery and skipped as I swatched it. I thought these were going to be smooth, pigmented, and creamy feeling highlighters. The second shade was ORANGE. I would only be able to use it as an eyeshadow. Of course for someone with deeper skin this could look nice, but the quality was bad. The photo below shows the Gold Spotlight palette swatch- I had to build up three layers for these swatches to show up.
I went to Sephora to exchange it for the Pearl palette. Pearl was much better quality and the colors were beautiful but they were still quite powdery. They reminded me of an Anastasia eyeshadow that is pigmented but has kick up. The third shade in the palette looked like Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie with silver glitter flakes. Pearl also didn’t give me gold tones that I was looking for. I left the store without purchasing it.
Casey Holmes x Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette
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