Beauty, First Impressions

Pan That Pallet Update 1

I have been working really hard on using up the products in the Smashbox Lightening Theory pallet. I have made major progress on the shade Sand and Sunrise. Almond is really pigmented, so I only need the tiniest bit. Sand and Sunrise has a lot of kickback and I bet that’s why I have used as much product as I did. I try to build up Sand by layering it, but it still doesn’t really show up on my skin. It is great to use as a base though and I find that Almond blends better with another shadow underneath; otherwise, it tends to skip and drag a little. I love putting Sunrise all over the lid as my lid color. This gives my eyes a very natural look with a bit of shimmer. I love pairing it with the gold cream highlighter, the nude blush, and a bold colored lip.

I have been playing around with Sunlight, which the copper color next to the gold Sunrise. It is a bolder look, but I love that color as well. It is the same formula as Sunrise, so I really like it as a lid color as well. As soon as I hit pan on Sunrise, I will start using Sunlight as my lid color, which is better suited for summer anyways. I’ve been enjoying my first pallet, but I have to say that the darker colors are a bit patchy and muddy looking. I’ll have to experiment with them more. I’m not drawn to dark colors. I’d much rather have lighter shades than darker ones. I like darker ones for the crease and outer v. You definitely want to tap off the excess, because a little goes a long way with these.

I’m hoping to hit pan on Sand and Sunrise by next month, so I can move on to Linen and Sunlight. I honestly have no hope of hitting pan on almond, since it is so pigmented. I might be able to pull it off as a contour shade though.

That is it or my update! I’ll update you guys some time in April!

With Love ❀







8 thoughts on “Pan That Pallet Update 1”

    1. No, not an official review. I think I’ll do one after another month or so of using the product. I like to familiarize myself with the product before giving my opinion on it. I really like the color selection. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      1. Thanks! I’m actually heading to Sephora this Friday for a swatch fest before I buy any makeup online. I need to get better at swatching before I buy or returning items that I don’t like. Have you bought any S
        Too Faced Sweet Peach products?

      2. Sephora doesn’t even ship to where I live so it’s always a treat to be able to swatch and buy whenever I’m abroad. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜…
        Haven’t tried anything from the sweet peace collection, I know the hype but honestly can’t see why. I love Too Faced but somehow kinda disappointed at their launches lately. I can do with some mind blowing launch from Too faced soon πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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