Tuesday, 21 October 2014


So I was in Boots yet again but this time I was at the Boots store in Teesside Park which is much bigger than the one in my hometown and carries more brands.  I noticed the Smashbox display and started swatching some of the products and then this little palette caught my eye... It's the Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette and has 8 beautiful shades (a mix of mattes and shimmers) and looks perfect for the Autumn season.  It is quite a hefty price at £32.00 for such a tiny little thing but I just knew I'd use it a lot so ended up buying it.  Yes it's quite a small palette but the colours are very wearable and extremely pigmented, the packaging is very sturdy and its the perfect size for travel and includes a decent sized mirror for on the go touch ups.

 You can see below the palette in natural light then with the flash from the camera... I'll be honest, it was the shades 'Rustic' and 'Oxidize' that tempted me into buying this as they looked stunning and the shimmer of 'Oxidize' is so intense it was the first thing that caught my eye when looking at the palette.  'Rustic' is a rusty brown/burgundy shade and will be amazing as a transition shade in the crease when doing dark smokey eyes.

Aren't the shades just gorgeous?!  You can certainly get plenty of different looks out of this small palette and take a day look into night... 
Below is a look I did when trying out the palette for the first time...  I wanted to use the 'rustic' shade so used it in the crease.  I used 'bare' to highlight the brow bone and inner corner of eyes which is a matte shade as I didn't want too much shimmer everywhere.  I then used Urban Decays 'buck' shadow as a transition shade just to blend out the crease more.  For the lid I used 'shell' which is a shimmery nude shade then under the lash line I used 'rustic' and 'oxidize' which really made my blue eyes POP!  I can't wait to try out the other shades and come up with some other looks...
Oh and on my lips is L'oreal's Collection Privee Cheryl Cole lipstick...a gorgeous pinky nude!

You can purchase the Cherry Smoke palette from Boots online here for £32.00

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