Review: Covershot Petal Metal Palette (Smashbox)

Smashbox Vlada Collaboration Highlighter Eyeshadow Palette Covershot Beauty Review Rose Gold

Smashbox is a brand that I’d seen a lot but hadn’t actually tried until I came across their collaboration with Vlada. I previous wrote my review on their Petal Metal Highlighter, which completely won me over as a collector’s piece and is actually a good product in itself too, so I wanted to finish up with my review of their Covershot Petal Metal Palette. I bought this from Sephora while I was in the US and it is available at Mecca in Australia (though it has since disappeared from the website and is likely only available in limited stocks). For people in the States, I’ve also heard that some of this range is starting to get discounted (which means that it will be discontinued soon), so it’s time to check it out before it’s gone!

This eye palette is limited edition and was created in collaboration with artist Vlada Haggerty. It’s actually part of a larger range of Covershot Eye Palettes and there are eight others that are currently available on the Smashbox website: Pinks + Palms, Punked, Smoky, Softlight, Golden Hour, Metallic, Matte and Ablaze (all with varying colour schemes and textures). They’re selling for USD$29 or AUD$49 at Mecca. They all feature eight complementary shades, with two larger ‘base’ shades to create varying eye looks.

For this special Petal Metal variation, the shades are all rose gold themed with a range of intense metallic shades and two mattes (one medium toned and one darker) for a palette that is easy to use for all skin types and skill levels.

Smashbox Vlada Collaboration Highlighter Eyeshadow Palette Covershot Beauty Review Rose Gold

Continue Reading

Review: Double Wear Nude (Estee Lauder)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Foundation Beauty Review

As I am almost finished my bottle of Fenty Beauty foundation, I figured that it would be a good time to open up something new. I really love that foundation and have every intention of repurchasing it but, since I like to test and write about new products, to urge to throw my money at something else was too great to pass up. So, instead of buying myself a second bottle of that foundation (which has a very thin consistency, but also medium buildable coverage and super matte), I figured that I would change things up by trying something dewier.

When I was in Canada, I took a (very) short visit to the Duty Free store at the border. I had around twenty or thirty minutes only, so I grabbed things fairly quickly – a few items that I had been eying at YSL and this foundation from Estee Lauder! I actually thought that I’d bought the original Double Wear Foundation at first, which is a cult favourite super high coverage matte foundation, but didn’t realise until much later that I’d bought the ‘nude’ version.

So, this is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude foundation. It is a much lighter coverage and natural version of the original double wear. I can’t remember how much I bought this for in Canada but the Australian Estee Lauder website sells this for AUD$58 – which would be an alright price, if the foundation came with a pump! Instead, I ended up going to buy that separately for AUD$10 at the Myer counter. I didn’t photograph that below though, as I took these images prior to using the product.

And so, let’s just straight into the review!

Continue Reading