Like I said when I reviewed the Smashbox Pop of Pink set, Smashbox is infiltrating my beauty collection full force. The Smashbox Heat Wave palette is both new & limited edition. These aren’t shades I’d normally go for in a palette but I thought I could make it work. The shades are gorgeous. Keep reading to see swatches & review!
Inside you find 10 shades, a nice double ended brush, & a full size mirror. This palette is medium sized & the outer packaging is a beige/silver. Very sleek looking. This brush is actually quite functional! I leave it inside the palette & use it on the shades when I apply them foiled/wet.
Housed inside are 8 shimmers & 2 mattes. The shades are warm or neutral which is interesting. Normally there is a mix of warm/cool. This palette contains quite a few neutrals & the more colorful options are a bit subdued.
This palette actually contains 17 grams ( .59 oz) of product which is a lot! The $49 price tag might seem hefty but you are getting more than your average amount of eyeshadows. These shades can be used wet or dry which is amazing as well. I love foiling shades & having options. It is more like you get 20 shades.
Top row: Matte peach, warm bronze shimmer, matte medium brown, warm coral toned pink with golden shimmer, metallic antiqued gold.
Bottom row: shimmery (nearly metallic!) beige pink, shimmery warm pewter, murky blue gray shimmer, darkened lavender that almost comes off plum, & a dark satin taupey brown.
& wet which is my personal favorite also over Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.
Unfortunately I found that using them dry resulted in decent & noticeable fallout. I recommend applying your eyeshadow before your foundation. These shades are also pretty light on their own so I highly recommend using a primer as well. If you aren’t planning to use them wet then this might be a deal breaker for you. I’ve used them wet almost every time which results in a beautiful color so this doesn’t bother me a bit! This palette has some nice flexibility, especially for summer. I was afraid this wouldn’t work on my fair, cool toned skin but it has looked fab! I’ll have a tutorial up soon with a tropical eye look soon!
You can purchase the Smashbox Heat Wave Palette from Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom, & wherever Smashbox products are sold. Like I said, this is a limited edition palette so if you want it you can’t wait too long!