Review: Smashbox Softbox Nude Eye Palette.

Have you ever had something so pretty, you couldn’t bear to use it? That’s how I feel about this gorgeous, gorgeous palette! I’ve had this since the middle of last year, and to be honest I feel sad using it because it’s so lovely.
This is the most beautiful palette imaginable, it puts all the Naked palettes to shame!

I have quite a few Smashbox palettes, and they’re all incredible quality. I love Smashbox makeup – it rivals MAC and Illamasqua. It’s probably one of my favourite brands – it’s well worth the money and I’ve always loved every product I’ve tried from the brand.

The shades in this palette are so varied yet work so well together. I find these shades are so much easier to wear than the likes of those in the UD Naked palette etc. because they’re not as “smokey” and dark, don’t contain unbearable amounts of glitter and also blend well together to create a number of looks.
My favourite shades are definitely ‘Flirt’ and ‘Truffle’ but I find myself using others to highlight and use on my brow bone.

Of all my eyeshadow palettes, I find my Smashbox ones get the most use. I never experience a lot of fall out from Smashbox eyeshadows, especially when using the Lid Primer and my Smashbox Tapered Shadow Brush (which is the best Eyeshadow Brush I’ve ever tried!).
Although this is priced slightly higher than most palettes, it’s definitely worth it and so lovely to have in your collection as it’s such a varied palette. I expect you’ll use all these shades at some point, although I don’t really get any use from the liners as I prefer black.

As part of the Buyapowa Bloggers Week, I’ve requested this product to go up on the site – meaning you can get it for cheaper! I’ll tweet about this when it goes live, so you can get it for less! Make sure you follow me on Twitter, but it should be up in the next few days. Definitely a product worth getting!

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  • This palette looks gorgeous, even nicer than the naked palette! I’ve never tried Smashbox but these look lovely xx

  • this palette looks amazing :)x

  • i love smashbox… Never tried the eye shadows but had a few different lipglosses and they have all been lovely!!

    This pallet is gorgeous, the colours are lovely! xxx

  • This looks beautiful! Crazy expensive though, is it worth it? It would make such a fantastic gift x

  • I’ve never tried any Smashbox products before but this is so pretty I think I need it. I believe its an up and coming thing on Buyapowa.

  • wow definitely great shades!


  • I agree this is so pretty!xxx

  • I’ve only tried the smashbox primer and loved it, this looks fab though xxx

  • Looks lovely x

  • That’s a great set of colours!

  • That looks like a really great palette. My favourite colour would have to be Nectar. It looks very Summery. 🙂

    I really like the look of Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette too.

    Natalie x

  • That palette looks incredible. I love every shade included and you can tell the quality. £50 is a serious price point though, I think it’s one for my bday list 🙂 x

  • I have to agree smashbox always have some pretty gorgeous palettes and the packaging is awesome too! Never tried anything from them yet so I’ll try and keep a look out for it on buya powa!

  • Looks like a gorgeous palette. I know a lot of people complain about the Naked palette, but it works just fine for me. This does look tempting though!
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  • These colours look gorgeous!

    The Deer Head


  • Upon first glance I thought this looks like a slightly prettier version of the Naked palette, but whereas I thought 36 pounds was quite steep this comes in at even more! I’d be interested to see how much this will go for on Buyapowa.

  • Gorgeous nude palette, these are def my colours!
    Lovely post as always
    x kat

  • Oh wow it all looks so pretty, I wouldn’t want to use it either. I’ve heard so many good things about smashbox & after seeing this I want to try it even more 🙂

  • Hehe I know what you mean, I can’t bear to use my pretty makeup! This palette is gorgeous!

  • love the colours! 🙂

  • really love these shades!

  • They really are such lovely shades.

  • The palette is GORGEOUS! It’s so chic! Too bad we don’t have smashbox here, I’m gonna search on ebay! 🙂 xx

  • How gorgeous! I want one x

  • This palette is so amazing! If you’re interested join the co-buy

    I know its expensive but when you work out how much it is per-eyeshaddow its really quite good value, plus the extras of the brush, liners and eye lid primer! plus they’re all such practical colours and you can easily wear all of them!

    LOVE xxx

  • really nice palette 🙂 and you have beautiful blog-design 🙂

  • I need to go buy this now! I love the shades!


  • GT

    I have the Naked palette, and I definitely agree that the shades can be too dark/glittery. I love it though, but this looks like something I would use more often. I don’t see how people can complain about price though as it’s only £10 more than the Naked palette, and once you’ve bought something like this you realise just how much use you will get out of it.

  • I have the Naked palette, and I definitely agree that the shades can be too dark/glittery. I love it though, but this looks like something I would use more often. I don’t see how people can complain about price though as it’s only £10 more than the Naked palette, and once you’ve bought something like this you realise just how much use you will get out of it.

    p.s. Sorry, that last comment was accidentally done on the fiancés account.

  • Ahhh I’ve been drooling over this palette for a little while now! Wah!

  • Gorgeous! I want.

  • Such pretty shades and overall a beautiful-looking palette. I haven’t tried Smashbox shadows before, but I definitely would be keen to buy this one if it weren’t so pricey.

  • Aw man why does this have to be £50 – looks awesome…x

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