Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Palette

We used to get frustrated that smoky eye tutorials didn'’t take the spectrum of eye shapes into account (after all, we’re a diverse bunch). Turns out we weren'’t alone. After nine years of research examining thousands of faces, the makeup pros at Smashbox narrowed it down to six common eye shapes found throughout the world: almond, round, upturned, downturned, monolid, and hooded. They applied their findings to this universal neutral palette, which comes complete with a guide to help you identify your eye shape and master three flattering looks for it (day, night, and defined). The top has seven shimmery shades and on the bottom, you'’ll find seven matte hues, —ranging from nudes to blacks. Oh, and there'’s also a double-sided brush, a built-in mirror, and a travel-size Full Exposure Mascara.

Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Palette
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Amazing palette!
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I love this palette! It has so many neutral shades and shades to make the perfect smokey eye! I'm obsessed with palettes and this has definitely become one of my go-to favorites! I also really love the eye shadow brush that comes with it! Great value and wonderful shadows!

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Love this palette!
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I own one other Smashbox eyeshadow palette, so I knew I would love this one just as much! And I do! This is a great palette to use for daytime eyes and also for transitioning into the night. Makes a beautiful smokey eye! This is a great palette to travel with, since it has all the colors you need in one. It does has some fallout, but since the colors are darker, that is to be expected. I'm not fond of Smashbox mascara, but that does not deter me from using the palette. I highly recommend this product! Thank you, Birchbox!

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Nothing Special
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There are a lot of neutral palettes out there, and this is also one. The sample wasn't really sufficient to try it out, but from what I was able to swatch it was not very pigmented and not unique among neutral palettes. It may be better for other skin tones, but I have fair, pink-toned skin and there was nothing in this palette that was really ideal for me.

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Terrible sample!!
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I am not sure if my sample was defective or if the cold weather did something.. There was hardly any product on the card so you couldn't build up the color.. a HUGE waste of a sample.. When I opened my box this month I was like.. where the heck is the samples? I mean my box was nearly empty. Very disappointed in Birchbox this month. Just awful. I can't really use anything in my box except one. The rest I will pass one to someone I guess but will throw away this "Palette" Sample Palette??? I wish they would have just send us one color and had a little pot of it so we could try it for real!!

Not good.

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If you lover matte and shimmer
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I was a little disappointed by this palette. I was expecting a little more oomph. There are basically neutral shimmers and there matte counterparts. I found the shimmers too shimmery and I wish there was more blending ability with these. Regardless it's still a pallet that I can use everyday

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best palette i own
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the colors are so pigmented, absolutely beautiful. I really love the exact split of shimmer and matte and array of neutrals. although, an eye shadow primer is definitely needed. haven't tried the mascara that comes with it yet but will do and probably review separately. the size of the palette is perfect, fits in my makeup case, love the packaging and the brush included is awesome quality. I've been waiting to get this palette for a long time and glad I finally did. Can be used for work, day and night looks, its so versatile - if you mainly go for neutral looks this is the palette for you. Great range from black/gray to brown/taupe.

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So versatile!
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I love this eyeshadow palatte! It is so much fun! There are gorgeous matte colors, for day or night, plus super fun sparkly ones too! I love doing matte during the day, and the sparkly ones when I go out. I also like to mix and match. This is very versatile, and you can get many neutral-colored looks, from natural to dramatic. Plus the mascara sample is awesome! I love that mascara, and now want to purchase a full sized one!

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Great variety!
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This palette has a large variety of colors to choose from, and they are all great (no useless colors) but it is rather large and the sparkly colors are very sparkly. I love having all these on one palette. Easy to store!

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Best thing I own!
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This is my go to! I saved up my points to get this and I was not sorry!! Amazing item

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Just alright
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This was my first Smashbox purchase, and so far I haven't been overly impressed. I bought this palette a few months ago, and I feel as though it isn't great for all-day wear. It creases after only a few hours, and the shimmery shades do not have much color to them; I rarely use them. However, I do like the matte colors. Before this I used one of the Naked palette from Urban Decay, and think I'll go back to that, or purchase a different brand.

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