Wow, that a lot of cameras! I can’t but feeling glamorous in the new Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trios ($28). There are 16 shades so there is sure to be one or two or five for you to fancy. I was drawn to the neutrals like a Pacific North-westerner to Starbucks. I tried the natural but polished Multi-Flash; a matte nude pink, soft shimmery peach and Doe, a soft shimmery suede taupe. The key word for this trio is subtle. This is a soft, natural I’m-not-wearing-any-makeup-because-I’m-a-natural-beauty look and I mean, who doesn’t luuuurve that? None of the shadows are chalky or will crease on you. The shimmer is more like a sheen rather than all out shimmer making this trio in particular ideal for the over 40 woman. If you’re looking for versatility, you may want to try one of the other 15 trios–Multi-Flash is not going out clubbing–she’s staying in and hosting a quiet dinner with friends. Subtle, remember?
There is no shortage of va-va-voom trio in the selection though:
All the shadows are smooth and blend easily. Multi-Flash reminds me of some of BECCA’s eye shadows, especially the ones in the Avalon palette. The soft peach and taupe shades that are flattering to all skin tones and give a sophisticated and polished look. More good news, the shadows are long lasting even without a primer. Here is a natural weekend look I did with Smashbox Multi-Flash, Laura Mercier Canyon blush and Chanel Gazelle glossimer.
And what a glamour photo without a little bling? My bling comes in the form of the Halo Highlighting Wand ($32). The way light plays off the face can make or break a photo. Create a radiant glow with Halo Highlighting Wand. The click-through pen allows for precise highlighting and imparts a natural dewy finish. Available in 2 shades: Pearl and Gold.
I tried the Halo Highlighting Wand in Pearl. After trying many, many highlighters I’ve decided that this type, liquid, works better than most powders. After 40, adding powder than can sink into lines and accentuate pores isn’t the best solution to getting your glow back. The wide brush makes it easy to apply on the tops of the cheekbones but it can also be used on the cupids bow, the temples, above the eyebrows and anyplace you want to…well….highlight. I never thought I would say this, but I like this click pen–wow, write that down–I LIKE a click pen! it’s beacuse this one actually works–the picture above is to clicks. There is no ‘priming’ the pen, it works straight away and doesn’t dispense too much product. Hooray! With a light touch, you get soft glowy skin.
Oh Director, I’m ready for my close-up, please shoot my best side (the one with the Halo Highlighter)