The model and the packaging for Smashbox’s In Bloom Collection for Spring 2011 is all about soft, muted watercolor-like shades. The result is a fresh, feminine and delicate look. Me likey!
The collection includes:
In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette & Brush – $48.00 I purchased this on a recent trip with my Bestie to a new (or I should say only) makeup boutique in my small town. It consists of 10 very wearable matte and shimmer shades arranged in vertical duos for an instant look with minimal effort.
10 Matte and Shimmer Shades:
- Pink Lily
- Lavender Grey
- Golden Pink
- Warm Taupe
- Soft Orchid
- Iris Blue
- Shimmering Copper
All the shades are quiet and graceful–no shouting here– but are still pigmented enough to flatter. The texture is smooth and silky and lasts even without a primer. My Bestie bought the sleek palette for a one-week trip she was taking–all she needed to add was mascara and she could create enough eye looks for a month! The palette comes with an eye shadow brush which makes it perfect for travel. I think this palette is ideal for spring–a myriad of pretty looks can be had. I particlarily like the Golden Pink/Warm Taupe and Moss/ Nude combinations. Shimmering Copper is a fabulous shade as well as Lavender Grey. Pink Lily and Bone are great as highlight shades and some of the darker shadows can be used wet as liner so it really is a versatile and handy palette.
Top row L-R: Pink Lily(matte), Soft Orchid (shimmer), Golden Pink (shimmer), Warm Taupe (shimmer), Bone (matte)
Bottom row L-R: Lavender Grey (matte), Iris Blue (matte), Shimmering Copper (shimmer), Moss (shimmer), Nude (matte)
Cream Cheek Duo in Blushing/Peony – $26.00 Soft Pink/Bright Pink
This duo of creamy, rose shades offers a sheer natural flush to cheeks and lips. Wear alone or pair together for a rush of custom color.
Soft Focus Powder Eye Liner – $22.00 Available in Heather Grey and Dark Brown. This innovative powder formula creates a soft smoldering look in seconds.
Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF15 – $21.00 Available in 2 shades–Timeless – soft pink and Endless Kiss – coral pink
Get juicy color and long-lasting shine with added pout protection from SPF 15. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this unique formula benefits and boosts lips.
Artificial Light Luminizing Powder – $20.00 Available in Shimmering Soft Nude.
Inspired by top-selling Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion, this soft shimmering powder highlights and brightens for a radiant glow. Apply to inner corners of eyes, down the bridge of nose, above brows and to the tops of cheekbones.
If you’re thinking of picking up some or all of the Smashbox In Bloom Colleciton, Gouldylox Reviews purchased many of these items and has pictures and reviews to share as well.