Smashbox Love Me Entice Me Eye Shadow Palette

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Smashbox Love Me is a limited edition collection for spring 2013 and includes:

Love Me Eye Shadow Palette ($34)

Love Me Be Legendary Lipsticks ($19)

  • Love Me – red
  • Tempt Me – coral

Love Me Lip Enhancing Gloss ($19)

  • Adorn Me – fuschia pink
  • Charm Me – nude pink

Love Me Powder Blush ($28)

Idolize Me – poppy pink

Love Me Paint Pen Eyeliner ($24)

Jet Black

When I spotted the eye shadow palettes at my local Ulta, it was love at first sight. My only problem was do I go with the tried and true, boy next door, in my neutral wheelhouse Admire Me? Or do I go for the exciting, foreign guy with the amazing accent, out-of-my-comfort-zone Entice Me? Well since I have approximately 4,392 eye shadows in shades similar to Admire Me, I decided to go with something a bit more inspiring and bold and chose Entice Me. Entice Me has several truly stunning shades:

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From top right:

Icy Aqua Blue – this has a lovely satin finish with a buttery texture and a nice sheen.

Shimmery Navy – this is simply gorgeous. A deep navy shade with light blue sparkle. it makes a stunning eyeliner.

Icy Pink – again, this has a satin finish and is buttery soft and smooth with a nice sheen.

Purple Grey – Grurple? another striking shade. If I had to pick the best shade of the palette (please don’t make me!) this would be it. Depending on the light it can appear purple, taupe or mauve and has silver sparkle.

Shimmery Taupe – beautiful taupe with a cool lavender undertone. This has the most sparkle of all the shades and I did get some fallout. I apply it wet to avoid the fallout and deepen the color a bit.

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The stained glass packaging is hip AND practical as well. It does a good job of keeping the shadows separate.

Here is a look I did using the shimmery taupe on the lid, the gruple in the crease and the deep navy as liner.

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I’m so impressed with this palette. The quality of the shadows in superb–soft and so buttery they feel like a cream shadow but they don’t crease!  I would expect to pay much more than $34 for this quality. I also like the combination of colors–there are some neutrals and some jewel tones to add interest. Although I generally wear warm colors better, these cool shades work very well so don’t be afraid it you are warm-toned. The taupe shade is very shimmery which might be a turn off to some but I would encourage you to try one of these palettes anyway. Applying the sparkly shades wet virtually erased any fallout.

My friend Marcia from Beauty Info Zone purchased Admire Me and after experiencing  the creamy texture and beautiful blendability of Entice Me I’m sure her review is going to have me running back to Ulta for my beloved neutrals in Admire Me.

Prime Beauty Grade: A- (the minus is for the fallout). You just need to decide if you’ll go with Admire Me or the new and exciting, British accented Jude Law look alike…er, I mean the Entice Me palette :)

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    Oooh you got more taupe than me! I wonder what I’d have picked if I’d seen these in person.

  • lola

    Oh Cindy- you and Marcia are really tempting me with these darling Smashbox palettes!!!!!!!!

  • Kayla @ Peace Love and Glitter

    Love love love both of these! Smashbox is inconsistent with the quality of their eyeshadows. For example, these are great but I didn’t like their holiday palette :/ Great review!

  • Heather USA (FB: rosie areola Twitter @aitch77)

    Gorge. Love the “Grurple”. LOL I think that would make for a beautiful liner color.

  • Mamavalveeta03

    VERY pretty shades on you with your eye color. I think Marcia got the right ones for her, too!

  • Polarbelle

    Very pretty!! I have been eyeing these with such curiosity. I think this is the one for me. Now I have to go read Marcia’s account!

  • Amber

    I am surprised at how much I love these! I saw the neutral
    Palette at Ulta, and have been lusting after that. Seeing your
    Swatches makes me want this one too! And grurple? Love it!

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  • Pammy

    Ooooh! What gorgeous palettes! You certainly did pick the right one. Those shades are lovely on you. I am going to have to check these out! :)

  • Celine

    I picked up the lipstick in tempt me coral, and I LOVE it! It is the prettiest coral out there without being too scary/in your face orange.

    • cindy

      That’s good to know, I love coral lips!

  • Moushka

    I hate to differ with you, but these shadows are definitely cool toned, while the Admire palette is warm toned. Navy, pink, aqua and purple are composed of colours which all have blue undertones, i.e., cool. It’s almost impossible to create a “warm” purple because it’s composed of so much blue. Pink can be warm but it needs a lot of yellow, much more than this one has. Navy is, by definition, cool – it’s blue! Aqua can be warmed up but the most it gets is neutral. I have 35 years of colour experience as a MUA. Most of the cosmetics companies get this wrong, too, so it`s not surprising that consumers are confused. Love your blog!

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