Monday, 28 November 2016

Smashbox Light it Up Christmas Sets – Lipsticks and Blush


Smashbox Light it Up LA Lights Blush Mega palette lipstick and mattifier set review christmas 2016

Blush and lipstick are kinda my thing so when spotted these on Instagram I knew they would have to be mine! I love Smashbox eyeshadows and their contour powder but haven’t tried anything from their lipstick range or the blushes so these two sets are perfect to try the formula out or just add to your collection!

They have collaborated with California neon artist Meryl Pataky to bring these limited edition sets out and each is housed in a neon plastic container. I originally thought this was a drawer but it’s a container with a lid that's really hard wearing and bright and perfect for makeup storage! You can see the Neon packaging a little better in this Instagram photo!

Smashbox Light it Up lipstick and mattifier set review christmas 2016

I actually first saw this while I was having my yearly flick though the Boots Christmas book and swiftly added it to my list then got it for my birthday a few weeks ago! I've wanted to try the Be Legendary lipsticks for ages now but a full size is £17.50 and I wasn’t completely sure what shade I wanted so this seemed like the perfect way to try the formula and a few different shades! I also think its great value – a full size lipstick is 3g but there are 6 minis in this set at 2.4g each as well as a Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. The 6 shades included are all in the cream formulation and the shades are Famous (a nude), Primrose (a perfect pinky nude daily type shade for me), Fig (a plum great for this time of year), Legendary (a bright red), Tabloid (a purple) and Inspiration (a bright pink).

Smashbox Light it Up lipstick and mattifier set be legendary famous fig primrose swatches
Smashbox Be Legendary crema lipsticks in Famous, Fig and Primrose
I’ve only tried half of the shades as the last three I mentioned aren’t shades I go for normally and I might actually just sell them but I’m really enjoying the three I have been wearing, especially Primrose! I have found that these creams aren’t as long lasting as say the Charlotte Tilbury KISSING lipsticks which is a little disappointing as the full size are still quite a high price point but overall I do really like them. They feel very moisturising and give a good amount of pigment. Plus the addition of the Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer to put over the top giving you a velvety matte finish is a nice touch although the matte does still transfer a little!

I tried and I tried to resist this palette but when a 15% off email fell into my inbox I gave in and boy am I glad I did! First off, I love the matte black plastic packaging with the red edging and the huge mirror inside. The closure is not the most secure – it’s not magnetic and doesn’t snap but I still think it would be safe enough to travel with. Inside are 9 pans of blush, bronzer and highlight – 6 mattes and 3 shimmers. The top row sticks to coral shades and the second row covers berry shades then down the way are the rich shades, true shades and the right hand side of the palette is the highlight side.

Smashbox Light it Up LA Lights Blush Mega palette review

I have been using this nonstop since I got it and I love it! Matte blushes are my favourite so they have been in constant rotation. The palette is classed as a blush, contour and highlight palette and I think Rich Bronze is just a tad warm to straight up contour with but it’s lovely to warm up the face. As usual, I haven’t used the highlighters much but they are very subtle and would do great as a bush topper if you wanted something on top of the matte blush!

All the blushes have the perfect amount of pigmentation and are easy to build up and they last all day on my skin. I think this palette is exclusive to the Smashbox website as it’s not on Boots and like I said they always have great offers on if you did want to treat yourself!

Overall, I think these are two perfect gift sets for anyone looking to expand or add to their lipstick or blush collection and I’m so happy to have them in my own collection! Have you tried anything from Smashbox before? What makeup sets have you got your eye on this Christmas?

Danielle xx




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  1. I have their eyes, face and brow palette from last christmas, I actually need to get it out again. I really love the look of the blush palette, I don't actually own a good blush palette. So i think i will invest :) xx

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    1. I got that palette too when it was Star gift at Boots! I love it too, would really recommend the blush palette, I haven't put it down! Xx

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  2. That blush palette looks so amazing!! Every colour is perfect! X

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  3. I didn't know smashbox had such gorgeous lipsticks!But my eyes are really on the blush palette. I usually think blush palettes aren't that great but the smashbox one has totally changed my mind! You get such a pretty variety of shades in it and they are all so nice. I love the look of Rich Berry and True Flush and those highlighters look so pretty! Actually I might have to put this on my wishlist!

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  4. I have the smash box lip colour in Primrose, it really is beautiful x

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  5. Smash box is a brand i have never tried, but the blush palette looks absolutely amazing!

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  6. The shades in this palette look stunning - I think I'd use all of them :) will have to check it out!

    Jasmine xx

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    1. No other blush has had a look in the last few weeks! Xx

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  7. These two sets are perfect as Christmas gifts and so reasonably priced. I've not really tried Smashbox products yet, I should change that ;) x

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  8. I have no idea why I don't give much thoughts to Smashbox as it's a pretty good brand. The face palette is a great deal and I'll need to check how much it's retailing for on Sephora.

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    1. Definitely do Shireen, I absolutely love it! Xx

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  9. I've never tried anything from smashbox, I really want to though. Fab post xx
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  10. I haven't used too many smashbox products. Their primer is one of my favorites though. These would make wonderful gifts.
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  11. Those look like some great shades. Got to love smash box!

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  12. Both sets are absolutely stellar! I've been wearing a lot more blush recently so this blush set is calling to me. The shades look absolutely stellar and it's such a fantastic price! Thanks for sharing both sets! THey would make for really great presents :)

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    1. They would! They are such great value! Xx

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  13. Nice post! I like Smashbox.
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  14. These are beautiful! I love the blush set, so pretty, thanks for sharing x

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  15. I don't need another blush palette but that one is very, very tempting! xx

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  16. I'm a major lipstick lover and those lippies are like heaven to my eyes, I love the shades!! Have a lovely day :)

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    1. They are such pretty shades! Thank you! Xx

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  17. They have such a great colour selection, I didnt even know they did lipstick to be honest!

    Charlotte x

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    1. They brought out a huge range of lipsticks recently so this is like a sampler set :) xx

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  18. Wow, the blush mega palette is gorgeous!!!! I love when shades are matte and pigmented enough to build them up!

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  19. That Blush palette looks so so pretty!

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  20. Wow, love the blush mega palette. look so pretty.
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  21. That blush mega palette has a gorgeous different amount of unique shades! So perfect if you want something that just has a blush to take you through the year! highlight gold totally caught my eye! I've not delved much into smashbox, but I've heard they've really been picking up their makeup game recently so need to delve into it more! xx

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    1. I love the products that I have from they! Their mate eyeshadow palette is great too! Xx

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  22. I've been on a Smashbox kick lately, and I've been loving their Always On liquid lipsticks. I totally want the blush palette. I would love the True Coral and Rich Berry shades!

    Hannah
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    1. Ooh I haven't tried the always on lipsticks, you should totally get the blush palette! The shades are amazing! Xx

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  23. these shades are very pretty but cream not last long and that's my problem but I believe they are evry nice on lips

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    1. Yes I wish they were a little more long lasting but they are so easy to reapply and the shades are beautiful! Xx

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  24. These lipsticks look amazing!! The purple colour is so cool. Would love if you could check out my new post? X

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  25. All the lipsticks are gorgeous shades!

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    1. Aren't they! I wish I had the balls to wear some of them haha! Xx

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  26. The lipstick shades looks so pretty :)!
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  27. Those % off coupons always get me too haha! I haven't tried anything from smashbox other than a small sample of their primer, but I always hear such good things. That blush palette is gorgeous!!

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    1. I try not to buy anything full price haha, the blush palette is definitely a winner! Xx

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  28. I want to try Smashbox blushers so much! Great post!

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  29. Such gorgeous blushers and lipsticks! So tempting! x
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  30. Smash box always does it so right. I am currently using their primer and make-up spray holder. Couldn't be happier!

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    1. Can't think of a product I don't like from them! Xx

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  31. I love Smashbox lipsticks, and I find them really comfortable to wear!

    Danielle xx
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  32. I love the fun colours the lipsticks come in! The purple one is definitely my favourite
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  33. OMG the lipstick shades and the blushes are so gorgeous!!

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  34. Little sets like that are such a great way to try a few different lipstick shades in the same formula! I love the sound of their Insta-Matte transformer too. I always see so many YouTubers talk about things like this, but I'm always curious as to how well it works. Primrose look so gorgeous in your swatch, but I'd wear all those shades to be honest. I'm blush and highlight obsessed so the palette looks beautiful. They remind me of M.A.C blushes, which are some of my favourite formulas!xx

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    1. It's so handy having them all in one palette to try out! Xx

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  35. OH MY LORD that blush palette. I have hearts shooting out my eyes. SO stunning.

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  36. These lip stick shades look gorgeous, such a good present idea for Christmas!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. I think so too! The lip stick set is such a good price as well! Xx

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  37. Those lipstick shades are so beautiful, we love basing our makeup look around the lips and can already think of different looks to go with these!

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