So…I found an awesome neutral palette this summer and I’ve been holding out on you guys. I have been using this for a hot minute and just keep putting off my review but today you get to read all about it. The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is a super gorgeous neutral palette that I love, and honestly, it is the perfect palette. I will tell you below!
The first thing about this palette that is just flippin’ awesome is that it comes with a little tube of Full Exposure mascara. This mascara is okay. I do like the freebie but I have other favorite mascaras. But hey, bonus mascara right? I would have LOVED to have a mini eyeshadow primer since I always wear eyeshadow primer with all of my eyeshadows and I love trying out new ones.
When you open up this case you see fourteen beautiful, buttery smooth eyeshadow shades. In all the neutrals! Why I think this is perfect is that there are a row of mattes and a row of shimmers and they’re all in neutral shades. When I was in college I would’ve probably died for this palette. I loved makeup but I wasn’t very daring. I would wear the same handful of shades over and over but I was short on cash so I tried to buy palettes and I really wanted them to have ALL my shades. Matte and shimmer. I remember having a little office supply caddy that held all my makeup and thinking- I have more makeup than anyone I know! I had probably three or four lipsticks, two or three eyeshadow palettes, and never more than one foundation going at any given time. Oh the simplicity! I kind of miss it actually!
The matte shades here were totally reminding me of the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette so I thought I would do a little investigating to see how similar they were. I swatched the shades in order from darkest to lightest at the top. The texture is really similar in my opinion, and the first few shades are really similar. I would say the biggest different here is that the Urban Decay shadows are slightly more pigmented.
I really like this palette! If you are the type of girl who likes mattes AND shimmers and loves neutrals I would say you NEED this palette. You can’t beat having all those great shade options right there.
Is this something you are thinking about purchasing? I noticed that Smashbox just came out with a Double Exposure palette too that I am now eyeing! If you like a smaller palette, there is also a travel size of the Full Exposure as well but there are less shadows.