Last year Smashbox launched their new eye shadow trios called Photo Op. These eye shadows are a new formula with new colors added and some favorites from their past trio eye shadows. In the beginning there were 11 trio shades to select from now there are 16 with 4 from the original collection. The colors range from neutral nude, soft subtle colors to the favorite celebrity inspired smokey eye.
I love how each pot has 3 coordinated shades that all work together, no more guessing work! You get a highlighter, crease and base/lid shade all in one compact. The colors also work great on their own and you can pair them with existing colors that you already have in your makeup collection. The shadows go on velvety smooth and the pigment is very strong. To make the shadows last longer I would suggest using an eye shadow primer of your choice.
For this MOTD I used Dark Room - Opal (opalescent pale pink), Granite (shimmery silver grey), Blackout (matte jet black). The swatches on the top row are with a primer (Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Primer). I even tried rubbing the shadows with the primer and they did not move! This is a great collection of shadows for a classic smokey eye and the colors are so versatile that they will work with any skin tone.
Smashbox Dark Room
Opal - Highlight and Lid Color (for the lid use wet)
Granite - Crease (use a fluffy blending brush and really buff this color all over the crease and little bit above. Blend in a circular motion back and forth.
Blackout - Detailed crease (this is best applied with a detailer definer brush or a slanted eye liner brush does the trick also. Really emphasize this area by "carving" out the crease, do not blend.
Lip: Smashbox Pixel Lip Enhancing Lip Gloss. This is one of my favorite nude lip glosses.
I will be doing more looks with the Smashbox Photo Op Trios, since I have the whole palette that I received for Christmas. The Photo Op Mega Palette is exclusive to QVC and it contains 16 of the trios plus 2 limited edition 4 eye shadow palette, cream eye liners, blushes/highlighters and lip glosses. Your whole complete set, you really don't need anything else. You can still find it at QVC. Click the link
I am so behind in my blogging, there's so much I want to share with all of you! Hopefully I can get in the routine to post every day!!! :)