Saturday, February 6, 2010

Zoom In On: Smashbox Fusion Eye and Cheek Color in Heat Wave

Smashbox is one of the brands that are sold in Beauty Bar. Reviews for the Smashbox brand are varied. Some claimed that it is overrated and that its makeup products are not that spectacular while others say that their items deserve the not-so-friendly-to-the-wallet price tags.
Net Weight: 12 oz. , 3.4 g
Shelf Life: 12 months

This review will center on the Fusion Eye and Cheek Color which I initially liked because of the versatility of the palette. This includes three complementary shades that can be individually used as eyeshadows or blush. A blush brush can also be swiped across all three colors to create a nice blush shade.
  • This features a screw-type lid cover. This is an advantage because it ensures that it would not be accidentally opened keeping the product that it housed more securely.
  • The lid also has a clear glass on its surface which makes it easier to glimpse the shades in the palette. (Would be especially helpful if you have more than one versions of this)
  • The shades are designed to complement each other so no need to fuss about whether or not they can be used together. 
  • When used as eyeshadows, they have decent staying power. Based on experience, they lasted for about 4-5 hours on my not-to-oily lids with only an eyeshadow base used with it. Among the three, I like using the third shade, the most pigmented one, the most. I also use the uppermost shade as an all-over lid color. 
  • Very travel-friendly packaging. 
  • Does not have any bothersome scent.
  • The lid cover can be very inconvenient to open as it features a screw-type design. This is especially so when you are in a hurry or if your hands are both occupied.
  • Except for the lowermost shade, pigmentation is so-so. 
  • Poor staying power when used as a blush. However, this might last longer on gals who stay inside airconditioned rooms most of the day. 
  • The item is small making it a bit difficult to swirl one’s blush brush on it. 
  • Fall-outs can be seen when dipping a blush or eyeshadow brush on it.
  • Almost as expensive as MAC, which has better e/s and blush. 
Thanks chicas!Ciao!


Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

i love multi-functioning products too! the colours looks pretty, but it's too bad that it isn't very long lasting :(

thanks for the review! :) xx