Makeup Product Review: Smashbox Image Factory Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette: Icon

Smashbox Image Factory Palette: Icon
Product Description:
What Smashbox says about their image factory icon palette $39.00 :
"Fall's most on-trend shades, hot off our studio sets! This limited-edition palette features our velvety-smooth Photo Op Eye Shadow formula in 6 hi-res hues, plus a double-ended brush. Choose ICON for the sultriest shades of the season to create smoldering eye looks"
If you visit my blog often you will know how much I appreciate a nice smokey eye and if you do as well this is the perfect palette for creating one for a night out with it's deep intense shades. It was released for fall 2012 and is limited edition so if you think it's something you'd be interested you'll want to get one quick. I've been switching off between this and my favorite LORAC eye shadow quad but both are perfect this time of year- autumn and winter.
This would also make the perfect chanuka gift if you are looking for something to give to someone who loves cosmetics.

What I Like:
-The packaging is so lovely with it's snap enclosure and that big mirror which is really handy for on the go application.
-The double ended brush that comes along with it is very useful, I like to use the larger one for all over the eye application and the smaller one for lining the lash line with a darker eyeshadow.
-My favorite eyeshadow is the one on the far left bottom hand side called "Roast". It is one that I don't believe I have come across before with it's unique bronzy purply characteristics with a gorgeous shimmer that isn't chunky or annoying.
-Every shade in this palette is extremely pigmented with just the touch of the brush to a color you have enough to blend over a whole eye.
-The shadows are not too powdery so there's no major fall out and they are buttery smooth so they blend out really easily in application.
-They last all day for me after applying them over an eyelid primer or cream shadow, no creasing or crumbling off.

What I Don't Like:
-They all have some shimmery glitter in them I'm more of a fan of matte eye shadows personally.
-I wish there was a few more shades included so that more looks could be created and that they were a bit larger then 0.02 oz as it is quite the expensive eye shadow palette.

 These eye shadows are great in quality, go on smoothly, can easily be applied on the go with the included travel size dual ended brush as well as the large mirror. I do wish there was a few more shadows included, some more matte shades perhaps and that they were just a bit larger due to the cost.
I think if you don't have a palette like this one already it will be perfect for you as it has everything you need for that easy smokey eye.  

The Swatches:
Left to Right: Alabaster- a matte beige shade for highlight, Thunder- light grey with shimmer, Blackout a matte black with a little shimmer, Roast- shimmery brown purple color, Black Currant- a bright purple shade with a slight shimmer, Sea Foam- a very shimmery light green color

On My Eyes- Roast all over the lid and Alabaster on the brow bone and inner corners.
This palette can be purchased at Sephora or at the Smashbox Website.
What do you think of this palette? Let me know in the comments form below. Any comments are amazing!
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