Can you believe it’s already time for summer makeup? I know it’s May and in theory, I should be not at all surprised that all the summer collections are everywhere, but I still am. I feel like spring just flew by, plus I’m in NJ at the moment for a wedding and it’s chilly and raining, so summer doesn’t seem to be here at all. Luckily, I got my hands on two of the new Smashbox summer releases to warm me up and get me excited for the coming season.
The Shades of Fame Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss Set is a collection of five new lipglosses just begging to be worn with a bathing suit. They definitely live up to the shiny name, which I enjoy in a gloss, and they come in a nice range of colors – everything from hot pink to a bronze to a lighter pink perfect for the daytime. I really like the hot pink shade. My two favorite colors this summer are shaping up to be orange/coral and hot pink, so that one will slide nicely into the rotation.
The Shades of Fame Eye Palette & Brush is also new for summer and looks a lot like the Softbox Eye Palette from earlier this year, but with different shades of shadow. The Softbox palette had more neutral shades in it though – this one has some neutrals in it as well, but it also has a few brighter shades that are fun to play around with and use as accent colors. (I’m especially digging the olive green and teal shades). You can create a ton of different looks with the colors included, so it’s nice to take along on a trip. I also really like the two shades of cream liner that come inside and the Mini Photo Finish Lid Primer that’s included too. They’re all welcome additions that make it easy to tote around and get a complete eye look with. Just add mascara and you’re all set to go!