I have always been the type to buy big eye-shadow palette sets where they come in a variety of colours and then whilst doing my makeup the struggle starts where I don’t know what eye-shadows to pair the best together. I finally decided that maybe it was time to add a smaller eye-shadow palette in my vanity case instead to make my eye-shadow combinations abit easier. That’s when I stumbled upon Smashbox’s Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio Palettes. So after a month of trialling these I wanted to give my thoughts and do some swatches of the sets that I brought.
Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio Details
Price – Each one of the trio palettes retail for £20. That may seem pretty pricey for just three eye-shadows however a palette with more shades usually is slightly more expensive than £20 (depending on what brand you buy) and they often contain less product for each colour and I don’t end up using all of the shades anyway so for me a trio palette for £20 where I’ll end up using all the shades is a reasonable price.
Packaging – I absolutely adore this packaging. Each compact is shaped like a photo lens so I get why they named these Photo Edit Eye Shadows. On the top of each eye-shadow box they have the names of the shades available in the palette, they also include these on the back of each set too which is useful. Each of the palettes contain three different eye-shadow shades that compliment each other, and if you peel the sticker open on the back of each one they have included an easy and simple step by step guide on how to create the eye-shadow look.
Photo Lens Design
Simple step by step guide on how to create chosen eye look
Shades – From research I have done I believe these were released quite awhile ago back in Spring 2018, since then they have brought more shade selections out which is great to see. At the moment they have a good variety of palettes available, about 16 different ones to choose from. Smashbox have included great choices of shades in each set and have really thought about the variety of colour choices on offer. I also love that there are just 3 shades included as I can easily use three shades as a combination on my eyes but when I have a bigger palette that has me using about 5 or 6 shades to use in one eye look things become a little more complicated and challenging for me. So it’s great to see an eye set that would be brilliant for a beginner or for people who want a more simple eye-shadow applying process but with just as glamorous results. With the good variety of eye-shadow set selections I’m pretty sure you would be able to find the eye-shadow look you were wanting in at least one of these trio sets. Below are all of the palettes available:
I chose to try out three from this collection, so my review is personally about the three that I have tried out.
NUDIE PIC (LIGHT)
In More Detail…
Nudie Pic (Light)
Nudie Pic (Light) is a gorgeous, subtle everyday shade. This is my go to eye-shadow look for work. I find that this set brings a more natural contour look to the eye area. The shades included are; Vanilla, Sable and Sumatra and they are all matte. I apply these eye-shadows everyday that I go to work and I have barely made a dent in them, which is incredible as it shows that they are very pigmented and a little product goes a long way.
I would love to try out Nudie Pic (Medium) also as the browns in that set look like they have a slightly warmer tone to them than this one.
#Goals is a stunning set full of golden and warm orange/brown tones. I adore golden and brown shades for my hazel eye colour I find these compliment them nicely. So I had to try this palette out. It’s my know go to eye look now when I’m looking for something abit more eye popping but still flattering natural. The shades included are; Revenge Bod, 10,000 Likes and Cha-Ching and they are all shimmers which I love as it makes the look more glamorous.
Double Tap is a beautiful set. It contains two shimmers and one matte shade. The shades included are; Meme Girl, Gif Me That and Side Hustle. This eye look is just great for an overall stunning look. It has a light peachy/pink shade, soft shimmery light bronze and a deep matte brown. They compliment each other very well. If I had to pick this would probably be my favourite out of the three as I find myself reaching for this one the most when I’m looking for a striking eye combination.
NUDIE PIC (LIGHT)
My Overall thoughts with all of these is that I found the quality and pigmentation incredible. I adore Smashbox eye-shadows and one of my all time favourite eye shadow palettes is the Full Exposure one. So I had high expectations of what the quality of these shades would be like and they were exactly what I thought they would be like. Super smooth to apply, barely any fall out, highly pigmented and extremely bendable. Each one of these palettes was just as good as each other so that was great to see. Each shade applies and blends like a dream. Smashbox also did a perfect job with colour combinations, each shade in the each set compliments each other very well and in the end they do create a gorgeous eye look which looks like you spent alot longer on your eyes than you actually did.
They were seriously simple to use and I would highly recommend for anyone who finds eye-shadow palettes abit overwhelming, people who get stuck on what shades to match together or for eye-shadow beginners.
I would love to know your thoughts on Smashbox Photo Edit Trio Eye Shadow Palettes…Have you tried any of these sets out? Which one is your favourite? Do you know any other good brands of trio eye shadow palette sets? Leave your comments down below and once again thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a read!