Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio Review

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio is a high quality eyeshadow palette that promises to deliver gorgeous eyes on the fly.

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio

Richly Pigmented

Smashbox is known for beautiful hues, and this product is no exception. These finely milled eyeshadows deliver high color payoff with even just a small amount of product.

Smooth Formula

This eyeshadow goes on like silk and never, ever creases, even after a long day or night. If you’ve been looking for an eyeshadow that won’t crease, your search is over!

Long Wearing

Even the best eyeshadows typically require a primer to last from morning to evening, but not so for this trio. These eyeshadows last and last when applied to bare eyelids.

Broad Range of Colors

These shadows are meant to complement and enhance eye color, and there are many different color palettes to choose from ranging from subtle to striking. Smashbox has done an excellent job with all of their palettes, but their finest ones are the lightest. Pinks and neutrals can easily look flat and lifeless, but these shadows are luminous and multifaceted.

Long Lasting

Each of these trios will stand up to months of daily use thanks to their quality and pigmentation. This isn’t a product that needs to be repurchased often.

Darkest Shadow Pulls Double Duty

The darkest shade in these trios works beautifully as a smoky eyeliner. Simply apply a generous amount to the lash line for smoking hot results.


Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio is a guaranteed winner for anyone looking for fantastic eyeshadow. It blends well, resists fade and brightens up the eye area, making your eyes the center of attention.

Tip: Do not select your own eye color when choosing a trio. The idea is to add contrast in order to make the eyes sparkle and pop!


Smashbox Shades of Fame Swatches

Smashbox has out a cute lipgloss set with 5 of their all time favorite shades, the Smashbox Shades of Fame Set.  Smashbox gloss are good quality and not sticky. These particular shades have nice pigment to them.

Smashbox shades of fame

From left to right are swatches of the Shades of Fame set with the shades  Candy, Buff, Hibiscus, Papaya, and Star.

Smashbox Shades of Fame Swatches

Get it at Sephora.

Disclosure: This post is based on a product given to me by a representative of Smashbox Cosmetics.


Smashbox O-Gloss

Smashbox has just released Smashbox O-Gloss, a lip version of their O-Glow blush that supposedly adjusts to your perfect color.

Smashbox O-Gloss Lip Gloss
I was a bit surprised at the release. First off, these products do not somehow magically read your skin tone and adjust to your perfect shade. Instead, they simply change color when applied, and present the same shade for everyone. It doesn’t know squat about your natural skin shade or your best color. That had gotten fairly well reported back when O-Glow blush was released. See, for example, The Beauty Brain’s post: Why Smashbox Should Be Ashamed of O-Glow Blush.Second, the blush version routinely had poor blog reviews because the shade it changed to was not really flattering for many people (although I know of a few who really liked the shade). For a good description, see Beauty Addict’s review of the blush. It was heavily advertised though, and I suppose that the concept went over well with the consumer, leading to the creation of the lip version.

So of course I was skeptical about this one. At $22, and knowing that a bunch of other bloggers were not keen on the blush, I sure as heck was not going to buy this to review it. But my local Ulta store carries Smashbox, so I ducked in to see what it was like using the sample in the store.

Sure enough, Smashbox O-Gloss turns the same shade if you put it on your lips, your hand, or even on paper. With that said, the color is not an obnoxious fusia shade like the O-Glow blush is–something else that I verified while at Ulta. Instead, the shade is a delicate light pink that I rather liked. The color shown in the photo is pretty accurate in terms of the color of the gloss. It also is nicely shiny.

I like Smashbox gloss in general, so I suppose if you can get past the gimmicky claim that O-Gloss adjusts to your skin tone and you are looking for a nice baby pink gloss, it is worth checking out. Smashbox also makes great lip glosses of the normal everyday variety.

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