When Smashbox brought out a bunch of different Cover Shot Eye Palettes I was instantly drawn to one of them in particular.. the Ablaze palette. It is the perfect warm toned palette that any warm toned lover would enjoy. I am such a sucker for a warm toned smokey eye. I feel most confident with working with these colours. I also really loved the size of the palettes. They are all 8 pan eyeshadows which seemed to me to be very practical. You wouldn’t have to carry around a massive eyeshadow palette that will weigh your suitcase down ( okay a little bit of an exaggeration from me there ) but it would for sure be super lightweight and easy to travel with.
– It is £24 and you can get it from Smashbox and some Boots stores (uk)
– 6.2g of product inside.
– 8 colour eyeshadow palette with a mixture of mattes and metallic shades.
– Cruelty free.
P A C K A G I N G
I think the packaging on the palette is pretty cool. It has a holographic front which means that it shifts different depending on how you hold it. This does embed within the actual packaging. To open the palette you have to stick your finger in the little indent to open it. On the back of the palette there is all of the names of every shade as they don’t appear under the actual shade in the palette, this always annoys me.. but due to the size I can see why the names aren’t under the shades.
C O L O U R S
So as I mentioned, Smashbox came out with loads of different Cover Shot palettes all with different colour schemes. This palette consists of warm tones within a mixture of shimmers and mattes. There are multiple looks that you can do with this palette, all of the colours go together very nicely.
“Ablaze (hot, desert-inspired shades): With shades in rich red clay and hot terra cotta, this palette captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades—these dimensional pigments are perfect for adding depth and contouring.” – Smashbox
The colours are all in rectangle pans and the top two colours are longer than the rest. You can create a range of different eye looks with this palette, even though it is small there is a lot you could do. I like that you can mix it up and create neutral looks with a basic shimmer all over the eye, or more glamours looks such as a smokey brown eye.