Happy Friday friends! It is Labor Day weekend so I hope you have some awesome plans you’re looking forward too. I am having a somewhat quiet weekend and my Fiancé and I are finally doing a little wedding planning. But on to the review!
I picked up the Smashbox Cover Shot Prism palette earlier this month when Smashbox released several new Cover Shot palettes. The Prism palette spoke to me the most because I have been on a HUNT for purple eyeshadows. Lately I’ve been trying to find the holes in my eyeshadow collection and find shadows to fill those holes. I’ve been looking for more colorful shadows and cool toned shadows. This palette seemed to hit the mark on both.
I already own another Cover Shot palette in the Punked version and I love it. It is a beautiful cool toned palette that is a dream to work with. Based on that I had high exceptions and I thought the two palettes would work wonderful together.
Prism on the left and Punked on the right.
I was hopeful this palette would be just as great as Punked but I had a little doubt. I had ordered the Pinks and Palms edition of this palette and it was AWFUL. I am not the most picky when it comes to make up, if its still workable then I’ll keep it and make it work. But the Pinks and Palms version was just so bad I didn’t even bother reviewing it for the blog and I just turned around returned it. I’ve never had a palette perform that bad. *rant over* sorry for the tangent.
This palette on the other hand is just like the Punked one and its perfect. The Prism palette is unique because it contains two new duo-chrome shades (Astro Not & Rocket Star) which are just stunning. There is only one matte in this palette so its best to pair it with another palette. The purples in this palette (Gimme Space, Bratmosphere, & Tarot-fy) are gorgeous. They are just the purples I need in my life. The top shades (Rising Sun & Gal Palace) are stunning and would also be an impressive cheek highlight.
Swatched top to bottom: Rising Sun, Astro Not, Gimme Space, Prism Break, Gal Palace, Rocket Star, Bratmosphere, & Tarot-fy.
I’ve been able to wear this palette quite a few times and its extraordinary. The shimmers are smooth and reflective. The single matte is great- its smooth and pigmented and not patchy.
If you are looking for a purple toned palette then I highly suggest this one. Its a smaller palette and its under $30 (or less if you pick it up during the Sephora sale!)
Tune into Instagram later today for my Instagram Live unboxing of what I picked up during the Sephora sale!