Saturday, 12 October 2013

EOTD: Smashbox Apricot...

I've been hammering the greens and a few blues since I started blogging, so high time for a change...


A few months ago, I hit the jackpot when I miraculously won the first blog giveaway run by my darling friend (and one of my greatest enablers) Hissycat Krissy - the amazing Click You're It Holiday palette by Smashbox. Couldn't believe my luck, or her generosity! There are 15 fabulous powder shadows and 5 creams in this glam and glossy red box. Here's a pic of the shades taken shortly after arrival, and before I did too much damage with my brushes...


Such beautiful colours, soft and elegant, very little fallout, easy to blend, and the creams make terrific bases :-)


For this APRICOT look, I began by tightlining my top lid with Mirenesse Inside Out Kohl liner in Amun, a deep reddish brown, and took it underneath as well.


Next I patted on a base of MNY Tattoo in Fierce & Tangy, and applied Smashbox #9 all over the top lid. For a bit of extra sparkle & contrast, I added #10 along the top lashline.


I finished with MNY Master Precise Liquid liner on the lower lashline, waterlined with essence white kajal, dusted MUA matte beige on the hood, and gave my lashes a severe going over with MNY The Falsies mascara.


I have quite a few oranges in my collection - most of them are rather intense, so I'm thrilled to have this far softer fruity apricot to play with.  I can guarantee there'll be more looks coming up using this stunning palette :-)

Do you wear orangey shades?  Have you tried any Smashbox shadows?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

10 comments:

  1. Wow is there a colour you dont suit? Your eyeshadow skills are amazing!

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    1. Aww thanks hon, so kind of you to say :-)

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  2. I love these shades, Kat, and they certainly love you! xx

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    1. You're a honey scent, thanks a bunch :-)

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  3. This is beautiful, so bright and fun! Perfect for Spring :)

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    1. Thanks gorgeous gal - and thank you again to Tokilicious for choosing my name out of the entries :-)

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  4. I love a good orange! This is simply stunning on you, my darling!

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    1. Thank you sweetiepie - can always count on you for a super comment hon xxx

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  5. Congrats on winning this super prize. The colours look wonderful and the apricot is so unusual but gorgeous! I love some Smashbox products and highly recommend the Be Legendary lipsticks. Great pigmentation, super moist and a lovely range of colours. x

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    1. Hiya roxy - I'm having a technical meltdown at the moment, just found your post "awaiting moderation" and I haven't a clue why! Thanks so much for your lovely words hon - you've got me all fired up about the lipsticks :-)

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