Monday, September 16, 2013

Smashbox Try It Kit Review

Before I left Vancouver, I picked up the Smashbox Try it Kit from Sephora. This kit contains five of their best sellers in trial sizes. I've never had any Smashbox products, so I thought this was the perfect way to experiment. In summary I only really liked 1, I disliked 1 and the other three were just okay.

Read on!

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Clear gel foundation primer

The formulation of this primer was very different from other primers I've used. Instead of feeling moisturized it felt dry after I put it on. This may be good if you have oily skin but I didn't like the feel of it. It's hard to describe so you should try it out first yourself before purchasing. Performance wise, I didn't see a huge difference but it was a nice base minus the dry feel. 

Photo Finish Lid Primer

Beige colored lid primer

I actually REALLY liked this product. It's my favorite from this kit. The reason is because this primer has enough coverage to double as a concealer. It was really nice using this on my lid and right underneath my eye to give an even color throughout the whole area!

Full Exposure Mascara

Bristle style wand which I love!

It lengthened my lashes quite well and gave me some volume. There was no flaking or smudging. I'd say this is a good every day mascara! But if I'm paying high end price, I want a mascara that wows. Currently I'm also using Benefit's They're Real and that mascara really gives me crazy big lashes. I do like this, but I wouldn't buy it full price. 

Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx

Soft, dark black waterproof eyeliner

This eyeliner was really intense and stayed on for the full day. But I found it really hard to wipe off. This is good if you are looking for a dark waterproof eyeliner. I like mine softer so I didn't really like it.

Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume

Pale champagne colored lipgloss with glitter and a sponge tip applicator

It looks quite pretty on my hand!

But I hate it on my lips! This picture doesn't show it properly but when I put it on, I feel like a hooker. It just looks really unclassy and too nude. Maybe my lips are too pigmented but it doesn't look good on me at all! Also, I like my lip products with flavor or scent and this is unscented. I would recommend this only if you like nude lipsticks and unscented lip products.


I don't regret buying this at all but none of the items really wowed me. I really liked the lid primer but everything was pretty dupable. It was $22 to try out 5 products so I don't mind at all! I'm still using all the products even if they aren't my favorite. I think these sets are a great way to try out new products so it was really fun. What do you guys own from Smashbox? What do you think of the brand?

With all the products on.

Sad about the lipgloss color


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  2. Really beautiful and natural makeup ! <3 Envy that you eyelashes is so long, mine is like invisible XD
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    In my opinion the lipgloss color looks pretty on you!

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