The hype for new eyeshadow palettes never stops, does it?! When we started blogging, the first Naked palette hadn’t even been released. Now, even the most basic of makeup kits seems incomplete without a decent neutral eyeshadow palette. So many brands have hopped onto the bandwagon - in fact, this is Smashbox's second 'big' neutral offering.
I really wasn’t interested in last year’s Full Exposure palette – the glitters were a little full-on and it was a bit too cool-toned for me overall. If you’re like me and far prefer warmer shades, Double Exposure* is a far safer bet. There's still a line of mattes and a line of shimmers, but not a whiff of chunky glitter in sight.
I’d actually liken a lot of the tones in this to the NARS NARSissist palette – they’re not actually all warm, but very wearable for most skintones. Even the more mauvey shades are really flattering and I've used every shade bar the blue!
My absolute favourite shades in this palette are the warm browns - not a surprise as they're colours I always gravitate towards, but these four are particularly lovely and work really well together. I used them in the look below for a brown smokey eye last month and a lot of you seemed to like the look!
Overall, I actually really do like this a lot and would totally recommend Double Exposure to any of you that are interested in it. It comes with a really lovely double-ended brush - I think that plus fourteen lovely shades is decent value at under €50!
The Smashbox Double Exposure Palette is €44 from Arnotts and bigger Boots stores nationwide.