Nothing makes my heart sing like a new palette of eyeshadows (yes, my life is that sad). So when Smashbox announced the release of the Double Exposure palette – its follow up to the Full Exposure palette – I couldn’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.
After many not-so-subtle hints, Mr TBI surprised me on Mother’s Day with this beauty. Just look at it! Look! Are you looking at it?! It’s fab.
The Double Exposure palette has seven shimmers, four satins and three mattes. The innovative palette features ‘coated’ pigments to create multiple effects when used wet or dry. Basically this means your 14 shades are transformed into 28 shades.
Admittedly, I’ve only used the shadows dry so far but I am working my way up to the wet look. According to Smashbox themselves when the shadows are used wet, the vibrancy of the colours are amped up. Nice. The palette also comes with a handy dual-ended brush although I prefer to use my own make-up brushes.
I found Double Exposure less glittery and more shimmery than its predecessor. There was very little, if any, fallout from the highly-pigmented shades and I found them easy to blend. In fact, the shadows melted into my eye as the day wore on and I swear my eye make-up looked better as I was about to remove it before bed.
What I’m wearing in the gallery:
I’m loving the purple shades and this has been the combination I’ve been rocking lately. Using my new Zoeva eye make-up brush set, I applied the champagne-coloured Veiled with the Zoeva 227 all over the eyelid to act as a primer. Then I swept the beautiful Peony over this, again using the Zoeva 227.
Next I lined my socket with Mauve using the Zoeva 231 before blending out with the Zoeva 234. To deepen the crease I used Haze before finally adding Temper to the outer corners of my eyes and along my bottom lashes. To the inner corners of my eyes I used the silver-white Blanc.
Finally I added two or three LA Make-Up Academy individual lashes to the outer corners of my lashes before using my trusty old Wet n Wild Megalength mascara to coat generously.
Overall, I think this is such a beautiful and fool-proof palette. If even wobbly-handed me can use it, then anyone can.
Have you tried the Smashbox Double Exposure Palette?