• 21st Jun 2013


When I was first introduced to this palette last week my face literally lit up and I felt the same way I did when I first saw the Urban Decay Naked palette. You know when you just know that you’ll use every colour!?

I’ve never really tried Smashbox makeup before, I’m not sure why, I just never gravitate towards their counters, but the ‘Heatwave’ eyeshadow palette has quickly shot up the list to one of my top eyeshadow palettes in my collection. 

It comes with 10 shades, a couple matte and the rest shimmer (no over the top glittery ones!). Six are quite neutral, there is a matte peach, light and dark brown shimmer, matte light brown, champagne shimmer and a bright peach shimmer. There are also some nice colours that aren’t too bright but are a bit more colourful, there’s a browny green shimmer, a teal blue shimmer, a pale taupe/purple and a golden yellow shimmer. They are all really easy to work with and for the look above I used the green all over, with the champagne in the inner corners and both the light and dark browns blended into the crease. I had to restrain to not use them all as I really do love all the shades! 

It also comes with a double ended brush that is actually really nice, soft and easy to blend with. 

I can’t rave enough about this palette, it’s great! Have you tried any eye shadows from Smashbox before? 
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06410444708299905760 Celina

    That’s a gorgeous palette! Smashbox palettes really aren’t talked about enough.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03991613721734940698 Rianna Blanche

    This is a really nice palette lily the colors are really nice and natural
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    I think this is a gorgeous palette! I really like how the colours are kind of muted :) which makes it perfect for every day wear! :D

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16456771159005890671 Talisa Tossell
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16725579269842056900 Helena Whitehead

    I love the eyeshadow palette!

    Seaside Beauty

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03960359346042858575 Cynthia Gallet

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira

    Awesome eye palette. I haven’t tried this one yet but I have tried their eyeshadows before <3




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02079533119578237888 Dib-Dab-Debs

    Such lovely colours in that palette!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14536321421833037649 Chelseyxlou

    I never look at smashbox either, even though I hear such great reviews about the products and the brand. This looks gorgeous! Definitely know I’ll be having this on my wishlist for a while now, the colours look like such a great variety.

    chelseyxlou.blogspot.co.uk xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13654077832357687084 Amy

    I’ve never used any smashbox products, but I am loving the look of this palette! Like you said, the colours are just so wearable – it’s perfect for everyday use : )


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16596324979922318373 julie s

    Lily , you really need to do something with that moustache , it ruins your complexion!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10461014732392235140 Harriet Jones

    I really love smashbox products, I have never used one of their eyeshadows before but these colours look amazing xxxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09794407129152602599 ZeebLikesIt

    I love it! and I love what you did with it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273701032215535094 Olivia Woodington

    It looks quite similar to the sleek palettes so i can’t wait to go have a peek at the counter and see for myself! Perfect lipstick to match!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09109553351146900760 Mariam K

    This actually looks amazing, I completely agree with your point about knowing I’ll use every colour in the pallette! Oh Lily, I guess this is going on my list of things I want!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144239993556285841 Simplybeautifulelegant

    AMAZING colors!!!! Perfect for summer!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    This looks gorgeous! Similar to the Sleek and MUA palette, may have to check this one out :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17526800617222081561 Nicol

    i want to try this palette!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04124979109689239665 emmerliejay

    I’ve never tried any smashbox products before, but this sounds like the perfect product to try out!
    emmerliejay x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille

    Amazing palette
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00033778284761334450 Zoe Gruss

    This looks gorgeous! The colour selection is fantastic and Smashbox has excellent quality products, so I’ve no doubt the eyeshadows will be great quality. Can’t wait to try this out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09818416669199660817 KatiesWorld

    Looks so pretty, I haven’t used their eye shadows before but I have been given a couple of there primer testers which I have to say I thought were good :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01158172109045263119 Pretty Little Liars Fashion

    that palette looks gorgeous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    Your skin looks so glowy and golden. Looks lovely!

    Pipp xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    Such gorgeous colours, I really want to try this palette! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01314445573024465787 dinak

    This looks so gorgeous, and the palette itself is a lovely size, looks easy for travel.
    Please check out my blog I’d really appreciate it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00702122329387692210 Ruby Turbett

    definitely going to have to try this – beautiful colours!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15809863342142039316 Niki Caron

    I just bought this palette and I’m so excited about it! You look gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04869164463456821380 Beth Bradley

    This looks like a great palette, really easy to wear shades! I’ve never tried anything from Smashbox!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16432153823208582010 Chloe Wetherall

    oh my goodness this looks amazing!! got my eye on this one!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09961216648420309440 Victoria Sanusi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04396722536411918729 Alexandra Miehe

    This is a really pretty palette!! The look you create is so you!! Love it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08160029204211388050 Maria alejandra

    Ooo I like this palette! I must have one 😜

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01647620297646708924 Jasminecara

    Looks great! I’ve never actually tried any eyeshadows from smashbox! Thanks for the review xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12024898458893949724 Laura Neuzeth

    That palette looks very lovely. I’ve only tried one Smashbox trio that I got on sale at Sephora and wasn’t too impressed but maybe they changed their eye shadow formula. Who knows…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11451407639326324865 gemma alexander

    These colours look absolutely gorgeous, next time i walk past their counters i wil definitely be picking this up! I never would have even looked, thank you!

    Gem. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12324193179712853902 Amber Hunter

    I wasn’t even aware that smashbox made palettes like this! It looks amazing and I’ll definitely be looking into it!
    xx Amber

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05852022794280129742 sugarfixxbeauty

    I so almost bought this last week, it’s SO pretty!

    Katie xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    I’ve seen this palette in-person and it’s absolutely lovely! So shimmery and versatile. Glad you’re loving it- the look you created with it is great! xo



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03697490512767046885 Lauren

    This palette looks lovely!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04955883538831084411 Sophie Davies

    This palette looks GORGEOUS

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13239682132836990957 Kelly

    I love how it’s a combination of matte and shimmer colors.
    The colors they chose are neutral enough, but then there are those fun colors added….so it’s perfect!!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02681070126460698311 Amy Keeling

    This sounds like a fantastic palette, I really want a higher end one but I’m so unsure as to which to go for :/

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17536247200577358650 Claire Cogs

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17153757223694555655 The Unfashionable Diaries

    looks great, some lovely colours :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15222639764812574929 Fanny Grey

    Whouah these are gorgeous colors !

    I’ve just starting my own blog and that’d be brilliant if you could check it out :)
    I love your blog, you’re such an inspiration !


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13571467144877709606 Laurecca Jones

    the palette looks amazing! love the post!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00595159699620533167 Lindsay J

    Do you have a step by step for which colors and how you got that look in the photo? Absolutely gorgeous and I just have to steal it!