Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes Review

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

You might have glimpsed these beauties on Cyber Monday, when they were available to American shoppers for a hot minute. Now, they’re back, available on both sephora.com and sephora.ca, and we couldn’t be more pumped.

Each of the seven Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes are stunning inside and out. The slim black cases are adorned with fun holographic images of powder explosions, which (if you’re like us) will have you flipping the lid back and forth over and over (and over) again.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Inside, you’ll find eight shadows, including two larger pans of base shades. From subtle neutrals to all-out colour, in a variety of finishes, the lineup has options for every desired look.

The palette names are Matte (pale to dark shine-free shadows), Bold (wild rainbow hues), Smoky (mostly shimmery deep tones), Ablaze (a collection of oranges and pinks), Golden Hour (warm metallics with a hit of aubergine), Metallic (pretty neutrals with reflective finishes) and Softlight (delicate sheers).

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

When you swipe them on, the shadows deliver intense pigment—even the matte shades. The only exception is the Softlight palette, because it’s designed to provide a more pared-down look (though if you want to bump it up, you could layer it over the brand’s new Photo Finish Lid Primer). The powders themselves are very soft and blendable, with the metallics so buttery smooth that they remind us of a cream consistency.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

Our favourites for everyday are Matte and Golden Hour, while Smoky is a dream for a night out. The convenient-sized cases are perfect for travel, so there’s no need to narrow down to just one on your next trip.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes retail for $29 each and are available online at sephora.com and in Sephora stores (except Ablaze is online only).

Smashbox Cover Shot: Matte Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Matte Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Matte Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Bold Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Bold Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Bold Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Smoky Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Smoky Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Smoky Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Golden Hour Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Golden Hour Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Golden Hour Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Metallic Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Metallic Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Metallic Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Softlight Eye Palette

Smashbox Cover Shot: Softlight Eye Palette
Smashbox Cover Shot: Softlight Eye Palette

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