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Smashbox

Photo Op Eye Shadow Singles

0.06 fl. oz. for $ 18.00
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Photo Op Eyeshadow Singles have an impressively smooth texture that applies evenly, and only the shiniest shades are mildly prone to flaking (every color has some amount of shine). The only drawback (and for some this may be a plus) is that even the darkest shades tend to go on sheer, so building intensity takes some effort.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
We polled makeup artists in our L.A. photo studio for their most versatile, eye-enhancing shadesthen packed their faves into one-swipe, true-color singles.
Mica , Nylon-12 , Ptfe , Zinc Stearate , Boron Nitride , Dimethicone , Polymethylsilsesquioxane , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Lauroyl Lysine , Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract , Glycerin , Cyclopentasiloxane , Caprylyl Glycol , Silica , Tin Oxide , Polysilicone-11 , Isopentyldiol , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289) , Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Smashbox At-A-Glance

Two interesting things about Smashbox are that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeuptheir great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.

Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primerswhether thats a necessary step is up for debatebut nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.

For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder visit www.smashbox.com.

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