Best Palette: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye

The Smashbox Cover Shot Eye palette doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of attention online but let me just say I am so in love with the beautiful colours and pigments of thisΒ little gem from Smashbox. I picked up the shade ‘softlight‘ and that is probably the most etherial name for a palette. I love that Smashbox released seven palettes with very different colours so there’s something for everyone whether you’re a neutral lover, colour lover or smokey eyed girl. Β All of the shades are incredibly wearable and are light, shimmery (but not glittery chunks) and perfect for no-makeup daytime looks (click here for ‘no-makeup’ makeup products to try). I’ve also tried to use these as highlighters and so far so good.

Pros of the palette

Let’s start with the pros of this palette.Β I love the shades. I’m not huge into dark, smokey colours on my face. I generally prefer light shimmery colours just to swipe all over the lid and then a slightly darker crease colour that isn’t going to be too extreme. I love that EVERY SINGLE colour in this palette is usable for me. I hate buying bigger palettes such as (Naked 3) and then finding that I only really reach for 5-6 shades of a huge palette. It’s a pet peeve of mine but it definitely doesn’t happen with this little palette. The pros are:

  1. Beautiful Soft Colours
  2. Beautiful Pigmentation
  3. Can double up as Highlighters
  4. Small and Compact for Travel
  5. Good range of shades that are all very distinct once on
  6. Shimmery but no glitter

I really bought this palette so I could travel with it this month when I head over to my Europe holiday. It was really such a moment when I realised that these worked fairly well as being highlighters. I dipped my finger into the larger pan at the top left and tapped it onto the high points of my face with just my fingers and it worked really nicely as an overall highlighter. Yes to multi use products πŸ™‚

Cons of the palette

Onto the Cons. There aren’t a whole lot but the most noticeable one is that there is a bit of fall out. Not on your face as you’re applying but when you swirl or tap your brush in, the pigments do fly off a little. It’s really not a big deal because it’s not one of those products that leave shimmer particles on your whole face. If you don’t like soft shimmery colours you might not like that there isn’t a whole lot of variety in this palette. For me, that’s the reason I bought it. I knew that this colour family was right up my alley.

Comment below and let me know what makeup items you are really loving <3

Have a lovely day everyone!


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Beauty Folio
5 years ago

This looks amazing! There’s nothing better than a neutral eye palette πŸ‘

5 years ago

This is such a cute pretty! I am really loving the smash box lipsticks are amazing.

The Beauty Load

5 years ago

It is a beautiful palette, the shades are amazing! x


5 years ago

This looks like a great everyday eye shadow pallet. Great post x

Christine O
5 years ago

I’ve my eyes on 2 of those palettes. Ablaze and the colorful one but the limited edition palettes kept on calling my name.

Diary of Ange
5 years ago

It’s such a great palette for travelling!

Ange |

5 years ago

I just love that packaging, its so cool haven’t seen anything like it.
Gorgeous post xx

5 years ago

That’s a really cute little palette. Love a multi-tasker when you get shades you can highlight with too. Being able to create a whole look with a palette is a seller to me too. Hate having a whole palette that I need to dig into a different palette just for a highlight or just for a transition shade, all in one is great! Nice post!! Xx

5 years ago

I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this Palette in Ablaze. I have to check out the whole range and decide which one to get.

Great review Helen.

Lubz ||