Get It or Forget It?: Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio in Nudie Pic: Deep

Hey there, Beauties!! Today, I’ll give you the tea on one of the new Smashbox eye shadow trios. 

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image via Smashbox

The Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trios are available everywhere Smashbox products are sold, and will run you a smooth $22 each….for three shadows. Anyway, no shade though because I definitely got one, so that’s a thing. If I’m being totally transparent with you guys, I picked up two. I know, I know, but I couldn’t help it. This is the only one I’ve tried, so I’m just going to post a separate review for the other one.

So, I started with the Nudie Pic: Deep trio because of the shade In The Mood, the red brown matte in the top corner. That shade just spoke to me. When I went to use it for the first time, I did some swatches:

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Soooo, yeah. The shade I was the most excited about wasn’t as vibrant as I’d wanted it to be. The shadows, all mattes, are a little more dry than I like, but nothing that you can’t work with. So, even though I was less than excited at this point, I went ahead and gave it a go anyway, since swatches don’t tell the whole story.

I didn’t like the look, you guys. I tried to take a pic of the look I did, but you couldn’t see anything on my eyes except for the dark brown shade. In The Mood didn’t build to the depth that I wanted it to, so when I put Vintage in my outer corner and into the crease, I had to go back and rebuild In The Mood because it had blended away. I will say that I do really like the darkest shadow in this trio. It blends and builds nicely.

Since only one of the three shadows (I mean, what can you say about a matte cream shadow?) really impressed me, I’m going to have to say that this specific trio is one to FORGET. After I use the other trio I have, I’ll be able to give you a more through review on what I think of the range.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of the Smashbox trios and what you think of them.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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