I have been working really hard on using up the products in the Smashbox Lightening Theory pallet. I have made major progress on the shade Sand and Sunrise. Almond is really pigmented, so I only need the tiniest bit. Sand and Sunrise has a lot of kickback and I bet that’s why I have used as much product as I did. I try to build up Sand by layering it, but it still doesn’t really show up on my skin. It is great to use as a base though and I find that Almond blends better with another shadow underneath; otherwise, it tends to skip and drag a little. I love putting Sunrise all over the lid as my lid color. This gives my eyes a very natural look with a bit of shimmer. I love pairing it with the gold cream highlighter, the nude blush, and a bold colored lip.
I have been playing around with Sunlight, which the copper color next to the gold Sunrise. It is a bolder look, but I love that color as well. It is the same formula as Sunrise, so I really like it as a lid color as well. As soon as I hit pan on Sunrise, I will start using Sunlight as my lid color, which is better suited for summer anyways. I’ve been enjoying my first pallet, but I have to say that the darker colors are a bit patchy and muddy looking. I’ll have to experiment with them more. I’m not drawn to dark colors. I’d much rather have lighter shades than darker ones. I like darker ones for the crease and outer v. You definitely want to tap off the excess, because a little goes a long way with these.
I’m hoping to hit pan on Sand and Sunrise by next month, so I can move on to Linen and Sunlight. I honestly have no hope of hitting pan on almond, since it is so pigmented. I might be able to pull it off as a contour shade though.
That is it or my update! I’ll update you guys some time in April!
With Love ❤