15 July 2013

Smashbox Fade to Black Autumn 2013 Makeup Collection

I love the summer as much as the next gal but, if you're a make-up enthusiast, autumn has suddenly started to look up! 

"Go big or go home", says Lori Taylor, Global Pro Lead Artist with Smashbox. "Big heels, big hair, more makeup - that's my philosophy!"

Lori Taylor, Smashbox Cosmetics

Lori was showcasing the brand's new Fade to Black collection, which hits counters at the end of the month. 

Small but perfectly formed, it includes two each of eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks and waterproof shadow liners. 
Smashbox Fade to Black Autumn Beauty Collection

"Summer is all about being natural", Lori told us. "But when it comes to autumn, it's time to really start wearing your makeup again. 

To be current and modern next season, eyes and lips are where it's at."

Smashbox Fade to Black Autumn 2013 Beauty Collection

Fade to Black is all about lived in, sultry, smoky eyes, teamed with a strong lip. 

Choose from khaki or purple themed eye palettes - both €39.50 for seven shades - worn with the new rich, creamy Waterproof Shadow Liners in Black Gold or Blackest Black (both €19).

Smashbox Fade to Black Autumn 2013 Beauty Collection

The shadows are stunning: from mattes to shimmers, you have everything you need in one gorgeous metallic purple case, in a colour palette ranging from neutral to deep and intense.

Smashbox Fade to Black Autumn 2013 Beauty Collection lipsticks

For lips, choose from Be Legendary lipstick in Cognac, a bronzey rose, or Black Cherry - my personal favourite, a deep burgundy. 

Creamy and comfortable to wear, these are also €19 and encased in a pretty metallic purple case.

Smashbox Fade to Black Autumn 2013 Beauty Collection face  swatches

Other exciting new launches from the brand include Liquid Halo Foundation, an oil free formula with a beautiful gel-like texture and a finish that works with skin's natural undertones.

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation

A gorgeous new range of Be Sharp eyeliners will replace the existing line, while the Blemish Control primer brings the brand's primer offerings to 13!

They're made to be layered, so don't be afraid to mix them up - I've been wearing the hydrating primer under the luminising version, and loving the results.

Smashbox Blemish Control Primer

As you might expect of a brand with this heritage – it was born out of Smashbox Studios in LA – all of the makeup photographs beautifully. 

And you can test that claim at the seriously swish Smashbox counter in Arnotts, which features a photo booth so you can see the products in action, and share the pics to your social media channels. Impressive, huh? 

Swatches and reviews will be on the blog shortly but in the meantime, is anything piquing your interest from this lovely little lot?
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