CLOSED: Review and GIVEAWAY: Smashbox Softbox Palette

Hello my lovely readers!  You may remember that I entered the Smashbox “Lights, Camera, BB!” Facebook contest a few months back and I was actually that week’s winner.  I finally received my package in the mail and it was full of goodies!  Not only did I win, but so did you!  I will tell you more about that in a minute! :)

When I was picking the items that I was interested in receiving I thought carefully.  I didn’t want a trendy something or other… I wanted things that were going to be staple pieces.  A palette of neutral eyeshadows was definitely in order!  So here is my review of the Smashbox Softbox palette.
I think this is a great palette because it includes shimmery and matte colors and there is a bit of variety in the colors.  Top row L to R: Fizz, Pebble, and Minx.  Bottom row L to R: Vanilla, Ignite, and Sienna.
 
Fizz is a beautiful shimmery champagne, so the name is absolutely PERFECT!
Pebble is a nice matte medium cool toned brown, another great name choice.
Minx is a lovely shade of taupe, so it is obviously one of my favorite colors in the palette.
Vanilla is a matte cream color, a few different brands have a similar shade with the same name and color.
Ignite is a gorgeous bronzy coppery shimmer.
Sienna is a nice shimmery cocoa brown.
The swatches above were done outside in direct sunlight (with my arm outstretched over my pool :D) and the swatches below are done indoors with a flash.  As you can see from the swatches there is a row of cool tones and a row of warm tones.  I like that each row has an anchoring matte shade, one dark and one light.
The eyeshadows were soft and pigmented.  They all blended well with each other.  I wore all the colors in the palette a couple times to get a good idea of how they work.  I even mixed these shades with other formulas with other brands and they still worked perfectly.  They lasted through a 10 hour work day as well as a fun outdoor weekend night.  I give this palette 2 thumbs up.  I have no complaints what-so-ever.
So now for the giveaway…
I was given a few extra palettes so I wanted to give them to you, my readers!  3 lucky people will be chosen at random… all you need to do is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget and you will be entered to win.  You can tweet about it everyday to get an extra entry!  I am going to make this contest run for 3 weeks and it is open internationally.  If you are under the age of 18 you will need to have your parents permission to enter!  Good luck everyone!
*These items mentioned in this post were given to me from winning a contest through the brand.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15302216570936584246 Jini P.

    Gorgeous Palette, Laura! So glad you are loving your SB goodies.

    Thanks for this Giveaway!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06899998013488241131 RaynesOnyx

    Great giveaway. Thanks. :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08530590863827745816 JessPynk

    This palette looks lovely and would be great for everyday looks. Thanks for being so generous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04199192178583112150 RileyMariesMom

    I love that palette. I’d use every color. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14696649697959233868 Cris Garcia

    Some really pretty colors for this palette! Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04199192178583112150 RileyMariesMom

    I love that palette. I’d use every color. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08407655637776307970 BeautyScraps

    Thanks for the giveaway! I absolutely adore Smashbox!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06611336705174357662 ddpanda

    Beautiful palette!!That’s really generous of you to give away 3 of them! Good luck to all the ladies!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04143907449862435961 Angelica

    gorgeous colors!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09502309354355232268 Diva Fairy

    Great colors! For some reason I love the Vanilla matte color one! :) hooray for giveaways!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01104343778267516435 Sparkle Core

    I am a total Smashbox junkie! Love these colors! The Fizz is my favorite. Nice review and swatching as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14758478947520615277 zimmy_b

    These look like colors I could actually wear all the time :P

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15883591685303585337 skeetybee

    This looks like a gorgeous neutral & natural color palette…right up my alley! I absolutely love colors like this <3 I’m really enjoying you’re blog, thank you SO much for allowing us to be part the giveaway :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03784327924701735605 Jayme Renee

    What a beautiful palette! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18012188180205110385 jennifer

    wow wow wow

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11223043412520387609 Angel F.

    i love those neutral colors

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08141434602928387137 Beauty Make Up Addict

    Such a cool giveaway. Thanks doll.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08315730432698568607 Valerie Pedersen

    Great giveaway and I love the colors. Thanks!

  • http://www.midnightmanicures.com/ Jeanie

    I would love to win this. I have bought Smashbox products for my daughter but not myself.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06703245364853468705 cristmart09

    Thanks a lot for such an amazing giveaway :)
    Fingers crossed *–*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14461504599304640431 Beauty Thesis

    Congrats on your win and amazing way to give back. :]

    I’ve looked at this palette a number of times.. it’s so gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02587692551545273013 Stephanie C.

    Congrats! This palette looks lovely- so many pretty shades of neutral!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01248444526590923185 Samreen

    thank you for giveaway :)
    I also give my winnings to my friends and family:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05254675251436792978 Francivusk

    Congrats for winning.. and I hope I win too! ;) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01317918386744178158 Laura

    Congrats on winning! Pretty colors!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00423485967012326656 Amanda

    A good substitute for someone who can’t get Naked 2 right now ;D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17993836733156319066 laroyal

    gorgeous palette! thanks for the giveaway!
    Laura

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13254164689621946695 Nicole Lemos

    The palette looks beautiful! I don’t own any smashBox so this would be perfect to win to start my collection ;) xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15179862974464196717 Mandi

    Yay, how fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13115730343687745202 Lisa Brown

    Thank you for being so generous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07912310768337059428 Misty Ewing

    I hope I did them all right… still not as hip to the twitter….lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08448761907279834685 Brooke

    What gorgeous colors! I love any good neutral palette, as they’re great for day-to-night and so versatile!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13657516439600953028 radmilamila

    hi, this is a great giveaway, i do hope it is open internationally! Radmila, rada76@mail.ru

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08307278684348654071 Elizabeth Hager

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03947972389586608536 Victoria

    Ooo I love the look of the frosty taupey shade!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05400845874584299429 Jkang

    Thanks for the giveaway, Laura!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00368373815832751578 Aya Kanda

    Saw this from EM! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00368373815832751578 Aya Kanda

    Saw this from EM! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01369188859911741918 Connie

    Congrats on winning it…I won a $200 swag a couple of years ago from Smashbox and loved everything!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09222940861620397241 Traci

    Love this! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Lisa C

    Nice palette! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03477243028032878790 christina

    That’s a beautiful palette! I want to say thanks for the giveaway ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15302216570936584246 Jini P.

    I really love this palette!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17356500988736872293 Nila Kussriani

    awesome palette :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13820369301245167375 Shang J.

    Great giveaway. I love this palette. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16128883305565206059 BostonPrincess

    This palette is so cute and perfect for summer.

    Boston Princess

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14935643957486496108 Amanda

    Oooh that taupe in that palette is gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15410822446918077027 Hattie

    This palette is so pretty. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    http://passionformakeup11.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12183495972269428021 arra

    Dear,thanks for the chance:)I love Smashbox:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10435758791843986596 Stephanie

    I love this palette, thank you for the giveaway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05009091822197951584 BooBooNinja

    Congratulations on *your* win.
    I like the mix of textures in this palette.
    By the way, I heard that Smashbox may have changed their eyeshadows. Do you know if this palette has the new and improved formula?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13269025822186151911 GypsyHeart

    I don’t have anything yet from Smashbox, maybe this will change that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06065449732318042840 aislinmcleod

    This looks like a super beautiful palette! Thank you for such a great giveaway :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16530732277952236498 Beauty Fiends

    What a gorgeous palette! I can never get enough of neutrals.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17657623323958032184 MoonRae

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!! Love Smashbox!!

    Sharon
    lunrei at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15952526346568193268 Beauty and the Scientist

    Gorgeous palette!!!! great giveaway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12866420786261324835 Jesss

    This looks like a gorgeous palette, thanks for offering this giveaway! :)
    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16831781145958799251 Kay Baninibeauty

    Thank you for this giveaway! I love Smashbox products!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12580848464961312000 ๑۩ﺴ PINKtistic ﺴ۩๑

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11551719841745787117 Kysbel S

    Since I can say anything, first of all, awesome win for you and awesome giveaway for us :)
    secondly, I want pancakes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13035169291320437343 stefanie gladden

    amazing giveaway! thanks for the chance!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16039955806389569756 Sarah

    The palette looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06794290196719893308 For Me, It Works…

    One can never have too many neutral palettes! LOL!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17079883155916629361 mamavalveeta03

    Oh, how I LOVE Smashbox! I used to have access to Smashbox cosmetics in a store, so I could try them out and test the colors. But now I live in the boonies…and only have access online.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15268922232619007220 Juliana

    Great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04923567476993721276 Miskate

    What a lovely palette! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06037865702485230906 Katie Contests

    Those colors would look great with blue eyes ;]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00105210854234617957 Cica

    I love these colors, such a nice thing to do for your readers!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00604328494347847091 Edna Maldonado

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05816270354533231788 Elise

    I’m so excited! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00240268492592506529 b.clay1

    what a beautiful palette! smashbox is such a quality cosmetics brand! i hope i win

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08209728772768207866 liveit

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am going to the beach tomorrow!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14479931141787004294 ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬

    Thanks for the nice giveaway! I’d love to win!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07456009463125087554 STEPH

    a-mazing giveaway!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01893758860963128529 Amanda Price

    I love every Smashbox palette I’ve ever purchased. Such nice color combinations!

  • http://www.tjandamypugmire.blogspot.com/ Tj And Amy

    Thanks so much for the chance!! amypugmire@live.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14896350046807605523 Abbi Wallace

    I have some smashbox products but no palettes (yet!) so this is an exciting giveaway, thanks, and also congrats on your win!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09946309588509459844 Alexandra.

    Nice GA!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06604281793310306778 Mary

    Beautiful colors! I love the neutral shades. They look better with brown eyes. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05911046622906277324 Christy

    Just googled giveaways and found you. Good luck to everyone who enters!:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06371151987195372420 ne-knopka

    gorgeous palette

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13545392053763766607 Sonya

    Thank you for the great giveaway! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09845634023273239854 Cynthia Richardson

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01554859562389682537 Maria Oller

    Thank you for the opportunity, I love the palette hues <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14973749284302838810 mie-arsi.blogspot.com
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11585259038983230360 Sarah Lee Gretty Zamora

    These are FAB colors!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04226264346045810465 akronugurl

    thanks for the giveaway

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00780868662339783939 lilpinksocks

    Love the palette, thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04627801655899919588 Melanie Snyder

    thank you for the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13797278816362901868 Gen Ole

    good luck to everyone! great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01554859562389682537 Maria Oller

    I would love to win that palette the colors are great!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04378063429921294359 fatema

    wow this is awesome!