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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  • Jini P.

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

    Thanks for this Giveaway!!

  • RaynesOnyx

    Great giveaway. Thanks. :D

  • JessPynk

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

  • RileyMariesMom

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

  • Cris Garcia

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

  • RileyMariesMom

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

  • BeautyScraps

    Thanks for the giveaway! I absolutely adore Smashbox!

  • ddpanda

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

  • Angelica

    gorgeous colors!

  • Diva Fairy

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

  • Sparkle Core

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

  • zimmy_b

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

  • 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 :)

  • Jayme Renee

    What a beautiful palette! :)

  • jennifer

    wow wow wow

  • Angel F.

    i love those neutral colors

  • Beauty Make Up Addict

    Such a cool giveaway. Thanks doll.

  • Valerie Pedersen

    Great giveaway and I love the colors. Thanks!

  • Jeanie

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

  • cristmart09

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

  • 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!

  • Stephanie C.

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

  • Samreen

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

  • Francivusk

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

  • Laura

    Congrats on winning! Pretty colors!

  • Amanda

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

  • laroyal

    gorgeous palette! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Nicole Lemos

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

  • Mandi

    Yay, how fun!

  • Lisa Brown

    Thank you for being so generous!

  • Misty Ewing

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

  • Brooke

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

  • radmilamila

    hi, this is a great giveaway, i do hope it is open internationally! Radmila,

  • Elizabeth Hager

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Victoria

    Ooo I love the look of the frosty taupey shade!

  • Jkang

    Thanks for the giveaway, Laura!

  • Aya Kanda

    Saw this from EM! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Aya Kanda

    Saw this from EM! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Connie

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

  • Traci

    Love this! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Lisa C

    Nice palette! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • christina

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

  • Jini P.

    I really love this palette!

  • Nila Kussriani

    awesome palette :D

  • Shang J.

    Great giveaway. I love this palette. xx

  • BostonPrincess

    This palette is so cute and perfect for summer.

    Boston Princess

  • Amanda

    Oooh that taupe in that palette is gorgeous!

  • Hattie

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


  • arra

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

  • Stephanie

    I love this palette, thank you for the giveaway.

  • 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?

  • GypsyHeart

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

  • aislinmcleod

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

  • Beauty Fiends

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

  • MoonRae

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

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

  • Beauty and the Scientist

    Gorgeous palette!!!! great giveaway.

  • Jesss

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

  • Kay Baninibeauty

    Thank you for this giveaway! I love Smashbox products!

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  • Kysbel S

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

  • stefanie gladden

    amazing giveaway! thanks for the chance!

  • Sarah

    The palette looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • For Me, It Works…

    One can never have too many neutral palettes! LOL!

  • 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.

  • Juliana

    Great giveaway!

  • Miskate

    What a lovely palette! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Katie Contests

    Those colors would look great with blue eyes ;]

  • Cica

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

  • Edna Maldonado

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Elise

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

  • b.clay1

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

  • liveit

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

  • ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬

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


    a-mazing giveaway!!!

  • Amanda Price

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

  • Tj And Amy

    Thanks so much for the chance!!

  • Abbi Wallace

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

  • Alexandra.

    Nice GA!

  • Mary

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

  • Christy

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

  • ne-knopka

    gorgeous palette

  • Sonya

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Cynthia Richardson

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Maria Oller

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


    loves it :)

  • Sarah Lee Gretty Zamora

    These are FAB colors!

  • akronugurl

    thanks for the giveaway

  • lilpinksocks

    Love the palette, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Melanie Snyder

    thank you for the giveaway!

  • Gen Ole

    good luck to everyone! great giveaway!

  • Maria Oller

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

  • fatema

    wow this is awesome!

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