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Smashbox Image Factory Limited Edition Fall 2012 Collection

While the weather outside may be screaming summer, beauty is thinking about the fall and what the signature looks and must have items are going to be. Smashbox cosmetics has come out with “a serious cool collection to create your own it looks”.  This limited edition collection can be found at the Smashbox online or at Sephora while supplies last.

Image Factory Photo Op Eye Shadow Palettes are straight-from-the-studio and set in the fall’s hottest new shades. The two palettes each feature six of their velvety smooth, hi-res hues, with a double ended brush. The Icon palette features shades Alabaster, Thunder, Blackout, Roast, Black Currant and Seafoam, perfect for creating a smoldering eye. The Muse Palette shades are Russet, Truffle, Bare, Sandstorm, Juniper and Sumatra, perfect for the gal that wants wearable, flattering eyeshadow colors. $39 a palette

Image Factory Photo Op Eye Shadow Palettes

The Image Factory Waterproof Shadow Liner comes in two color options. The first, Metallic Bronze, is a brown with gold flecks in it. The second is Charcoal with a shimmer factor for added glamour. The shadow liner has a built in smudger on one end so it is easy to blend in to the eyelid or crease to create a smokey effect. $22 a liner

Image Factory Waterproof Shadow Liner

Image Factory Airblush Whipped Cheek comes in two shades: Berry Bliss and Dusty Rose. A blendable, mousse-like blush with ultra fine pigments gives a radiant glow. The blush gives an airbrushed look without having to use an airbrush system. $29 a blush

Image Factory Airblush Whipped Cheek

Smashbox’s lipglosses are known for mirror-like finishes and ultra-glossy shades. The Image Factory Lip Enhancing Gloss Duo colors are no exception. Sold in packs of two you can choose from Duo 1, Luxe and Chic, or Duo 2, Fab and Snappy. $24 a set

Image Factory Lip Enhancing Gloss Duo

Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener Review

(Photo Courtesy: Smashbox)

As a makeup artist I know the importance of making my clients eyes look brighter as well as using the tricks on my own eyes especially after a long night.  While a white eye pencil is a great trick to use in the corners of your eyes or to rim your lower lashes.  I do find that at times white can be a little to bright or the white pencil becomes noticeable and instead of it being a great trick everyone notices the white liner.  I came across Smashbox’s Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener and was intrigued by the product.  What I immediately noticed is that the two sides are slightly different shades, but more of a flesh tone color.  I decided that I would test it on myself before adding it to my kit.

The inner rim side of the pencil is perfect for lining the lower inner rim of your eye.  The texture of the pencil is soft so as not to irritate your eye and adding a brightness look without looking white.  It brightens your eyes in a subtle way that people will notice you look more refreshed without knowing your secret.

The other side of the pencil is labeled Highlight and can be placed in a couple of places to get the bright eye affect.  The first option is to apply on the inner corners of the eyes.  It also can be used underneath your brow to make your eyes appear bigger and wider.  Smashbox also states that you can apply the product to help with dark circles and use it as a concealer.  I do agree that you can use the pencil this way however, if you have very dark circles it may not give you enough coverage and be better to go with an under eye concealer.

I am a fan of this pencil and have been using it on my clients and brides as a new option for brighter eyes.  Ditch the white pencil for the Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener worth the $22 investment.