Review: Smashbox Mini Full Exposure Palette

Smashbox Mini Full Exposure Palette
The Smashbox Mini Full Exposure palette was created to be a smaller version of their best selling palette, the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. The Mini Full Exposure palette is a very small and cute palette- its a tad bigger than the palm of my hands which makes it perfect for on the go or travel. This palette has 8 shades; 4 glitters and 4 mattes.
Smashbox Mini Full Exposure Palette
Smashbox Mini Full Exposure Palette retails for $22 and you can purchase this at Ulta and Sephora. I purchased this for about $15 because I had a 20% coupon at Ulta and I used my points rewards as well.

smashbox mini full exposure palette swatches
smashbox mini full exposure palette swatches

Just like the Full Exposure palette you can use these eyeshadows wet and have a more pigmented and vibrant color. I really like using the glitter shades wet as they look more vibrant.
The glitter shadows include a rich chocolate brown shade, a gold shimmery shade, a white champagne shade and a dark gunmetal shimmery shade.
The mattes include a warm brown, a nude shade that's more on the warm side, a cream shade and a cool toned brown shade.
Swatches of the shadows with a wet brush:
smashbox mini full exposure palette swatches
smashbox mini full exposure palette swatches
My favorite shades are the first 3 glitter shades and the brown matte shade on the bottom left. The matte shades are very powdery and chalky which I don't like at all.

If this palette is anything like the Full Exposure palette then I can go without buying that palette. I have a love and hate relationship with this palette. Some of the shadows are powdery but I like the glitter shadows especially when used wet. However, I don't recommend buying this palette. The Smashbox Mini Full Exposure palette is a good example of how higher end products are not necessarily better than drugstore products.

Have you tried this palette or the Full Exposure palette?

Love,
Liz

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