Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette

4 Nov

The curse of the QVC Today’s Special Value has struck again. I was doing soooo good at resisting the temptation to buy this, but a fellow makeup junkie finessed me into a purchase. And I am SO glad she did! This fully-loaded Smashbox Mega Palette was on sale for $84.96 or 4 payments of $24.76 and completely worth every cent. I know the price tag seems high upon first glance, but take a look at what this baby contains:

  • 56 Photo Op Eye Shadows (every single color Smashbox makes!)
  • 4 Brow Tech Powders
  • 1 Brow Tech Wax
  • 8 cream eyeliners
  • 2 blushes
  • 3 Soft Lights highlighters
  • 4 lip glosses

 

Just taking into account that the individual shadows retail for about $9.33 each and the cream eyeliners retail for $22 each makes this palette a crazy ridiculous good deal. Value aside, it’s completely gorgeous! The colors are all wearable and the Photo Op formula makes them super blendable. However, I highly recommend applying these with a primer. It’s a night and day difference. I swatched a few shades with and without primer so you could see what I mean:

Top row = shadows applied on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Bottom row = shadows applied directly to arm.

I think these would also look fab if applied with a mixing medium (3 parts water/1 part gylcerin). You can pickup glycerin at any drugstore for under $5. I’ll do a future post with shades from this pallete swatched with a mixing medium.

You can still purchase this palette on QVC for $93.48 which is still an awesome deal. P.S. It’s NOT made in China like many huge value palettes are.. it’s made in the USA! So go ahead and splurge on yourself while stimulating the economy at the same time :)

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5 Responses to “Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette”

  1. Vonnie (socialitedreams) November 4, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    wow, that thing is loaded with goodness! i’d say it’s a sound investment ;)

  2. Kayleigh November 7, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Wooow this palette has everything!!

  3. Josephine November 23, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    I can’t buy this because I live in Denmark, and then I could pay like 40 dollars in toll taxes!

    I’m so sad :o( You don’t happen to know where I can get this another way, or is it just via QVC.com?

    Thank you, i Love your site! :o)

    • Chelsey November 29, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      Aww I’m sorry girl I’m not sure who sells this besides QVC and perhaps Smashbox directly. You could try contacting customer service on their website and see if they could help! Good luck :)

    • bishakha sen January 27, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      i bought mine from ebay . a lot of fake make up is available on ebay but i took my palette to sephora and compared it with the smashbox trios and to me it looked and felt genuine . i bought it from a seller called laurelbeauty and i won an auction for 76 USD . keep an eye out every now and then on ebay . u can trust this seller . passing on the good news to u

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