SMASHBOX Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio Vanilla/Ambient/Serpent *Review & Swatches*


I talked a little bit about this eyeshadow trio in my haul post, I think I even admitted that I kinda regretted buying it and that I saw that it was in no way a smart purchase.
You see, if you didn't read my Smashbox Haul Post, I can tell you that I own the Smokebox palette which has six dark shadows. I wanted the Softbox palette too, which is the same but with neutral shadows.
These two palettes have six shadows in a nice sized palette with a huge mirror and even a double sided brush. It costs about $50 - Not too frightening thinking about what you get. 

But then there's the eyeshadow trios which costs $35 - and theres only three shadows in this small palette... I was determined to get the Softbox because it seemed like a really bad deal to be getting the trio for only $15 less... BUT then I saw the green shadow and I was sold.

My brain didn't function and before I managed to wake up I had already purchased it, forgetting all about the other palette and what a bad deal it was buying only these three shadows!

It wasn't until later after I had gotten home that I realized I couldn't care less for the two other shadows... I already have huge amounts bronze/gold colors and not to mention a matte base color....

I realized I didn't actually need it in my life.


SO basically I paid $35 for one ok green shadow. 
I admit it, it was a mistake!!
Ok, so it is a very nice green eyeshadow (and I love a nice green shadow), and I've actually been using the matte base everyday, and I find myself grabbing for that one other than the ones I got from before.


I haven't been using the bronze colored shadow though. It sure is a pretty color, but honestly it's a color that doesn't look too good on me.
All in all, it's pretty and I will be using it a lot, and I do love Smashbox eyeshadows! I just could have managed to live without it, easily :)

Here's some swatch photos! Even managed to get a decent photo of the shadows applied on my arm as well :)

Even though I didn't find this my smartest buy of them all, it is a great palette for bringing with you on travels. After all it is three different shadows in a small handy palette, and Smashbox has a lot of different colors to choose from.


I really love Smashbox eyeshadows and I find them very easy to apply and to blend. They're not too creamy, and not too dry. 
I usually don't like matte base shadows like "Vanilla" because they either won't apply on my lids at all or they look cakey right away.
This actually gives a matte base without either of those problems and it is easy to work with.

I do however feel it is hard to get maximum color when using brushes. I would finish a look by applying an extra layer with either my finger or a sponge applicator.

Colors left to right: Vanilla / Ambient / Serpent


What is your most regretted beauty product purchase? :)


xxoo Karla // Miss Delirium

28 comments

  1. Haha you always say the cutest things :) Thanks sweetie! xx


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  2. Omg, thank you for such lovely compliments hun! My makeup and camera is really nice to me though, I do struggle with acne and I am just so thankful I'm able to cover most of it up:)
    You should really buy Rebel, such a wonderful color perfect for everything hihi :) xx

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  3. Yeah, the blue is quite dark anyway - but it such a nice change from black :)) Thanks! Will be checking yours out too :)

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  4. Green is amazing on the eyes, and I would love to get my hands on one that is even brighter than this! :) Loving looks with a pop of color on the lower lash line :)

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  5. I know right :) So fun to play around with :) x

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  6. I'm wow'ing over this lipstick too, absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. 3 perfect shades for lips :) Nude, red and dark :) Thanks!

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  8. Thank you!! You know I'm obsessed with it ;) x

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  9. You should deffo go look for it! Such a pretty color^^

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  10. Haha, you're too cute ;) But yes, you need it in your life, NOW! :D xx

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  11. I bet it would look awesome on you with your dark hair :))

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  12. Thank you! I couldn't live without MAC Spice:) It's really nice if blended and used with just a lipbalm too :) xx

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  13. Ah, thank you, didn't even think about that - but when you mention it, winder wonderland is a good description :) Hehe :) xx

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  14. Hihi, thanks hun! I've experimented a lot lately, and I think I'm almost becoming a blush-gal haha :)) xx

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  15. The ultimate answer! Smart girl, I didn't even think about ponytail, haha :)

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  16. Appreciate it! It takes some work to hide my acne though, but my foundations really does their job sometimes ^^ Glad you liked my lipcolor :)) xx

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  17. Thank you Zatheela, you are always too sweet :) x

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  18. Aren't they the cutest? :D Elsker deg, Eva <3 x

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  19. So glad you liked my look! I've been doing a lot of nude lips lately compared to my dark lip obsession during fall :)
    The earrings are from a Norwegian brand (cant remember the name) so I don't think they 're easy to come by unless you're here :/ xx

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  20. It's really pretty and I find myself grabbing for it more and more :)) x

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  21. I'm glad you enjoy my blog, thanks :) I will have a look at yours too :) x


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  22. Thank you! I'm not really into that whole "follow each other" thing, but of course, I'll visit your blog :)

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