Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Smashbox "Click You're It" Holiday palette review and giveaway!

The Smashbox "Click, You're It" palette was released for Christmas 2011, and with 15 shadows and 5 cream eyeliners it represents excellent value for money, especially from the Smashbox brand!




Read on for photographs, swatches, and a GIVEAWAY!




I snapped up this palette during a recent Strawberrynet 24 hour sale - in fact I snapped it up twice by accident! Sadly this is not the first time I've bought something and forgotten about it, I have a habit of waking up at 3am and sneakily shopping online, hiding my phone under the covers! On the bright side I often get surprises in the mail :)
 
The palette is gorgeous, a shiny red fliptop box (super hard to photograph!) with "Click You're It" embossed into the surface. 


It has a mirror inside the lid, and consists of 3 rows of powder shadows and a bottom row of cream eyeliners which would double as shadow bases. 



It originally came with a Photo Finish Lip Primer, however this is not included if you buy from Strawberrynet and there is a little empty space where it would have been, handy for sponge applicators though! 

It comes with some nifty little cards (below) that showcase some different looks to help you make the most of the palette - there are a few colours I was a bit unsure of, so it's great to have these little guides. You can see where they live, in a little pocket in the top right of the photo above.

One thing I didn't notice until I began swatching was that the shadows are arranged in vertical trios that complement each other - you could just use one vertical row and be guaranteed of a look that blends together. How great is that?

The powder shadows all swatched beautifully, they are very silky and feel gorgeous.



The palest colours are a bit hard to see on my white skin, sorry! All shades had good pigmentation levels, and the above swatches are all ONE swipe each on clean skin, no layering at all, and no shadow base used.

The eyeliner cream shades are very pigmented and smooth. I initially wondered if they would dry out, but there is a plastic cover sheet to protect them, and the box seals tight with magnetic clasps, so I think they will last.

I decided to try a look from one of the cards, I shuffled and picked at random and ended up with "Dusk to Dawn" which uses the entire second vertical row.
Not bad for a first try, I don't wear pinks and plums much but these are very pretty! They were a dream to apply, buttery soft, pigmented and barely any fallout, and the cream eyeliner is amaaaaaaaaazing - super black and very, very smooth to apply. I used eyeliner on the top lash line only, as per the card, and I have no mascara on in the photo above. So overall this palette is an absolute winner, and I am glad my beauty subconscious was clever enough to buy it without me even knowing!

Now for the fun part - I have a brand new Smashbox Click You're It palette to give away! To enter, just follow me via Bloglovin or Google Friend Connect, and comment below that you have done so, and which method you follow me by.

Winner will be drawn at random at 12 midday on Thursday 1st of August. I will announce the winner on this post, and they will have until Sunday 4th of August to email me, or I will redraw. This giveaway is open to Australian residents only.

I have drawn the winner - well actually Toki did, she's still chewing on the piece of paper with the winner's name on it! And the winner is....

KATSHEPSUTT!!

Katshepsutt has emailed me so now it's official, I will be sending her prize out tomorrow, so keep an eye on the EOTD thread on beautyheaven, I am sure she will have some fabulous creations to share! 

58 comments:

  1. This palette does sound amazing! I love how the colours are aligned in a set of three to show which go best together.
    You did a fantastic job Kris with your EOTD. You should wear pinks more often :) they suit you!
    I love buttery shadows that have no fallout, what a perfect palette!
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.
    I follow you on both GFC and Bloglovin as Lady Sapphire :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback, nine hours later these shadows haven't creased or faded, this palette is a real winner!

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  2. Wow Cat, those swatches are stunners considering they're single swipes! Gorgeous look hon, really accentuates your eye colour, and the photography is first class too. I swear anyone would think you'd been doing this blogging caper for years...

    Hope this fab and generous giveaway brings you heaps more followers hon and I eagerly await your next post :-) I'm following you on both as Kat Shepsutt (I only just joined Bloglovin and I love how it sends me an email!) XXX

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  3. Oh the colours are simply scrumptous!

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    1. They're beautiful, I was honestly surprised at the quality, I haven't tried Smashbox shadows before!

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  4. Thanks Kats, amazing what an iPhone can do if you try! To be honest I don't care if I get more followers, I just love giving stuff away - you may have noticed! I'm having fun :)

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  5. Amazing swatches Cat! I didn't even know snet sold smashbox! Loving your new blog!! Following through GFC.

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    1. Thanks Kerker, I loved your post for Blogstars, I'm a Bioderma Crealine H2O fan as well, nice to see it getting some love!

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  6. Hiya Kris! First of all, I think we need to ban you from online shopping past 12 am!!! LOL.

    You are such a cutie, I can't believe you forgot you bought it. :) It's such a gorgeous palette though, I don't blame you for buying it twice!

    The shades are gorgeous and I'm really digging that plum shade. Smashbox have lovely makeup, though I don't think I've ever tried their shadows!

    I'm following you on GFC as The Made Up Maiden. I tried to find you on Bloglovin' but it's not working. *sad face*

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    1. Haha don't ban me, my midnight mistakes are your gain!

      The shadows last well too I discovered, it was 10 hours before I washed my face and there was no fading or creasing at all (I did use Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath but 10 hours is still exceptional).

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  7. Well done on starting a blog, I think it would be a big task to get started on. But youve done the hard started and set it up so hopefully your blog will get a steady bunch of followers from BH.

    Im glad your a fellow cat lover, so I hope I see a few cat photos on your blog :)

    Fabulous giveaway - followed you on gfc. The Smashbox palette is amazing, I am loving all the different shades, imagine all the variety you can come up with. I hope to see you do some more posts on eye make up, so maybe you can use your Smashbox make up again to give whoever wins this prize a bit of inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Jess, that's a good idea!

      And Toki will definitely be making regular appearances, she is usually right by my side whatever I'm doing - except vacuuming :P

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  8. Hi Kristine

    Thanks for a fab review on the Smashbox palette. I love the fact that it comes with the How to apply cards.... As a eye shadow wearing newbie, I need all the help I can get.
    I also love SNet, and have purchased many times before.... Unfortunately, I can't hide my purchases as it shows up on Hubby's Paypal account.

    I am following you via Bloglovin as Claire Floyd xx

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    1. Thank you Claire, the cards are great hey? I actually got a Too Faced palette (called Return of Sexy) recently which has look cards included as well, every now and then there is a palette that has them, and wow are they handy! The Too Faced palette itself is a bit of a glitter bomb though :(

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  9. Congratulations on starting a blog!! I Wish you all the luck as you venture into the world of blogging! :D This palette looks absolutely gorgeous, those colours are stunning and all look so vibrant!

    I follow you via Bloglovin as beautybabe. x

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    1. Thank you very much, it's all a bit new to me but I'm having fun and the positive comments make this a happy learning experience :)

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  10. Followed on GFC and Bloglovin

    ooohhhh look at all the wonderful colours..the pink, greens and omg...that orange shade looks yummy.
    My phone is so old that it doesnt even have internet so there will be no 3am shopping via phone for me.

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    1. Haha I will let you know the next time I'm on a midnight shopping spree - I'll ring you up and ask if you want anything :P

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  11. Following you on GFC and Bloglovin as MoonlightSak.
    Congratulations on your new blog I must say you are very good at tutorials I absolutely enjoyed your tutorial on creating a smoky eye look and I cant believe you do it on the train. Keep it up I am so glad you started your own blog you have lots of beauty wisdom to share ... regards sakina

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    1. Thanks hun, you're always so lovely :) I'm having fun so far, supportive friends make all the difference xx

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  12. Congrats on the new blog! This palette is awesome and such a generous giveaway. Following on GFC - CathyO

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    1. Thanks Cathy! It is a surprisingly awesome palette, if you win you'll love it :)

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  13. What a lovely palette some gorgeous colours there :)
    I follow you on both!
    Good luck everyone xxx

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    1. Aww good luck Sarah, you would have a ball with this palette, it's got a lot of fun shades :)

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  14. First of all, big congrats on FINALLY starting a blog :)

    Second, I would love to enter this awesome giveaway! Following you on GFC and bloglovin' as Ms Jelena xx

    Welcome to blogospehe! :)

    xx

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    1. Might possibly be Ms Jelena's Blog on bloglovin' :) Can't remember now!

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    2. Haha I don't really know what I'm called anywhere either! Thank you for the warm welcome, your blog was one of the very first ones I ever followed, back when I first joined Beautyheaven, and I still love it :)

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    3. Awww thank you, honey! I appreciate it :) xx

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  15. Kris, I love that you have started your own blog! Now, I've heard of sleep talking, walking even eating, but shopping??? LOL! It's a gorgeous palette by the way, and what a lovely EOTD you created :)

    Oh, I follow via GFC- IndieAna.

    xx

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    1. Oh I sleepwalk and talk too, obviously I do my best work when I'm asleep, lol!
      I was a bit nervous about following the look card, glad I did though, it's very different to what I normally wear and it's always nice to do something new :)

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  16. Hey lovely!

    Loving the blog, congrats on starting up, I've followed you here from bh and I'm glad I did :)

    I look forward to future blog posts and thank you for the fabulous giveaway, this looks really fun.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, love GFC follower themissus xo

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    1. Hi!! Welcome to another of my Beautyheaven friends, thank you for following me :) This weekend has begun pretty well already, I slept until 9am!

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  17. Well done Kris - can't quite cope with a blog or anything else from you that doesn't involve pusses in some way (OK, you're name fits) - not serious, of course - you've done brilliantly. Looks like you've been blogging all your life!!!! Congratulations.
    With love,
    Trish_D

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    1. Darling Trish, thank you so much - I can assure you I'm incapable of going more than five minutes without mentioning cats, Tokidoki says you are welcome here anytime! Thank you for the kind words, and for coming to visit my page :)

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  18. Hello! I love guilty surprises. I think I've accidentally clicked things twice before. Thankfully I have a sister who likes receiving random presents.
    And I've followed you on both GFC & Bloglovin.

    - Mary
    madeinmarcelle.blogspot.com

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    1. I see you and your sister are very good at enabling each other, and you have a really helpful blog! I wish I had a sister to share my makeup with - I only have mum, and she's not so into it. For instance, I have about 300 eyeshadows I think, she has none!

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  19. Hi Kris! love your blog. And what a great giveaway!

    I've followed you on GFC and Bloglovin as Ina J!

    PS: I have also nominated your for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my post here for the questions: http://inabeautyworld.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/the-liebster-blog-award.html

    Looking forward to see your response.

    Ina

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    1. Hi Ina! Lovely to see you here and thank you SO much for the Liebster nomination, I will try and work out how to do the form properly, I'm a bit of a n00b :P

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  20. Kris! SO thrilled to see that you are doing the blog thing; have followed you on Bloglovin because that was first to hand, but would follow you anywhere, of course!

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    1. To the very depths of hell? I'm going there next Wednesday. But bring a jumper, it's going to be frozen over - my teenage son mowed the lawn without being asked.

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  21. hahaha are you sure your kitten did eat the Lip Primer?! ;)

    OMG I am cracking up at the image of you hiding the phone under the covers, shopping in the middle of the night!! That is a classic!!

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    1. I'm either shopping or playing candy crush, that game is addictive! And Toki has a habit of carrying things around in her mouth and stashing them away, fortunately she's hopeless at hiding stuff, it's always in the same place, under her blankie!

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  22. Congratulations on your new blog and I look forward to learning more tips and tricks from you.

    Smashbox is a brand that has not really got off the ground here for some unknown reason, compared to other US makeup brands. I think it is fabulous and definitely under-rated, so thank you so much for sharing this wonderful palette with us. It is a superb giveaway and I have to laugh as well knowing that you covertly undertook online shopping. I know the feeling well!

    I am following you via Google (all new for me!).

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    1. Thank you so much for following me Roxy! I am the worst when it comes to midnight internettery in general and online shopping in particular, sometimes David takes my phone away when we go to bed, lol. I definitely agree that Smashbox is very underrated, I was so surprised at the quality of this palette!

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  23. I'm so excited you have a blog! Buying two of one thing is something my sister often does with cookbooks so sometimes I am lucky enough to get a book of her! The palette looks gorgeous :)

    I'm following you on GFC and bloglovin :)

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    1. Oh yay I'm glad you entered - and I just saw that you follow Hyperbole and a Half, how awesome is she? :D

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  24. I am SO pleased that you have taken the plunge and started your blog! Congratulations :-)

    I can't believe that I do not own anything from Smashbox yet. I have definitely heard of it but I can't get it easily here so would definitely love to see what the quality is like. I am still giggling over you shopping under the covers.

    I am really happy to be following you via BlogLovin as Seducedbybeauty. xxx

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  25. such a beautiful palette! im following via GFC

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  26. Hi Kris,
    Your eyes are the most amazing colour, loving your review
    Good luck with the blog
    Karen

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  28. Whoops forgot to say I am following you on GFC and Blogloving
    Stalking you on Candy Crush Saga

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    1. LOL I am playing right now, I'm so hooked it's ridiculous!

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  29. That palette looks amazing :) Following via GFC

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  30. Congrats, Kats!!!! The prize couldn't have gone to better hands (or lids)!!! :D

    xx

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  31. Holey guacemole - I don't believe it! Oh darling, I'm so thrilled! Oh please give Toki an extra big cuddle from me :-) You are a creative genius hon - I've never seen a prizewinner chosen by a gorgeou kitty or announced via a video before. And what an honour to be your first winner - thank you so much sweetie, I SO wanted this palette hon :-) Needless to say I've sent you an email lol...

    And thanks for your lovely congrats Ms. J :-)

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    1. Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!! I will send it tomorrow :)

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  32. Huge congrats Kats!!!
    Cant wait to see your EOTDs when you start using this palette :)
    xx

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