“Hard work never go unnoticed”

I strongly believe in this. Here is one of example of why.

 I saw this picture of a model with blue eye makeup on Smashbox’s Facebook page and I just felt like recreating it and I did. You can check details here. After a month of posting, I received a message from them that they would like to send me their Double Exposure Eyeshadow palette as a gesture of appreciation. It truly touched my heart. That was so kind and generous of them. I did the recreation without ever thinking of getting back anything in return and here I am today enjoying with the palette. 🙂

SmashboxdoubleexposurepaletteSo this is how I received the gifts, with the palette a received some samples of the very famous and my already favorite Smashbox Photofinish Face primer and Eye hydrating primer.

IMG_0104The Palette’s packaging is amazing, nothing cheap about it as it shouldn’t be, right? I love that it is very easy to open and close due to the magnetic flap. I do not need to chip my nails at all.

The palette has 14 eyeshadow which turns into 28 as you can use them dry or wet. It has a mirror too which is very convenient , I really want mirrors in every palette I get my hands on . It is just so easy.

Close up of the shades

smashboxdoubleexposureIt comes with this dual ended brush which I really like. The size is just perfect. One end I use to apply shade on my lids the tiny angled side is just perfect for lower lash line and outer lid application.

Applied dry

The top row has a mixture of Satin and Shimmer light shades. The shades you would want to use for brow bones, inner corners of eyes and I have even tried some as highlighter on cheeks 😛 Apply any one of these shades alone on the lid and some cat wing liner and you are good to go.

Bottom Row Applied Dry
Bottom Row
Applied Dry

The bottom row has some interesting dark shades of Mattes, Shimmers and Satins. Though the black is not that intense, I’d say it is ideal for beginners as black is very difficult to work with, if you over do you’ll get those famous “PANDA EYES”.

Applied Wet- Top and bottom Row
Applied Wet- Top and bottom Row

Such beautiful metallic shades after applying them wet. <3


The palette is really good, there are a couple of shades that I didn’t have in my other palettes which is a plus point. They are more pigmented when applied wet. I have applied it dry several times on my eyeshadow base and it looked very beautiful. The DSC_7397shades lasts longer, the maximum I had it on was 8 hours. The box comes with a “Guide” that you can follow according to the shape of your eyes which I think a beginner can handle so well. Is it worth the money? Yes, because technically you get 28 eyeshadows ,using it wet and dry. These palettes are for those who are into shimmers and more vibrant looks as it has a lot of shimmery shades which will turn into metallic when applied wet. But if you are into mattes and natural look makeup, then this palette is not for you. Another thing I would like to highlight here is the fact that even when you dab the damp brush on the eyeshadow pan, it doesn’t form a hard layer on the surface that usually other eyeshadows do as it is mainly designed for this purpose. So no need to worry now of getting damp brushes.


NOTE: Do not wet your brush only dampen. Do not apply a very wet eyeshadow on the lid or you will end up creasing the whole eye shade and it will take ages to dry. If you are dipping your brush in water, make sure to pat it a bit on a dry towel. You can use any kind of makeup setting spray or eye drops to dampen brush. 

Here is one of the looks I created and no false eyelashes here <3

I featured the shade MIDNIGHT from the palette.

makeupworldbyveena-smashbox-double exposure paletteYou can get the palette from any Sephora outlet in malls or Online shops, check here for my recommended online stores in UAE.



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  1. I have been looking to get a Smashbox palate for a long time as I have heard so many wonderful things about it but have never got round to it. The bottom shades are stunning I like Midnight. What brush did you use to sweep under the bottom lashes?