Smashbox Full Exposure Palette (Quick Swatches!!)

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, $49 at Sephora

I think this was the surprise of the year for me. I saw this palette and it instantly went into my Sephora cart. I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet but since I showed it in a recent YouTube video I have gotten a lot of requests for swatches so here we go!

But first take a look at the palette….drink it IN. Click on a picture to make it bigger!









S1,M1, S2, and M2









S3, M3, S4, and M4









S5, M5, S6, M6, S7, and M7









So the shadows don’t have real names. They are either Shimmers (S) or Mattes (M) followed by a number. I included a picture of the back of the palette (top left) so you can see what I mean. I can’t wait to dig into this palette. I love the two sided brush inside and there is a nice booklet also. I’ll let you know how this is after I get into using it.

Hope the swatches help!

From Sephora’s website:

What it is:
A set of universally awesome neutrals that’s essential, effortless, and enhanced for your eye shape.

What it does:
This totally versatile palette is organized with crease-resistant, long-wearing shimmers in the top row and velvety smooth mattes along the bottom. Fourteen essential neutral shades include a range of nudes, blacks, shimmers, and mattes. Use the brilliant eye shape chart, dual-ended brush, and Full Exposure Mascara to complete any look.

This set contains:
- 0.035 oz x 7 eye shadow in shimmer shades (top row): Chocolate Brown with Golden Pearl, Deep Golden Brown with Gold Pearl, Soft Gold with Gold and Silver Pearl, Light Tan with Gold and Silver Pearl, Golden Wheat with Gold Pearl, Midtone Slate with Silver Pearl, Rich Grey with Multicolor and Silver Pearl
- 0.035 oz x 7 shimmer eye shadow in matte shades (bottom row): Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Matte Midtone Brown, Soft Matte Midtone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Soft Light Taupe, Ashy Dark Brown, Suede Black

What else you need to know:
Smashbox has taken the guesswork out of application with a cool, new dual-ended brush. There’s a fluffy end perfect for blending matte shades and a flat end to easily lay down the shimmer shades without sparkle overload. Plus, it’s double-sided with black bristles on one side and white on the other, so you’ll never accidentally dip a light shade into a dark shade.


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  1. Deidre Bick says

    (If you had the choose) Between this and the Laura Mercier Artist Palette, which would you pick? I’d like to get one for my Mom….

    Love your swatches!

    • says

      As I said in the post I haven’t used the Smashbox palette yet. If your mom likes purple tones and a mix of shimmers, satins, and mattes the LM palette is a good pick. I can’t speak on the Smashbox yet as I’ve only swatched it but I imagine this is going to be for someone that prefers much more shimmer in their palettes.

  2. Tracey says

    I think I finalized my list for tomorrow morning :)
    Laura mercier artist palette (it was that or this…)
    Buxom Dolly set
    Tarte lip surgence set
    Boscia mask set

  3. Abryda says

    I was kinda questioning my purchase a little since I felt I know I had so many similar colors, but it was just something about the texture & quality of the product that just made me grab it not to mention it was flying off the shelf like crazy. Plus that brush love it.

  4. Kathy says

    How do you find the shimmer shades? One review said the reminded her of Mac’s pressed pigments….could it be the same formula?
    Thanks for all your swatches and reviews you do!

    • says

      I really like the shimmers-there is fall out but I always do my eyes first so its all good! I don’t think its the same formula but I don’t know for sure the Mac pigments seem thicker to me. Kind of like a creamier formula.

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