Sunday, 4 October 2015

SMASHBOX Masterclass 3 Colour & Contour

Review & Swatches!

Finally! I got my hands on the Smashbox Master Class 3 Palette - Colour & Contour
This has been on my Sephora Wishlist since it was released in the 2014 Holidays 
I purchased Master Class 2 earlier that year & fell in love with the quality & colours!
But the packaging was a real downfall for me..
 To see they made serious improvements for the Master Class 3, I had to have it!
With Eyeshadows, Blushes & Contour powders, this is the most amazing palette for travel!

This Palette retails for $65 USD ($300 value!)
32 Eyeshadows (12 Mattes 20 Shimmers)
3 Blushes & Contour, Bronzer & Highlight shades
This is an outstanding value for the price!
Swatches below!

What makes this Master Class packaging so much better??
This one is like industrial strength & super sturdy compared to the Master Class 2, 
which came in a cheaper quality, silver cardboard packaging..
It looks sleek & is much slimmer, but received a lot of complaints about it arriving broken.
Unfortunately this happened to mine..
The new & improved packaging of the Master Class 3 is much bulkier, but provides so much 
more protection for the products inside & guaranteed to prevent smashing or breaking.
Thick Black plastic, opens like a book & closes together with an elastic strap
Two sides to this palette - Stunning Neutrals + Contour powders & Creative Colours + Blushes.
Both palettes are removable & easily click back in to either side of the case for preference.
Covered by a solid clear flap, once again, more protection for your shadows, where the previous Master Class palettes had a flimsy plastic film which also had the names printed on,
this palette has them listed above each shade!
BONUS - when you open this book-like palette, there are "Get The Look" guide inserts, 
also at the back is a practice pad with 4 blank Face Charts. What a great idea! Get Creative!

Neutral Shadows:

Naked - Matte Flesh Tone Pink
Nectar - Matte Pale Peach
Flirt - Shimmer Pearly Champagne
Vanilla - Matte Cream White
Drizzle - Matte Med Mauve Brown
Ambient - Metallic Bronze Gold
Pebble - Matte Cool Taupe Brown
Golden Orchid - Duochrome Golden Pink
Topaz - Shimmery Cool Taupe
Sienna - Shimmer Deep Gold Brown
Cinder - Shimmer Mauve Taupe
Nude - Matte Warm Caramel Brown
Royal - Matte Deep Purple 
Blackout - Matte Black
Smoke - Matte Dark Neutral Grey
Sumatra - Matte Dark Warm Brown

Colour Shadows:

Oyster - Pale Pearl w/ Green Shimmer
Sky - Satin Pale Baby Blue
Lavender - Shimmery Light Purple
Snow - Matte Off-White
Zoom - Apple Green w/ Gold Shimmer
Steel - Shimmer Med Silver Blue
Lilac - Shimmer Med Blue Purple
Rose Petal - Satin Cool toned Pink
Ivy - Satin Bright Green
Cerulean- Metallic Med/Deep Blue
Violet - Matte Dark Blue Purple
Papaya - Satin Peachy Pink
Serpent - Shimmery Blackened Green
Nocturnal - Satin Dark Blue
Blacktop Black w/ Silver Shimmer
Peony - Satin Cool toned Hot Pink

Contour & Blush Shades:

Contour - Matte Neutral Brown                                        Carnation - Shimmery Golden Pink
Bronzer - Satin Warm Brown                                            Flush - Matte Warm Neutral Peach
Highlight - Satin Pale Yellow                                            Rosy - Satin Dark Berry 
The texture & pigmentation is amazing & so consistent throughout the entire palette!
Every shade is buttery & has high colour pay-off.
But one problem is the fall out with these because they are so buttery & soft, 
your brush tends to pick up a lot of product so use a light hand and/or shadow shields when applying!
The Face products are just as good!
Highly pigmented, soft & blends like a dream. But once again, use a light hand!

Now in comparison to the Master Class 2 palette, there are a few repeated shades
Shadows - Nectar, Vanilla, Golden Orchid, Ambient, Serpent
And all three of the Blushes are also in the MC2 palette
The pigmentation has been improved & the texture is smoother
Shades like "Serpent" has better pimentation & "Golden Orchid" has a more intense 
Duochrome effect this time round.

I have fallen in Love with this amazing palette & have eyeshadows to last me years!
I need to mention, Smashbox came out with a contour palette earlier this year 
Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit
It has the exact three contour shades included in this palette, but for $45 USD
So this is a fantastic deal!

Limited Edition still available from

LucyLoves! xx

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