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Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Ablaze

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette ($29.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a small, travel-friendly palette that features warm hues of copper with both matte and shimmery finishes. What I liked about this palette was that each well was large enough for regular eyeshadow brushes, and there was enough product across each that nothing felt skimpy. It actually is a more realistic amount of product, where one can finish and work through it, particularly for those of us with less modest stashes!

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “beyond blendable” texture. Some of the eyeshadows have a dustier or thinner texture, which can make them prone to sheering out (and difficult to maintain their intensity) or fade faster than other shades. Overall, the majority of the shades were very pigmented, wore seven to eight hours, and blended out without much work. I liked that this particular palette had both shimmery and matte finishes, and there were some deeper shades to add contrast, so this seemed like it would be much more versatile than some of the other color combinations in their new palette series.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Ablaze

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Ablaze

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Ablaze

B+

Limited Edition

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Disclosure

8.5
Product

9.5
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8
Longevity

4.5
Application

87%
Total

Relaxed

Relaxed is a soft peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was so soft that it also kicked up a lot of excess product in the pan and sheered out too easily on the skin, so it was difficult to get that opaque coverage in practice without a primer. On its own, it lasted for seven hours before fading.

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  • Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Inglot #328 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Peaches ‘n Cream (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Flower Child (P) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Dance ‘Til Dawn Eyeshadow #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Framed (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar).
  • Viseart Minx #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Relaxed

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Relaxed

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Relaxed

B+

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Disclosure

8.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

7.5
Longevity

5
Application

88%
Total

Moccasin

Moccasin is a soft, light-medium copper with a frosted finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with, but it was drier and had a tendency to look faded on the lid (almost immediately), even though the pigmentation still seemed to be opaque. It wore well for seven hours on me.

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  • theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Graphite #2 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • L’Oreal Sunset Seine (P, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Amberluxe #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Moccasin

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Moccasin

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Moccasin

B

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Disclosure

8.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

8
Texture

7.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

86%
Total

Siesta

Siesta is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This eyeshadow had mostly opaque color payoff paired with a lightly dusty, thinner texture. It blended out well, but it sheered out more easily than desired, so it was harder to maintain its intensity on the lid without a primer. It lasted for seven hours on me.

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  • MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • bareMinerals Imagine (P) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar).
  • Chanel Rouge Brule (128) (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE) is cooler, lighter (85% similar).
  • NARS Cambodia (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Siesta

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Siesta

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Siesta

B-

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Disclosure

8
Product

9
Pigmentation

8
Texture

7.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

82%
Total

Nirvana

Nirvana is a medium-dark reddish berry with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. There was a subtle hint of micro-shimmer, but it did not translate on the skin, so it functioned as a matte finish eyeshadow in practice. The pigmentation was rich, and the texture was smooth without being too dry or powdery, though it did not feel as finely-milled as other shades in the palette. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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  • MAC All’s Rosy (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (P) (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M844 Burgundy (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • MAC Posthaste (LE, $16.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar).
  • Disney by Sephora Sha La La (LE) is cooler, brighter (80% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M842 Wine (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Nirvana

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Nirvana

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Nirvana

A-

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Disclosure

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

91%
Total

Delirious

Delirious is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a touch loose in the pan, but it applied beautifully to bare skin and blended out easily. I noticed a little fading after eight hours of wear.

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  • LORAC Garnet (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • theBalm Racy Kacy (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Copper Kettle (LE) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Red Hot Copper (LE) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Oxidize (LE) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Scandal (LE, $14.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (85% similar).
  • MAC Star Myth (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P) is warmer (85% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Delirious

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Delirious

2
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Delirious

A

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Disclosure

9.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

93%
Total

Torch

Torch is a medium-dark orange with a fine, golden shimmer. The color payoff was great with opaque coverage, while the texture felt soft, finely-milled, and smooth without being too dusty or too dry. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

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  • Cle de Peau Golden Age #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • LORAC Apricot (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Fresh Daily (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever I730 Pumpkin (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, brighter, darker (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Torch (LE) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Orange You Fancy (LE, $12.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME734 Tangerine (P, $21.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Pumpkin Pie (P, $6.99) is brighter, darker (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Paradox (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Torch

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Torch

2
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Torch

A-

Permanent

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Disclosure

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

8
Longevity

5
Application

91%
Total

Throwback

Throwback is a muted, dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, that was buildable overall. The consistency was firmer in the pan, but it wasn’t as thin or as dusty as some of the shades in the palette were, so it ended up being fairly easy to work with in practice. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours on me.

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  • Urban Decay Extra Bitter (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Summer Yum (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Realgar (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Sidekick (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Henna (LE) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Whimsy (P) is warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is more muted (85% similar).
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Throwback

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Throwback

3
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Throwback

B

Permanent

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Disclosure

8.5
Product

9
Pigmentation

8
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

86%
Total

   
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