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Smashbox Eye Shadow Review – Flamingo

Quite a while ago I picked up a Smashbox eye shadow in Flamingo from Apothica.

Flamingo is described as a coral pink with soft shimmer.

To me it reads closer to a true coral shade with gold shimmer.

However, when you glance at the color from an angle, you can see a hint of coral-pink. This color works really well as a color was on the lid and crease.

The Website Claims:
It gives your eyes a shimmering color enhancement without any creasing or flaking. Dimethicone gives a smooth finish. Vitamin E fights free-radical damage. Silica leaves a sheen.

The Ingredients are:
Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Talc, Boron Nitride, Vinyl Dimethicone Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Corn Starch, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopentyldiol

Price:
$15.80 for .06 oz. (for comparison MAC is .05 oz for $14.50)

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes. As long as I wear an eye shadow primer, it lasts on me all day. It doesn’t flake and it’s one of those fabulous eye shadow colors that looks like you’re wearing 3 colors at once. It’s multidimensional and gorgeous.

Would I purchase again?
Yes. I like this color, and I like the texture and finish. I’d definitely try another color from Smashbox if one caught my attention. This was my first Smashbox eye shadow and I don’t think it will be my last. This is definitely a nice color for spring or summer.

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://hificosmetics.artfire.com Veronica

      Yay! Flamingo was my first Smashbox eyeshadow too, and I absolutely love it! :) It looks SO gorgeous on you!

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      This is lovely: Question, does it remind you of the Moon Crystal Power shade from Persephone?

      • Phyrra

        I’ll try to swatch them side by side for you soon.

    • Tina

      That is pretty.

    • http://eyelinerandspraypaint.blogspot.com Robyn

      Beautiful! I always expect a ‘Flamingo’ colour to be a hot pink and I have no idea why because they aren’t!

    • http://www.prettyindayton.com Styrch

      OMG! I think I MUST have that.

    • http://prettymaking.blogspot.com Mandy

      I love Smashbox eyeshadows! They have some of the best quality I’ve found. I love that they are cruelty free as well. My favorite shadow to do a smokey eye (with just one shadow, no additional ones) is Smashbox’s color Obsidian.

    • http://lacqueredpaintedpolished.blogspot.com/ Jessi

      This color is awesome! I’ve been obsessed with coral and orange makeup lately. I even risked Sleek Makeup’s notoriously bad customer service and paid the $13.50 international shipping rate to get their Avoir Le Peche collection. I feel bad supporting companies like that, but I just HAD to have it. :(

    • Angela

      That’s a nice color on you,really makes your eyes pop!

    • http://www.outinapout.blogspot.com Jessica Allison

      Love this shade- have you tried it on your cheeks or lips yet- seems like it could go all ways!

      And Jessi, I don’t think you need to feel bad about ordering from Sleek. I know they’ve had some massive issues, but I think a lot of it is due to inexperience and low staffing. It takes a lot to open a company from the ground up, let alone turn a profit.

      Iit seems like Sleek is expanding at a rate a little faster than they can handle, I really don’t think the ordering and communication snafus are malfeasance on the company’s part. Hopefully, as their profit margin increases, we’ll start to see some better service out of them, because the line really is great!

      • http://lacqueredpaintedpolished.blogspot.com/ Jessi

        Thank you so much easing my mind a bit. I think they really are trying, too. I’ve contacted them a few times on Twitter and they’ve always responded right back. I just know a lot of people were upset with how that 50% off thing was handled, as I would have been. I really like the products I got and hopefully the company is able to meet up with demand.

    • http://www.baroque-in-babylon.blogspot.com Tianne Marie

      Gorgeous! Reminds me of a deeper version of Rapunzel had Extensions.

    • http://winterybeauty.blogspot.com Thia Winter

      I recently bought a few smashbox shadows too. This one is beautiful on you!

    • http://www.karmicdreaming.net/ Amanda

      I was a bit meh about the swatch but then I saw it on your eye and wow! Lovely!

    • http://kattatonic.blogspot.com/ Katt

      Cute color, but not one that i would pay $15 for because i probably wouldn’t use it that much

    • http://www.beautysbadhabitblog.blogspot.com Lily

      Wow it looks a gorgeous colour, I think it would be a great blush colour, too!

    • http://www.glostix.net Bekka

      Oooh, I am loving that colour! I’m falling in love with corals a lot lately. And the finish is just fantastic :3

    • http://makeupormorte.blogspot.com Lexa

      I love this color!
      Just wanted to let you know I tagged you with the versatile blogger award ;)
      you can see it here:
      http://makeupormorte.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-recieved-versatile-blogger-award.html

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Lexa!

    • http://redlipsblackhair.blogspot.com/ Sonia

      This color is GORGEOUS! Love how it looks on you! *mesmerized*

    • http://eighteight8.blogspot.com eight

      The quad from their Ultimate Eyes – Blue set is one of my favourites ever.

      That colour is so pretty!