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If you read my post about the Smashbox Cosmetics Fall 2009 Reign collection, you know that I have been rather impressed with the offerings from this brand as of late. Just when it seems that most cosmetic companies are sacrificing quality and luxury, Smashbox continues to wow and impress with its Holiday 2009 Wish collection. With gifts starting at just $20, the new limited edition collection has something for everybody on your holiday shopping list.
If the dazzling sets weren’t enough to get you into the spirit of giving, $1 from every item purchased from the Wish collection will go to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that provides care and life-saving research for millions of sick or injured children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Giving has never been this beautiful!
The Smashbox Wish Holiday Collection includes…
Eye Wish Palette($44/$234 value)
This generously sized eye palette contains 12 gorgeous eye shadows, 4 cream eye liners, a Photo Finish Lid Primer and a Get-the-Look booklet with instructions on how to get party perfect. Every color in this set is wearable, so there won’t be a wasted shade in the bunch and with all the color combinations possible, this is one set that you can really play with. I am a big fan of Smashbox shadows because they are finely milled and stay put, even on my oily lids, so if you’ve never tried their shadows or cream liners, this palette is a great way to fall in love with this brand.
Wish for the Perfect Tools($49/$134 value)
This set, which I was lucky enough to receive, contains five travel-sized brushes, four which are exclusive to the set. The brushes come packaged in a shimmering raspberry leatherette carrying case and have coordinating shimmering raspberry handles. The set includes a travel-sized angled blush brush, and exclusive to the kit are a blending brush, crease brush, shadow liner brush and angled precision liner brush. As anyone who owns Smashbox cosmetic brushes knows, these are top of the line, high quality brushes. All of the brushes in this set are brushes that I feel everyone should own, but if you are like me and feel that the standard sized #15 Definer/shadow liner brush is a little too big for applying Smashbox’s shadow liner, then you need this brush set if only for the travel sized one. The smaller sized brush took a product that I was never quite wowed by and made it something I now use everyday. This set needs to be in everyone’s stocking!
Wish for the Stars ($20/$48 value)
This set contains holiday essentials in convenient travel sizes and includes Lash DNA Mascara in Jet Black, Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume, and Fusion Soft Lights in Dusk. If you want gorgeous lashes, full lips, and a glow that only Smashbox can provide, then this is the set for you! (And what a bargain at only 20 bucks! ~wht)
Wish for a Flawless Complexion ($39/$52 value)
This gift set contains a full-size and travel-size Photo Finish Foundation Primer, perfect for at home or on the go, so you can have a flawless face anywhere. I’m not usually a primer kind of girl, but the one from Smashbox is a winner. You’d need a magnifying glass to see my pores when I use this, so trust me, that’s impressive. The regular size primer goes for $36, so if you already use it, you can restock for yourself and for only $3 more, share the travel size with someone special!
Wish for the Perfect Pout
This set is perfect for the gloss addict on your list and includes both best selling shades and exclusive holiday colors: Pout (baby doll pink), Luster (sheer golden pink), Tease (juicy raspberry), Candy (cotton candy pink), Aura (shimmery pink nude) and Radiant (shimmery pink plum). If you have never experienced the beauty of a Smashbox lip gloss, now is the time to try it—they are long-lasting, high impact glosses and for only $29 for six shades, this set is a steal!
Two items we didn’t get the chance to review, but that deserve a big beautiful shout out:
Wish For The Perfect Palette ($59/$225 value, offered exclusively at Ulta)
This palette is beyond impressive! This would be a perfect gift for the woman who has everything or for a young tween/teen who is just getting introduced to makeup. This palette includes 64 eye shadows, 8 cream eye liners, 6 brow tech powders, brow tech wax, 8 lip glosses, 2 blushes, complexion brightener, bronzer, highlighter, mini brushes (eye shadow brush, eye liner brush, and angled brow & lip brush), and a Get-the-Look insert with application tips. I checked this palette out for myself during my last Ulta run and you would be amazed at how much product they fit into this little beauty. I was like a kid in a candy store when I saw all of the colors and products offered inside. This is one covet-worthy palette! Move quick on this one people! Out of stock at Smashbox, not on Ulta.com, but you still may be able to get it in store…
Wish For The Perfect Pencils($32/$80 value, offered exclusively at Sephora)
This set contains five long-wearing eye pencils in limited edition shades and includes: Celebrate (silver), Wish (peacock), Dream (black), Hope (purple), and Love (bronze). These eye pencils smudge nicely and have fantastic staying power. The Wish and Hope shades are especially stunning. For a holiday look, I love doing black liner on my top lid and then smudging a colored pencil into my lower lashes for a hint of drama. It’s subtle, but lovely. These were going quickly at my local Sephora, so if you are on the fence about these, don’t wait too long!
Review Team– let us know your thoughts on the set you received. And readers, is anybody else out there hoping to find a little something from Smashbox in their stocking this year?
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