Smashbox’s Limited Edition ‘In Bloom’ Collection

The recently launched Smashbox‘s ‘In Bloom’ Collection has me completely sold, wanting to call the entire thing my own.

In Bloom is Smashbox’s Spring 2011 Collection (remember the Northern Hemisphere has opposite seasons, but we’ll use it as an excuse to cling to summer as winter rapidly approaches) and is all about pretty, feminine wear-ability; there’s no tricky trends to tackle here, it’s all so easy and just gosh darn pretty!

I was offered two products to trial, Soft Focus Powder Eyeliner and Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss with SPF 15, and they are so fabulous I used them on my boyfriend RK’s big sister – not just on any old day but her wedding day. Yes, I did her makeup (no idea how that happened!) and yes I was scared shitless, but more on that in a later post. I only tested the eyeliner once, but on her, and me, it just worked, and it was the perfect look for her wedding day – or for anyone who isn’t after a harsh eyeliner, just a perfectly smudged but but definitely still ‘there’ eyeliner. The soft smudged brown is much easier to wear during the day than a more striking black, and would suit fairer girls wonderfully.

The Soft Focus Powder Eyeliner ($29.95) is so easy to use, and looks amazing either just as a stand alone liner, or blended into a smokey brown eye. Just one tip; definitely do tap the applicator a few times before applying, otherwise you’ll get some fallout of powder under the eyes.

The Limitless Long Wear Lipgloss ($29.95) in Endless Kiss was also used over the top of a light peach lipstick on the bride, and it was perfect. Most certainly long wearing, this gloss is shiny without being sticky, and shimmery without a tonne of glitter. The added bonus of SPF 15 is also a winner.

I’m dying to try the other items from the collection, especially the Blusher Duo and also the Illuminising Powder. Check them out for yourself on the Smashbox site here, or pop into your local Kit Cosmetics store.

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1 Response to “Smashbox’s Limited Edition ‘In Bloom’ Collection”


  1. 1 Annette @ Wellnesss WA March 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I love the look of the illuminiser, with the little ‘doe foot’ applicator. Argh! KYOOT 🙂 x


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