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Smashbox Best Sellers Review

Smashbox make up kit best sellers

There’s a Smashbox best sellers kit that’s a serious bargain right now in Boots.  It actually came out just before the holiday period, when I was supposed to be swanning around looking for Christmas presents.

I did a double take on the stand that was overflowing with Smashbox Best Sellers. The price caught me, a Smashbox make up kit worth £70 on offer for half price?  It went straight into my basket, for myself, not for anyone else as a Christmas present!

I wanted to write this post and create a video because – can you believe it? – it’s now knocked down again to £23.33!  But other than that, when some of these products standalone they’re excellent regardless and they deserve a bit of a spotlight.

So, watch my video for a quick tutorial and try-on look of the Smashbox products inside the kit, followed by my individual reviews!

Smashbox Best Sellers

I had only tried two Smashbox make up products before buying this kit, two of which are in this box. (Another reason why this offer hooked me!)  Starting with…

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I’d recently ran out of a Smashbox Photo Finish Primer tester, so the fact this was in the box was an extra hook for me.  Smashbox primers lap up good reviews and although this is the only one I’ve tried, I can see why.

This is the first primer I’ve noticed to visibly ‘smooth’ my skin after applying my base (which I hope you can see in the video).  It’s blended well with a few of my different foundations too.  I now really want to try the other Smashbox primers to see how they vary.

In my opinion, this is the best product in the box.  And to be honest, I was looking to repurchase this Smashbox Photo Finish Primer anyway!

(This is actually half size in the box, not full size.)

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

Smashbox Eyeliner

Onto the next, the Smashbox eyeliner!  Truth be told, it wasn’t the main draw for me in buying the Smashbox set, but I’m glad I’ve tried it.  I typically use a liquid pen eyeliner, but since giving this a go I can see how it can create a different look.

I find pencil-like eyeliners to be hellish when applying, but the Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner was surprisingly smooth (unlike its name…) and glided on.

(This is full size in the box.)

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

The only other Smashbox product I had tried had been this; the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara.  I’d tried this as another tester and I was immediately impressed, which is saying a lot for a tiny mascara tester.

As well as looking to purchase the Smashbox Photo Finish primer, this Smashbox mascara was also on my to-buy list too.  I’m not usually a fan of mascara’s that fan and lengthens lashes. (Just down to my personal taste – give me volume!)  But I really liked the effect of this particular one.  I just hope I’ve given it justice in the video!

(This is full size in the box.)

Smashbox L.A. Lights Lip & Cheek Colour

Smashbox Lip & Cheek Hollywood Highlight

The product name is a little confusing – it suggests this could be a lip and cheek tint. But it’s in fact more of a highlighter, with a very subtle gold glow.

I don’t currently have a gold highlighter in my collection so yep, there’s another reason why this Smashbox Best Sellers kit was a brilliant purchase!  It is very light however, so I think I need more practice with it to test if it’s buildable, which I’m sure it is.

(This is full size in the box.)

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Get Fired

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick

Finally, the cherry on top, the icing on the cake – the lipstick!  On first thoughts, I thought this might be the wrong kind of red for me.  But wow, was I wrong!

Despite leaning more on the blue side of hue, (I try to go more orangey hues because I think it suits my skin tone better…) this looks great!  The application is super moisturising, without being slippery and the finish is almost gloss like.  What a banger!  I might have to look into more Smashbox lip colours now…

(This is full size in the box.)


I don’t regret buying the Smashbox Best Sellers kit whatsoever.  If it’s not already obvious, I’d really recommend this if you’re looking to dip your toe in Smashbox cosmetics.  (Well not actually your toe…)

Like I said, it’s still available at Boots now for a bargain price.  But I fear it may not be round forever…

I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review Smashbox or Boots.  I just want to spread the word!


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