Smashbox Light It Up 3-Palette Set | Holiday 2016 Collection

For their holiday 2016 collection Smashbox came out with a large Light It Up collection designed in collaboration with electrifying neon artist Meryl Pataky. I’m not sure whether most of it is still available, however this 3 Palette Set is still available online and on sale at Macy’s, Sephora, and JcPenney. 

Besides being able to try a range of products from Smashbox, these travel-friendly palettes are sturdy and a little heavy, which I always love with any makeup product and come in a lightweight acrylic case and has simple packaging with neon pink.


  • On sale for $22.50
  • 6 x 0.10 oz Photo Op Eyeshadows
  • 3 x 0.14 oz Step-by-Step Contour 
  • 6 x 0.08 oz Be Legendary  Lipstick
  • Names of shades printed on back of palette 

Eyeshadow Palette 

The eyeshadow palette features 6 shades in the Photo Op Formula and all were very soft and pigmented. You could make a couple of different looks with these 6 colors, they blended nicely and were long lasting but will crease without primer.

(2 swatches, no primer)

Step-by-Step Contour Palette

This is a mini version of their much loved contour palette in the Medium shade. The contour shade is the perfect cool-toned brown that mimicks the natural shadows of the face and all three shades are very soft and pigmented. I’ve read many complaints that the pans are too small to fit a brush, but my Elf Pro Blush Brush fit perfectly!

Lipstick Palette

This lip palette contains 6 shades in the Be Legendary Lipstick formula-3 creams, and 3 mattes. I think there is a pretty good range of shades included and it’s great that there are two types of formulas as well. I don’t really mind applying these lipsticks with my fingers, but a mini brush would’ve been nice to include. 

Overall I think this is a great deal, I love that not only are these 3 palettes in beautiful, travel-friendly packaging but that they included products and shades that are in their regular line and so will be good quality. 


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