Product Review | Smashbox X Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette
Product Review | Smashbox X Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette in Pearl ($35, Sephora and Ulta)
According to Ulta's website, Smashbox Spotlight Palette is an easy to use highlighting palette that lets you fearlessly customize your ultimate glow, add dimension and pop features with layers of light.
• 3 highlight finishes - from subtle glow to super sparkle - let you build & control the light
• Beyond blendable, velvety smooth formula
• Instantly adds dimension & definition
• Includes expert placement tips & 3-get-the-looks from YouTube star Casey Holmes
• Use Pearl on fair to light skin tones and Gold for medium to dark skin tones
Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates & fragrance.
• Turn It On (shimmer warm beige) (0.1 oz)
• Crank It up (shimmer warm nude) (0.1 oz)
• Blow a Fuse (sparkle golden brown) (0.1 oz)
When the palette first launched, I picked up the Gold Palette on Smashbox's website instantly since the Pearl Palette was out of stock. The shipping was fast from Smashbox. While the quality of the product was great with the varying intensity of each highlighter, I decided to pass on the Gold Palette to a friend of mine and purchased the Pearl Palette instead, which is what I will be reviewing.
The box packaging on both palettes come in a glossy lighter or darker shade of gold/bronze with spotlights on it. It looks very luxurious and very appropriate for the product. The cover of the palette's case mimics the box design and the bottom is a plain black color with information on the shades and product weight. It contains .30 oz or 8.61g. The price point is $35. It comes in three different shades: Turn It On Pearl (a shimmer warm beige which is lighter/softer highlight), Crank It Up Pearl (a shimmer warm nude which is a happy medium shade) and Blow A Fuse Pearl (a sparkle golden brown which has more gritty texture for a more intense highlight, hence the name "Blow A Fuse"). The names of the highlighters are the same on both palettes only on the Gold Palette instead of "Pearl" on the names, it will say "Gold". Pretty straight forward, which I love. Of course, paraben-free products are always a plus.
The product is smooth, velvety and easy to blend on the skin. I love that it is compact and perfect for traveling. I enjoy the different shades and levels of intensity all in one palette. I mostly use the first two shades as I am not a fan of the texture of the third shade. If I mix the first or second shade with the third shade, I do not see much of the grit on the skin, so it does work out and looks even when applied.
Would I repurchase? Quality wise, yes. I think it is a great product especially that it comes in varying shades and textures to suit individual needs. Casey Holmes and Smashbox did an amazing job creating this highlighting palette and I am very happy and proud of Casey. Price wise, no. For $35, this contains a very small amount of product. You can get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Glow Kits for $40, with four large highlighter pans containing .26 oz or 7.6g on each pan.