Smashbox Girls On Film Fall 2011 Softbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches and Photos

This fall, the newly revamped Smashbox Cosmetics brings us Girls on Film, a color collection with new eyeshadow palettes in a sleek matte black packaging.

Smashbox Girls On Film Fall 2011 Softbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette Review

I was sent the Softbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette, which contains six gorgeous colors in different finishes that go perfectly with one another. All colors, except Pebble and Ignite, are from the existing line and can be purchased separately in pots. The formula also contains Vitamin E to nourish skin and help shadow glide on and stay on.

* Fizz is a frosty light peach.
* Pebble is a soft matte taupe.
* Minx is a metallic taupe with plum undertones.
* Vanilla is a soft matte beige.
* Ignite is a metallic burnt amber.
* Sienna is a metallic warm bronze.

Smashbox Softbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Smashbox Girls On Film Softbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Smashbox Softbox Fizz, Pebble, Minx, Vanilla, Ignite and Sienna Eyeshadows
Fizz, Pebble, Minx, Vanilla, Ignite, Sienna


The shadows have a soft, buttery texture that applies smoothly. Pigmentation is decent and using a primer underneath will definitely help to give it more oomph. I also find the darker, metallic colors (Sienna and Ignite) to show up more easily while the matte ones require a bit of layering. Other than that, they wear fine without creasing or fading much.

Smashbox Fizz, Pebble, Minx, Vanilla, Ignite, Sienna swatches
Fizz, Pebble, Minx, Vanilla, Ignite, Sienna


Another thing I liked is the QR code at the back of the palette, which you can scan with your phone to see a video tutorial by Smashbox Pro Lead Artist Lori Taylor. Don’t have a smartphone handy? You can also peel the sticker for instructions on how to apply the colors. How neat right?

Smashbox Softbox Palette Instructions
Smashbox Softbox Palette QR Code


Overall, love the new packaging and the colors are great for a soft, day look but would definitely love to see a more pigmented formula in the future!

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Smashbox Girls On Film Softbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette is available at Nordstrom for $42.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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