Smashbox Makeup Review


Smashbox is a cosmetic line that offers a vast array of makeup products for women of all skin types and ethnicities. The primary product categories for this brand are Face, Lips, Eyes, Cheeks, Body, Multi-Use, Palettes & Kits, Collections, Brushes and Tools, and Award Winners. Like most other cosmetic lines, Smashbox offers make up items such as foundation, powder, lip gloss, eye shadow, lip liner, concealer, primer, highlighter, bronzer, mascara, blush and lipstick. The official website provides a link called “insider secrets,” which reveals Smashbox beauty secrets and videos.

In a similar fashion to many make up lines, Smashbox focuses on making their cosmetics non-comedogenic and okay for all skin types. To hone in more on a specific Smashbox product, we’ll look at the High Definition Healthy FX Foundation. This makeup product was rated “best of Sephora.” It aims to provide women with a light coverage that reveals flawless skin. Moreover, the High Definition Healthy FX Foundation is claimed to assist with anti-aging and protection from the sun (contains UVA/UVB SPF 15). Other key ingredients are Vitamin C (combats free radicals), Ribose (helps to renew the epidermis), and a Bio-Delivery System (firms and moisturizes the skin). This foundation sells via the official website for $38.

Product Details

Smashbox is a broad line of make up products ranging from foundation, to powder, to lip gloss, to eye shadow, to lip liner, to concealer, to primer, to highlighter, to bronzer, to mascara, to blush, to lipstick. Currently Smashbox offers cosmetics to suit all women and skin types. These products can be attained directly through the official website, as well as in other stores such as Sephora. There are customer testimonials provided on the official website, along with a store locator to assist consumers. Free samples of Smashbox make up products may be available at certain stores.

The full list of ingredients for the High Definition Healthy FX Foundation are as follows: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4-Isostearate, Dimethicone/Divinyl Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Ribose, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, and Iron Oxides.

The Good

  • There are customer testimonials provided on the official Smashbox website.
  • Smashbox makeup products can be easily purchased through the website, as well as in stores like Sephora.

The Bad

  • Free samples of Smashbox cosmetics are not offered through the website.
  • Some of the ingredients found in Smashbox make up may irritate the skin or some users.
  • Smashbox doesn’t appear to offer any skin care treatments.
  • There is no money-back guarantee addressed with this cosmetic line.

The Bottom Line

Smashbox is pitched in a similar fashion to most make up lines. When it comes down to it, so much depends on whether or not the makeup products irritate the user’s skin. Therefore it’s difficult to determine if Smashbox products will do this. It’s probably a good idea to check out a local Sephora store to learn more about Smashbox cosmetics. This way you can get some free samples and test them out on your skin before actually buying the cosmetics.

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