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Smashbox Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing

Smashbox Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing isn’t just any red lipstick. It’s an absolutely stunning and fabulous creamy red lipstick. Hello, hotness! We are in a day and age where luxury lipsticks are really living up to their price point, and the Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks are no exception. The Be Legendary line […] […]

Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder Could Be My Favorite Loose Powder

Awesome product alert: I may have found my perfect loose powder in Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder. If you’ve been reading the product descriptions of my Makeup Of The Day posts for the past couple of months, you will have noticed that I am pretty much exclusive to Smashbox HALO in Light/Neutral. It’s just that […] […]

The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Is The Neutral Eyeshadow Set You Need In Your Life

By Sheila Arkee Hold the presses, I have found it! The neutral eyeshadow palette you need in your! Yes, the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is a makeup must have. Put it on your Sephora Friends & Family sale wish list, because it really is a great buy. Priced at $49, the Smashbox Full Exposure palette […] […]

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Sapphire – Where Have You Been All My Life?

By Sheila Arkee Today I am about to reveal to you the secret to my eyeshadow wearing success. It’s not really a secret, because I’ve mentioned this tidbit on Painted Ladies in the past, but it does bear repeating and celebration, because it really is a good tip. The reason for this celebration? Smashbox Limitless […] […]

Looking Back: My Top 3 Summer Beauty Essentials

By Sheila Arkee Is it Fall yet? Seriously, I want a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha and a trip to a pumpkin patch like nothing else! We are winding down the last few weeks of Summer and I think we are all collectively ready for that change in the season. It seems like the Summer months […] […]

Smashbox Blush Rush in Chiffon Gives Me The Perfect Peachy Pink Glow

By Sheila Arkee Smashbox Blush Rush in Chiffon might just be the prettiest peachy pink blush I’ve ever encountered. Ever! I don’t know about you, but I just adore a peachy pink blush. It’s a must have for brightening cheeks of a variety of skin tones. Chiffon is especially pretty with an understated shimmer  you […] […]

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner In Charcoal – A Sure Bet For Fall

By Sheila Arkee Fall makeup collections are a source of joy for me – it’s all about the texture, the colors, the warm embrace of rich jewel tones that I cannot resist. From berries, to chocolate, to charcoal, the sheer descriptions of Fall shades are scrumptious [Side note: Scrumptious. We’re bringing this sadly underused word back!]. Smashbox does not disappoint […] […]

A Fail Haiku: Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer

By Wendy Larson (Reviews by Wendy, Haiku’s by Whipped Cream vodka) Ruddiness bye-bye? Nope, not gonna happen here A green tinted fail I understand the concept of color correction.  Green neutralizes redness, and as a woman of fair skin and Scottish decent, I have redness to boot.  Sadly the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation […] […]

Smashbox High Definition Healthy Fx Foundation Is A New Favorite

By Sheila Arkee When it comes down to trying new foundations, I will admit to doing so with a cynical eye. New? Improved? HD? Yeah, right, I think, going in with the assumption that I might not like said product. It’s a side effect of having tried scores of foundations through the years and often […] […]


By Ashlee Coogan For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying the Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Foundation Primer. I have to say I was a little biased on this one. I used this primer a couple years back and just couldn’t get into the hype of it. I constantly felt a layer of something on […] […]