Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Smashbox FAQ's #3 Kit QVC TSV

I love Smashbox! It is definitely one of my favorite brands. Whenever I see a TSV on QVC featuring Smashbox I have to jump on it.

I love getting QVC's Today's Special Value Beauty Kits, especially the ones with an auto-delivery plan. The values are always so great whether you are trying new products or stocking up on favorites you can't go wrong!  I love when they are on Auto-delivery plans because you get the same kit at the same great price in new colors for the season.  This kit had three shipments total so this was my last one and probably my favorite of all three! The concealer, brush, and primer were the same in all of the shipments, but all of the other products in this kit came in different colors with every shipment.

QVC's Smashbox FAQ's #3 Kit includes...
*Po Second Skin Concealer - (I chose Light)
I don't wear concealer everyday, but on the days I want one I find myself reaching for this.  It is creamy and covers well.  It wears really well all day long without getting cakey or settling into fine lines.
*Precision Concealer Brush #5
It is a really nice concealer brush, but it comes with every kit. So, now I have three. At least I should always have a clean one on hand!
*Photo Finish Jumbo Foundation Primer
I feel like everyone and their mother has tried this primer, or at least they should!  I really like the silky smooth texture it gives to my skin.  It leaves my skin perfectly prepped for my makeup which really helps to diminish the look of my pores.  Using this definitely makes my makeup look better, but I'm not sure I can say it lasts longer.  My makeup holds up well until I take it off even when I don't use a primer so I can't say I have noticed a difference there.
 *Waterproof Shadow Liner to go - Shimmering Smoke
Can I just say how much I love these Shadow Liners? They are so creamy and smooth and this color is perfect! It is dark enough for an everyday liner but it blends out light enough for me to wear as a shadow or base blended out over my lid.

*Fusion Soft Lights - Glow
I have yet to meet a Fusion Soft Lights that I didn't like.  It is hard to capture it's beauty in a swatch, but hopefully you can tell from one of those photos that it gives such a beautiful peachy pink glow to your cheeks.  There certainly is shimmer, but it does not look glittery on your skin.  I usually swirl all the colors together, but I like that there is an option to go into an individual color as a highlight or a more intense blush color.

*Lip Enhancing Megagloss - Stardom
This is a great everyday peachy nude. It lasts a nice amount of time for a gloss and I LOVE the wand! It is huge and applies the perfect amount of gloss - one swipe is all you need!

*Waterproof Powder Eyeshadow - Palette #3
The worst thing I can say about this palette is that the shadows don't have names.  Which, to be honest, does really kinda bug me.  I assume because they are not named that they are exclusive to this palette (named palette #3) but what if they are rereleased and I want to repurchase one? Its just annoying. Anyway, I do love this palette and I guess that is why the namelessness bothers me.  There are several shadows in this palette and the previous palettes I have received trough this program that I would repurchase.  

But, back to this palette.  I love the variety here from the finishes to the colors it is a great mix. The shimmering champagne color is easily my favorite. I'm a sucker for a shimmery champagne. The shimmering blue makes a lovely smokey eye. The vanilla matte shade is one of my favorite brow bone shadows.  The other two mattes while beautiful on their own, also make really lovely crease colors to both of the shimmery shades.

I love this Kit! I think it is my favorite of all 3! What do you guys think? Have you tried it?

If you want to see my review of the second kit, there is one on my BeautyScraps youtube channel.


  1. Lovely haul, all the product swatches look stunning xx

  2. Great haul!! I love the pictures! :)

    1. Thanks! Smashbox is one of my favorite brands!

  3. I've never ordered off of The Shopping Channel (equivalent of QVC here in Canada!). I love the idea of auto-delivery with different colours :)

    1. It is really fun! I have been able to try so many products and colors that I never would have tried. And, you can even return the auto-delivery shipments within 30 days for a full refund if you find you don't like the colors.

  4. Omg I think I just figured out which cosmetics company manufactured the (very limited edition) Divergent 11 piece makeup kit! I own it and I swear one of the three eyeshadow palettes that comes in it is IDENTICAL in color,pigmentation, swatches,even packaging and everything as the eyeshadow palette shown above. Wow I can't believe I didn't figure it out earlier! I'll be happy to post pictures and swatches etc. if anyone wants to see them 😊I also want to mention quickly how much I agree that it sucks when our favorite makeup brands come out with beautiful shades we love in exclusive, limited edition or unnamed palettes and collections that we can never find or buy again! What a tease 😢 When I fall in love with an eyeshadow palette or a certain shade, I like to purchase a back up in case it's ever discontinued etc. Unfortunately they don't always make it possible for us to do that. I'm SO CAREFUL not to overuse the products (especially the palettes) from the Divergent kit for fear of eventually running out completely lol 😈that would be a nightmare! Haha 😇 Does anyone else own that special limited edition or discontinued product that you protect like gold? Share the names and or photos! ☺ Thanks!


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