Monday, 16 November 2015


Today's post is all about the new ART.LOVE.COLOUR Christmas Collection just launched by Smashbox - I think you're all really going to like this range!
They collaborated with artist Yago Hortal for this collection (if you haven't seen his work before be sure to  type his name into Google, his paintings are simply stunning), to create a limited edition range of products inspired by colour for the festive season now upon us.

I wanted to create a bright, colourful but wearable look for you today using the new products so join me below to see how to get colourful & camera-ready with me!

To create the look I started off by perfecting my base using the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer before applying my new favourite camera-ready foundation, the BB-Water (full review here).   My skin is pretty bad at the moment (I refrained from putting some before pictures in this post as I didn't want to scare you guys!) but these two products work perfectly to smooth and conceal imperfections.

I then got to work on the bright eye makeup using my favourite product from the collection - the Master Class Palette which pretty much contains everything you need to create a variety of stunning ART. LOVE. COLOUR makeup looks this festive season.  The palette contains 8 blushers/highlighters and 32 stunning eyeshadows in a variety of matte & shimmer formulas.

I photographed each step above for you to make copying this look really easy (you can of course switch the colours up, I think this would also look gorgeous using the brown shades in the palette for a more wearable daily look)!

- I applied the shade Orchid all over my eyelid and blended that out with the shade Custard into the crease.
- I then applied two blue shades - Azure & Pacific underneath my lower lash line.
- I lined my waterlines and created a cat flick with the black Limitless Eye Pencil in Onyx before applying lashings of the Full Exposure Mascara.  Both of these products are included in the Limited Edition Lashes Set in the collection.
- I finished by adding the shade Framboise into the outer corner of my eyes to really build up that intense purple and then added shade Cosmic under my brow bone and a touch on the inner corners of my eye.

I finished the look with a sweep of Sunset and Glow on the cheeks.

For the hair I used my current favourite hair staple - the Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder which acts as a volumising dry shampoo, before tying half of my hair up and leaving the other half down, think half volumised beehive, half princess!

There are 8 gift sets in the collection, all of which are ready wrapped and ready to be given as gifts this season as the packaging is covered in prints of Yago's paintings.
I love that the Master Class Kit contains such a beautiful variety of intensely pigmented shades, from bold pops of colour to wearable neutrals, meaning there are a really wide variety of looks you can create with just one palette; I know for a fact this will be my best friend over this festive period.

There's also kit for everyone in the range - the Studio Set (£23) is perfect for those that haven't tried Smashbox products before as it contains mini versions of their bestsellers, the Lips Set is perfect for lip gloss addicts and there's also a Limited Edition Yago Hortal printed Brushes Set (£48).  All of these products are available online or in store at Boots on Smashbox Counters.

I'm really happy with the bits I have from the range, the products are all great quality and as the brand was born out of a real photo studio (the Smashbox Studios in L.A) they know how to make great formulas that look striking and last well on the face!

If you were to create a colourful look, what colours would you use?

Smashbox say: Introducing ART.LOVE.COLOR featuring artwork by Yago Hortal. We partnered with breakthrough artist Yago Hortal to bring you these mega-vibrant, limited-edition kits featuring all of our bestsellers in a range of shades—from bold pops of colour to always wearable neutrals.

Compensation was provided by Smashbox via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Smashbox.


  1. What lipstick are you wearing? It's really pretty!

  2. Oh you created such a fun look with the palette! I posted one last week and today as well, but I used the more neutral colors from the palette.

  3. Your eyes look beautiful I am doing this. Thanks for sharing! - a mobile beauty therapy service

  4. This look is amazing :) I really like colors on my lids, so I think that's a great combination :) and the palette looks really pretty.. I will put it on my wishlist :D xx

  5. This is a stunning look :) I recently did a full on rainbow eye look, not good for an everyday look though :P x

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  6. You look amazing! The colours are so stunning, perfect for Christmas!
    I love the step by step photos, I will try this out for sure!
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  7. oh this looks so nice! i've been wanting to try out more bright colors and the look you did is awesome - it would go perfectly with my hair haha!

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  8. I've never tried Smashbox products before but I love this look so I'm definitely going to go and get some now! x

  9. Still can't get over how nice your hair looks! Love the look you've created! x

  10. I love these colours on you. I think they would suit me too. I like using blues or greens! X

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  11. Looks great! I absolutely love an eyeshadow palette and this looks beautiful!

  12. I'm always scared of colour but you've made it look so lovely and its blended out so nicely that I might actually give it a try!
    Amy X
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  13. Thank you for sharing the new look. I have learned a new skill that makes my face more beautiful and outstanding.


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