Smashbox have unveiled their Christmas collection for 2020, and like every year, the collection includes a cute cheek palette.
The Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette is their holiday cheek palette this year, and it's quite small compared to previous years, with just four shades. If you'd like to find out more, keep on reading..
Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette
My personal favourite holiday cheek palette they've ever done was their Light It Up Palette from 2016 which featured nine beautiful cheek powders. The Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette is $35, and is said to contain $35 of value, so it's not a mega value option, but it's pretty all the same.
The Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette is packaged within translucent red packaging, and the whole Smashbox Christmas collection was illustrated by @drawbertson, whom Smashbox teamed up with to create artwork for these limited-edition makeup gift sets that come in playful, reusable boxes.
“Play up your features with this versatile cheek & eye makeup palette. Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette has 2 luminous putty blushes & 2 radiant powder highlighters that can be worn alone or layered to create a custom glow.
This cheek palette is curated with a range of holiday-inspired champagne, mauve, bronze & coral shades that are velvety, blendable & go on smoothly without emphasizing skin texture.“
What makes the Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette unique, is that it contains four different shades and two different formulas. There are two conventional powders, but then there are two putty finishes too.
I don't know how I feel about a palette that contains powder and cream formulas together, as the fallout from the powders will inevitably get in the cream formulas, and cream/powder hybrid palettes just aren't practical.
Smashbox Halo Cheek Palette Shades
- Soft Pearl Powder (cool champagne with multi-colored pearl)
- Radiant Rose Putty (cool mauve)
- Rich Gold Powder (bronze with warm pearl)
- Copper Rose Putty (red coral with warm pearl)
The four shades within the Halo Cheek Palette do look quite deep in tone, so I don't think it'd perhaps work for fair skintones unless you like deep and intense blush shades. It would however, look beautiful on richer skintones.
I do wish there was more variation between the shades, as three of the shades, when swatched, look quite similar but it is still a very pretty cheek palette, and it will be undoubtedly popular, and is available right now.