Musings of a Muse

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Apr 23, 2009

Smashbox Untamed Photos, Review, Swatches, and FOTD

Oh baby the Muse was busy visiting the jungle. Ok, so maybe that isn't true it probably wasn't the jungle but my bathroom vanity. Hey, it's a jungle in there too sometimes with products all over the place so I firgure it qualifies!






Anyway! Speaking of jungles I was visiting one with the new Smashbox Untamed Collection rawrrrrr baby!

Jump ahead for the goods!

Although Smashbox Untamed reminds me of a Fall Collection, I'm still feeling a bit of love for it. The Muse guesses that after two years of blogging beauty that she has to realize that sometimes brands will release really weird shade selections during the Summer, in this case weird for me would be smoky, exotic eyes that look more suitable for Fall than Summer. But I'm at peace with that and I can dig it. The Muse thinks she's hip enough to pull off sexy, smoky eyes in the Summer....yeah, sure, sure. I've already told you the good word of Smashbox Untamed but if you haven't familiarized yourself with the collection you can check it here. I tried out Smashbox Untamed Waterproof Shadow Liner Trio in Savage and Smashbox Untamed Lip Gloss in Raw.


Smashbox Untamed Waterproof Shadow Liner Trio multitasks as a liner and a shadow. Ok, waterproof I'm not really buying that as these are super creamy. Long wearing yes when your eye is prepped and primed well but not waterproof I don't think? They seem a bit too creamy to suffer through some swimming say. The trio contains, yes you guessed it, three shadows. The colors are a golden olive, a bronze brown, and a neutral beige. The shades go well together which is always delightful as sometimes trios or palettes contain wonky colors that don't go well together but these three just go well together. The formula is quite nice as both a shadow and a liner but they are very sheer so you do have to layer a good deal to get a good pop of color. The colors are very subtle so if you like a lighter makeup this should be quite a pleasure but if you're in it for a pigmented, bolder look this won't do. I got decent color payoff with a few layers but honestly nothing major dramatic. I did love how easily these blended and they'll make a killer base for shadows. If I'm wanting a light, no nonsense makeup they are ideal. The compact has a flip top lid to keep the shadows nice and fresh and mess free. I know everyone wasn't particularly excited about the packaging but I think it's nice. I'm digging the "jungle" theme hehe!


















I also got Smashbox Untamed Lip Gloss in Raw which is a nice sheer red brown. Quite a nice color, very sophisticated and grown up for the Muse. It matches up nicely with the Savage Trio as well. The gloss is nicely pigmented although not super duper glossy but I find that's the standard with Smashbox glosses.








If you're seeking nice work friendly makeup with a tiny bit of an edge I think you might like some of what Smashbox Untamed offers. It doesn't shout Summer to me but maybe with a hint of a tan you could rock that wild jungle look.

I created two looks using the palette. My first look I used the green on my lid and the lighter beige as a highbrow highlighter. My second look I used the brown on my lid and the lighter beige as a highbrow highlighter. I'll try and get a post up shortly of a look created using all three shades as they work rather well together. And yes that's Raw on my lips in both pictures.








What do you think?

Yay or Nay?

Tried any of the Smashbox Untamed Collection?

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11 Comments:

Blogger Krasey Beauty said...

These look great on your Izzy! I for one am into more dramatic looks so I will pass.

Thanks again for your fantastic review!

April 23, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

You're right, kinda sophisticated.
You look nice ;)

April 23, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
OpenID greyeyedgrrl said...

love it! especially the green on your eyes, it looks awesome :) i so want now.

April 23, 2009 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Connie De Alwis said...

thanks for the swatches and review! the colors look a tad fall-ish, doncha think?

April 24, 2009 at 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Cheryls said...

We dont have Smashbox readily in Singapore, but I LOVE that gloss. The colour is so lush I want it for myself. Yum. It looks a lil long to tuck in my smallish makeup pouch though.

The e/s trio shades are pretty too, though the dark brown is a lil too red to be worn on my skintone. Bummer. No point getting 3 shades it if I can only use two. The other two look promising though. I like them on you. Esp the green look.

April 26, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure adina :-D

Check out the gloss though as I thought it was a keeper!

April 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey greyeye :-D

Thanks hun!

I love green! Makes my eyes look kinda mysterious :D!

April 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

absolutely Connie :)

I mentioned it in my review...def Fall not so Summery :D

April 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Thanks dd :-D
Hugs!

April 27, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Cheryls

Thanks for the comment hun :-D The gloss is really long hehe I was having a problems towing it in my organizer because of how long it was :-D

Well the brown also works as a liner so you might get away using it like that :-D

Thanks hun! Glad you liked the look I created!

April 27, 2009 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

love most of this collection...the gloss (raw) is perfect and definitely a favorite (i plan to stock up actually!). i also love the highlighter and the cream blush...both super pretty. the liner (i bought the trio w/the purple and felt the pigment was lacking) had no lasting ability on me whatsoever, so that went back! thanks for reviewing :)

June 23, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

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