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Smashbox L.A. Lights Travel Set Review & Swatches

I absolutely love the Smashbox highlight stick in Hollywood & Highlight. It’s a perfect neutral shade with just the right amount of pink, pearl and gold in it. This makeup blends like a dream over any foundation, shall I go on? So when I saw on Meccas website that there was a pack of the mini multitasking sticks in the other shades I just knew they had to get added to my cart.

This makeup set comes with 4 shades in a chubby stick type packaging for only $43. They are designed to be used anyway you like; blush, bronzer, lips, eyes, all that jazz. However some shades kind of only really work for one purpose.

Shade 1. Hollywood highlight

This is the one I have in the full size and I do find it a little harder to work with than the big one. It’s got the same gorgeous tone, but since I have to draw more lines as its smaller it moves my foundation and requires more blending.


Shade 2. Venice Beach Bronze

This bronzer is a gorgeous golden shimmer tone which looks gorgeous when it’s applied messily over the face. It does require a little more blending than some of my other cream bronzers. But it’s the only one I have with shimmer. It looks beautiful once you get it right. I find a mixture of a brush and the warmth from my fingers does a good job. This shade could also double as a bronze eyeshadow base, which I haven’t actually tried yet- just a thought.


Shade 3. Beverly Hills Blush

This lighter mauve colour would easily double as w gorgeous cheek and lip tint. It blends easily on the cheeks with a brush or fingers.

I find that when I apply it as a lipstick it sits in the lines in my lips. If I run a little all over my lips then it works better as a stain.


Shade 4. Malibu Berry

I find this one very similar in application to the other blush. It’s great for cheeks and a lip stain. Easy to blend and a pretty berry tone.


All in all I’m pleased I picked up some other shades, but glad they’re only mini’s. The highlight is reached for daily, but the others are not here or there.



(l-r Hollywood & highlight, Beverly Hills Blush, Malibu Berry, Venice Beach Bronze)
If you’re getting into makeup creams and want some easy to use convenient chubby sticks I would recommend this set to have a play with.
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