Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Smashbox Studio Stash Kit for Fall 2011

Studio Stash is one of the limited-edition, fall makeup kits with all the essential, best picks from Smashbox. All products come wrapped in a beautiful, chic black woven pouch that makes the whole set super travel-friendly. The bag unfolds to form a 2-in-1 pouch and a kit for storing brushes and other makeup essentials!

Smashbox does one of the best value sets and kits and this one is no exception. It comes with a cream eyeliner kit in "Perfect Frame" with 10 shades, a 4 pan eye shadow palette in "Studio Stash", for doing a classic smokey eye, Full Exposure Mascara in "Jet Black" , a Blush/Softlights duo in "Split/Second" and a Lip Enhancing Gloss in "Smitten", to complete the look! The best part of the kit - everything is full-size. 

Cream Eyeliner Palette in Perfect Frame
Top Row L-R : Graphite, Taupe, Lilac, Lava, Blue Topaz ; Bottom Row L-R: Caviar, Picasso, Thunder, Midnight Purple, Midnight Brown
Top to Bottom : Graphite, Taupe, Lilac, Lava, Blue Topaz
Top to Bottom : Caviar, Picasso, Thunder, Midnight Purple, Midnight Brown
These eyeliners work really well as cream eye shadows too! They make amazing shadow bases and do not budge. All colors included in this palette are deep, jewel-tones, perfect for fall!

Eye Shadow Palette in Studio Stash.

Perfect when you want to create a classic version of a smokey eye. The deepest shade is a dark, shimmery charcoal and there is a cream highlight shade for the inner corners and brow bone. Not to mention the dark grey and a beautiful taupe that complete a dramatic look for a night-out.

Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black

This is one of the latest launches from Smashbox that claims to deliver longer, fuller lashes. The mascara is probably my least favorite from this kit. I see this as lengthening mascara than a volumizing one. It does clump a little but, the pigment is a deep, rich black.

Lip Enhancing gloss in Smitten

Smitten is a pinky neutral that looks like a light wash of pink against my pigmented lips. Goes really well with a lot of eye looks and stays on for a good 2-3 hours without being too tacky.

Blush/Softlights Duo in Split/Second.

The blush a gorgeous shade of peachy pink and the highlighter is a shimmery, pale pink. These colors go very well with each other and are very pigmented. The shimmer is very finely milled and both colors blend like a dream. The pan is huge and it will last you a while. The blush/softlights duo is one of my favorite pieces from this kit!

Overall, I would highly recommend this kit since it is a great way to try some of the best products from Smashbox. For $59, I would say its great value for money since everything is full size and when bought separately would retail for a much higher value. The whole kit is very travel friendly and the classy looking makeup bag can hold everything you need while you are on-the-go!

Available at and Norstrom.

What are your thoughts on the Studio Stash makeup kit?

 Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I really like how they've put everything together. So cute! I liked the eyeliner palette the most and the blush too!:D

  2. I've been eyeing this kit at Nordstrom for awhile now! I'm so tempted to get it. ;)

    Just found your blog & we're now following! We'd love for you to visit ours & do the same!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  3. I loved it!!! Everything in this seems so usable :)

  4. That's a cute kit, and it seems like everything in it is useful and gorgeous - that's so rare! Most kits have at least a few duds :P

  5. @Ik - Both are gorgeous. I LOVE the blush!

  6. @Jayme & Mendi - Thanks for the follow! You guys have an amazing blog too :)

  7. @Rads - Totally! Nothing OTT or too bright and everything is very fall :)

  8. @Larie - haha I thought so too! Its a great assortment :)

  9. I love great kits! Most kits usually have a dud or two, but this one looks perfect!

  10. Looks like a great collection! The eyeliner palette has some great colours. I have one of these in different shades and really like it! x

  11. fantastic blush. You know how much I LOOOVE blush and this is a gorgeous one! I have the cream liner palette from a few years ago, its totally worth it. This seems like the perfect back to school launch.

  12. @Chris - It is perfect! All you need for a full face makeup! :)

  13. @Su - So glad to know you like it! I love the colors too :D

  14. @AOYV - It is a great back to school pick, I agree! I can't stop praising the blush. Its got a lot of product & that high-lighter is jusr gorgeoussss!!

  15. It sure is! There's nothing I don't like here :)

  16. That' such a great set. I especially dig the cream eyeliner palette. It contains all the right/useful colours for lining.

  17. That palette is gorgeous! Perfect for fall :)