If you read SAF on the regular, you probably know how much I love make-up! It can be a bit of an obsession of mine, as I can spend hours trying out new products with different looks, seeing what works with my everyday routine and then tweaking as I go. Yet, as much as I gravitate towards natural and fresh looks, I love to experiment with make-up that is a bit more daring and bold. For example, in winter I love wearing a smoky eye with neutral lips to holiday events and will do the polar opposite during the day, focusing on contouring my face while keeping my make-up light and fresh.

These holiday palettes exclusive to Smashbox are perfect for both! They were created in collaboration with Meryl Pataky, bringing three kits containing colours that were specifically selected from the photo studio pros in LA. They offer a variety of shades and come packaged in a gorgeous, sleek box that requires pretty much no wrapping if you’re thinking of gifting this for the holiday season.

First in the kit is the Contour palette, which lets you bronze, highlight and define features. I found these colours blended effortlessly and gave me a great matte finish, lasting throughout the day without fading. Personally I wish this specific one came in a bigger size with a warmer bronze option, but all in all, this is definitely a great palette to own.

Next up is the Be Legendary lipstick palette, which gives you a variety of comfortable mattes that are high in pigmentation. I found these lip colours to be a bit sheer on me, which I still loved. I think these are perfect for everyday, especially since they are moisturizing and great on the go.

The Photo Op eye shadow palette is the last in the set, which gives eyes a rich, blend-able colour. I did find there was a tiny bit of fall out when using these, but loved the colour selection. They are very pigmented and easy to blend, especially once applied over a primer (love this one).

Overall, I loved the quality of all three in this set and would definitely think this would make a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves to travel or for someone that carries their make-up on the go. You can purchase this set here (just went on sale!)

What about you guys, have you tried any of these palettes from Smashbox? Let me know below. xoxo

Also be sure to follow me on instagram as I will be giving one lucky winner a chance to win a palette kit of their own over the weekend!

Thank you to Smashbox for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. #ambassador