In the Age of Instagram, there are two ways a new makeup release likely catches your attention: the product in action or eye-catching packaging. Smashbox’s most recent collaboration is worthy of all the likes.
Just in time to ride the wave of our favorite spring makeup looks, Smashbox is about to drop a perfectly petaled rose gold collection with makeup artist Vlada. The collection looks exactly how it sounds — tons of metallic rose gold products in punky floral packaging that will have you springing to get your hands on it.
The nine-piece collection is designed to add a bit of pink shimmer to every aspect of your beauty routine starting with Petal Metal Shimmer Drops ($32) and Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette ($29), while finishing with the metallic Petal Metal Liquid Eye Liner ($24) and a swipe of the Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip ($24).
But the crown jewel of the collection has to be the Petal Metal Highlighter ($42), which is shaped like a literal rose gold rose. Plus, the product inside is just as good as the packaging. A gel-powder formula, the highlighters come in two shades: gilded rose, a warm pink shimmer; and Rosemantic, a more deeply pigmented rusty rose.
Because of the gel-based powder formula, the highlighter is specifically designed for smooth application — it won’t shine a spotlight on any uneven skin texture as some powder formulas tend to do. In other words, it’s the perfect highlighter to transition any rough winter skin spots into spring.
The Petal Metal collection is officially available for pre-order at Smashbox.com and will be available in Ulta and Sephora stores everywhere April 23.
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