You know I love me some Smashbox, so I was really excited to check out their latest offering, Reign, a regal, luxurious, richly pigmented collection for fall.
I knew that their Spring Muse collection would be a hard act to follow since its contents remain on a super steady rotation in my kit. Muse was a candy-colored, all-out, girly delight- a feast for the eyes that brought out our inner 9 year old delighting to get my hands on every shade.
Reign spins decadence, indulgence, and diva together (think Fergie) into this concise collection of essentials that make sexy a snap.
Front and center are their 2 new eye shadow palettes, Monarch and Majesty (pictured above) which kind of resemble…um… a row of colorful boobs. The outside layer of the circle is a shimmery, lighter companion of the darker middle shade. Both palettes contain fleshy toned base shades, but Monarch has rich copper and ashy chocolate while Majesty has pure black with a maroon combination that I can’t use enough.
Their blush, gloss, and new Doubletake Lip Color (liner on one end, creamy lip color on the other) all have a peach meets pink vibe- a color that will flatter all skin tones. If you like the gloss, get the blush too (and vice versa) the two together are powerfully sexy and can make a look all on their own.
I’m still on the fence about the packaging which does fit the overall vibe and message, but isn’t as sleek as I would’ve liked to see, but hey- it’s what’s inside that counts right? Check the colors out in person the next time you’re near a Nordstrom or Sephora, but buy them online since all of the products are currently marked way down.