Smashbox Cover Shot: Petal Metal Eye Palette Review

The Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes are a collection of travel friendly eye shadow palettes that are supposed to have a silky, one swipe formula delivering an intense pigment pay-off with superior blendability. The are a bunch of different Cover Shot Eye Palettes available, each inspired by make-up trends seen and shot at the Smashbox studios. For today’s post, I’m going to review and show you swatches of the Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette.


The Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette comes in a cardboard sleeve with a cut-out which reveals the front of the palette. The back shows information such as an image of the shades and the ingredients list.


I really wish I knew how to put GIFs on my blog because you need to see the Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette in action. The image on the front of the palette actually MOVES when looking at it in different angles. You can see it a little bit in the two images above but it has more shifts than these. The image shows a cloud of powder exploding behind the Smashbox logo. I’m absolutely obsessed by it and I keep catching myself grabbing the palette just to look at it.


The Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette is made of plastic, feels sturdy but also lightweight. The back of the palette shows all the names of the shades inside. The size and weight of the palette is ideal for traveling.


Opening the palette reveals a mirror, six eyeshadows and two double-sized base shades. The total weight of the eyeshadows is 6.2 grams.


Here are swatches of all the shades inside the Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette. This palette is mainly focused on warm, rose(-gold) toned shades. The eyeshadows feel insanely good. The matte shades feel like silk and glide effortlessly onto the skin. The shimmery shadows feel like butter and almost have a creamy, wet feeling texture. They are really a one-swipe formula and have absolutely mind-blowing pay-off and intense reflects.


For this look, I used the shades Nude Rose (crease/transition shade and bottom lid)XO, Vlada (outer half of the lids)Rose Rocked (inner half of the lids)Coffee Blossom (outer corners of the lid and to deepen crease) and Opal Rose (inner corner highlight). I also used the shade Fresh Stem as a highlighter on the top parts of the cheeks, nose bridge and cupids bow.


I’m absolutely in love with the Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette. The quality of the eyeshadows is amazing and work beautifully together to make a very intense look. I love that you can also use the base shades as highlighters, which again makes it perfect for traveling. The only problem that I found using this palette is that the shimmery/metallic shades crease on my hooded eyelids, probably because the shadows contain a lot of oils to make them so intense. I did use a primer but I think you need a sticky base for these shadows if you have problems with creasing shadows like I do.

Other than that, I can’t get enough of the packaging and the beautiful shades. I highly recommend them and I suggest to go and look at the awesome packaging in stores yourself and see/feel how insane these shadows are.


The Smashbox Cover Shot Petal Metal Eye Palette is available for €31,10 Euro at and selected Douglas Stores. From what I can see is that only three different types of the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes are available in The Netherlands, which are Petal MetalMinimalist and Prism. There are more types available internationally so let’s hope that these will come to The Netherlands as well!


Have you seen or tried the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes?

*This product was sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.

1 Comment

  1. September 26, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Wat een prachtig palette!

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