Palette party // The perfect eyeshadow palette when travelling

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Hello everyone!

I guess every woman or man has experienced it before: you love travelling and you love doing your makeup. Both passions are often hard to combine. When you are travelling, you often have to pack light due to extra costs or just for your own convenience when you arrive at your destination. You don’t want to search for big palettes or fancy powders when you want to experience a new country. I felt the same way. When I found out that Smashbox came out with this tiny, beautiful  eyeshadow palette I knew I found my new holy grail.

As I announced in my previous post, I bought some new makeup during my visit in Budapest, Hungary. This palette was the big star of my shopping spree.

I got the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze, a compact little palette with 8 allround shades. This palette contains the perfect colors for a light day look, but also has the ideal shades for a night look. You can even change it up with the burgundy or orange color for a more festive look.


As I stated before, this design of this eyeshadow palette is amazing for travelling or on the go. It is not only handy but pretty. The cover is holographic – I could wiggle it around for hours! The two lightest shades are a bit bigger than the others because most of the times, these shades are used more often. It is compact, pretty and it closes



A soft peachy shade, amazing for blending harsh lines and a perfect matte highlight color for the brow bone and inner corner.


A light copper shade, perfect to apply all over the lid for a daytime look or as a highlight color for a nighttime look.


A rosy-copper shade. Amazing all over the lid, or to dab on for a little accent in your look.


A matte deep berry shade. Perfect to apply in the outer corner or even in the crease for a soft romantic look.


A coppery-brown color. A staple color every woman or man needs to create a stunning eye look.


A stunning orange color with golden shimmer in it. An extraordinary color for a festive or party look.


A muted reddish-brown color. Perfect for blending in the crease, dramatic or non-dramatic.


A deep brown color, ideal for some outer corner definition or even blending in the crease for a more dramatic look.


I can’t describe how pigmented these shades are. When I first used Throwback in the crease, I dipped it twice as I usually do, and I got way too much in my crease because it was so pigmented. I was so impressed!

Quick & short

+Good color selection for daytime and nighttime as well as festive looks
+Beautiful packaging
+ Compact packaging for travelling
+ Highly pigmentated
+ Good for beginners

– Expensive

And that’s really the only minus I have for this palette. I recommend this palette for everyone: beginners, lovers of travel, makeup fanatics and everyone else! This was definitely a rave review but everything is honest. I bought this product by myself. And as some of you may know, I also share less positive thoughts about products with you,  like the one you can read here.

Definitely stay tuned for some inspirational looks coming up with these little beauty!

What is you favorite eyeshadow palette for travelling?

See you next time! 

Your Belgian blogger,

xoxo, Tessa

Disclaimer: Not sponsored. I bought everything with my own money. All opinions are my own and pictures are taken by me.

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24 thoughts on “Palette party // The perfect eyeshadow palette when travelling

  1. I’ve heard great things about these palettes – the colours in this one is so versatile and wearable! Siesta and Moccasin are so pretty!

  2. Mooie tinten en mooi overzicht foto’s. Ik zelf heb niet echt een palette om op reis te gaan want ik beperk me in het dagelijks leven al naar 2 kleuren. Dus ik neem die mee 🙂

  3. Wauw mooi palette inderdaad zeg. Goed compleet met de glimmende en matte kleuren. Hele mooie kleuren ook. Heel divers ook al is het een klein palette. Goede donkere kleuren erbij ook. Ik vind alleen die gouden highlighter te donker als highlighter. Ik zou deze op mn ooglid doen. En de matte highlighter had van mij een lichte shimmer mogen hebben, dat vind ik altijd wel mooier. Wel fijn dat ze hier wel eraan denken dat de highlighter kleuren sneller opgaan dan de rest! Heel erg leuk doosje verder!

  4. Dit is echt een pallet voor mij. Dat zegt heel wat, want ik heb verdomd weinig met make-up. Als ik make-up draag, dan zijn het vaak aardetinten, dus daar past hij perfect bij.

  5. Ik hou wel van donkere kleuren (ik heb altijd een zwart lijntje om mijn ogen), maar ook ik vind deze kleuren meer iets voor het najaar!

  6. Ik vind de kleuren te donker. Voor in Nederland en dan met name najaar is het wel prima te doen. Hier op Curacao is het teveel. Draag dan ook bijna nooit veel make-up. Enkel mascara, oogpotlood en lipstick..

  7. OMG!!! These colors are giving me life. I’m ready to take my make up game to the next level. You have a new follower in me. XOXOXO

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