Price: $52 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 17 g / 0.59 oz
The Smashbox Double Exposure Palette contains fourteen shadows and a double ended brush. The Palette comes with a deluxe sample size of their Full Exposure mascara. Smashbox really promotes that all of the shadows in the palette can be used wet or dry.
The second installment in the Exposure palette family has the same packaging and layout as the original. However, the Double Exposure has a completely different shadow selection. The Double Exposure Palette features non-neutral shadows and doesn't have the top row of shimmery shadows and bottom row of matte shadows that the first one did. Infact, the Double Exposure only contains three mattes, compared to the Full Exposure's seven mattes. Even though they don't all have different finishes, the columns of shadows are in a similar family.This palette's shadows also have specific names, where the first one's shadows were named M1-M7 and S1-S7.
Silver is a metallic bluish silver. It has a soft texture and gives a semi-metallic look to the lids. When applied wet, Silver gets a bit more metallic and also a bit darker in color. Mauve is a metallic medium cool toned purple. The finish doesn't change when Mauve is applied wet, but it does get a little darker. Peony is a metallic neutral rose. Its texture was the same as the first two shadows and it also gets darker when applied wet. Blanc is a shimmery cool toned white. Blanc was a little powdery, but still had a soft texture. When applied wet, it applies a little more opaque, but doesn't change in color. Quartz is a metallic rose gold. Its texture is the same as the other metallic shades. When applied wet, Quartz looks more intense and the slightest bit more gold. Flushed is a metallic medium peach. I don't really notice a difference when it is applied wet. Veiled is a yellow ivory. Smashbox says that it is a satin finish, but I find it to be matte. It had a soft texture but wasn't as pigmented as the first six shadows. It applies more pigmented when wet.
Midnight is a very dark navy with blue micro glitter. It applies a bit more dry than the shimmery shadows, but still has a very nice texture. When applied wet, Midnight looks more blue. Temper is a dark purple with a bit of a sheen. It applies a bit dry, similar to Midnight. Temper gets darker when applied wet. Haze is a shimmery grey purple. It has the same soft feel as the shimmers in the top row. I don't notice a huge difference when Haze is applied wet. Noir is a matte black. It has a chalky feel in the pan, but it applies surprisingly smooth. Applying Noir wet makes the black a little more intense. Copper is a metallic dark copper. It has a soft and smooth texture. It looks a bit more intense when applied wet. Fig is a matte neurtal red violet. Fig has a smooth texture. If applied wet, it gives off a darker color. Espresso is a matte warm medium brown. I find that Espresso has the best formula out of the three mattes. Espresso does get the slighest bit darker when applied wet.
Overall, I really like palette and I think that the muted, but colorful shades are great for subtle pops of color. I don't think that it will be replacing my Full Exposure palette, but it will definitely be getting a lot of use. I'm not crazy about the brush that comes in the palette, but I still think that it is a nice extra. Since the palette doesn't have many neutral shades, I wouldn't call this palette a must have for everyone, but it is great for anyone looking to expand their eye shadow collection.