Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio – Filter Review

Hello IMBB readers!
I think I have lately been reviewing a handful of Smashbox products. Today I have a Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio to review. Let’s read on for the details.

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio – Filter Review

Price: $28

Product Description:
Our fab trios are all playfulness and color! Get rich, bold hues in just one swipe. Each includes 3 coordinated shadows-base shade, contour color and highlighter-so you’ll never wonder which shades to wear together again. You’ll even find application.
• super blendable, velvety formula
• highly pigmented, even color
• lasting wear
Tips by Smashbox:
For a flawless 3-step look, use Tapered Shadow Brush #7 to apply the lightest shade all over lid. Then contour by applying the medium shade in the crease with Crease Brush #10. Finally, define by using Cream Eye Liner Brush #9 to line upper and lower lashlines with the darkest shade.

My Take on Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio – Filter:

Packaging: Smashbox Eye Shadow Trios have unique packaging. The black, circular pan has a sliding tray with 3 triangular pans holding the product. I love the concept. The compact is handy, sturdy and safe to carry around because it is light weight and closes tight.

eyeshadow trio

Texture and pigmentation: All the shades are great in pigmentation. The swatches are single swipe swatches and taken in day light to show the true color of the shades. There is negligible fallout. The texture is velvety and the product is finely milled. All the shades are super blendable and don’t crease.


Shades: The trio in Filter is a neutral combination comprising Vanilla, Sable and Sumatra. Every combination in the range includes one eye lid shade, one crease shade and one brow bone highlighting color. Here Sable is the eye lid shade which is a medium intensity neutral brown shade. Sumatra is the crease color, which is a dark brown shade. Vanilla being the brow bone shade contains a hint of satin finish. Sumatra and Sable are completely matte shades. All the shades are wonderfully pigmented and can be applied over a primer for intense color payoff.


Longevity: Even the shade Vanilla doesn’t disappoint when it comes to pigmentation and longevity. All shades stay in place for 6 hours on average without primer. When I tried it on with a primer, the wear time was extended to 9 hours which is really impressive.
The trio is a great combination for neutral looks and everyday use.

Summing up pros and cons,

Pros of Smashbox Photo OP Eye Shadow Trio – Filter:

• A wonderful combination of neutral shades.
• Best for everyday and neutral looks.
• Compact and handy to carry for professional travels.
• Unique packaging and travel safe.
• Great pigmentation.
• Velvety and finely milled texture.
• Long wearing; 6 hours without primer and 9 hours with a primer on average.
• Doesn’t crease.
• Beautiful shades, a dark brown for creasing, medium brown for eye lid and off white for brow bone.
• I love the quality of the product.
• Available in 13 beautiful combinations.

Cons of Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio – Filter:

• Negligible fallout due to fine texture.
• Not really cheap.

IMBB Rating: 4.5/5

Would I Recommend and Repurchase Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio – Filter?
Yes. They are superb; all 13 combinations are really attractive and I surely recommend taking a look at them. They are worth every penny. I love the quality, the packaging and the combinations to the core. I will for sure pick one or two from the range soon.

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